Spline won't stay
I have 2 spots in my Arizona room (screen room) that keep coming out. It's on the outside and I have replaced the spline, thinking it might have had sun damage. When I install it, it seems to fit perfectly but does not stay in. Most of the time it comes when there it's windy or monsoon season and only happens in 2 places. The rest of the room is fine. Can I glue it in? Please advise.
If the spline stays in at lest 24 hours then I would try using silicone caulk to hold it in.
That way its not as permenent as glue which you would have a hard time scraping out if you ever had to replace the screens.
As to why the spline is coming out , could be a defect in the rail where the groove is a little wider in one or two spots so that the spline pops out.
If the caulk comes out too then the next step is to screw a flat sheet metal plate over top of the area that pops out.
Hope this helps
Click here to post comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Screen Spline.