Sun Control
Phifer Suntex 80 - Blocks up to 80% of the sun's heat.
Phifer Suntex 90 - Blocks up to 90% of the sun's heat.
Phifer Suntex 90 Design
Phifer Suntex 95
Phifer Super Solar Screen
Phifer SunScreen
Phifer Solar Insect Screen 20x30
Pet Screening
Phifer Pet Screen
Phifer Tuff Screen
Phifer Tuff Screen No-See-Um Screen
High Visibility
Phifer UltraVue - High Visibility Screen
Phifer BetterVue - Improved Visibility Insect Screen
Phifer SeeVue - Stainless Steel Insect Screen
Aluminum Screen
Phifer Black Aluminum
Phifer Brite Aluminum
Phifer Charcoal Aluminum
Screen Materials
Screen Frame Bender
Window, Solar and Patio Screen Frame
Window, Solar and Patio Screen Spline
Screen Accessories
Screen Tight
Screen Tight Porch Screening Sytem
Mini Track Porch Screening Sytem
Fast Track™ is the100% Hidden Fasteners, unlimited screening configurations, versatile aluminum Framing System
Two systems in one. The easiest way to convert your screen porch into an enclosed living space for use during 3+ seasons.
A new screening system created to eliminate the need for pickets, balusters and other visual obstructions below the porch guardrail.
Modular screen porch framing system made of rigid PVC vinyl and composite fiber additives to withstand extreme wind and weather.
Pool & Patio
18x14 Pool and Patio Fiberglass Insect Screen
20x20 No-See-Um Fiberglass Insect Screen
Standard Fiberglass
Phifer Standard Mesh Insect Screen for Windows and Doors
Phifer Brite Bronze - Copper/Zinc Insect Screen
Phifer Galvanized Insect Screen
Phifer Vent Mesh - Fiberglass and Aluminum 9x9 Mesh
Phifer Glas-Shield - aka Florida Glass
Glassine - For all Weather rooms
Phifer Sheerweave
Clearance Items
Retractable Screens
Roll-Away Retractable Screen Door
Roll-Away Retractable Window Screens
Screen Door Kits
Sliding Screen Door Kits
Phifer Instant Screen Door
Bulk 600' Rolls
Phifer 600' Bulk ROM's

How to make a Window Screen

Rescreening Step-By-Step Instructions


How to ReScreen A Window or Solar Screen


Rescreening with Phifer Aluminum Screen in Aluminum Frames

How to ReScreen a Window Screen
ReScreening 1-2-3
How to ReScreen a Solar Screen
How to make a Window Screen
How to Make a Solar Screen
How to make a Solar Screen
How to Screen a Screen


1.  Lay screen frame on smooth, flat surface such as a table or a workbench.

2.  Use a screwdriver or knife to pry up the end of the old retainer spline and pull it out of the channel (Photo A). Make sure the screen latch and cross braces remain in position. Discard the old screen. Wipe the frame and groove with a clean cloth to remove all dirt and debris. The retainer spline should be replaced if it has become too brittle, or in the case of metal spline, if it is bent.

3.  Lay screen material on frame, align edge of screen with spline groove on two sides (Photo B). Allow screen to overlap spline groove approximately 1/8 inch. Cut starting corner at 45º angle (Photo C).

4.  Using the round (convex) end of screen rolling tool, roll screening down into spline groove. Work slowly, holding material straight with your other hand. Hold roller at a 45º angle pointing toward outside of frame to avoid cutting screen
(Photo D).

5.  Next use the concave end of the screen rolling tool to roll spline into groove over screen material. Be sure your roller stays in groove or damage may occur to new screen material or frame. Use other hand to hold spline in line with groove (Photo E). Do not stretch spline.

6.  Cut screen on 45º angle at corner (Photo C).

7.  Move around corner to next side and repeat steps 4 and 5, rolling in screen material with the round end of the roller and next using the concave roller to roll in the retaining spline (Photos D and E).

8.  Trim screen in line with spline groove on other two sides allowing screening to overlap the spline groove by approximately 1/8 inch (Photo F). Cut screening at corners to 45º angle (Photo C). Repeat rolling procedures, being sure to pull tension into the screen as rolling is accomplished. Roll in retaining spline on final two sides.

Rescreening with Phiferglass® Screen in Aluminum Frames

1.  Follow steps 1, 2 and 3 as shown on opposite page.

2.  Using a concave screen roller, start at one corner and roll in both the screen and the spline at the same time (Photo G). Keep screen material straight with the edge of the frame while rolling in. Continue rolling procedure around all four sides. If wrinkles or bulges appear in screen, you may remove the spline and reroll. Small wrinkles should tighten up as you near the starting corner.

3.  Use a utility knife to trim the excess screen cloth. Cut on top of the spline toward the outside of the frame to avoid cutting the screen material (Photo H).

Replacing Fiberglass Screen Panels in Pool and Patio Enclosures

1.  Measure and cut retainer splines for the top, bottom and both sides. Spline will stretch slightly when rolled in, so cut approximately 1/2" shorter than actual measurement or trim the spline after you roll in each side.

2.  Tape the new Phiferglass screening to the top of the panel using duct tape or masking tape.

3.  Using the concave end of a double roller, roll the screen cloth and the spline into the top groove.

4.  Roll in the bottom screening and spline in the same manner, gently pulling the cloth as you roll to create tension.

5.  Roll in each side in a similar manner.

6.  Trim off excess screening.

Maintenance of Window & Door Screens

Phifer aluminum or Phiferglass screening should give you many years of pleasure with a minimum of maintenance.

Screen should be vacuumed periodically to remove dust and may be washed safely with any mild soap or detergent and rinsed with clear water. Ask for it by name - Phifer Aluminum or Fiberglass Insect Screening. For windows where the sun's heat and glare is a problem, ask about Phifer Solar Screen Products


Results are typical for the product and are for reference purposes only. This data cannot be used as a certification or specification.