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Screen Enclosure Parts

The screen enclosure you use is very handy for keeping bugs and other small nuisances from infiltrating your deck or backyard area, but these enclosures can really take a beating from the elements in the process. Even the enclosures with tarps that can be lowered to cover and protect screens can be hit hard if left out during a storm. Ripped screens, bent poles and torn tarps are just some of the more common problems you may experience thanks to Mother Nature.

Troubleshooting tips for your screen enclosure

If you store your screen enclosure for the winter without thoroughly checking for moisture, then the metal screws that hold it together can rust and become useless. Another problem comes from avian wildlife soaring overhead. If their droppings land on your enclosure and you're unaware, over time, they can degrade the canvas and screen. In addition, rodents and other small mammals like to chew their way through anything, leaving numerous holes in their wake.

Five common components of screen enclosures

  • The poles that hold up your screen enclosure are typically made of aluminum, but they can also be crafted out of wood. The advantages of aluminum are that it's a lighter material than wood, and it's also more durable against water and termites. Wood is more cost efficient and has a more traditional look to it.
  • There are different types of screens available with various mesh sizes that suit different purposes. If screen mesh is torn or has holes, you’ll need to replace the screen.
  • Some screen enclosures are set up the same way a tent is. Each of the corner posts come up to a center line with the screen draped over both sides. Other enclosures have an actual roof held up by either square or circular poles, depending on the design.
  • Screens can be attached to the poles in a few different ways. Screws, fasteners and bungee cords are some of the different methods used.
  • Some enclosures are designed to be secured into the ground for extra stability. Enclosures used in fair weather rely solely on their weight to keep them in place.

Ordering replacement parts for your screen enclosure at Sears PartsDirect

Finding the specific parts you need to make repairs to your screen enclosure is easy with Sears PartsDirect. Just type the model number of your screen enclosure into the search box, and you'll be taken to a list of available parts. If you don't happen to have the model number handy, you can browse by category or brand to narrow down your search. At Sears PartsDirect, we carry quality replacement parts for your screen enclosure and have customer service representatives standing by to assist with your needs or concerns.