Asked on Jun 12, 2019

What kind of material can I use around the bottom of my screen porch?

VimarhonorCheryl GillmanEm


My screen needs replacing but i would like to install some type of solid material half way up and then finish top portion with new screens. What material can be used that can withstand weather.... rain and sun?

4 answers
  • Flipturn
    on Jun 12, 2019

    It would be helpful if you could post a picture of your porch.

    That way we could see exactly what you are starting with.

  • Em
    on Jun 12, 2019

    There are a lot of plastic pieces you can buy at Home Depot. Trim, boards, panels etc. Go take a look next to the lumber.

  • Cheryl Gillman
    on Jun 12, 2019

    Are you wanting something like a trellis or lattice type thing?

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jun 13, 2019

    Perhaps you might wish to considered the screen tight system?

    We had ours installed in 2015 -with remodel and addition- to our surprise it’s a wonderful system.

    It consists of the regular fiberglass mesh screening stuffed into an edge frame sealed with rope like stretchy spline and has a plastic snaps on Tupperware type sealing strip to cover your raw edge.

    We just repaired a huge panel after a dog excitement accident. It was pretty easy to work with. We just bought replacement screen + tub of the spline and a hand spline tool and the job was completed without much effort. I would say its diy least the repair was. It was far easier than a more old-school staple screen and cover with it with wood —system that we had a prior residence.

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