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Screening Splines For Durable and Secure Window Screens

June 23, 2023

Flimsy window screens are a liability as they tear easily and don't offer proper protection from bugs and window drafts. Moreover, flimsy window screens can also be increasingly annoying as they bang against the frame every time there is even the slightest breeze. In short, it is in your best interest to have window screens that are effectively and firmly attached to window frames.  If you are wondering how to achieve this, look no further than screening splines. This small but mighty component is essential for creating durable and effective window screens. In this blog post, we'll explore how foam screening splines help in achieving firmly attached window screens. 

Here’s How Screening Spline Offers Firm Window Screens

  • A screening spline helps to keep the screen securely in place within the frame, preventing it from slipping or becoming loose over time. This not only ensures that the screen remains functional but also prevents insects and other pests from entering your home through gaps in the frame.
  • A screening spline plays an important role in maintaining the overall appearance of your window screens. Without it, there would be visible gaps between the screen and frame which can be unsightly and reduce curb appeal.

  • Foam splines provide additional support to the screen material when exposed to strong winds or other weather elements. This means that even during harsh weather conditions, your screens will remain intact without any damage.

  • In addition, using a high-quality screening spline can significantly increase the lifespan of your window screens as they provide extra durability against wear and tear caused by regular use over time.


If you notice window drafts or flimsy window screens, simply replace the old and damaged spline with a new one. This alone might help you not only secure window screens but also lower energy bills. Alcot Plastics Ltd. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of polyethylene foam products including foam screening splines, backer rods, and pool noodles. Consult our team today to get a free quote or solve any of your queries.