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I have just finished a large screened enclosure using a "screenclad" system from L B PLastics
WE stretched all 37 panels drum head tight. A few days later several of the 54" wide panels were sagging. We re-stretched the sagging panels, some panels have been re-stretch more than once. Are there some screen wire brands to be avoided? Should I have used aluminum screen wire?
 

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I have been running my construction business for thirty years, Ive built everything from small room additions to resort homes of over 8000 sf. I resent ANYONE calling me a DIYer. Your smart-ass answer only reflects that you have no clue as to the answer about the question I was posting. I invite anyone with the knowledge of the materials in question to throw their opinion in here.
 

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not kiding Badbreath, those Guys can anwser your question. It matters not how long you have been doing it what matters is how you fix it.


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When I do screened porches I make sure no opening will be greater than 48", perferably around 36". The bigger openings like 54" are hard to keep sag free. I always use fiberglass screen.
 

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Is the frame being pulled in from the tension of the screen? If not, the only thing it could be is the screening itself. I would try another brand of screen. If the frame is pulling in, you may need to put a bridge in-between to split the panel and support the longest sides.
 

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When I do screened porches I make sure no opening will be greater than 48", perferably around 36". The bigger openings like 54" are hard to keep sag free. I always use fiberglass screen.
You can keep large screens tight with the "Screen Tight" system. Give it a try if you get the chance:
 

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I have been running my construction business for thirty years, Ive built everything from small room additions to resort homes of over 8000 sf. I resent ANYONE calling me a DIYer. Your smart-ass answer only reflects that you have no clue as to the answer about the question I was posting. I invite anyone with the knowledge of the materials in question to throw their opinion in here.
Badinthetemper too :laughing:
 

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www.metroscreeenworks.com.

I ordered a sample of the super screen for 60" openings. We'll see if customer goes for it. I told them when we built it that the screen would not last. Just sent them the maintenance bill. No reply yet.

8000 sq ft resort homes and a 54" screen opening has you boggled? Hmmmm...maybe it's an off day.

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