Asking landlord to pay for improvements
I have rented an apartment in a 1940s era house. None of the windows have screens on them, which is an issue since I live in an area that gets 100+ degrees during the summer and open windows are key to keeping the house from turning into an oven. I only have a swamp cooler, so during the hottest months of the year it will be useless. I'm not willing to let every bug in to the house through my open windows. Also, as a single woman living by myself in a ground level apartment in a fairly busy urban area, I don't think that it would be safe.
These windows are original to the house, so there are no prefabricated frames that I could purchase. I have to order them custom made to fit. I'm willing to take the time to order them and have them installed. I have no intention of ordering anything that would look cheap or detract from the appearance of the house.
Is it fair to ask my landlord to cover all or part of the cost, since this is something I would leave there after I moved out?