MeshGuard Base 1 1/2" x 8' (20 Pack)

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Product Overview

MeshGuard Base is the first product needed to install the MeshGuard screening system. The base comes in packs of twenty sticks and are 1 ½ inches wide by 8 feet long and are installed directly onto your deck screen enclosure. Standard Screen Tight Caps can be used with the MeshGuard Base and come in multiple colors for an aesthetically pleasing finished product. 

All MeshGuard components must be used to meet building code requirements: 

Benefits of MeshGuard System

  • Can be used in 6’ x 3’ openings below the porch handrail 
  • Create an unobstructed view of the outdoors
  • Withstands 2x the designed pressure for guardrail infill
  • Unlimited design possibilities for new or existing porches
  • Premium hardware
  • Made of high density vinyl, steel, and a special polyester screen for unrivaled strength
  • Seamless integration with Screen Tight
  • 1.5” wide base & cap, 8’ lengths
  • Multiple cap colors - white, gray, beige, and brown
  • Also provides Insect protection

For Screen Tight & MeshGuard integration: Use MeshGuard below the rail and Screen Tight above. The porch screen systems use the same trim cap to create a cohesive finished appearance.

Approved by Building Codes

ESR-3938 – MeshGuard has been confirmed by the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) that it is satisfactory to resist loads specified in Section 1607.8.1.2 of the 2015 and 2012 IBC (Section 1607.7.1.2 of the 2009 IBC) and Table R301.5 of the IRC, when installed at the maximum clear span distance of 72 inches (6-ft, 1828.8 mm) between the posts.

For contractors and larger projects, request a bid.


Have questions about MeshGuard or any of our deck screen systems? Learn more below or contact us! We would be happy to answer your questions and help you find the right products to make your project a success. You can also visit our showroom in Highlands Ranch, Colorado to see our products in person.

What Height Porch Requires a Railing?

Any deck 30 inches (2 ½ feet) above the ground. Most states’ building codes require any deck or screen enclosure that is 30 inches above ground to have a railing. MeshGuard eliminates the need to use pickets to create a railing — it becomes the railing — and provides insect protection. This guardrail infill system integrates seamlessly with Screen Tight if you plan to create a complete screen enclosure.

How Do You Put MeshGuard Screen On Your Deck or Enclosure?

With all of the components of the MeshGuard system including the MeshGuard Base, MeshGuard Steel Strip, MeshGuard Screen Material, MeshGuard Flat Safety Spline, MeshGuard Self-Drilling Screw, and Screen Tight Cap. The MeshGuard Base and Steel Stip are attached to your enclosure structure with the Self-Drilling Screws. Then the screen is splined into the base, and the Cap is applied on top. 

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