Half Arch Shaped 90% Fabric Assembled Solar Screen, 5/16" x 3/4" Frame

Half Arch Shaped 90% Fabric Assembled Solar Screen, 5/16" x 3/4" Frame

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90% Half Arch Shaped Solar Screens using 5/16" x 3/4" Framing : Half Arch shaped solar screens are solar screens with two 90 degree angled corners and a half arched top. This solar screen is made out of the 90% fabric, we recommend the this 90% fabric for all windows that get 4 hours or more of sun. We recommend the 80% fabric for windows that get 4 hours or less of sun, generally those windows that do not face West. This screen is made out of the 5/16" x 3/4" wide framing. We do not recommend building large Half Arch Shaped Solar Screens out of this smaller framing. This size of framing is good for smaller sized screens, say screens 32"W x 48"H and smaller. If you are needing a larger sized screen, for strength we strongly recommend using the 5/16"x1" framing instead of this 5/16" x 3/4" framing.


HARDWARE:
(4) 3/4" Self Tapping Screws - Each Half Arch Shaped Solar Screen comes with (4) 3/4" Self Tapping Screws for a direct screw on installation.
(2) 3/4" Screws & (2) Flush Clips with Leaf Springs - For windows that have a track (channel) at the top and bottom and you do not want to direct screw the screen, you will want to use this hardware option.
(2) 3/4" and (4) 1" Self Tapping Screws w/ (4) 5/16" Metal turn Clips - If you have a metal window that does not have a track (channel) at the top and bottom and you do not want to direct screw the screen with the provided (4) 3/4" Self Tapping Screws, you can choose to use this hardware option.


SUPPORT BAR: Support Bars are used to provide strength for the screen. If the screen is not going to be direct screwed, you will want to use a support bar to keep the screen from bowing in. When you direct screw a screen you can always pull the screen tight, but if a screen is going to be held by clips or sit into tracks at the top or bottom of the window, you will want to use a support bar so the fabric stays tight and does not get wavy. A support bar is generally measured, so that when used it is concealed behind/over the break in the window. When installing a solar screen, you install the screen with the support bar between the fabric and your window. Installed properly, you will not be able to see the support bar from either the outside or inside of the window. Watch this video to clearly understand how to measure for a Horizontal Support bar.


HOW TO MEASURE & INSTALL VIDEOS


How to Measure & Install Half Arch Shaped Solar Screens for Opening Windows with Tracks to use Leaf Springs: This video Explains how to measure and install half arch shaped solar screens for windows that accommodate full sized screens which open up and down. Windows that have a track (channel) built into the window at the top and bottom of the window that make it possible to hold a full sized solar screen. A full size solar screen is one that fits over the entire window that is held in place by these tracks using leaf springs at the top of the screen to provide tension to help hold the screen in place. We do not recommend building large Full Arch Solar Screens out of this framing. This size of framing is good for smaller sized screens, say 32"W x 48". If you have a need for a full arched screen using leaf springs, we recommend that you use our 5/16" x 1" framing.
Hardware : (2) 3/4" Screws, (2) Flush Clips, Leaf Springs on the Width Side 
Support Bar : Horizontal Bar (you will always want to use a Horizontal Bar for leaf spring solar screens, to give the screen strength, so the fabric stays tight)

How to Measure & Install Half Arch Shaped Solar Screens for Non-Opening Windows : For all non-opening half arch shaped windows you will want to direct screw your solar screens to the window's framing. This video provides installation and measuring tips that can be very important to the understanding of how to measure and install solar screens on to non-opening half arched windows. While it may seem easy and simple to do, please make sure you watch this video so you can learn from our extensive experience.
Hardware : (4) 3/4" Screws 
Support Bar : Not Needed (if used, you would see it from the inside)



How to Measure & Install Half Arch Shaped Solar Screens for Opening Windows using Metal Turn Clips : For Metal Framed Half Arched Windows that open and do not have a track (channel) at the top and bottom to fit spring loaded screens into, you can use metal turn clips to install your half arched shaped solar screens. This video explains how, when and why you would want to use the metal turn clips.
Hardware : (2) 3/4" and (4) 1" Self Tapping Screws, (4) 5/16" Metal Turn Clips
Support Bar :
Horizontal Bar (we strongly recommend using a horizontal support bar when using the metal turn clips, doing so gives the screen strength)