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 46.
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 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 5 out of 5 by from I have been using this product for a few years (had to replaced it because of Irma) with excellen... I have been using this product for a few years (had to replaced it because of Irma) with excellent results. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-10-25
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 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-12-06
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
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