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Foam Screening Splines vs. Other Materials

September 23, 2021

Screening splines tend to be made of foam as this material is more flexible. Foam products are made up of open or closed cells that allow them to be flexible and durable at the same time. Plus, the installation process for foam screening splines is incredibly straightforward.


Foam screening splines are a versatile and inexpensive solution that can be utilized in any channel or corridor.

Here is our comparison of foam screen splines to other materials:


Other materials:


  • EPDM EPDM is a bendable rubber material that can become more brittle if no chemicals are added. Because they are less elastic than foam splines, they have to be installed with a more delicate hand.
  • Solid-Core Vinyl: This is a durable material, but like EPDM, it is not as easy as foam splines are to install. Furthermore, it generally costs more.


Foam screening splines:


Foam screening splines are sold in long rolls. This material feels like rubber, but it has more air pockets in it. As a result, this makes it more elastic than rubber and other materials like vinyl. Here are some of the benefits of foam splines:

  • High resistant to weather effects that can cause expansion or shrinkage
  • Durable yet flexible
  • Give installers more leeway during the installation process
  • Does not require advanced tools or knowhow in order to be installed
  • Can suit any window or door, no matter the specifications, due to its immense versatility


When purchasing foam splines, make sure to specify the right length of the product that you need. You should first measure all the frames that you want to install splines in, and then give some additional room just in case. Let the retailer know of these measurements and they should be able to estimate a good length of the product for you.


Trust the experts at Alcot Plastic for the best foam products in the market. Call us today for more information on what we can do for you.