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Guide to Porch or Patio Screen Panels with Double Stops

Patio and Porch Screens with Double Stops

Attaching Our Porch & Patio Screen Panels With a Double Stops is Very Secure.
We Will Illustrate the Method Using a Mock Up of a Porch Screen Opening Below.

Measure Opening

Represents a Bare Porch Screen OpeningWe start with a bare opening made from either 2x4 or 4x4 wood as many patios and porches are constructed.

This represents the openings in a patio or porch design that we will use for illustrations. You may need to use your imagination to relate it to your own project.

Hopefully your openings will be relatively square.

Industry recommendations on maximum  screen sizes is about 40 square feet.

We do offer our Patio and Porch Screen Panels up to 60" x 96" with a stronger 7/16x1 frame.

In general try to keep your porch or patio screens within a reasonable size.

Now is the time to measure for your patio/porch screen panel sizes.

  1. Measure opening width at top and bottom corners and note the smallest measurement.
  2. Measure opening height at left and right corners and note the smallest measurement.
  3. Subtract 1/16" to 1/8" from both width and height to allow easy insertion.

Attach Stops

Screw Bottom Stop to Screen Patio OpeningScrew Side Stop to Porch Screen Opening

  1. The 1"x2" Outside Stops are attached around all 4 sides flush with the outside edges.
  2. Drill pilot holes to prevent splitting the 1"x2" stops before putting the screws in.
  3. A #10 x 1-1/2" wood screw spaced about 12-18 inches should work for this step.

Porch Screen Stops Bottom Right CornerPatio Screen Stops Top Right Corner

Your Outside Stops should look similar to this when you are finished with all 4 sides.
Depending on your abilities and tools, you may wish to miter cut the stops.

Attach Screen

Drill Pilot Hole in Patio Screen Panel FramesDrive Screw Through Porch Screen Panel Frames
  1. Drill Pilot Hole completely through screen frame for a #10 x 1" screw.
  2. Drill Counter Sink Hole through The Outside of the screen frame slightly larger than screw head.

Patio/Porch Screen Frame with Counter Sink Screw HoleYour porch screen frame countersunk holes should look like this.

The outside hole is large enough for the screw head to pass through concealing the screw head inside the screen frame.


Insert Screw into Patio Screen Panel FrameScrew Head Should be Hidden Inside the Porch Screen Frame

Countersink your screws into the frame so that the head is concealed within the frame as shown.

Attach Outter Side Stops to Porch Screen PanelsAttach Bottom Outter Stops to Patio Screen Panels

  1. The 1"x2" Inside Stops are attached around all 4 sides flush with the outside edges.
  2. Drill pilot holes to prevent splitting the 1"x2" stops before putting the screws in.
  3. A #10 x 1-1/2" wood screw spaced about 12-18 inches should work for this step.

Bottom Right view of Screen Panel StopsTop Right view of Screen Panel Stops

Porch/Patio Screen Panel Installed with Double StopsPatio or Porch Screen Panel Attached.

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