MeshGuard Code Compliance: What You Should Know

Deck Rocking Chair

MeshGuard has been subject to testing done by the ICC-ES and the results are published in ESR-3938 which outlines its structural, durability and surface-burning characteristics. What is MeshGuard? The MeshGuard porch screening system is ICC code-approved as an alternative for pickets or other visual obstructions below the porch handrail. The system can be used on […]

MeshGuard in the Adirondacks

MeshGuard Porch Adirondacks

Screened-in porches aren’t just for those living on the coast. Just about anyone can enjoy the benefits that a screen porch offers, including this recent customer living in the Adirondack Mountains. The Adirondack Mountains are located in Upstate New York. The summer months are perfect for relaxing on a porch and enjoying the milder temperatures. […]

Chippendale Wood Screen Door Insert Featured in Better Homes and Gardens® Magazine

Chippendale Better Homes and Gardens

Our Chippendale Screen Porch Insert was recently used in a DIY desk project that was featured in the Better Homes and Gardens® Magazine. In the article, Rain on a Tin Roof blogger, Jenna, showcases how she transformed two Chippendale Screen Door Inserts into a one-of-a-kind desk. Check out the article below and in the July […]

Sullivan’s Island MeshGuard Installation: an Unobstructed Pool View

MeshGuard Installation on Sullivan's Island

Thanks to MeshGuard, this homeowner on Sullivan’s Island in the beautiful Lowcountry of South Carolina can enjoy an unobstructed, code-compliant view of their pool, all from the comfort of their screened-in porch. MeshGuard offers homeowners a way around the traditional pickets and balusters, due to it being fully compliant with building codes. MeshGuard has been […]

Extended Height Screen Porch on Wadmalaw Island

Elevated Screen Porch

This recent screened-in porch installation on Wadmalaw Island (just outside of Charleston, SC) offers the homeowner an area to relax and “chill”, in addition to their two other porches where they can grill and soak up the sun. The new screened-in porch features multiple MeshGuard panels below the handrail with our Original Screen Tight system above. The screened-in porch also has a […]

Screen Porches on Tiny Houses

Tiny House Screen Porch

We’re always amazed at the innovative porches that our customers create using our products. From expansive wrap-around farmhouse porches to urban patio oases, our customers constantly surprise us with what’s possible with our screening systems. One of the newest trends in home design, Tiny Houses, are pushing the limits of what screen porches can be. […]

The Coastal Living Idea House Screen Porch

Coastal Living Idea House 2018

Screen Tight is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Coastal Living Idea House located in Habersham, South Carolina. The entire house is well thought out and impeccably designed but it’s the home’s outdoor living spaces that make it truly special. The elevated screened-in porch features a unique integration of our MeshGuard and Mini Track screening systems. The […]

Customer Project Profile + Mini Track Installation Tips

Screen Porch With Cable Rail

We love hearing about all the porch, patio and deck screening projects that our customers complete throughout the year. This project came from Donald in Pittsburg who chose Mini Track because of its simple two-part system and ultra low profile aluminum channel. This was Donald’s first time using Mini Track and he shared some useful […]

Paint Colors to Match Screen Tight Caps

Screen Tight Cap Colors

When it comes to color, the subtle nuances make all the difference. To assist with your screen porch design planning, reference the following colors. Screen Tight cap colors match the following Sherwin-Williams color formulas. Please note that colors on your screen can vary dramatically to the physical appearance of a color. Sherwin Williams Paint Formulas to […]

MeshGuard Receives Landmark ICC and Building Code Approval

MeshGuard Picket Free Porch

Screen Tight’s groundbreaking MeshGuard screening system is the first of its kind to be approved for guardrail applications. GEORGETOWN, S.C. – ​Screen Tight, the leader in porch screening innovations, is proud to announce its new MeshGuard screening system has passed the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) review process and has met or exceeded all requirements for porch […]

Do It Yourself Magazine: Easy Projects for Your Outdoor Escapes

DIY Magazine Article

Better Homes & Gardens’ Do It Yourself Magazine chose Mini Track for their screened patio project feature. The project features a patio in a midcentury home in Des Moines, Iowa that was fashioned into a second living room. With the goal of gaining bonus space for entertaining friends, the homeowners chose Mini Track for a budget-friendly solution […]

Quick Overview of Screen Porch Guardrail Building Codes

Deck Railing Guard Screen

Adding a screen porch to your home adds a lovely design element, but, more importantly, it provides a comfortable hangout for your family and friends. You can do a lot of quality living out on your porch. When you build or renovate a porch, you do need to respect building codes. While some of these restrictions […]

MeshGuard Wins Again: Top New Product at LMC Annual Meeting

Picket Free Porch

Screen Tight’s new guardrail screening system, MeshGuard, was recognized as one of the top new products at the 2018 LMC Annual Meeting. Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation (LMC) is the leading Lumber and Building Materials buying Cooperative owned by over 1,400 LMC dealer locations in the United States and the Bahamas. Screen Tight products can be purchased through LMC dealers […]

Professional Deck Builder on MeshGuard

MeshGuard Guardrail Screening System

Deck Builder Magazine: MeshGuard porch screening meets building code requirements for infill, eliminating the need for balusters. The system has been independently tested to meet code requirements for railing infill, as long as all three components–extrusions, steel strips, and MeshGuard screening– have been used, and as long as it has been attached to a horizontal […]

MeshGuard Recognized as Top New Product at IBS 2018

Best of IBS

Screen Tight’s new railing infill screening product, MeshGuard, was recognized at the 2018 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando. With nearly 140 Building Knowledge sessions, 5 Master sessions, Spotlight & Thought Leader sessions, Tech Bytes and Builder Clinics, IBS is the the place to find the most forward-thinking home businesses. Screen Tight showcased three new […]

Using Mini Track to Design & Build Custom Screen Doors

Mini Track Custom Screen Doors

When Screen Tight’s Mini Track screening system was a highlighted product in the Southern Living Showcase Home, it was used in a unique and innovative way. The Nashville home, built by Castle Homes, features Mini Track in the custom cedar sliding screen doors that create an amazing entryway to the outdoors. Because Mini Track measures only 3/4-in, […]

How to Build a Screen Porch onto an Existing Deck Structure

Building a Porch on a Deck

Screened Sanctuary: Enhance your existing deck’s privacy and protection By: Mike Berger. Each year blazing sun, sudden rains and swarms of insects conspire to keep us from enjoying our decks as much as we’d like. Wouldn’t it be nice to have outside living space that not only protected you from insects and weather but also […]