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The Simple Yet Crucial Role of Screening Spline

February 25, 2019

In this blog, we’ll cover the essentials: what is screening spline and why is it so crucial for your business?


The Basics

Screening spline is essential to hold window screens securely into the frame. It does a crucial job to ensure that the screen fabric is taut and secure in its frame.

You can choose from many different types of screening spline. There are two kinds that stand out by being both durable and secure: vinyl and foam. The difference between them boils down to your own personal preference.

Foam screening spline is often preferred due to its flexibility, especially in terms of which size to use. A foam spline can also be compressed more than the vinyl. This means a bigger foam spline can be used in many applications where a similar sized vinyl spline will not apply. Foam spline is also incredibly durable, and can remain secure even when exposed to winter weather outside your home.

In addition to selecting the material for your screening spline, getting the right measurement is also critical. Splines are measured in inches, by their diameter and length. A length of 125 inches and a diameter of 1/8 inch are the most common dimensions available. Luckily, we can create custom dimension to suit any of your window or doors. No matter your specifications, we have you covered.


What We Offer

Alcot Plastics Ltd. provides foam screening spline that offer a number of advantages. They can aid in perfectly securing your windows and doors in place, and are durable enough to withstand outside elements. We’ve been in business for 36 years, and have gained a reputation of being a responsive and qualified manufacturer of extruded polyethylene foam products. Our products and services are high quality, efficient, and have quick turnaround time.


We customize a foam spline to suit any of your windows and doors regardless of the specifications. If you need screening spline, simply give us a call. We are happy to help.