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Screening Spline Installation Tips

June 19, 2020


The material that lines the screens of our windows and doors aren’t typically what we spend most of our time thinking about. 


But evidently, it is the small things that can end up making a big difference. 


Without screening splines, your window and door screens would not be securely held in their frames - allowing pests like bugs and rodents into your home. It is for this reason that foam splines are used to hold your screening in place. In today’s blog we cover the basics when it comes to screening splines. Read on to learn more.



How does it work?


Screen splines are a thin foam-based cordings used to fix window and door screens into place. The spline holds the screen along the frame of the door and window, stretching it and securing it into place. The foam spline is attached using a screen mouse or a roller that works to fix the spline into the grooves of the frame. Screen mouses and rollers are specially designed to press the spline into place in a quick yet forceful motion.



Is sizing important?


Sizing is important when it comes to purchasing screen splines. Having the wrong size may lead to trouble during the installation process or issues fixing the screen into place in the long term. It is best advised to take accurate measurements to better inform your spline decision. Spline products are measured by diameter, indicating the thickness of the cording. Ultimately, the width of the spline should be able to seamlessly fit into the grooves of the window or door frame.



What other tools do I need to install screening spline?


Other useful tools that can aid in screen spline installation are mounting hardware tools. This can be especially handy in the event that you’re replacing multiple screens around your home. Tension springs and corner brackets are two examples of mounting hardware tools that can streamline the spine installation process for you.