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Solar Screens Attached with Casement Turn Clips

Solar Screen Attached with Turn Clips

The Solar Screen covers the entire glass for best cooling.

Check the Window for Turn Clip Locations First.

How to Attach Solar Screen with Casement Turn ClipsFirst check to see if you can put screws into the window frame without hitting glass.

On this window there is about 3/4 inch on each side that screws can be put into to hold the Casement Turn Clips in place.

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

Now actually draw a 5/16 circle where the Turn Clips will be located on each side.

Your Turn Clip 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 for Casement Turn ClipsPut the end of a metal measuring tape from left to right and hold it as straight as possible.

We are measuring 'Between' the Circles drawn for the Turn Clip Locations.


Measure Left Solar Screen for Turn ClipsMeasure Right Solar Screen for Turn Clips
  1. Place measuring tape on left side just inside the circle drawn for the turn clip location.
  2. Measure to the right side just inside the circle drawn for turn clip location.
  3. Do not measure the tolerance too tight, leave about 1/16 for easy clearance.
  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 Height for Turn ClipsPut 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 Screen for Turn ClipsMeasure Bottom Solar Screen for Turn Clips
  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'.

Attaching Solar Screens with Casement Turn Clips

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

Solar Screen Installed with Turn ClipsPicture of Turn Clip after solar screen installation is complete.

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Hello I'm Patrick with Quality Screen Company, and today I'm going to show you how to measure for and install your solar screen using casement turn clips.

The first thing we have to do is make sure we have enough room in the window frame to put in our screws without hitting the glass. As you can see we've got plenty of room, about three-quarters of an inch. We need to figure out where we're going to put our turn clips. I typically like to put them six to eight inches from the top and six to eight inches from the bottom. Now that we've identified the location of our turn clips, we need to make a 5/16 of an inch circle to identify where each of our casement clips will go. I find that a pencil eraser makes a pretty good template for the circle.

We're now ready for the measurement of the width. We're going to do this by measuring from the inside edge of the circle on the left to the inside edge of the circle on the right. This measurement is 23 and 1/16 of an inch. From this measurement we want to subtract 1/16 of an inch for clearance, leaving us 23 inches.

Next, we're going to measure for height. Simply measure the entire window frame from the bottom to the top. That measurement is 71 and 1/4 of an inch. Now subtract 1/8 of an inch from this for clearance, leaving us with 71 and 1/8 of an inch.

Now, don't forget to measure for your crossbar support. What you do is you measure from the base of the window all the way up to the middle of the window frame, and your crossbar support is 30 and 1/2 inches. So the final measurements that we are going to submit are 23 inches wide, 71 and 1/8 inches high, and a crossbar height of 30 and 1/2 inches. Here's the solar screen made to our measurements. Note that the crossbar goes to the inside.

Now what I like to do is to set my solar screen in place before mounting it. Alright, we've got our screen loosely in place. I want to make sure that I have enough room for my turn clips on either side, and I do. So now what I'm going to do is I'm going to take my drill with my quarter-inch nut driver, my casement turn clips and I'm going to mount it.

There you have it, fits perfectly.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at QualityWindowScreen.com.