RETRACTABLE INSECT SCREEN SHEARED OFF SPLINE

by Po Ku
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)



Hi,


I installed a casement window a year ago with a built in retractable insect screen (pull down type). The tracks were kind of sticky and when I pulled too hard, the screen sheared off straight along the edge of the spine.
Now I need to find a spline that can match the profile of the existing one.
Note the screen is sandwiched between the two flaps of the spline and heat welded.
If I can find a replacement spline (in medium soft plastic), I think I can glue the screen into it.
Where can I find a spline like this? I hope it is not European.
The window was made by a company in Quebec, Canada.

Hi;

Thanks for taking the time to include pictures.

Enfortunately the companies that make these screens dont make spare parts available.

The trick is going to be finding a metal bar which will fit inside the tracks. I am thinking that a piece of aluminum flashing folded 180 degrees so that there is a slot to hold the screen would work.

You could glue the screen into the slot with 2 part epoxy



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