MeshGuard Steel Strip 8' (20 Pack)

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Product Overview

MeshGuard Galvanized Steel Strips provide added strength and stability to your MeshGuard porch screen system. One order comes with twenty, 8 foot steel strips. The Steel Strips need to be added in the process of installation after the Base is installed. Just cut to the needed size to match the length of the Base and drill fasteners to attach directly to the porch. We offer all of the components you need to complete your project — click the links below! 

All MeshGuard components are needed to pass building code. Buy the Steel Strips and the other materials: 

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 installing MeshGuard or how to screen in your deck? Read answers to FAQs or contact us. We would love to answer your questions and help you with your project. You can also visit the Metro Screenworks showroom to see the products we offer in person.

How Do You Screen-In a Deck?

With MeshGuard. There are a lot of ways to create a screen enclosure. However, for a screened-in deck, using MeshGuard is one of the best ways to do it. MeshGuard can replace the pickets in your guardrail to provide insect protection and a less obscured view. MeshGuard then seamlessly integrates with Screen Tight which can be used above the guardrail.  

Should You Screen-In a Deck?

It depends on what you need but it does provide insect protection. Having a deck can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors. However, when the bugs come, it may become harder to enjoy. A deck screen enclosure can allow you to enjoy your outdoor space any time of the year. 

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