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How to Choose the Best Screening Equipment for Your Home

When it comes time to add or replace screens to your windows and doors, you want to be sure you know how to choose the best screening equipment for you. The right type of screening is going to be different for everyone and can even vary for each room of your home.

Solar Screens

Anyone who has spent time in direct sunlight can tell you just how powerful the sun is. UV rays can discolor woodwork, fabrics, and artworks within your home. Allowing light into your home can raise the temperature quickly, causing air conditioners to work harder and longer to cool down a room. Protect your home against UV rays and sunlight with our selection of solar screens. By filtering out UV rays, these screens will protect the interior of your home from any damage the sun might try to cause. Not only will they protect against damage, but they will also save you money. By filtering out sunlight, these screens can also help keep your home cool. This will lower your energy bills since you will not have to run your air conditioning for as long as you would if the sun was not being filtered out.

Pet Screens

Pet owners know just how much damage their little ones can cause in their home. Whether through excitement or stress, cats and dogs are known to claw, bite, or lean against screens regularly. Pet screens use specially engineered and designed materials to withstand attacks from pets\' claws, weight, and teeth. Made from a special vinyl-coated polyester, these screens are seven times heavier and stronger than traditional fiberglass and aluminum wire screens that are traditionally used in homes across the country. These are not just great for standing up to animals inside the house. Squirrels, raccoons, and feral cats have been known to claw at screens from the outside in an attempt to enter your home. These screens are perfect for keeping your pets inside and every other animal out.

Retractable Screens

Sometimes you will want to have an unobstructed view through the windows in your home, but constantly removing and replacing your screens can be a hassle. With retractable screens, this is no longer an issue. Install retractable screens and keep bugs and animals out of your home at night, then move the screen out of the way during the day when you want a great view of your scenery. These screens are also a great choice for anyone who does not want to hire a professional screener. Retractable screens can be installed within minutes by almost anyone, so you can save the money you would have spent hiring a professional.

Once you know what type of screens you will need in your home, it will be important to know what equipment you will need for a successful installation.

Screen Spline

Screen splines are an important part of a successful screen. Screen retainer spline affixes and secures your screen material to your screen frame cleanly and professionally. Depending on the type and size of the screen you will be installing, the diameter of your spline will change. Be sure you know what color and size spline you will need before buying.


Just like any job, screening requires special tools. Whether you are a professional or working on a DIY project, you want to be sure you are properly equipped for the job. Spline roller tools, utility knives, screening jig sets, and frame notching jigs are just a few of the pieces of equipment every screener needs. Our screening table and tower are perfect for streamlining the assembly of screens. Cut through screen material quickly and easily with our selection of utility knives. They include heavy duty blades and feature three cutting positions. Browse our collection of screen spline rollers to make sure you have every type on hand for any job that comes your way. Flathead screwdrivers are perfect for gently prying out the old spline in your screen to prepare it for the addition of a new spline and screen material.

These are just a few of the options we carry. Be sure to browse our full inventory to see everything we have to offer. No matter what equipment you need for your next screening job, you are sure to find what you are looking for among our inventory. If you have any questions about our products or the installation process, please feel free to reach out to us. You can email us at any time or call us to speak with a screen professional.