Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 36
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TinManUnited Great product. Easy to use. Nice finished look.
This is a review of both the 1.5" and 3.5" base pieces as well as the caps for both. Overall this was fairly easy to install. Depending on the sections of what sort of look you want to accomplish you can mix and match the various sizes as you can see from my pictures. They do need to have a black or dark bronze cap because I needed to paint mine (rustoleum spray cans worked great) to match the stain I plan to use on the pressure treated lumber. White is ok, but the grey, light brown, and beige are too similar. For some reason fixing the spline and the caps into the 3.5" base was a lot easier than it was for the 1.5" base. But not a huge negative. Used one of those mouse rollers which helped. Placing the screen mesh was daily easy as well, should be easy doing replacements. Use couple piece of masking tape to hang up the screen before putting the top spline. Overall a great product and a lot more appealing looking than your average builder's methods of screening things in. Depending on the size of your project go ahead and get their bucket of spline, makes thing a lot easier.
May 24, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TonyinTennessee A lot harder to install then expected
Most of the reviews were favorable on this product so I thought I would give it a try. I went and bought all the stuff I needed. Everything went well up to the point of installing the screen. This is a two person job. It is very hard to get the spline in the chanel while trying to keep everything straight.
Once you get you finally get the screen on and put the caps on the finished product is just not that great.
I feel for the difference in cost the old fashion way would have been better.
Hope this helps someone who is considering this product.
September 18, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Mixed reviews for this product.
This review is for the 1.5" base and white cap. I purchased in July, 2016 to screen in my front porch. The track was screwed to the pvc frames. Easy to install. Then came the aluminum screening. This was NOT easy to install. The aluminum would not bed very well. In one section I used fiberglass and it installed much easier. Then installing the cap. A true pain to get started but once started it installed ok. The manufacturer recommends using a rubber mallet. I tried but had to resort to a hammer and had to have a neighbor push from the opposite site to keep the pvc from bouncing. Then, as you install the cap, it slides down. Once installed it looks nice but I'm not overly impressed by this product. I would recommend with a lot of reservations.
August 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ConstructionHappy Good system
The only instructions we had were to go to youtube and watch a video. There were no instructions that came with the product and Home Depot didn't have a link on their site either. We inset our screens a bit and didn't think to allow for the space needed for the cap but the track went up easily. We installed the track on separate 2x2's inside the deck posts (we have a walkout basement and this was installed on the lower deck) and we ended up removing the top one to install the screening because it was difficult to roll the screen in While working overhead. We were able to re-install the 2x2 and carry on with the installation. One thing we did was to pre-roll the screen into the groove before putting in the spline. It made it much easier to keep the screening straight.
August 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by porchpro 1-1/2 inch porch screening strip
I had a hard time finding this product in Canada. I was told it was in Canadian Homedepot stores, not true. Purchased it in the States. Easiest installation of screens ever. Very easy to fix a mistake. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.
July 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chuyclooney Porch Screening System Base Strip
This product is very easy to install and I plan to redo all of my porches with this product.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wingnut Great product
Efficient design, easy install. Would buy it again and recommend it.
June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ElBoardo Good for a novice screen installer.
My wife and I used this to replace the screens on our front porch. Neither one of us had ever done anything with screens before, so we were true novices.
The Screen Tight base tracks were simple to install, though having a second drill would have been handy (to avoid having to switch between drill bit and driver bit). The screen and spline rolled into the tracks simply enough, though it did occasionally take some muscle to get it started.
My only complaint (and the reason it didn't get 5 stars from me) is the caps. The video makes it look like you simply tap them into place with a rubber mallet, but it's much more difficult than that. Installing the caps (which I thought would be the easy part) was honestly the most frustrating part of the whole project. The other complaint I have is that, when looking from the side, you can still see the black base tracks under the white caps. Maybe I should have painted the sides of these before I installed the screens...
Overall, I'm pretty happy with the way it looks. Screens are tight and look good. I'm also happy that screen repairs should be simple in the future...just pop the caps off, pull out the spline/screen, replace, and then put the caps back.
June 1, 2015