Porch Screening Alternatives to Aluminum.

chulamanJune 23, 2006

I am building a new house in Florida with a large back porch that has two screened areas. For low maintenance I have almost all exterior surfaces made out of something other than wood. I have HBG colums and porch ceiling, Azek Trim, Hardie Soffit, brick floor, etc. I would hate to clutter up the look with large aluminum screen supports or lose the low maintenance characteristics by using wood.

Does anyone know of a good system for anchoring screening systems other than wood or aluminum channels. Screen tight and similar products are interested but i still faced with how to attach the channels.


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What about vinyl.

Here is a link that might be useful: vinyl screening

    Bookmark   June 24, 2006 at 1:12PM
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I think I'm going with this. I haven't seen it in person yet, but it sound great. I talked to one of the owners on the phone he was very helpful.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mosquito curtain

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 6:41PM
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That mosquito screen looks like just the thing-- I live in Florida too and it gets old looking out through screening all the time. You'll enjoy the flexibility!

I wonder if there is enough weight on the hem of the curtains to keep them from billowing in on you with every breeze? I once had roll-up shades and had a heck of a time keeping those things from blowing in... Let me know-- these curtains have definitely piqued my interest!


    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 10:12AM
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Thanks freedee for the Mosquito curtain link. I really want a permanent solution as I have screen doors planned and have planned an unscreened front porch and an unscreened portion of the back porch.

My experience on my present house near Orlando is that an unscreened porch is a maintenance issue I wish to avoid.

Screen tight is interesting but requires the wood framing I am trying to avoid so for now I am somewhat resigned to using white aluminum channels.

Has anynone used ScreenEze?

Here is a link that might be useful: Screen Eze

    Bookmark   July 6, 2006 at 8:33PM
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Can you still buy copper screening?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2006 at 8:24AM
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This is not an alternative to Aluminum, but shows the almost limitless ways that the enclosures can be installed. Take a look at our web site. www.hanscreen.com

Here is a link that might be useful: Hansen Screen Enclosures Inc.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2009 at 10:34AM
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