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 […]

Building a Better Screen Door (Among Other Things)

Living in South Carolina

“Living in South Carolina Article” from 1999. Guerry Green, an entrepreneur from Pawleys Island, is taking his innovative business. Screen Tight, to new heights by introducing a brand-new. all-vinyl screen door. Guerry Green has heard it a thousand times: “I wish i thought of that” Green, Inventor of the patented Screen Tight porch screening system, […]

A Screen Gem: Today’s Homeowner on our Solid Vinyl Screen Doors

Screen Door on Porch

Original article published in Today’s Homeowner Article — now part of This Old House. A Screen Gem Screen doors offer a great low-cost solution to ventilating and cooling but their flimsy construction means lots of adjustments and frequent replacement. The solid vinyl screen doors from Screen Tight could change the image of screen doors. The […]

Do-It-Yourself DIY Screened Porch System

Screen Tight Product Installation

Screen Tight is the better way to replace or install porch screening. Article from Today’s Homeowner (now This Old House). By Joseph Truini. Photographs by Don Taylor.  The traditional method of screening a porch has pretty much remained the same for a hundred years. That’s unfortunate, because it’s a flawed system. Small tacks or staples are used […]

New Screen Door Styles from Screen Tight

Carolina White Vinyl Screen Door

Two New Styles Available for Screen Tight’s Solid Vinyl Screen Door Line The Carolina and Springview Models from Screen Tight™ add traditional flavoring to the company’s lineup of doors. The new models were added in response to consumers’ growing design savvy, coupled with a demand for long-lasting, low-maintenance products, according to the company. Made of […]

Mini Track Aluminum Screen Porch System

DIY Magazine How to Install Mini Track

Screen Tight™ MINI Track™ Aluminum Screen Porch Framing System Ideal for Any Housing Style and Trend on Second Floor or Higher Porch Application GEORGETOWN, S. C. — Screen Tight™ has expanded its line of extruded aluminum porch screening systems with the addition of an ultra low profile system that’s perfect for second floor or higher […]

Fast Track Installation on Multi-Unit Apartment Complex

Fast Track Rail

Apartment Complex Manager Installs FAST Track™ Porch Screening System for Beauty and Value ATHENS, GA — Apartment complex manager Kole Parks wanted to improve the appearance of a building he owns overlooking downtown Athens and the University of Georgia campus. The 30-year-old building was in a desirable area, in good condition on the inside but […]

Mini Track Project Profile: Hartsville Screen Porch

Mini Track Screen Porch

Contractor Uses MINI Track™ Porch Screening System to Easily Enclose Large Porch In One Day HARTSVILLE, TN — Contractor Steve Donnelly needed to screen a porch at his sister’s newly constructed one story house in Hartsville, TN near Nashville. The 1,920 square foot house sits on Old Hickory Lake and has a 1,128 square foot […]

Original Screen Tight Porch Screening System

Side Screen Porch

GEORGETOWN, S.C. — For years, the traditional method of installing or replacing a screen porch has been to attach small tacks, nails or staples to the porch posts and railings to secure the screen. Small narrow painted wood battens or lattice served as trim and was nailed over the tacks or staples to conceal the […]