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WHAT IS SCREEN TIGHT®?
Screen Tight® is a patented porch screening system designed to eliminate the old cumbersome method of staples, nails, wooden lattice and paint. It provides the maintenance-free qualities of vinyl with the proven method of spline screening that adapts to wooden frame porches.
WHAT TYPE OF CUSTOMER WOULD USE SCREEN TIGHT®?
Screen Tight® is designed for both the Do-it-yourselfers and professional installers. It can be used on both remodeling jobs and new construction.
WHAT TYPE OF SCREEN WORKS BEST WITH THE SCREEN TIGHT® SYSTEM?
Fiberglass screen (including Sunscreen) works best in the Screen Tight® system. Aluminum screen wire will work too.
WHAT SPLINE SIZE SHOULD BE USED IN THE SCREEN TIGHT SYSTEM?
Recommended spline sizes are:
Fiberglass Screen - .175"
Aluminum Screen - .160"
WILL SCREEN TIGHT® SURVIVE THE ELEMENTS?
Yes! Screen Tight® is made of an outdoor grade vinyl similar to that used on vinyl clad windows.
IS THE SCREEN TIGHT® SYSTEM EXPENSIVE?
No! When you add up all the cost associated with the old method (wooden molding, paint, staples, nails, and replacement costs) and compare it to the one-time cost of the Screen Tight® system, it becomes obvious that Screen Tight® is the better investment. Everything you need to screen your porch usually costs approximately $1.00 per square foot of opening. This would include fiberglass screen, spline, all Screen Tight® components and screws.
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WHAT LENGTHS ARE SCREEN TIGHT® CAPS AVAILABLE IN?
8 foot lengths are standard. 12' 1-1/2" caps and 10' 3-1/2" caps can be special ordered.
WHAT COLORS ARE SCREEN TIGHT® CAPS AVAILABLE IN?
Screen Tight® caps are available in White, Grey, Beige and Brown.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE THE SCREEN TIGHT® SCREEN PORCH SCREENING SYSTEM?
Hundreds of lumber yards and home centers across the country stock Screen Tight®. Stores affiliated with Ace, Servistar, True Value, Do-It Best, BMA, and LMC have the product in stock or available. Large chain stores such as Lowes, Home Depot, Carter Lumber, National Home Center and others stock Screen Tight®.
WHY IS SCREEN TIGHT® EASIER TO INSTALL OR REPAIR?
Screen Tight® uses the spline method of screening which every window manufacturer in the country uses. The screen is rolled into place with spline and a screen roller which is easier than staples and wood lattice.
DO YOU HAVE TO MITER THE BASE AND CAP?
No. Everything is straight cut. No miters.
WHAT TOOLS ARE NECESSARY?
A screen roller for rolling screen and spline, mallet for snapping the cap into place, a utility knife, standard snips or chop saw for cutting and a drill gun for attaching the base.