SNAPP Screen System

SNAPP

SNAPP® SCREEN SYSTEM
Snapp® Screen System is an extremely versatile and easy to use porch screening product that is nearly invisible when installed.

Snapp® is adaptable to all shapes and sizes of openings and can be utilized in a wide variety of projects. It’s a great choice for porch, patio, and deck screening applications as well as an unlimited array of specialized installations.

How easy is it? Simply cut the extrusion to length, install on each side of the opening, roll in the screen …. Done! So simple … it’s a Snapp®

Snapp® can be mounted to any base material including steel, aluminum, wood, Azek, and others. It can be mounted directly to the structure or to a framing system (wood style frames for example) or to anything else you can dream up. Applications for Snapp® are limitless.

We offer Installation services in the state of Connecticut. Please call us for a free Quote (800) 940-1353.
Snapp® can be used for numerous purposes: on your R/V, boat, child's playhouse, in restaurants, hotels, and a wide range of other commercial and industrial screening applications.
With Snapp® you do not have to worry about any bulky framing around an opening. Snapp extrusion is only 1” by 1/2” and almost completely disappears out of sight when screened.
Simply install Snapp® directly to your structure or to any prefabricated frame. The PVC extrusion is flexible and will adapt to any shape - including squares, triangles, and even arches. Your openings no longer need to be square, plumb or even level!
Snapp® can also be used in combination with Screen Wall System™.
Here’s an example (above) how Snapp is combined with Master Frame and AZEK to complete radial shape of siding.

Click here to learn more about Screen Wall System™.
Snapp® screen is combined with Screen Wall System® Divider Bar Extrusion to complete railing at this deck. PVC Snapp is used on the upper ceiling part. 

Click here to learn more about Divider Bar Extrusion™.
Snapp® Screen System is available in Extruded Aluminum and Extruded PVC
Extruded Aluminum Snapp®
Stock length: 96” - T6 Temper
Extruded PVC Snapp®
Stock length: 99”
Finishes
• Mill – Unfinished: $13.70
• Bronze Powder Coat: $31.98
(TIGER Drylac Series 38 / 60060
• White Powder Coat: $27.47
(TIGER Drylac Series 49 / 11340)
• White: $13.00
• Bronze: $13.00
Use a 3/32” nylon wheel spline tool and new OEM spline. Do not re-use spline when rescreening as it might not give enough tension.
.140 
Polyfoam Spline
500’ roll - $18.95
3000’ roll - $66.46

Use our .140 Poly Spline with Snapp Screen System ONLY when installing 16x14 .025g PVC Coated Polyester, 18x20 .025g PVC Coated Polyester, or any other high gauge material.
.170 
Polymoaf Spline
500’ roll - $22.17
3000’ roll - $77.26

Use our .170 Poly Spline with Snapp® Screen System when installing all screen materials EXCEPT 16x14 .025g PVC Coated Polyester, 18x20 .025g PVC Coated Polyester, or other high gauge material
Snapp® Screen Stainless Steel Installation Screws (100 PCS)
Mill - $15.00
White painted - $25
Bronze painted - $25

Snapp® Installation Screw: 18-8 Stainless Steel. #6 X 3/4 Square Drive Truss Head (100 PCS)
3/32" Single Concave Edge Nylon Wheel Spline Roller
$26.14

Professional Quality Nylon Wheel Spline Tool (MADE IN USA)
Click here to learn more about available screening fabrics.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Snapp® installation requires only 4 simple steps:
  1. Measure the opening
  2. Cut the extrusions to length
  3. Mount extrusions
  4. Install screen material
Select from the measuring / cutting instructions below. Remember, Snapp® can be utilized using a combination of methods shown. Adjust all instructions as needed for your particular installation or application.
The Snapp® extrusion can be mounted “inside” or “around” any opening. It’s specifically designed to be out of sight. When installed “inside” it will take up only 1/2” - when mounted “around” it will take up less than 1/16”. There is virtually no loss of sight lines.
Not only can the Snapp® extrusion be mounted “inside” or “around” an opening (or a combination of both), it can be mounted facing inward or outward and it can be mounted with Butt Corners or Miter Corners (or a combination of both).
Snapp® will work with ANY shape opening … including arches. It’s so adaptive that your openings don’t even need to be square, plumb, or even level. Snapp adapts to your situation. The extrusion can be butted together infinitely and it can be used with all types of screening materials.
“AROUND” THE OPENING MOUNT
Butt corners (“Around” Opening): First, cut the width extrusions 7/8” larger than the clear opening measurements obtained. Next cut out a 7/16” notch in both ends of the extrusion flange (This creates the overlap needed so the extrusions can mate up) and install. Cut the height extrusions 1/16” less than the measurement obtained in-between the already installed width extrusions and install.
Miter corners (“Around” Frame): Cut all extrusions 1” longer than the clear opening measurements obtained (This will provide ½” overlap on each side for miter corners) and install. This should provide enough slack for installation but may be increased or reduced as required for your application.
“INSIDE” THE OPENING MOUNT
Butt corners (“Inside” of opening): Cut the width extrusions 1/16” less than the clear opening measurements obtained and install. Cut the height extrusions 1/16” less than the measurement obtained in-between the already installed width extrusions and install.  
Miter corners (“Inside” of opening): Cut all extrusions 1/16” less than the clear opening measurements obtained and install. This should provide enough slack for installation but may be increased or reduced as required for your application.

