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Transform your patio or porch into a bug-free haven with fresh screens. Over time, screens can wear out or get damaged, but rescreening them is a straightforward DIY task. Here’s a unique, step-by-step guide to help you through the process.

Materials and Tools You’ll Need:

  • Screen Material: Opt for fiberglass, aluminum, or pet-resistant screens.
  • Base and Cap Strips: For securing the screens.
  • Spline and Spline Roller: To hold the screen in place.
  • Cutting Tools: A straight-edge knife or scissors.
  • Additional Tools: Pliers, 1-inch screws, and a cordless drill.

Detailed Steps:

  1. Prepare and Measure:
    • Measure your screen frames accurately.
    • Purchase the appropriate amount of screen material and other supplies.
  2. Choose the Right Screen:
    • Consider your needs: fiberglass for ease of use, aluminum for durability, or pet-resistant screens for homes with pets.
  3. Install Base Strips:
    • Secure the base strips to the porch frame using screws.
    • If you’re replacing old screens, remove any remaining spline and clean the grooves thoroughly.
  4. Screen Installation:
    • Cut the screen material to size.
    • Pull the screen taut and use the spline roller to press the spline into the grooves, securing the screen in place.
  5. Finishing Touches:
    • Trim the excess screen material neatly with a knife.
    • Snap the cap strips over the base strips to complete the installation and give it a polished look.


Rescreening your porch or patio not only enhances its appearance but also extends its functionality, making it a more enjoyable space. With this guide, you can confidently tackle the project on your own. For a flawless finish or if you prefer professional help, contact Patio Screen Pro. Visit Patio Screen Pro to learn more and request a free estimate.