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Window Screen Frame

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Window screens can be made with wood frames or aluminum frames. Wood frames are more decorative, require periodic maintenance and are much more expensive. Window screens with aluminum frames can use lightweight, roll-form framing or heavyweight, extruded frames.

Roll Form Aluminum Screen Frame

Roll-form frame is lightweight and economical. It is made by taking a flat piece of aluminum stock, rolling it into a box shape and crimping the edge to keep the box shape.

There are two types of roll-form frame -- Box Frame and Lip Frame. Box Frame comes in two sizes -- 5/16" x 3/4" and 5/16" x 1".

In the picture to the left, 5/16" is the "B" dimension. 5/16" will fit into the screen tracts on most aluminum windows.

 

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 5/16" x 3/4" Roll Form Frame

Generally used for half screens or small window screens that use lightweight screening materials.

Colors Available : Tan, Bronze, Champagne, White or Unpainted

Kits available :
Half Screen Kits -- Designed to make ten window screens up to 47" x 47"
Full Screen Kits -- Designed to make ten window screens up to 47" x 95"

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Generally used for larger window screens or those that use heavier screening materials.

Colors Available : Tan, Bronze, Champagne, White or Unpainted

Kits Available :
Half Screen Kits -- Designed to make ten window screens up to 47" x 47"
Full Screen Kits -- Designed to make ten window screens up to 47" x 95".

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Used when the screen is recessed into the opening. The lip then forms a seal around the opening. Jalousie Frame is a roll-form framing, sometimes called Knife Edge or Lip frame. It is similar in size to a "Box" Frame but has a 1/4" lip on the outside edge.

Colors Available : Bronze, White or Unpainted

Kits Available :
Half Screen Kits -- Designed to make ten window screens up to 45" x 45"
Full Screen Kits -- Designed to make ten window screens up to 45" x 90"

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