MeshGuard Self-Drilling Screw (100 Per Pack)

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Product Overview

Use the MeshGuard Screws to attach the MeshGuard Base and Steel Strip to the porch of the MeshGuard infill system — this pack includes 100 screws. MeshGuard can replace the pickets of decks and similar structures for a less obscured view and insect protection — and possibly cut material costs as well. You can buy the entire screened-in deck kit from us!

All components of the MeshGuard system must be used during installation for the deck screen enclosure system 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.


Learn more about screening in a deck and the MeshGuard guardrail infill system below or contact us with your questions. We would love to help your home improvement project be a success. You can also visit the Metro Screenworks showroom in Highlands Ranch, Colorado to see our products in person.

Can You Convert a Deck Into a Screened-In Porch?

Yes. If your deck is 2 ½ feet or more above the ground, you will need to install a guardrail. MeshGuard allows you to install a guardrail that is made of screen eliminating the need for pickets and allowing for a less obscured view. If you wish to enclose your deck, you can use Screen Tight above the MeshGuard system. The two systems are similar in design and integrate seamlessly.

Can a Balcony Be Enclosed?

Yes. Enclosing a balcony can allow you to enjoy the outdoors without pestering bugs. To enclose your balcony, use MeshGuard which can be installed as a guardrail infill system replacing the pickets. Screen Tight can be installed above to screen in your balcony. These systems integrate seamlessly together and attach to the balcony frame structure.

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