Screen Room Parts
Do-It-Yourself Screen Room Tips
Here we show you the parts used to build a
screen room and a little how to knowledge. Screen room parts are really
quite simple and they are all used in this example.
This page will
explain the parts and the photographs will tell the how to story. The
photos used to illustrate this page about screen room parts are all enlarged by
clicking on them.
This is a
screen room being framed. The bottom channel is called screen
room slip channel. It has several uses. We use long channels of this
at the top and bottom of our screen rooms. At the corners we miter the
channel for a neat appearance. The slip channel is also cut into 2" pieces
and used for brackets to hold the 2" x 2" screen extrusion. The 2" x
2" screen extrusion is used for most of the places you plan to install screen. In this photo it is used at the bottom of the screen bay. The screen will
attach to this as well as the kick plate. Some screen rooms also have a
chair rail that can also be made of the 2 x 2 and attached the same way as in
this photo. It is set at about 36" from the floor and adds a little
interior protection for the screen. The 2 x 2 is also used as the vertical
supports that separate the bays in the screen room.
photo shows the last screen room part
used in the framing. It is the 1" x 2" screen extrusion. In this
illustration it is on the back side of the corner. A 1 x 2 is used
anytime the 2 x 2 screen grooves point one direction and you need to add a
wall going in a different direction. A 1 x 2 can be attached to a 2 x 2
to add a screen groove going in a new direction. This 1 x 2 is also used
in place of a 2 x 2 for a chair rail. It is less expensive and serves
the same purpose.
shows the slip channel at the top. The 2 x 2 posts and inserts have been installed. The awning posts have
also been removed from this awning. This makes a nicer look overall and
makes screening much easier. Now we are ready to roll in our Suntex 80%
sunscreen in the stucco color.
screen is being rolled in and the
aluminum skirting bottom track is in place to hold the kick plate. This
screen room gets painted hardboard inside and out to match the look and color
of the home. After the boards are cut and painted they go into this
skirting bottom track. Skirting top track is then used over the top for
shows the skirting top track and
the hard board siding in place. See how well this continues the look of
the home. Skirting kick plates can be made out of just about any type
material. We use vinyl siding, vinyl skirting, aluminum skirting or hard
board siding in most cases. The inside of the room can be left open or
for a more finished look it can be done to match the outside. In this
case both sides were done.
screen room nears completion the
Suntex shade screen is being held in place with screen spline. After the spline is installed we trim the excess screen with a utility knife. We
use Suntex shade screen in a lot of our screen rooms. It is more
expensive than bug screen but much needed to fight the afternoon sun in Mesa
can sit in her screen room and
still have a great view of the mountain. She wanted privacy without
losing her great view. She is well pleased with the results as are her
neighbors and friends. We build the best screen rooms in Arizona, let us offer
you a free extimate.
CR Shades - Dennis Gourley - Sales - 480-935-2848
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