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July 22, 2014

If you are one of those who own screened doors and windows, then you might have come across the term foam screening spline once or twice especially during the installation and repair processes. The screening spline can simply be defied as a tool that is used to hold a screen on a doorframe. It has a circular cross section and resembles a long thin cylindrical rod. It is made of polyethylene material hence it is able to expand and contract easily when exposed to external forces. This feature makes it fit easily into the channels on the door and maintain a strong grip over a long period of time. Screening spline is usually compressed together with the screen into the grooves found on the doorframe. Therefore, it is able to form a tight grip on the screens throughout their lifetime. However, the screening spline may lose its elastic nature with time hence needs to be replaced from time to time.

Screening splines are usually supplied in a wide variety of colors and sizes. However, most suppliers only deal with two colors, that is, black and grey. These colors are known to match perfectly with virtually all types of screens. A black foam screening spline matches perfectly with charcoal screens while a grey one on the other hand perfectly suits transparent screens. The range of diameters supplied varies from one vendor to another. Your choice will depend on the size of groove on the doorframe meant to hold the screening spline. You may either buy this tool in rolls or precut pieces depending on the task at hand. If you have big construction projects that require a large supply, then you will find it cheaper to buy the tool in wholesale. Precut pieces are relatively expensive and are meant for small projects. With this important information, you can confidently order for replacements whenever need arises.