Dim. of Window Screen Spline dado

{Cross posted to alt.home.repair and rec.woodworking}
Does anyone know, or have link to, the dimensions of the dado cut for use with fiberglass window screen and the spline that holds the screen material in place?
Most likely will use PT pine for frame. Would like to know the depth of cut, distance from inside edge (3/16 ?) and any other information available.
Also if any know the largest square area of a screen which can be held in place by a spline (wind loading) if that information is available.
Previous owners of home have created small "Florida" screened in deck off of detached garage with roof. Great for guest to use as smoker's lounge. Problem is window screens get damaged, and need replacing now and then. Staple gun OK, but now have hundreds of staples in studs holding up roof. Looking into options to make screen replacement more convenient.
Plan to use off-the-shelf products at BORG not making the grade due to non-standard sizes.
Phil
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Take a look at your BORG. They have several sizes of spline rubber. As far as depth and distance from edge that will depend on the size of the splining material you use. I use 3/16" from inside edge and that is where my dado would be.
Jon

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Alternately you can make your own aluminum screen frames from stock, you just cut the stock to size and use little slip in connectors to make the corners. Mitered ones look nicer but they also have plastic slip ins that work with square cuts.
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