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Essential Things To Know About Screening Splines

August 29, 2022

Choosing the right window screen is an important part of any window installation, and the type of spline used can have a big impact on both the appearance and function of the window. Splines are crucial for effectively holding together the window screen and the frame. Without the right spline, you risk leaving gaps in the windows, leading to poor insulation. In this blog, we'll look at everything you need to know about window screening splines.

Things you should know about screening splines 

Window splines come in a variety of materials. However, vinyl, rubber, and foam are among the most popular. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages. The many advantages of rubber spline outweigh its vinyl counterpart.
Vinyl splines: They are often chosen due to their relatively lower prices. However, any contractor can tell you that price should not be the only deciding factor while investing in something. Vinyl splines are also easy to install. However, they can be difficult to remove if you ever need to repair or replace your window screen.
Rubber splines: Rubber splines are another popular option for windows. They're flexible, so they're easy to install and remove. However, they're not as strong as vinyl splines, so they might not be the best choice for places with extreme weather conditions.
Foam splines: Made of polyethylene foam, these splines are considered to be the best by many. The strength and durability that foam splines offer are unmatched. Foam splines are immune to the expansion and shrinkage effects of weather conditions. 
When choosing a window spline, it's important to consider the climate in which you live. If you live in an area with extreme temperatures, you'll need a stronger spline that can withstand the elements. Foam screening splines are the best option for places with extreme weather conditions. 
Once you've chosen the right window spline for your needs, the next step is to install it. There are many videos on the internet explaining how to install it yourself, but it's always a good idea to ask a professional for help if you're not sure how to do it yourself. 
You can rely on Alcot Plastics Ltd. to offer you the best splines at even better rates. Get in touch with us today to learn about our wide range of polyethylene foam products.