How do I build my own screened in patio?

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  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Aug 15, 2018

    Hello Grace, 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. In the photos below you will see the screentight panels. (Our contractor did install interior railing but we removed it to inhance our view.)

    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.

    We absolutely love this screen porch —best wishes on your planning and installation of yours!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 15, 2018

    Do you have an existing patio? If so, what type of floor is it? That will make a difference on how you build and affix the bottom of the walls.