Screening in a porch is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in a comfortable, bug-free environment. However, the screen itself can sag, develop holes and need replacing every few years. Do you have a patio that you want to screen in? This video gives you a step by step guide to doing so.
Screen framing systems or porch screen kits make it easier to add or replace screen around your porch.
The method provides much cleaner results than with stapling. To calculate how much material you’ll need, sketch a diagram of your porch with measurements for all vertical and horizontal pieces of the frame that will support screen. To determine how much screen you will need, multiply the overall width and height of the porch and then add an additional 10 percent for waste. Choosing the screen mesh material is another consideration when figuring out how to screen in a porch. Start by removing the old screen, if necessary, and any hardware or fasteners used to attach it to the structure. Use screen spline to attach the screen to the base strips. Spline is made of hard rubber or vinyl and fits tightly into the groove of the base strip, or any screen frame, to pinch the mesh securely in place.