Polyester and Polyester/ Fiberglass Blend Screen Materials
are one key to the durability of the screen installation. Its "memory": the ability of the polyester to return to its original shape after being stretched by impact or weight keeps the appearance fresh. Both choices are extremely resistant to visible signs of weathering and to loss of strength over time.
The second factor in our screen's durability is the type of supporting frames used. 0ur extruded screen frames are shaped to hold the screen and flat spline so that the more force applied to the screen, the tighter the screen is held in the frame. This works much like the strap locks on a backpack.
The combination of the strength of the screen material, held in place by the flat spline in the extruded frames makes a nearly indestructible screen installation.
Exterior of enclosed Underdeck to the right. Pictured next
Any cost advantages that Fiberglass has over Magnolia's Polyester screen is lost in the cost of more frequent replacement. Magnolia's clients enjoy maintenance-free use of their screen enclosures.
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The secret to the remarkable strength of Magnolia's Polyester screen is a combination of the screen itself, the flat spline used to hold in the frame, and the contour of the extrusion, which holds the screen in place.
If Polyester screen is stretched by impact, it will return to its original shape. Commonly used Fiberglass screens are no match for the Polyester screen.
The weave is square (you can turn it in either direction). This can make it difficult to install in cold weather due to stiffness.
Magnolia's Polyester screen will return to its original shape in a short time. This "memory" helps keep the new appearance of your installation for years.
We have more than 12 years experience with installing and using this material, and can vouch for it's durability.
A newer screening material, it is about half the price of our price of the Polyester. It has many properties of the Polyester. These properties include the strength and memory, and it also will not run or sag when punctured.
Magnolia's Polyester screen is manufactured in widths up to 10'. It can cover a large expanse with fewer supports or knee walls to block your view.
Rather than use conventional screen frames, we use extrusions. These are made by pressing a heated ingot through a die. This creates a seamless tube, that is much stronger than a rolled tube. The screen and spline are pressed into a groove in the extrusion. The more strain that is applied to the screen, the tighter the screen is held.
(The drawings are NOT to scale.)
Designed to re-screen an existing installation, giving all the advantages of the Magnolia System. This excursion makes your re-screening attractive and speedy. It is available only through the Magnolia Underdecks.
A rigid structural piece used to support a free standing enclosure.
Typically it is attached to a floor or wall. The 2" x 2" extrusions are attached to it for vertical posts or chair rails.
It is used where there is no need for structural support.
The flat-sided spline presses the screen into the groove on the outside of the extrusion.