Model # BASE18

Internet #100065822

Store SKU #770636

Store SO SKU #1000338177

Screen Tight 1-1/2 in. Porch Screening System Base Strip
0731677150001

Screen Tight

1-1/2 in. Porch Screening System Base Strip

  • Low maintenance vinyl designed to withstand the elements
  • Highly rated for quality and value (see reviews)
  • Recommended for use with round screen spline
$375 /each
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Product Overview

  • Low maintenance vinyl designed to withstand the elements
  • Highly rated for quality and value (see reviews)
  • Recommended for use with round screen spline
This Screen Tight 1-1/2 in. Porch Screening System Base Strip features durable, window-grade vinyl that offers a low-maintenance solution for screening your porch. The vinyl is resistant to UV rays and doesn't need painting. The strip is easy to install and replace.
  • Used in this screen tight screening system
  • Low-maintenance window-grade vinyl construction
  • 1-1/2 in. width x 96 in. length
  • UV-resistant
  • Black color
  • Never needs painting
  • No rusty nails and staples or sagging screens
  • Easy to install, repair and replace
  • Perfect for 2 in. x 4 in. or 4 in. x 4 in. porch frame construction
  • Pre-punched slots on 8 in. centers
  • Recommended round screen spline is 11/64 (.175 in.) for fiberglass screening and 5/32 in. (.160 in.) for aluminum screening. Flat, or square spline will not work with this system
  • 5-Year limited warranty

Product Overview

  • Low maintenance vinyl designed to withstand the elements
  • Highly rated for quality and value (see reviews)
  • Recommended for use with round screen spline
Model #: BASE18
Sku #: 770636
Internet #: 100065822

This Screen Tight 1-1/2 in. Porch Screening System Base Strip features durable, window-grade vinyl that offers a low-maintenance solution for screening your porch. The vinyl is resistant to UV rays and doesn't need painting. The strip is easy to install and replace.

  • Used in this screen tight screening system
  • Low-maintenance window-grade vinyl construction
  • 1-1/2 in. width x 96 in. length
  • UV-resistant
  • Black color
  • Never needs painting
  • No rusty nails and staples or sagging screens
  • Easy to install, repair and replace
  • Perfect for 2 in. x 4 in. or 4 in. x 4 in. porch frame construction
  • Pre-punched slots on 8 in. centers
  • Recommended round screen spline is 11/64 (.175 in.) for fiberglass screening and 5/32 in. (.160 in.) for aluminum screening. Flat, or square spline will not work with this system
  • 5-Year limited warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
0.25
Product Height (in.)
96
Product Width (in.)
1.5

Details

Builders Hardware Product Type
Screen Accessory
Color
Black
Color Family
Blacks
Package Quantity
1
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Limited Waranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
0.25
Product Height (in.)
96
Product Width (in.)
1.5

Details

Builders Hardware Product Type
Screen Accessory
Color
Black
Color Family
Blacks
Package Quantity
1
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Limited Waranty

Questions & Answers

What screw should I use for installation of screen tight base?

Asked by: ducklings2
You should never use a sheetrock screw in something installed Outdoors. Moisture equals rust. I can't believe a screen tight representative actually advised that.
Answered by: Jake86
Date published: 2017-10-06

can the 3 1/2 base be used with the 1 1/2 base where they butt together ?

I need to use 3 1/2 verticles and 1 1/2 horizontals.
Asked by: Hawkman
Yes, we did just that. Used 3 1/2 inch on upright posts, 1 1/2 inch on horizontals. We butted them to each other. I think it will show up in the image attached.
Answered by: Whitehart
Date published: 2017-08-01

is the tight screen base 18 available in white???

Asked by: charlie
3 colors, brown, white and I believe grey
Answered by: porchpro
Date published: 2017-03-21

What do you cut the strips and cap with? Snips or some other type of saw?

Asked by: DIYer
Tin snips work. I would recommend a miter saw with an 80 tooth blade, or thereabouts for faster, cleaner cuts.
Answered by: Major7
Date published: 2017-10-06
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Customer Reviews

1-1/2 in. Porch Screening System Base Strip is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easyest scrren job i ever did It went fast and couldent look better if a screen company did it ..... It was all common sence....i see people complaining about the spline ...mine went in like butter...you have to use a little force initially but then goes smooth...if your a man without yarn for arms you should have no problem....i highly recommend this product
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to install and the screen fits in very easy. This is my first time installing screen. I... Very easy to install and the screen fits in very easy. This is my first time installing screen. I hired my cousin to do the frame work on my patio and decided I would try and install the screen tight system. As surprised to myself it all went together very easy. The base strips were not exactly straight when I screwed them up but the screen went in without any problem.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just finished installing the Screen Tight system. It was so easy to use. I was a bit concerned a... Just finished installing the Screen Tight system. It was so easy to use. I was a bit concerned about the corners but it was no problem at all. It appears to be quite strong and should withstand the high winds at our beach house. In the event of a hurricane, screen replacement would be easy. Very happy with this system.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Putting down the base strip is easy. After installing the screen putting the cap on is very diffi... Putting down the base strip is easy. After installing the screen putting the cap on is very difficult. It takes a lot of effort to get the cap to snap into place.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This system worked perfectly. Better than I expected, and I have high expectations. Putting in ... This system worked perfectly. Better than I expected, and I have high expectations. Putting in the screen takes some practice, but here's what I learned by screening in my back porch with 16 windows. Experiment first. Make a dummy screen frame if you can afford it, and get the technique down. 1. Start with the top of each opening. The only thing you have to worry about is keeping it straight at this point. Put a slight tension on the screen as you move from one side to the other to remove any wrinkles, but don't pull it tight. Leave 2-3" overhang on the spline where you start so it doesn't pull through by the time you complete the spline to the other side. You don't need any other tool than the spline tool and a pair of scissors or wire cutters. 2. Complete the bottom, next, NOT the sides. Pull it snug but don't try to make it tight like a drum. Let the weight of the screen roll help you keep it under a slight tension. 3. Spline the left and right sides last. Again, use only enough tension to keep out the wrinkles. If there is any puckering visible after you are done, simply pull the spline out and rework it. Only pull as much spline out as you need to in order to fix the problem.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to use, highly recommend I was able to install the tracks on my own - my 8 yr old daughter helped hold up the track a couple times on the longer lengths so I could pre drill and put in the screws. I used a fiberglass screen and was able to install it by myself and get a tight finish. I love how it turned out. To cut the tracks to fit, I measured and then scored them with an exacto knife and could then bend them to snap off the excess. I didn't see how to trim the lengths in the video or instructions, but maybe I just missed them. There were also a couple times that one of the pre done screw holes wasn't near enough to the end so I put a screw straight through the track into the wood and that worked great. I highly recommend this product!
Date published: 2013-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-24
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