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Solar Screen Kit - Textilene® 80%

Solar Screen Kit - Textilene® 80%

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The Twitchell™ Textilene® 80 solar screen material blocks a lot of the sun’s damaging UV rays to protect you furnishings and flooring. It also offers some daytime privacy.

The Textilene® Sun Shade material is very strong with over a 400 lb. breaking strength per square inch and it is also fire retardant. Twitchell™ is a world leading manufacturer of solar screening materials.  

Quick Facts about our Textilene® 80 Solar Screen Kit:

  • Blocks up to 80% of the sun's heat.
  • All The Parts Needed To Make One Solar Screen.
  • Textilene® fabric is the choice of solar screen professionals.
  • You cut the frame to your specific size requirements.
  • Custom cuts required and is Non-Refundable.

Our Textilene® 80 Solar Screen Kits include:

  • Choice of frame color
  • Choice of screen color
  • Spline roller tool in each order
  • 4 Pieces of 5/16" x 1" heavy duty (.024 ga.) frame
  • 4 External solid corners (no miter cuts required)
  • 2 Slide-in corner leaf springs
  • 2 Lift tabs
  • Correct size spline
  • Detailed Illustrated Instructions

Optional items:

  1. Crossbar and 2 crossbar clips

Screen frames kits allow you to assemble all the parts yourself at home, complete with the tools and pieces required for a completed frame. The Solar Screen Kits Textilene 80% use highly effective screen to shade rooms approximately 80%. If certain areas of your home are warmer during the day from the evening sun or you live in a relatively hot region, these screen kits will help block out heat and sunlight entering through your windows.

Even if you've never built your own screens, we make it easy to assemble them like a true professional! The screen used in this kit is Textilene® 80, which is a durable material woven with PVC coated polyester yarns. It has over a 400 lb. breaking strength per square inch and is also fire retardant. It's useful in that it will block 80% of the sun's heat from the window and offer a nice dimming effect. It will also block harmful UV rays and stand up against the claws of your pets. It's a truly unique material that you're going to love, especially if you struggle with unwanted heat.

For the Solar Screen Kits Textilene 80%, you'll customize the entire frame to be a perfect match for your home. The frame sizes start at 3' x 3' and scale up to 4' x 8'. These will need to be custom cut once you've received them. If your frame is over 3' x 3', add a crossbar to your order to provide the frame with additional support. The frames come in White, Bronze, Tan, Silver, and Champagne. We offer Charcoal and Silver Grey for screen wire color. With these color options, your frames will look fantastic no matter what!

This DIY solar screen kit is perfect for anyone who enjoys doing the building themselves. A spline roller tool, four external corners, two lift tabs, two slide-in corner leaf springs, and detailed illustrated instructions are included with your order. Please note that these kits are NON-REFUNDABLE. If you have other questions about our Solar Screen Kits Textilene 80% options, please feel free to contact us via email or phone at 972-438-9100 for more information.

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Dave Wallan
Jun 29, 2019
V good service and high quality products. Assembly instructions good. Project came out excellent. Using a jig to keep frames square while pressing in the screen fabric is a must.

Advantages: They do an excellent job packaging. The materials arrived in perfect condition. Worth the extra shipping costs.
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Jul 30, 2018
Simple to put together and the heat reduction is amazing.

Advantages: Finally my front bedrooms are cool.
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Douglas Wigton
Jun 19, 2017
Everything was as advertised and came promptly. Very happy with the product.
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Dennis E Peters
Mar 19, 2017
Purchase a DIY screen kit. Looked so good and was so easy that I bought 3 more to cover all of the windows on the west side of the house. Expect to do more later.

Advantages: Looks fabulous. Cannot tell the difference between mine and the professionally installed screens next door. Plus the cost is a fraction. Did 4 windows for what another company quoted for a single window.

Disadvantages: MUST keep the corners square while making the screen. Buy some inexpensive corner clamps to hold them square as you make the screen and it will work great!
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Geralyn Gonzalez
Jul 21, 2016
Suited our purposes to reduce heat coming into our breakfast room from the transom window above our single French door leading to our deck. We had experience replacing screening in windows of our previous house and thought we'd try solar screen for our new home. The process was the same but the screen material being thicker than regular screen makes it a bit harder to roll the spline into the groove. My husband had to do that part. I'm happy with the results.

Advantages: More color choices than the home improvement stores and we were able to match the gray color of the solar screen retractable screen door we had installed over our deck door.

Disadvantages: Takes two people to get the screen into the frame on the square.
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Reed Wilson
Oct 27, 2015
Great product, friendly staff and great instructions on how to install!!!!

Advantages: Less cost when you install yourself

Disadvantages: A little tricky to get the measurements right the first time when you have not installed before.

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Ralph Byquist
Oct 1, 2015
This customer purchased the item at our site.
Easy construction, great instructions thank you
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Ronald Roby
May 2, 2015
The kits I bought are great. Easy to assemble and install. Now I only have 25 more windows to go.

Advantages: Keeps out the Texas heat and allows more privacy.

Disadvantages: The clips I bought had to be cut off. Need some that are a inch long. I have to surface mount the screens and didn't want to a hole in the vinyl windows.
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Mary Schulte
Apr 4, 2015
Excellent service as always. I have bought from them before and always got just what I ordered and it is high quality. Screens are on the windows and look great!
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David Duggan
Aug 8, 2014
I ordered the screen kits to save a little money by doing it myself. They turned out great and really were pretty easy to put together. The screens look great on the house and I have had several neighbors and co-workers ask me about them.

Advantages: The extra privacy and cooler home. Yes they do make a difference.

Disadvantages: none
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