Step 1

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Measure Opening

Measure and record the width and height of the opening using measuring tape.

Step 2

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Measure Frame Dimensions

Screen and framing kits are easy to use because of the corner connectors. To get the accurate frame measurements, you’ll need to account for the corner connectors. For example, our connectors were 3/4" long, so we subtracted 1-½" (3/4" doubled) from our width and height runs to get the correct frame dimensions.

Step 3

Cut and Assemble Frame

Cut frames to size with a hacksaw, and assemble the frame using the plastic corner connectors.

Step 4

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Install Screen

Roll out the screen, and center it in the frame. With the screen pulled tight, use the roller to push the spline into the frame’s channel. Work your way around the frame cutting the spline at the corners with a utility blade.

Step 5

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Trim Screen

Carefully trim away the excess screening material as close to the spline channel as possible using a utility blade.

Step 6

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Measure and Cut Shoe Molding

Using your opening's height and width dimensions, cut shoe molding with a miter saw.

Step 7

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Paint Shoe Molding

Paint the molding to match your woodwork. We used a semi-gloss black paint.

Step 8

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Install Exterior Shoe Molding

Once shoe molding is dry to the touch, install the outer molding with a nail gun loaded with 16-gauge, 2" finish nails. 

Step 9

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Insert Screened Frame

Standing on the inside, place the screened frame up against the outside molding.

Step 10

Install Interior Shoe Molding

Nail interior shoe molding in place with 2" finish nails to secure the frame.