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July 22, 2014

Most builders and contractors use foam screening spline to hold door screens into position. There are numerous advantages of using this tool for construction projects. A brief study of the tool will help one understand its application in the industry. The screening spline is made of foam material. The structure of foam is usually made up of millions of enclosed cells, which are responsible for flexibility and pliability. For this reason, large diameter screening splines can be forced into small channels to form a stable support for the screens. They can also be stretched to cover longer distances and curved around doorframe corners so as to hold the screen into position.

One may use foam screening spline for new constructions or replacement of worn out screening splines. In the event where one needs the tool for new constructions, it is advisable to buy it together with doorframe parts. This will enable the builder to choose the right diameter that matches the width of channel on the frames. One should consider shopping for a larger size instead of buying the exact size that fits into the channel. A larger size fills up the channel and ensures a firmer grip than an exact size.

Installation of foam screening spline should only be done using a screening tool. This tool ensures that the screening spline is installed into the frame channels uniformly. Installation should be done in uniform single-directional strokes. During the installation process, one should ensure that the screen does not fold or wrinkle especially around corners. Fixing of the spline around corners should be done neatly and carefully using a flat screwdriver. When replacing old screens, one should consider using a new set of tools. This means that even the previous screening spline should be replaced. This will ensured maximum durability of the screen and a longer term of service without loosening.