Screen Door FAQ

Why Buy A Screen Tight Screen Door?
Well, there really have been no improvements or innovations to the classic American screen door. The method of construction and the material (usually wood) have basically always been the same. As prime wood has become scarcer the overall quality of screen doors in America has actually decreased. There are certainly some well made wood screen doors available, but the average screen door is constructed with finger-jointed wood strips that are a byproduct of another operation.
Why Would I Replace My Screen Door?
The new door is composed of expanded closed cell vinyl profiles extruded at Screen Tight’s plant in Georgetown, SC. Screen Tight has developed a proprietary process that results in an extremely durable and workable product. The components are assembled via dowel & glue construction. In summary, Screen Tight produced a Better Board which builds a better screen door.
Why Should I Replace My Screen Door?
Anyone who has lived with a typical screen door for any length of time would not ask this question because they have battled torn screens, difficult replacement and repair of screen, sagging, nightmarish painting, rot, and swelling wood components that at times make the door difficult to open and close.
Will The New Screen Door Fade Or Yellow?
Everything fades over time, however, PVC compound has been used in windows, siding and numerous other outdoor building product applications for years. The Screen Tight profiles are comprised of the same amount of UV stabilizers found in these proven products.
How Do I Trim A Wood Screen Door?
If your wood screen door needs to be trimmed, complete before you seal, prime, or paint the door. A circular saw will do the job. Simply determine the desired amount to trim. (Make sure not to trim more than 3/8″ from any side and no more than 1/2″ from the bottom.)
Do I Have To Seal A Wood Screen Door Before Use?

Unfinished screen doors need to be sealed or painted, however, pressure treated doors do not have to be sealed, painted or stained however, this may help protect the door against the elements and extend the longevity of the product. 

Wrap N’ Snap Column Wrap FAQ

What Is Wrap N’ Snap™ Column Wrap?
Wrap N’ Snap™ Column Wrap is a patented system for creating long-lasting, maintenance-free columns in minutes. Combining the benefits of cellular PVC with the ease of installation of our invention, Wrap n Snap consists of four pre mitered panels, a temporary tape on the corners and a snap-lock. Wrap n Snap combines style and elegance with ease of installation and cost effectiveness.
What Type Of Customer Would Use Wrap N’ Snap™ Column Wraps?
Wrap N’ Snap™ is designed for either the professional installer or the Do-It-Yourselfers and can be used on either new construction or remodeling projects.
How Are Wrap N’ Snap™ Column Wraps Installed?

Wrap N’ Snap™ is designed to wrap around a structural support, typically treated wood posts. The installer cuts to length, adds adhesive in the grooves and folds the material around the column until it snaps. The temporary tape is removed after the adhesive has set, typically within 4-24 hours. Pre-mitered trim pieces and various moldings are available to complete the column.

What Adhesive Should Be Used for Wrap N' Snap™ Column Wraps?

A PVC adhesive like those used to bond cellular PVC boards and sheets with a sufficient “open time” is recommended. A typical brand is Christy’s Red Hot PVC Adhesive.

Will Wrap N’ Snap™ Column Wraps Yellow?

Wrap N’ Snap™ is made from cellular PVC sheets that contain the same UV stabilizers used in PVC windows, siding and other PVC products proven to resist yellowing or fading.

Can Wrap N’ Snap™ Column Wraps Be Painted?

Yes. Sanding the surface and applying a primer is recommended before painting with a good quality acrylic latex paint for outdoor use.

What Sizes of Column Wraps Are Available?

Wrap N’ Snap™ is available in five sizes — 4×4, 6×6, 8×8 and 10×10 — in both 8.5-foot and 10-foot lengths.

Screen Porch Systems FAQ

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 is the Difference Between Each Screen Porch System?
The Screen Tight screening system is UV protected vinyl and mounts visibly on the exterior of your porch. MINItrack and FASTtrack are aluminum tracks that have 100% hidden fasteners that can mount on the inside and outside of your porch structure.
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 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® Porch Screening 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.

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®.

If I Can’t Find Screen Tight® Locally, What Can I Do?

Visit our dealer locator page or call 1-800-768-7325. We do sell direct where Screen Tight® is not available.

Screen Door and Screening Systems Installation FAQ

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 to Screen in My Porch?
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.