Once the old screen and foam screening spline are removed from the old doorframe, replacements have to be done from a trusted supplier. You may replace your old screen either with the same version or with a completely new type depending on your personal preference. If at all you didn’t know the common types of screens that you should expect once you go shopping, then here is a simplified list for you: outdoor patio screens, transparent advantage screens, solar screens, fiberglass screens and aluminum screens.
Depending on the type of screen that you buy, you can either choose a black or grey colored foam screening spline since they only come in those two colors. The black colored types are best suit for charcoal screens while the grey colored ones are best suit for bright colored screens. You should be very careful about the diameter of screening spline before doing your final shopping. Ensure that you measure the width of channel of your old door accurately using a reliable measuring instrument. You may use a pair of Vanier calipers so as to get the most accurate results.
A foam screening spline is basically meant to fit into the existing groove on the doorframe and hold the screen firmly to the frame. It is expandable hence, it can compress easily into the existing groove. For this reason, you should ensure that you buy a larger diameter than the size of the channel so as to ensure that you get a tight grip at the end of the process. The other tools that you may find important when replacing your old screen include a pair of scissors, cutting knife, screwdrivers and a screening tool. You should consider using a screening tool for the installation of the screening spline for the best results.