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Do It Yourself Screen Kits

Window Screen Kits
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Solar Screen Kits
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Building your own things can often benefit you in the long run. Not only are you in charge of the end product, but labor costs are avoided as packaging unassembled items is typically cheaper to ship. That’s why we created the window screen replacement kits. These are for those who’d rather handle the entire process from start to finish themselves. In the kits, we supply everything you need to build a window screen with detailed illustrated instructions and a Spline Roller Tool. Plus, when you order a DIY screen kit, you’ll save on shipping!

We offer a variety of DIY window screen kits to best suit your particular space. Each includes a standard 5/16 thick x 3/4 (.020 ga.) screen frame for the outside pieces in your choice of color, screen fabric colors, external corners, spline, slide-in leaf springs, lift tabs, and a spline roller tool for each order. You can also add on items like a crossbar or clips (we recommend these for screen kits over 3 ftx3ft). We offer these in Fiberglass Insect, Solar Insect, No-See-Um Tiny Insect, Pet, and Super Screen kits. Depending on the type you choose, you can easily install the screens in high and low traffic areas from the front of your home to the back porch.

We also offer solar screen kits to block out a large percentage of the sun’s heat. The Twitchell™ Textilene® 80% screens block up to 80% of the sun’s heat. The material is extremely strong and fire retardant. They make for excellent economical options to outfit your home. If you need a screen that offers more heat blocking, the 90% screen is what you’ll need. These window screen kits are perfect for rooms that tend to overheat. These screens will help regulate the temperature to a more comfortable level. For each of these kits, you can choose from five frame colors and seven screen colors.

If you have other questions about our DIY window screen kits, please feel free to contact us via email or phone at 972-438-9100 for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make your own screen?

Whether you are creating window screens or screens for sliding doors, the process will be similar. You will want to be sure you have the correct measurements for the opening you will be working with. Our window screen kits include everything you will need to construct your screens once you know what size you will be working with. Choose the frame color, screen color, and whether you will need a crossbar. Once you have your kit, join the frame sides together with frame corners and place your frame on an even surface. Lay your screen material over the frame, then place the spline over the screen and above the recesses in your frame. Using a spline tool, insert the splines into the recesses. Trim away excess screen material, and go over the spline once more with your spline tool for a finished screen.

How do I make my own window screens?

There are several steps involved in creating your window screens. First, you must build the custom window screen frame. If you are replacing an old screen, be sure to measure its width and height. Be sure to subtract 1 ½" off your width and height measurements to account for the width of your screen frame corners. With these new measurements in hand, cut the four sides of your window screen frame. Next, join your frame sides together with your frame corners, ensuring that the recess for your rubber spline is facing up. Next, lay out the screen frame on an even, flat surface, laying your screen over the frame so that it is 2 inches wider on all sides. Place your spline on top of the screen at the recess of your frames and embed the spline into the recesses with a spline tool. Trim the excess screen material with a utility knife, holding the knife at a 45-degree angle to the screen frame. Finally, use the spline tool on the spline once more to ensure it is held in place properly.