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Dos and Don'ts of Screening Spline Maintenance

March 13, 2023

Are you tired of dealing with the hassle and expense of spline replacements? Screening spline maintenance is crucial to keeping your window screens functioning properly, but it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, we've got you covered! In this post, we'll discuss the dos and don'ts of screening spline maintenance, so you can keep your screens in tip-top shape without breaking the bank.

The Importance of Screening Splines For Your Windows

One of the most important things you can do to maintain the integrity of your screens is to regularly check and clean your screen splines. Screening splines are the strips of rubber or plastic that run along the edge of your window screen and keep it firmly in place. Over time, these splines can become dry, cracked, or otherwise damaged, which can cause your screen to loosen or even fall out.


To clean your screen splines, simply remove any debris or build-up with a soft cloth or brush. If there is any damage to the spline itself, you may need to replace it. It is also important to check your screen splines for any signs of wear or tear. If you notice any damage, be sure to repair or replace the spline as soon as possible. By taking these simple steps, you can help extend the life of your screens and keep them looking their best.

Dos and Don'ts of screening splines maintenance

There are a few key things to keep in mind when screening splines:



-Inspect your screening splines regularly and look for any holes, tears, or other damage.

-Make sure the spline is of the proper size and tension for your application.

-Clean the screen regularly to prevent the build-up of debris. 

-Be careful not to over-tighten the screen as this can damage the spline.



-Don't use a damaged screen as this can cause further damage to your equipment. Check the newly-bought foam screening splines for damages before using.

-Don't leave screens exposed to the elements as they can become damaged or distorted.

-Don't forget to fit the spline correctly as an improperly tensioned screen can lead to problems with your equipment.


In conclusion, proper and timely spline maintenance is key to ensuring the durability of window screens. Following the dos and don’ts of screening spline maintenance will help you keep track of your foam screening spline’s lifespan as well as reduce repairs. You can rely on us at Alcot Plastics Ltd. to procure top-notch screening splines. Call us today to learn about our wide range of polyethylene foam products, including pool noodles, and backer rods.