Now it's time to install the screen. As with any project of this nature, the first section is always the hardest and most time-consuming, but by the time you get to the end you've worked out all the kinks and are ready to screen the whole neighborhood. One person could do it, but it would be a lot easier with a couple of extra hands.
We did this over one weekend. Saturday morning we purchased all of the materials, installed the base strips, and completed one section. On Sunday we started back up after church and finished off the rest of the sections and added the cap.
Click through to the blogpost for a detailed DIY tutorial with tips and tricks for installing your porch screen.
Base strips, cap strips, screen, spline, roller, screws, screwdriver, mallet
Start with the horizontals ... top and bottom. Then install the verticals.
Start at the top and work your way down, fully completing each screened section before starting the next.
This is the finishing touch ... the "cover-up."