Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 30
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TopCat Great look, resistant to tearing
I decided to try to install the Fiberglass Pet Resistant Screen; I found I needed a special tool and a spline kit. I could not find the tool I had purchased many years ago. This screen door is almost 40 years old. I got the spline tool and 0.140 inch spline material. I watched multiple YouTube videos to learn the steps I would need to do. The old screen material was very lightweight, this material is thick, heavy, and tear resistant. While the task was not particularly difficult, this was a case where I may have needed to use the 0.125 inch spline material for an easier job.
September 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MasterofDisaster Best window screen ever
I used this screen to replace an old metallic screen. This screen installed quickly, and with the spline in place, it's as tight as a drum. The look is neat and professional. This screen is so tough that I had a hard time cutting it with a sharp knife after installing the spline. I stopped at one point and sharpened the knife with a diamond stone, and I still had difficulty cutting through the screen. [Heavy duty scissors worked well for the initial lay out of the screen.] The HD video at https://youtu.be/wJX3M8bGAnA is a good, concise tutorial. The only thing I would add is that using a steel straight edge when cutting the excess screen may help.
June 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Whitney Definite strength to keep dogs back!
The 36 IN. X 84 IN. CHARCOAL PET RESISTANT INSECT SCREEN FCS8988-M/FIBERGLASS is the patio window screen to purchase for pet and worry free windows! This screen is so easy to install, a great size and weight, and you can feel the thickness of the screen as soon as you open it - no dogs are going to run or jump through and cats will not claw at or rip the screen!
May 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrMike This fabric is 2~3 times thicker than standard fiberglass screen
This stuff is a lot thicker than the general screens I've replaced in the past; copper, aluminum and fiberglass types.
The fabric weave is not the usual 1:1 that I've used before, but more like 2:1 (horizontal:vertical).
The strands of the fabric are flat compared to the usual round strands.
Hopefully this design prevents the usual 'vertical tears' from a pet's claws.
Tools you will be needed to install:
Screen fabric (obviously)
20-25' of spline (they recommend 1/8" or 0.125") - the thicker stuff won't work becaus of the fabric thickness
Roller tool 1/8" - with convex and concave rollers
Sharp utility knife, razor blade or exacto knife - sharper = cleaner finish results
I'd add - that some spring clamps and a couple of yard sticks will help keeping the fabric taught and a solid flat work surface.
Spline is sold in different diameters from 1/8" (0.125), 0.140, 0.160, 0.175, 3/16" (0.185) and 0.210 and more...
My old screen is ~0.15mm thick and held in with 3/16" (~4.8mm) spline in the "C" channel.
The replacement screen is ~0.6mm thick and will need 1/8" (~3.2mm) spline. See Pictures.
Old 0.15mm (screen) x 2 (layers) + 4.8mm (spline) ~ 5mm
New 0.6mm (screen) x 2 (layers) + 3.2 (spline) ~ 5mm
The spline is ~$4-5 for the 25' length and ~$8 for the 100' length. Plan to do another one, or two?
The roller tool is ~$3 and works fine, as long as you remember where you stored it from the last time.
Take your time, this is an easy job.
Once you remove the old spline and screen, clean out the grove.
This took me, with my wife's help about 40 minutes.
The tool has two rollers for a reason;
Seat one of the long sides of the screen in the channel; use the concave end to force the new screen into the grove.
Use the fabric as a vertical guide.
Then force the spline in, starting near a corner, locking it in place using the convex side of the tool.
I needed to "stretch the spline" to make it thin enough to force into the channel.
No, you do not need to do it in one piece. I found it easier to do each side individually and trim the corners.
Keep the fabric square / straight to the frame.
June 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Toptheo Nice Screen to work with
The screen was easy to work with, it installed very easy and not hard to cut after installing the spline. being pet resident it is a little more thicker than regular screen and may help for animals to see it before walking into it and either wrecking the screen or door frame. As of right now only time will tell as my dogs have wrecked more than one screen on me already, as new screen is almost not seen by them.
July 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KLpurchasingmanager pet resistant screen
You would think a screen is a screen is a screen but this seems much more durable than traditional screens. It is just like other screens to apply but the mess feels stronger and the weaving seems tighter without obscuring visibility. My dog is a medium sized animal that likes to stand up and look at things. He tends to tear things fairly easily. So far I have caught him with his front paws a number of times on the door with the screen and no tears or other damage have shown up.
June 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeLikesIt Pet Resistand Insect Screen
Had to replace my screen in on the sliding glass door due to my dog scratching at the screen door. It tore and now it had a big hole big enough for her to get in. So it was time to replace. It was a no brainier to replace it with a heavy duty that will last long when my dog scratches at the screen. The instruction was simple and easy to follow if you haven't done it before. My suggestion is to replace the spline (the rubber piece that holds the screen in the frame. If you had the screen a long time the spline gets dried out and stretched and it harder to put back in. Buy a new one, it will make your life easier. The screen is diffidently thicker and being thicker it a little darker than the standard thickness. It less light coming in during the daylight hours. No big issue for me. Over all I am very please with the results and now I do not have to worry about the dog jumping on it and tearing up the screen.
June 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kegan Tough Screen!
Very sturdy but still able to see through it. Very attractive look.
No more cat- swatting- at -a- bug snags. Very happy with this product and will work my way through the house replacing screen with this.
I'm building a catio and will use this screen to enclose it as it gives an added measure of security for the escape artist cat.
Easy to install.
June 19, 2016