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
Screen Frame Kits
Kits in 5/16 and 7/16-in sizes are available in 36, 48 and 60-in lengths. Corners snap frame together without the need for mitering. Works with bulk screen frame for extra long windows.
Variety of Colors
Screen frames and corner connectors are available in an array of colors including white, brown and mill finishes. The aluminum construction resists warping and never needs painting.
Suitable for Large Windows
Use individual or bulk screen frame in lengths up to 7-ft long. Use a crossbar with connectors for easy reinforcement.
Compatible With all Types of Windows
Whether you have metal, wood or vinyl windows, the Build-a-Screen system makes a window screening a breeze.
Every screen frame kit comes with 4 Corner Connectors, 4 Screen Frames, 2 Spring Clips, 2 Pull Tabs and spline.
How to Build & Install
2. Hack Saw
3. Utility Knife
Measure the height & width of the window opening where the frame will be installed.
Marking: Mark Aluminum frames to height (H-1 1/2″) & width (W-1 1/2″) Each corner adds 3/4″.
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.
Assembly: Install hardware (see options below) and insert corners into frames vertical pieces first, then attach each vertical piece to the horizontals.
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
Wood Windows: Attach Screen frame fasteners to outside frame of window. Nail 1/4″ to 1/2″ from top of window on each side.
Wood Windows: Insert Loop Latch into spline groove on bottom of screen frame. After complete Assembly, insert screw into inside of window sill.
Aluminum Windows: Insert Corner Spring into bottom piece of vertical frames.
Wood & Aluminum Windows: Insert pull tabs into spline groove on bottom of screen frame.
Wood & Aluminum Windows: Slide cross brace clips into crossbar frame & attach midway into assembled frame. The crossbrace pieces will fit into spine groove.