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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

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

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Customer Questions & Answers

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

Asked by: Anonymous
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: 2017-04-25

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: 2017-03-20

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

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

What is the length of the 1 1/2 in screening system base strip?

What is the length of the 1 1/2 in screening system base strip?
Asked by: pooch
8 feet
Answered by: Jackson151
Date published: 2017-04-27
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1-1/2 in. Porch Screening System Base Strip is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 40.
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 1 out of 5 by from Be aware that it is not as easy as it looks to install screen in base molding. After many tries a... Be aware that it is not as easy as it looks to install screen in base molding. After many tries and using a heat gun I finally got a small section done. Very frustrated on how hard is was to get the spline in to hold the screen I tried several methods. Finally came up with the easiest method that works like a dream. I used a vinyl dead blow hammer from Harbor Freight. Just a light tap from the hammer sinks the spline into the base channel with no effort and does not damage the fiberglass screen. Unlike the wheel when exerting so much pressure forcing the spline in if it slips damages the screen. I am not sure about aluminum screen having no experience with it. I have given it a one star rating due to the difficulty I had at first installing it. After finding an easy way to install it I would rate it 4 to 5 stars on appearance and replacement. It also can be cut with a chop saw with the CARBIDE BLADE REVERSED. DO NOT try to cut it with the blade in the correct rotation it can cause injury with shattering pieces of material. Needless to say use safety glasses.
Date published: 2017-02-01
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 It is fantastic !!! Highly recommend!!!! ... It is fantastic !!! Highly recommend!!!!
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-18
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 I'm lovin' this system This system is really as easy to use at it says, and our resulting porch looks very good and functions well. This is good for a DIY project. Pushing in the screen with the spline takes quite a bit of hand strength, and working high up on a ladder (if necessary for your project) can be a challenge, though. Hints on additional tools for this job: --Lath screws work well for attaching the base to wood framework--flat enough not to interfere with the trim and wide enough for good contact on either side of the pre-drilled holes. --To make the project go faster, it would be helpful to have 2 drills--one with a screwdriver bit and another with a drill bit to add a few holes for screws at the ends of cut strips. --A small, flat pry bar is handy to start pulling up sections of the trim. --A good quality anvil pruner cuts the base and trim well. Just be sure to straighten any little crushed sections of spline channel or the pieces of the trim that lock it to the base after cutting. --A pair of diagonal cutting pliers is good for cutting the spline and trimming it close after placement. --A spline roller with a blade on the back end would probably be more danger to the screen than it would be worth in convenience. Standard scissors work for fiberglass screen, anyway.
Date published: 2014-10-07
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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