Locate your first screw at the extrusion center point and then work outward. Position screws along the flange score line. Pre-drill all holes. 
Use screws suitable for your specific installation conditions.

Aluminum Snapp®: Locate 1 screw 1” from each end and then every 12”.
PVC Snapp®: Locate 1 screw 1” of each end and then every 8-12”.
Screen material is installed in a traditional screening fashion.

Use only a 3/32” or 1/16” nylon wheel spline tool and new OEM spline.
(do not re-use spline when rescreening)
Trim screen by running blade along the top edge of extrusion. Trim location is the same for both sides of the extrusion.
** CAUTION **
Aggressive or deep trimming will damage spline and/or weaken hold.
THE RECOMMENDED SCREENING PATTERN IS: TOP, BOTTOM, PRIME HAND SIDE, NON-PRIME HAND SIDE.
1) Spline in top of opening and fully attach screen material. Ensure spline if fully seated into spline channel.
2) Spline in lower extrusion. Pull downward tension on screen material while installing spline. This will tighten up the screen panel substantially. Most of your tension will be obtained during this step. Ensure spline if fully seated into spline channel.
3) If you're right-handed, install the spline on the right side next. If you're left-handed, install the spline on the left side next. Ensure spline is fully seated into spline channel.
4) Install spline in final remaining side. Pull lateral tension on the screen while installing spline. This step will tighten up the screen fully and create a clean flat installation. Ensure spline if fully seated into spline channel.

Adjustments for metal materials:

Metal screen materials can be used - but there is always a risk of cathodic reaction when installing into the aluminum extrusion. Screening pattern is the same except that the screen should be fully worked into the extrusion prior to installing spline. This eliminates trimming. To achieve this, overlap the top extrusion by 1/8” to 3/16” with the screen material. Work the screen into the extrusion fully. Angle cut the corners last. Install the spline in one full motion across the top. Repeat steps for bottom extrusion while putting downward tension on the screen. Repeat steps for prime hand side. Repeat for non-prime hand side – again while pulling lateral tension. If performed correctly there should be no trimming and screen should be flat with a clean appearance. Another trick (not required) is to use a step spline tool to form a clean edge prior to installing spline.

This will give a crisp clean edge all around.
INSTALLATION TIPS
“Around” the opening “Butt” installations will require a notch be cut in the width extrusions. The typical notch will be 7/16” x 5/8” but size can change based upon installation conditions.
Miter cut and Butt cut corner with screen installed. Note that on the Butt cut corner spline is broken and restarted.
Interior of a butt corner (“inside of opening”) installation shown without reverse notch out. Reverse notch out is not required to make unless for desired appearance.
Ensure that you can reach all extrusions fully for screen installation. Based upon the installation conditions, spacers may be required to ensure enough room is available to install screen material. Photos left show spacer installed under base extrusion. (Click here for .pdf # 13)
In all installations, the proper sized OEM spline must be fully seated in the extrusion or screen pull out (installation failure) will occur. OEM spline is a one-time use product - do not reuse when rescreening. (Click here for .pdf#14)
Column faces will typically be angled away from each other in traditional gazebo installations. The extrusion can be mounted directly to the columns or a wedge can be installed first. (see .pdf left). Extrusion can be mounted “inside” or “around” the opening or as required to facilitate installation. (Click here for .pdf #15)
USING SNAPP® WITH ARCHES
• Extruded Aluminum: Standard T6 temper can be manipulated for installation into large arches. We also offer a lighter temper version (in Mill only) for use in tight arches. We do recommend the use of a bender in both cases for professional results. (See picture left.)

• Extruded PVC: Malleable right out of the box. Great for large and small arches and a large array of other shapes. A heat gun may be used to help flex the extrusion if needed for very tight bends. (See picture right.)
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