Build-A-Screen

Window Screening System

A Quick & Easy Way to Create Window Screen Frames


Let fresh air in and keep bugs out with the Build-a-Screen window screening system.

Creating custom window screen frames is a simple project that improves the quality of your home. Our window screen frame kits and accessories are simple, cost effective solutions for creating custom sized window screens that are a perfect fit for you home.

How to Install
Window Screen Kit

Build-a-Screen

Screen Frame Kit Parts
Window Screen

Every screen frame kit comes with 4 Corner Connectors, 4 Screen Frames, 2 Spring Clips, 2 Pull Tabs and spline.

Additional Tools & Supplies

In addition to your Build-A-Screen kit, be sure to get all the tools and supplies to create the perfect window screen.

Measuring Tape

Measuring Tape

Hac Saw

Hacksaw

Screen

Roller Knife Screen Tool

RollerKnife

How to Build & Install

Window Screen Installation Tips
 Tools Needed:

1. Rollerknife
2. Hack Saw
3. Utility Knife
4. Hammer

Window Screen Installation Tips
STEP 1
Measure:

Measure the height & width of the window opening where the frame will be installed.

Window Screen Installation Tips
STEP 2

Marking: Mark Aluminum frames to height (H-1 1/2″) & width (W-1 1/2″) Each corner adds 3/4″.

Window Screen Installation Tips
STEP 3

Cutting: Cut marked pieces with hacksaw. If your frame exceeds 3′ in height, cut an additional (W-1 1/2″) for use as a cross brace.

Window Screen Installation Tips
STEP 4

Assembly: Install hardware (see options below) and insert corners into frames vertical pieces first, then attach each vertical piece to the horizontals.

Window Screen Installation Tips
STEP 5

Rolling Screen: Roll Screen into spline groove with 9/64″ or .160 spline. Spline will hold in hardware. Trim excess screen with Utility knife or blade from Rollerknife.

Hardware Installation Tips

Window Screen Installation Tips

Wood Windows: Attach Screen frame fasteners to outside frame of window. Nail 1/4″ to 1/2″ from top of window on each side.

Window Screen Installation Tips

Wood Windows: Insert Loop Latch into spline groove on bottom of screen frame. After complete Assembly, insert screw into inside of window sill.

Window Screen Installation Tips

Aluminum Windows: Insert Corner Spring into bottom piece of vertical frames.

Window Screen Installation Tips

Wood & Aluminum Windows: Insert pull tabs into spline groove on bottom of screen frame.

Window Screen Installation Tips

Wood & Aluminum Windows: Slide cross brace clips into crossbar frame & attach midway into assembled frame. The crossbrace pieces will fit into spine groove.

 

 

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