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Old 10-29-2017, 08:58 PM   #1
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Screens For A Gazebo


I designed this 26' square hip roof for a guy last year https://woodsshop.com/Pavilion/26-3_Hip-Roof-Timber.htm and now he wants a 16' square one, but with screens.

I've never done screens and know nothing about the different systems out there! Can anyone give me any advice on what would work with this type of post and beam construction using knee braces??
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:12 PM   #2
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Re: Screens For A Gazebo


i don't have a lot to give in the screen department,, but as for the concern with the knee bracing; post and beam would be 6x and knee bracing would be 4x held either flush in or flush out leaving room for screeen

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The aftermarket is full of options.
Manual draw downs out of all the options seem to work the best in the long run.
Big open spans get annihilated in the wind when fixed.
Power drop downs with wind sensors are unreliable, but the gimmick is neat.


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Manual rope and pulley drop screens are fairly affordable and if quality material will last 10+ years. They are about $12.00 a square foot installed with all hardware, and a local awning/canvas/tarp shop can make them.

When you get into motorized units the cost is easily $1,200.0 and up, motors alone cost $500 retail. Their is hand crank systems also but if you're going to have to do that a rope and pulley is far easier.

http://www.keoutdoordesign.us/ is our supplier for this type of product. And we manufacture the manual drop shades.
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I'm wondering if this 2" is enough space to install screens?

I don't know if he'd want pull down screens, he's talking about having a door or two along the sides.

don't most fixed screening systems have an extruded aluminum framework around the outsides and on either sides of the door?
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As for screens, I've had very good luck with the ScreenEze on this screened in porch, the owners had me over the other day and had nothing but great things to say about them as well. After about 8 months they feel just as taught as they did on day one.


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Mstrat, I don't see any screens, I see those 2x8 nailed to the studs but no screening?
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http://www.screeneze.com/ - Joe, it has all the details for installation and mount on the website. That is a fixed screen and yes it is extruded aluminum hardware. Fairly simple.
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As for screens, I've had very good luck with the ScreenEze on this screened in porch, the owners had me over the other day and had nothing but great things to say about them as well. After about 8 months they feel just as taught as they did on day one.

Very nice room, did you do that also?
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Very nice room, did you do that also?
Yep, we did the entire room, less the masonry that I had a masonry contractor we work with all the time do. It was a very interesting build, and the completed project feels like you're at a national park!
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Mstrat, I don't see any screens, I see those 2x8 nailed to the studs but no screening?
...I think that's the point

ScreenEze is an aluminum trim that happens to be *almost* the same color as the cedar trim boards got painted (they have a few different colors, this was bronze I think). The screens were their standard fiberglass screen offer, and honestly you have to almost be in front of them to actually see the screen. I believe they have another screen very similar to 'No-See-Em' screen that would be even less visible, but I was actually more tempted to get a thicker/stronger one with all the leaves, sticks, flying debris, and dogs they have out there...I was really quite pleased with the fact that none of it looked any different after 7 months though!

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