Yes, as with all building materials, SCREENEZE® is affected by temperature and will expand and contract. Installation temperature and sun exposure are the conditions to adjust for. To minimize the effects of expansion and contraction we use an aluminum base. So, when installing your SCREENEZE® system, plan for the temperature change your porch endures.
Installation in Cold Temperatures: Take temperature and porch location into consideration during installation. Cold day, no sun, make fit a little loose. When installing in temperatures below 60º, make sure that the vinyl caps are warmed or stored in a heated area. Cool temperatures can make the vinyl brittle causing it to split/crack during installation. This will occur at the ends so be sure to hand press the caps at the corner and take the previous stated precautions. Also, tap the cap close to a previously expanded point.
Installation in Hot Temperatures: Take temperature and porch location into consideration during installation. Full sun, part sun or no sun; adjust your cuts for the day you are installing SCREENEZE®. Hot day, full sun, make snug fits.
UV: Will the Vinyl cap color be affected in high UV areas? The cap is UV protected so it should hold its color under normal conditions.
Our team is constantly looking for ways to improve our product offerings. That said, we are excited to announce an enhancement to our Black Vinyl cap. We recently upgraded our black vinyl to HTX Vinyl
NEW HTX VINYL - HTX vinyl is a higher heat rigid vinyl that:
· Extends heat distortion temperature above standard rigid vinyl formulations; 183° vs 163°
· Is an excellent low temperature impact performance
· Maintains key vinyl attributes of flame, chemical and UV resistance