Screening is the evaluation of anything as an important part of a method that plays a key role in that specific method. It helps to attain a particular result or target.
If we talk about different screening forms, it may be a screen house or any other form. Here, we can use the word “cover” for the screen.
People use screens for different purposes such as
. To protect plants from the ultraviolet radiation of the sun.
. To keep houses safe from the mosquitoes and other flying bees.
. To have a secure greenhouse effect.
Screens for protecting plants:
Plants such as peppers and tomatoes need proper screening. We can buy strong support hoops to cover the plants tightly. But these support hoops provide temporary and less durable covering. In short, their efficiency is low.
To protect plants from the UV radiation of the sun permanently, we can use simple screens. We should use those screens which have white sheets within them.
Screens for protecting houses:
People use screens in houses to cease the entry of mosquitoes and other flying bees. Chances of infections are reduced, such as malaria. In other words, we can say that screens protect family members from different epidemics.
Some people use bed-nets. Bed-nets are temporary and do not provide complete protection. They protect from the biting of mosquitoes only at night. In short, we use it in one-third part of the day-night circle. Furthermore, sleeping below the bed-nets create suffocation.
But if we use screens in the windows or ceilings, they are permanent and efficient. They stop the entry of mosquitoes as well as houseflies. Houseflies add pathogens (bacteria) in the feces that eventually reaches the food. We can cope with this problem by using screens in the house. These screens can be used twenty-four hours a day.
Screens for the greenhouse effect:
In the greenhouse effect, screens control light, temperature and the extent of moisture. Most people use thermal screens. The thermal screens include indoor screens, outdoor screens and photoperiod screens.
Thermal screens consist of fabrics. This fabric has polyester fabric with a woven aluminum thin layer. It provides optimum conditions to speed up the proper growth of plants.
The above discussion shows the importance of screens in different areas of life. But now we are going to discuss an important point of screening. This important point is “how to keep screen tight when installing?”.
How can you keep the screen tight when installing?
Installation of the screen is a considerable topic to be discussed. Before installing, you should purchase a suitable screen according to your needs and target.
We will now tell you different ways to keep the screen tight while installation in the above-mentioned cases.
Keeping screen tight in case of the plants:
When you are installing a screen to protect plants, you can use wooden stakes. These wooden stakes keep the screen tight and in a proper position.
Firstly, place the wooden stakes in the right position. Then, keep the screens containing white sheets on them. Staple the sheets and wooden stakes. It gives protection from radiations of the sun that spoils and destroy plants.
Keeping screen tight when installing in houses:
There is a need for installing a new screen when
- You are buying a new house.
- You are selling an old house.
- You have holes and cut in the existing torn screen.
- You have an unrepairable screen.
You can install the screen tightly in the ceilings, doors, windows and porch. But the installation of a screen on the porch is the most common.
Now, we will provide many steps to keep the screen tight when installing in the windows.
Collect the tools required for this purpose. These tools include base and cap, screw gun, cross brace, loop and latch screw, hack saw, finger pull, roller knife, screen frame fastener and hammer.
Measure the size of the porch windows vertically and horizontally. Repeat this measurement to have an accurate measure of its height and width.
Purchase the base and cap according to the measurements. The caps are available in the market in different colors. So select the color that matches your house paint color.
As you know the screen tight, include two mains things.
- Base: It is attached to the frame of the porch. So its size and structure are the same as the frame.
- Cap: It is attached above the surface of the cap.
Now, remove the cap of the existing screen through the roller or utility knife. Then, use the screw gun to cut the base.
In the next step, take a new base and put it to the porch’s wooden frame. At the corners of the frame, the base strips should be joined with each other.
Now, close the screws tightly with a loop and latch screw.
In this step, cut the fabric screen with the knife. Cut only the parts that are larger than the opening of corners. Roll the screen on the top of the base first with the help of a screening tool.
Now, roll the two sides keeping the screen centered within the opening. Finally, roll the screen on the down holes of the base to fit tightly.
In the final step, trim excess screen from all sides. Now, install the cap on the top of the base with the help of a hammer. The cap should be fitted tightly in the base.
Cover the ends of the screen and give your porch a nice look.
If you need any adjustment or repair, simply put off the base through the screwdriver and replace the screen tight cap.
Keeping screen tight in greenhouse effect:
You can apply the same procedure as discussed in the case of protecting plants from the greenhouse effect. But the only difference is using thermal screens rather than screens with white sheets.
Final Thoughts: Many people contact the local carpenter to avoid the problem of screen tight. This is just a wastage of time and money. You can keep the screen tight while installing by yourself and save money. The only thing to follow the above steps carefully.