Screen window

LokiWolf

TCS Member
Thread starter
Young Cat
Joined
Sep 17, 2021
Messages
67
Purraise
166
OK I hope I'm in the right place. Anyway since it's finally cooling off I want to open my bedroom window to get some fresh air. The only problem is the screen on the window sucks and can be easily pushed loose (not just the metal frame but the screen itself is held in by rubber strip which easily gives way). Lizzy has already gotten out once (thankfully Bella alerted me and I lured her back in) but I don't know how to keep Lizzy in while enjoying fresh air

E13A0450-28D6-490A-9229-DC09AF81FE5E.jpeg


This is the screen. If anyone has any suggestions I'm all ears.

Oh I'm in an apartment so nothing damaging.
 

susanm9006

Resident Cat Willow
Top Cat
Joined
Feb 20, 2011
Messages
9,157
Purraise
18,996
Location
Minnesota
If you have windows that open up and down you can buy an insert that sits in the window frame, adjusts sideways to fit and is held in place by the upper window. Picture below from Amazon. This would be stronger than what you have.
BAA83220-7101-4E19-8B70-22EBBD6F2715.jpeg
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #3

LokiWolf

TCS Member
Thread starter
Young Cat
Joined
Sep 17, 2021
Messages
67
Purraise
166
If you have windows that open up and down you can buy an insert that sits in the window frame, adjusts sideways to fit and is held in place by the upper window. Picture below from Amazon. This would be stronger than what you have.
View attachment 396632
It's side open window.
 

neely

May the purr be with you
Veteran
Joined
Dec 22, 2005
Messages
13,324
Purraise
28,008
Since you mentioned being in an apartment can you ask your landlord to replace the screen with a more supportive one? This would seem like a reasonable request.
 

crystal dawn

TCS Member
Alpha Cat
Joined
Aug 25, 2015
Messages
457
Purraise
263
Location
Missouri, USA
It won't be perfect. But perhaps using some strong tape to keep the screen in the frame and the frame in the window will help until you can find a better solution. Also asking the landlord to replace the screen isn't a bad idea.
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #6

LokiWolf

TCS Member
Thread starter
Young Cat
Joined
Sep 17, 2021
Messages
67
Purraise
166
I have asked. They won't do it. "Just keep the window closed when you can't supervise".
I lived in a house with my parents for ten years where I could not open the sliding glass door in my room cause the door was stuck and the screen door wouldn't lock (paranoid dad) so I rarely enjoyed the cool air unless I went outside. I want to not worry about Lizzy being herself. I want her and Bellatrix to enjoy the fresh air. I just don't know what to do. It would mainly be at night when I sleep.
 

game misconduct

TCS Member
Top Cat
Joined
May 1, 2020
Messages
2,420
Purraise
7,685
Location
westcovina california
OK I hope I'm in the right place. Anyway since it's finally cooling off I want to open my bedroom window to get some fresh air. The only problem is the screen on the window sucks and can be easily pushed loose (not just the metal frame but the screen itself is held in by rubber strip which easily gives way). Lizzy has already gotten out once (thankfully Bella alerted me and I lured her back in) but I don't know how to keep Lizzy in while enjoying fresh air

View attachment 396628

This is the screen. If anyone has any suggestions I'm all ears.

Oh I'm in an apartment so nothing damaging.
well you can do this i did this at my dads on my sisters window. to keep the cats from pushing out the screen run a bead of silicone caulking along the outside or inside of the screen frame to where it sits onto the frame of the building it basicly will glue it to the frame then once its cured but will still be easy to pull off with a pair of needle nose pliers when its time to move make sure to clean any dust off or it wont be secure

note if you decide to do this your room will reek like vinegar for 6 hours or more while the caulking cures
 

Babypaws

TCS Member
Alpha Cat
Joined
May 31, 2018
Messages
371
Purraise
392
Location
Massachusetts
We have some windows that have a full screen (recently new windows) but nowadays everything is made so cheap i dont trust my cats from scratching at them and making holes. So we had some of the older ”side” screens used for windows that lift up…I put them inside my windows and only open the window far enough so they can’t pull the “side” screen down. I’m sorry it’s hard to explain, I’m attaching a picture, the darker color screen is the “side” screen.
 

game misconduct

TCS Member
Top Cat
Joined
May 1, 2020
Messages
2,420
Purraise
7,685
Location
westcovina california
We have some windows that have a full screen (recently new windows) but nowadays everything is made so cheap i dont trust my cats from scratching at them and making holes. So we had some of the older ”side” screens used for windows that lift up…I put them inside my windows and only open the window far enough so they can’t pull the “side” screen down. I’m sorry it’s hard to explain, I’m attaching a picture, the darker color screen is the “side” screen.
no i can picture it i thinki have a few other ideas one i have used but depends on how your management is about lil alterations etc. and whether your able to repair things yourself when/or if you move out so you dont get charged any repair fees
 
Top