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Securing Windows And Doors With Screening Splines

November 28, 2023
Foam screening splines from Alcot Plastics Ltd. in Guelph, ON

 Windows and doors are functionally and aesthetically crucial for all types of buildings. Engineers and contractors take extra care to ensure they flawlessly fit the structure. A draft is one of the most common concerns among doors and windows.  Drafts are inconvenient as they leave undesired gaps between the frame and panel. There's only one dependable solution to this draft menace. Enter screening splines. Made of polyethylene foam, this durable, flexible, versatile material easily fits between the grooves to give windows and doors an added layer of protection. In this blog, we shed light on the benefits of securing windows and doors with screening splines. 

Benefits of Securing Windows And Doors With Screening Splines


Effectively Holds Screens in Place

Loose screens aren't any good as they beat the purpose of having a window or a door. The foam screening spline does a great job of holding screens in place. It ensures that they don't easily pop out or become loose with regular use. Elements like strong wind and rain can loosen the window screen if it doesn't have effective support of foam splines. 

Keeps The Bugs Outdoor

Bugs and insects from your yard can find their way inside through tiny gaps in doors and windows. With high-quality PE foam screening splines, you can keep those bugs and insects outside. A house infested with bugs creates hygiene issues. Not to mention that it is also irritating to constantly have to deal with pesky insects 


Screening splines help you save money in many ways. By preventing drafts, foam splines ensure that there is less stress on your HVAC system. This means lower maintenance and energy costs. Foam splines aid in maintaining the optimal temperature inside your home while putting minimal stress on your HVAC system. What's more? By keeping pesky insects and bugs out, foam splines also help you avoid spending on pest control. 
As seen in this blog, securing windows and doors with screening splines is a smart investment that provides numerous benefits for homeowners. Alcot Plastics Ltd. is a leading supplier of foam screening splines to contractors, architects, and engineers across Canada. We also manufacture and supply other polyethylene foam products like backer rods and pool noodles. Call us today to place an order.