Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ZCARXRG not recommended due to poor quality plastic corners
I installed several of these screens a few years ago and several very recently. I can not recommend the product due to the hollow, low quality plastic corner connectors and excessive flex or bending of the rails if any effort at all is made to create a good flat screen. The rails flex even on 24 inch lengths despite trying to minimize screen tension during assembly.
My homes original screens lasted 20 years but the replacement screens need replacement in three to five years due to the plastic connectors becoming very brittle, discoloring and cracking/breaking. Use these only if you expect to replace within 5 years or less. I am in hot South Texas but some of the disintegrating connectors are on the shaded north side of the house.
Competing stores sell the same low quality product off the shelf.
April 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cmill Easy replacement
This is an easy kit to install. I would not work on my Anderson screen door, but for the house windows, it works fine. What's nice is you don't have to cut any angles, just cut to length and insert the tabs. You will need to purchase the screen and the tool to install the rubber seal, as this is just the frame. Just be gentle and ensure you don't bend the framing as it is made if lighter gauge metal. All I all, it did what I needed it to do, and was much cheaper that buying a pre-made screen.
July 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tygin Exactly what I needed
I moved into a home where one of the bedroom windows was missing a screen. No other screen in the home fit that window, so I made my own. Just make sure when you measure you do it inside the channel the screen will fit in and measure the top and bottom. Mine wasn't quite square, so the bottom part is slightly smaller, but it fits perfectly. Easy to cut with a hack saw, and the instructions are easy to follow. All you need extra is screen fabric.
I'm a woman and my husband and father-in-law were impressed that I was able to come up with a quick and easy solution to the problem. Now I'm replacing all the ripped screens, which is so easy to do. Excellent product.
July 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RobertHow Pull tabs are bad.
pull tabs were to big to stay in channel after rolling screen in. Blew out channel and required bending back to shape.
June 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doall Good alternative to a custom made screen
This is a good screen kit. But, as other reviewers said it is not very sturdy so cut an extra piece for the short side and use it as you stretch the screen. It will prevent the finished product from being concave shaped.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RBWong Very happy with it
I never assembled one of these before, but the instructions were very clear, and the quality was great. My main challenge was cutting it to the correct size, but that's on me. Make sure you have a tool to install the spline.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aWintersTale Replacement kit
This kit takes the guess work out of trying to match the spline diameter with the channel in the frame, as it comes with the frame and the appropriate diameter spline. All one needs is screen, and a spline insertion tool, both separate purchases. This may sound strange, but I made the mistake of thinking that the frame connectors were still the internal type that requires the frame ends be cut at a 45 degree angle. I took out the old screen and placed it on the ground, put on top of that, the new frame sides from this kit, and proceeded to cut each one at 45 degrees. It was only after that I looked into the parts bag that is included in the kit, and found that the internal connectors require the frame ends be 90 degrees. Fortunately this mistake left an excess that was easily corrected. A couple of recommendations. If you are changing out a number of screens with multiple purchases of these kits, buy the screen that comes in the large roll - 25 feet, along with the appropriate width for your windows. You can see a substantial savings when buying this larger roll, over the multiple purchases of smaller rolls. Also, the assembled screen looks good when the screen material is taut. However, if too taut, the sides of the frame will bow inward, and once positioned over the window, will give the appearance that you cut the frame too small. Take your time on this. For myself, changing out the color of the frame from silver to white, and the screen color from aluminum to charcoal, has to be one of the cheapest and most noticeable upgrade that I can perform myself.
September 3, 2014