Shade Screen Replacement
Do-It-Yourself Screen Tips
How to do a shade screen replacement
If you have do-it-yourself
questions or would like an estimate to have your screens redone just
contact us. We do shade screen work
in Mesa, Arizona and the surrounding cities. Shade screen and screen supplies
can be shipped all over the U.S.
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After you have
removed the screens from your home you will need to find a flat place to work. We work on a carpeted table. The carpet protects the finish on the frames and
working on a table is easier on the back and allows for more pressure to be
applied to the roller when installing the spline. Remove the old screen and
examine the spline. If it is dry and cracked it is best to replace it. We use
all new Screen Spline
whenever possible to create a nicer finished look.
The solar screen we are going to install into this frame is SunTex 80, made by
Phifer. This heavy duty shading fabric comes in several colors. We
will be using brown.
times we do a lot of screens, so having a roller for the screen and spline comes
in real handy. This is not a must if you are just doing a few, but for a
few dozen it would be worth your time.
by laying the screen out over the frame and cut the screen leaving a couple
inches overhang all the way around. Pick one side to start on and line the
screen up with the outer edge of the frame. It is very important to roll
this first side in very straight.
use a rolling device like the one pictured to roll the screen into the frame
without the spline. This seats the screen and makes rolling in the spline
easier. Next you start at one end and roll the spline into the grove over the
screen. We only partially seat the spline the first time over. We use the
sharper side of the roller to firmly seat the spline the second time across.
first side rolled you go to the center of the opposite side and
pull the screen tight. Start at this point and work both ways seating the screen
into the groove. Next you roll in the spline a couple of times until it is
the spline into the screen groove requires a lot of pressure, it's the hardest
part of the shade screen replacement. Be very careful
not to come out of the groove and cut the screen. The same goes when trimming
the excess screen with a razor blade. We use a flat blade screw driver to seat
the spline into the corners.
we do the top and bottom of the screen in the same way. Some adjustment is
usually needed in the corners to keep the screen tight.
it's time to very carefully trim away the excess screen. Use a very sharp blade
and be very careful. It's a bad feeling to get this close to the end and
cut the screen.
To find shade and solar screen contractors in your area try
Home Advisor. If you are in the Mesa Arizona area
Contact me for the best
shade screen contractor information.
CR Shades - Dennis Gourley - Sales - 480-935-2848
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