Ordering Screen Room Components
The aluminum extrusions come in 8 foot lengths to meet UPS and FEDX requirements. Eight foot lengths also require less
work space, are easier to handle. The insect screening comes in 25 foot or 100 foot rolls. Order it 4 inches wider than
your largest opening.
The drawing above is a screen room with a 14 foot x 9 foot front screen wall. The patio cover (Black Top) attaches to the
house on two sides and is supported across the front by two 4" x 4" wood posts (black vertical lines).
The 1" x 2" Spline Channel is represented by the Blue Lines, the 2" x 2" Spline Channel by the Red
lines and the 1/2" x 2" Receiving Channel by the Yellow Lines. The Black Lines are the existing patio cover and
the existing wood support posts.
RECEIVING CHANNEL (Yellow Lines)
Receiving Channel, the track for all the other components, comes in 8 foot lengths. You will need eight of them for the
drawing above. You will need 1-1/2" Tapcon screws if you are building your screen room on a concrete patio or
2" Hex head screws to attach to a wood deck. Spacing the screws about 2 feet apart, you will need about 13 screws for
the bottom receiving channel and thirty 2" Hex head screws for the header and support posts.
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2" x 2" SPLINE CHANNEL (Red Lines)
2" x 2" Spline Channel is used for Posts and Chair Rail. The Spline Channel comes in 8 foot lengths. You will
need seven of them. You will also need 5/8" self-tapping hex head screws to hold the post and chair rail in place. A
package of 100 should be enough for the entire screen wall. Use 10 chair rail clips to hold the chair rail and door header
in place .
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1" x 2" SPLINE CHANNEL (Blue Lines)
Install the Receiving Channel with the spline groove exposed. It comes in
8 foot lengths. This screen wall requires eight
of them. Use 5/8" hex-head screws on both sides of the receiving channel spaced about 2 feet apart.
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