Screen Door FAQ
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
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.
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.
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.
Yes. Sanding the surface and applying a primer is recommended before painting with a good quality acrylic latex paint for outdoor use.
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
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.
Recommended spline sizes are: Fiberglass Screen – .175″ Aluminum Screen – .160″
Yes! Screen Tight® is made of an outdoor grade vinyl similar to that used on vinyl clad windows.
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.
8 foot lengths are standard. 12′ 1-1/2″ caps and 10′ 3-1/2″ caps can be special ordered.
Screen Tight® caps are available in White, Grey, Beige and Brown.
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®.
Visit our dealer locator page or call 1-800-768-7325. We do sell direct where Screen Tight® is not available.