Herschel Gibbs

11:10AM | 07/09/01
Member Since: 07/08/01
2 lifetime posts
How do i make a frame to screen my arched windows with solar screening? I'm wanting to make one big screen to cover the whole window frame. I have found the screen i need at Home Depot. But the framing kits are all for square windows. And how do i fasten the completed frame/with screen to my window? Do i fasten it to the brick for the window frame itself?


10:43AM | 07/17/01
Member Since: 07/16/01
1 lifetime posts
Did you find any help on making the arched screens? I have to replace an existing screen that blew out in a storm and was badly bent.

The screen I have is aluminum, with normal corners and sides. The top is also aluminum. but the corners are pop-riveted. The entire screen fits into the screen slot on my existing window frame.

I believe I could build a new screen, but I'm looking for hints on how to bend the top/arch correctly.


Herschel Gibbs

11:47AM | 07/17/01
Member Since: 07/08/01
2 lifetime posts
The only solution i've come up with is i went to a place of buisness that specializes in window screens. He told me that there wasn't really a way for the average joe to make an arch correctly. He gave me a quote that turned out to be only about $20 more per window than i could do them myself.
I'm still searching for ideas on how to do it myself. (He told me that the frame would be to brittle for me to bend myself) ???
Sounds like he didn't want to let me in on his secret.
Good Luck.


09:05AM | 08/06/15
I am in this very dilema as well. I see the make screen frame rollers to make arches for like 800.00. or I got to thinking the J channel vynil around my arched window is perferated to flex for the arch. Certainly worth the $3.00 frame piece to try. I would suggest you take your measurment and then make you first cut dead cent then work out evenly on both sides till you have the flexibility to create the arch you need. Just an idea.......
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