The Screen Tight system makes installing a screened enclosure easy for DIY-ers and contractors alike. Simply install the Screen Tight base on a new or existing enclosure, place the screen with spline, and snap the base over the top for a polished, finished look. This porch screen system is designed to last, while also being easy to rescreen if needed — simply remove the cap, replace the screen, and re-install the cap.
For larger projects order this box of 20, which includes 20 bases and 20 caps. Choose the cap color that fits your patio décor best. For smaller projects, our Screen Tight 5 pack may be best. Screen Tight is also available in 1-1/2 inch width base and cap.
- Easy-to-install for DIY-ers and contractors
- High-quality and cost-effective
- Simple re-screening and repair — no more staples!
- Multiple colors available - white, gray, beige, and brown
- Weather- and UV-resistant vinyl — will not corrode
- Integrates seamlessly with MeshGuard
Materials Included in Screen Tight Pack
- 20 Screen Tight Caps
- 20 Screen Tight Bases
- Complete instructions
Screen Tight Installation Tips
1. Cut the base strips to fit the vertical framing members. Attach the base to the framing members with 1" screws. Each slot on the base holds one screw. Don't install the screws so tightly that they deform the base.
2. Cut base strips to fit the horizontal-framing members and attach them. The horizontal base should butt to the edges of the vertical base.
3. Have a helper stretch the screen taut over the opening. Don't stretch the screen so tightly that it is deformed.
4. Use the concave wheel of the screening tool to begin installing the spline into the channel on the base. Once you have 6" to 12" of the screen started, use the convex wheel to push the spline securely into the channel. Cut off the excess screen and throw it away. Continue until all of the screening is installed.
5. Cut the cap pieces to fit the vertical base pieces and install them. Use a rubber mallet to snap the cap into the base. Then cut and install the horizontal cap pieces.
Additional Needed Materials
- Wood screws (buy at any local home improvement store)
- 0.165 spline
- Screen mesh
Suggested Tools For Installation
- Utility knife
- Roller tool
Choosing Your Screen Mesh
Screen mesh for your porch enclosure system is purchased separately to provide you the opportunity to find the perfect mesh type for your project needs. We recommend:
For contractors and larger projects, request a bid.
Do-It-Yourself Screen Systems?
Yes. Screen Tight is a DIY screen system that can be used by contactors as well. Screen Tight is an easy way to create a screened enclosure: simply install the base with wood screws on your existing structure, spline in the screen, snap on the cap — and you’re done!
Can You Screen-In a Porch From the Inside?
Yes. Screen Tight can be installed on the inside of a screened porch or on the outside easily. Screening on the inside may be easier to execute than installing it on the outside as you have even ground to work on without interference of bushes and vegetation.
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Have used before and this makes adding screens to any porch area easy. Easy to install and good looking with cap .recommend product