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5/16 in. x 84 in. Aluminum Screen Frame

  • For assembling or replacing a window screen frame
  • Rot- and warp-resistant aluminum construction
  • Easy installation and repairing
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Build your own window screen with the Screen Tight 5/16 in. x 84 in. Aluminum Screen Frame. The single mill-colored frame can be trimmed with wood cutting tools. Many different types of screen mesh can be used with the 5/16" aluminum screen frame.
  • Used to assemble and replace a window screen
  • Can be trimmed with wood cutting tools
  • Aluminum construction
  • Resists warping, painting and rotting
  • Easy to install and repair
  • 3 Year Warranty
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Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)1Product Height (in.)84
Product Width (in.)0.75

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Builders Hardware Product TypeScreen FrameColorMill
Color FamilyMetallicsMaterialAluminum
Package Quantity1

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The finished product turned out much better than I expected. I can tell these will last forever o...
The finished product turned out much better than I expected. I can tell these will last forever or at least for a very long time.will be in to purchase more,we have a few more windows to go .
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The frame was definitely stronger than the one that I...
The frame was definitely stronger than the one that I needed to replace. I was pleased with the frame length so I could make custom-sized screens. It cut easily with a hacksaw. When building a larger door screen, I had a portion bend slightly but was able to straighten with my hands. I was pleased it did not bend to the point of breaking like the prior screen frames.
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I used this product to screen in my back porch. While it has some advantages, there are some draw...
I used this product to screen in my back porch. While it has some advantages, there are some drawbacks you should be made aware. The frame works fairly well in small to average window sized openings. The problems comes when trying to use this product for large openings such as mine (5' X 5' and larger). When rolling the screen and spline into the track, if you pull it too tight the frame will bow inward and distort. To lose and the screen flaps in the breeze. After 3-4 tries, I finally was able to find the sweet spot and finish the product. It's fairly sturdy, I can't see how it would bend and crease unless damaged. One of my first attempts distorted the frame significantly and did not break it. I simply removed the spline and re-positioned the screen. Last night we had a pretty good storm roll through. Winds in excess of 50mph and the screens held up fine (Phifer / Bettervue / Insect Screen) . Tip. When rolling the screen into the groove, roll one side then jump over and roll the parallel side. Then complete the remaining two other sides. This will help prevent the screen from pulling the frame out of square. Last tip, if you decide to use it for large openings like I did, buy some thin wood stock or cut your own to brace the inside of the frame when rolling the screen in. This way, I was able to pull the screen very tight without bowing in the frame. When I removed the bracing the screen did bow in but was able to easily full it back when I secured it to the opening. For my project, I fastened the screen with white painted pan head screws to a painted cedar railing.
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    I built two screens with these frames, only tools needed were a hacksaw, razor blade knife, and s...
    I built two screens with these frames, only tools needed were a hacksaw, razor blade knife, and screen spline roller. These were made using "sunscreen", which is a heavier screen material than the usual standard screen, so i used a thinner spline (.125") which worked out well. The frames are aluminum which makes them easy to cut, but you also have to be careful not to bend them. I also added a cross brace - just another piece of frame - to add some strength and prevent bowing since these windows are over 6 feet tall. If you buy the framing in a kit, you'll get all the stuff you need. But if you buy individual framing pieces, make sure to get the correct size plastic corners, the spring clips to hold the finished screen securely in the window, cross brace connectors, spline, and roller. It's frustrating to have make another trip to the store for a $1.38 bag of parts. Also - measure very carefully. It's also frustrating to finish a screen and discover it's 3/16" too wide. And yes, if you were wondering, I made both of those mistakes. It's a relatively easy project and the materials and tools are all inexpensive.
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    this metal bent with in second of putting the fame into the window. piece of junk.
    this metal bent with in second of putting the fame into the window. piece of junk.
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      Frame metal is too flimsy!
      The metal is extremely flimsy and Bends when Rolling the spline into the frame channels. I believe that the recommended .160 spline is too big for the channel and causes the screen to be too tight which distorts the metal causing it to bow out of square. I would recommend using .140 spline
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          Good stuff for making screens....
          Good stuff for making screens.
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          Bands and warps when you try to spline screen into it.
          The frame was easy enough to assemble and looked good until I tried to spline screen into it. You cannot put any tension at all on this frame because the second you do, the frame will warp out of shape. I was only building a 27" x 26" frame...I cannot imagine how much worse it would be if you needed a larger frame. If you like your fiberglass screen loose and baggy, this is the frame for you. If you want a taut screen, this frame will not work.
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