You and your family can now enjoy all of the lifestyle advantages of an attractive, open-air screen porch with a perfect, no-sag fit that can be easily installed in hours. Developed and patented by a remodeling contractor who was convinced there had to be "a better way" to design, install and maintain screen porches, the revolutionary Screen Tight® system has proven itself second-to-none among do-it-yourself homeowners, handymen and professional builders alike.
Cap & Base for Screen Tight®
Conventional screening methods usually consist of staples, which secure the screen, and painted wood lattice, which serves as trim and covers the staples. The lattice is usually replaced each time the screen is repaired. With Screen Tight®, the screen is rolled into place similar to the method used by window and door manufacturers. The external cap snaps onto the base component and evenly tightens the screen. When rescreening, the cap temporarily pops off, allowing a quick and efficient replacement.
A. Base attaches to a 2" x 4" x 4" wooden frame.
B. Screen spline rolls into the spline groove.
C. Cap snaps onto base.
Ideal for both new construction and remodeling projects, Screen Tight® is cost effective and affordable. Everything you need to screen your porch usually costs approximately $1.00 per square foot. This would include fiberglass screen, spline, all Screen Tight® components and screws.
The unique Screen Tight® system is easily adapted to most screen porches. The base component attaches to existing 2" x 2" and 4" x 4" framing with wood screws or roof tacks. Pre-punched holes on 8" centers result in a quick and consistent attachment. Both base and cap components can be cut with hand held shears. Once the base is attached, the screen is rolled into place with the "Roller Knife" or a standard screen spline roller. The excess screen is cut and removed. The cap snaps into the base completing the installation.
The Screen Tight® system easily accommodates openings of up to 40 square feet with a secure, tight grip, giving even large openings a no-sag appearance. No mitering is needed. And screen-stretching mistakes can be corrected in no time simply by removing the spline and reattaching the screen.
All exposed materials for the Screen Tight® system are manufactured from weather-proof, UV-resistant window grade vinyl. The base and cap components come in widths of 1.5" and 3.5" and are stocked in 8' lengths. The cap is made in longer lengths of 12' for 1.5" and 10' for 3.5". Pre-punched fastener slots are on 8" center. Caps are available in white, beige, gray and brown.