Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 34
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 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 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 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 Wingnut Great product
Efficient design, easy install. Would buy it again and recommend it.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave highly recommend it
This stuff is great, ideal for mounting on 2 x 4 wood construction, easy to cut and mount
April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Screeen tight base
This is part of the "Screen Tight Porch screening system". All of the product worked well, and I was pleased with the result. I installed the product (base, screen, and cap) about a week ago. I used 1" large head screws in the slots provided in the base and it attached very easily. We have strong winds at our house, and so far the screen has not come loose. I have about a 5 ft. wide and 5 ft. high screen span, and the fiberglass screen has held tight thus far. The rubber spline seemed to be very tight so I expect it will hold well. The cap is a little difficult to install in tight places, it is a very snug fit into the base, but I expect it will not come loose. My only complaint is the color of the cap, I ordered Brown, but at best it is a tan color. (It is the color I saw on my computer screen, but I expected the cap to be darker, and that the computer color was not as dark as the actual product.)
March 22, 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