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Solar Screens Screwed Directly to Window Frame

Solar Screens Mounted with Screws

Solar Sun Screens normally cover the entire window for maximum cooling.

Check the Window for Screw Locations First.

Aluminum to Attach Solar Screens with ScrewsFirst check to see if you can put screws into the window frame without hitting glass.

On this window there is over 1/2 inch on each side that screws can be put into to hold the solar screens in place.

We normally put 4 screws. Two on each side about 6" to 8" from the top and bottom.

Your screw positions could vary and be on top and bottom instead of the sides.

STOP: If you cannot verify that your windows have enough aluminum around the glass to place screws, then you may want to check the How To Guides for other ways to attach solar screens to your windows.

Measuring the Solar Screen's "Width"

Measuring Solar Screens Width

Put the end of a metal measuring tape from left to right and hold it as straight as possible.

We are measuring 'almost' Brick-to-Brick but leaving just a little space to clear the brick or other surrounding material.


Measure Left Solar ScreensMeasure Right Solar Screens
  1. Place measuring tape to left side of window screen opening.
  2. Measure to the right side and Subtract about 1/16" to 1/8" for clearance.
  3. Do not measure the tolerance too tight to allow easy insertion and removal.
  4. Provide measurements to the nearest 1/16".
  5. This measurement is your solar screen 'Width'.

Measuring the Solar Screen's "Height"

Measuring Solar Screens HeightPut the end of a metal measuring tape at the top of where it will lay and hold it as straight down as possible.

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Measure Top of Solar ScreensMeasure Bottom Solar Screens
  1. Your window will probably look different than this one.
  2. Find where your screen should lay at the top and bottom.
  3. You may want to allow about 1/16" less to get the screen in the opening.
  4. Provide measurements to the nearest 1/16".
  5. This measurement is your solar screen 'Height'.

Installing Solar Screen with Screws

Attach Solar Screens with ScrewsA 1/4" driver attached to a drill makes it easy to install the screws in one easy step.  The screws are Color Matching and Self-Drilling.


Solar Screen Installed with ScrewsPicture of screw head after solar screens installation is complete.

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