Project Guide

How to Replace a Screen in an Aluminum Frame

1
PRY UP THE VINYL SPLINE
Pry vinyl spline - Replace Screen Aluminum Frame
  • Pry the vinyl spline from the grooves around the edge of the frame with a screwdriver.
  • Retain the old spline, if it is still flexible, or replace it with new spline.
2
STRETCH NEW SCREEN MATERIAL
Stretch new screen material - Replace Screen Aluminum Frame

Stretch the new screen fabric tightly over the frame so that it overlaps the retaining grooves.

3
FORCE SPLINE AND SCREEN INTO GROOVES
Force spline screen grooves - Replace Screen Aluminum Frame
  • Use a spline roller to press the spline and screen into the grooves.
  • Cut away the excess screen fabric with a utility knife.