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Screening Spline: So Much Spline, So Little Time!

June 20, 2016

Screening spline is a crucial construction component when installing screens in windows and doors. Screening spline keeps the screen in place, decreasing any damage and ultimately extending the screen’s lifespan. It is possible to reuse old spline when repairing a screen. However, there are occasions when the old stuff is in such a bad shape that all you want is to get rid of it. If you just bought an old house, you might encounter aluminium or old style flat screening spline than needs to be replaced with something more modern. This is where Alcot screening spline comes in.

This thin foam screening spline is used to fold screening material into door and window frames to allow continued protection of the screen regardless of its exposure to expansion and shrinkage effects caused by weather. Alcot screening spline has given screen frame makers a leeway in terms of frame tolerance levels during new installations. The spline offers several advantages including:

  •           The foam is durable, no matter the weather conditions it is exposed to
  •           It can be customized to suit different conditions for your doors and windows, depending on your specifications

Manufacturers in the Canadian market offer different spline materials including:

  •           Polyethylene Foam
  •           Round EPDM
  •           Round Polyfoam
  •           Round Hollow or Solid Core Vinyl
  •           Square aluminium
  •           Play screen spline
  •           Round steel

Alcot Plastics LTD manufactures screening spline out of polyethylene due to the fact that it is a durable material and easy to use. Foam spline is not only the most reliable type of spline on the market but also the easiest to work with. Polyethylene foam screening spline comes in handy when doing installations in areas that are prone to weather changes or insects, as it guarantees the security of the screens being installed.