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Screening Spline Size Selection

November 18, 2019

Screening spline is one of those products you don’t know you need until the situation presents itself. Replacing the old or broken screen in your windows or doors merits the need of quality spline. Whether you’re always up for a home improvement DIY project, or even if you’re an accomplished veteran contractor, one thing’s for certain – knowing how to properly select spline is essential in yielding optimum results.

Today we’ll discuss primary applications of screening spline, and outline a few tips for how to properly select sizing for your window and door needs.

What is screen spline and what is it used for?

Screen spline is a flexible, thin, foam based cording that fixes screen into its frame. The spline is applied with a spline roller or a screen mouse into the grooves of the frame. Spline rollers and screen mouse tools are designed specifically to seamlessly press the spline into the grooves of the frame in one fluid motion.

It is important to ensure that you have the correct size of spline before applying the screen to its frame. The following are a few tips on how to properly select spline for your application.

Take Accurate Measurements

The number one tip for selecting the right size spline is to take accurate measurements. Spline is measured by diameter, so be sure to measure the spline groove on the inside of the screen frame before cutting your spline to match. The width of the spline should match the frame groove width.

Consider Mounting Hardware Needs

The second thing to consider is whether or not you’ll need mounting hardware in the event that you’re replacing more than one screen in your home. Whether it’s tension springs or corner brackets – these tools can aid in maintaining the longevity of your screening application for the long-haul.

Seek Quality Made Screening Spline Product

Not all spline is made the equally. When looking for screen spline it is worth making the small investment in quality product. Quality spline is more durable than alternative cheaper options.

Alcot Plastics manufactures quality thin foam spline that promoted continued support of the screen material regardless of expansion/shrinking due to seasonal changes. For quality spline product, call Alcot Plastics today!