Pop the top end of the screen into its track, then line up the bottom with the track, squeezing both tabs or sliders toward the center to draw the levers in. Push the bottom of the screen into the track, then release the sliders.
How do I remove tabs from my screen?
How do you put a pull tab on a window screen?
Do window screen pull tabs go inside or outside?
Tabs are generally placed to be used for removing the screens from the inside – thus making it harder to take the screen out from the outside and giving the outside of the window a smoother finished surface that is seen.
Do window screen tabs go inside or outside?
Exterior screens install over windows from the outside, usually on first floor windows. Interior screens are intended to be installed from inside the home, with the plunger pins or spring systems on the inside of the screen frame so you can access them from inside through an open window.
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