How To

Get Started with MINItrack

Before installing Mini Track, ensure you have all the tools and supplies necessary. Components of Mini Track are sold separately so it’s important to understand all of the individual parts.

Tools & Supplies

Mini Track Photo

Mini Track Channels

Mini Track Screws

Screen

Square Spline

Mini Track Square Spline

Roller Knife Screen Tool

RollerKnife

Chop Saw or Hacksaw

Chop Saw or Handsaw

Power Drill

Power Drill

Rubber Mallet

Rubber Mallet

How to Buy

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Measure your Porch

Estimate your supplies by using our porch planning worksheet to measure your area and any existing structures that need consideration.

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Find a Retailer

Once you have your measurements, find a hardware retailer near you to get everything you need to create a beautiful porch.

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How to Install Mini Track

Installing Mini Track
Roll Screen

Attach Screws to Porch Frame

Measure, pre-mark, and pre-drill screw locations on the frame with a level ruler or string to keep the screws aligned at desired location on the frame for proper channel installation. Place screws 2-in from the corners and every 8-in to 10-in evenly spaced apart. Before installing Mini Track channels, be sure to test your screws with a small piece of the channel to ensure proper installation. Do not over tighten. (Do not exceed a maximum of 40 square feet per screened in area.)

Attach Mini Track Channel to Screws

Cut your channels to desired lengths and install vertical channels first. Snap the channels over the screws using a rubber mallet, and then continue installing the horizontal channels.

Roll Screen Into Track

Roll screen into track groove with Mini Track Square spline and screening tool. For fiberglass screen use .175 diameter spline. For aluminum screen use .160″ diameter spline. Start by rolling the screen into the top horizontal piece of track. After the top is rolled in, then roll the two sides and then the bottom horizontal piece of track. When screening the bottom, create screen tension by pulling down on the screen slightly to ensure a tight screen. Trim all excess screening with a razor knife or a Screen Tight Roller Knife so that excess screen doesn’t interfere with the cap snapping onto the track.

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Need Project Support?

Visit our project resources or contact us if you have any questions before, during or after installation.