Regularly Shaped Columns With Velcro® Top Attachment

Project Planning
Mesh & Colors
Top Attachment
Doorways & Fasteners
Sealing the Base
Order

Recommended Panel Configuration & Measuring

An inside hang is almost never recommended. Instead, take advantage of the skeletal structure of your porch with an outside path for regularly-shaped columns, start with three panels (one for each side).

Only split panels where you need a magnetic doorway to enter and exit (2-4 panels total). Magnetic doorways for Velcro® top attachment work exactly the same way as they do for tracking attachment.

Outside Path

Regular Columns With Velcro®

Measurement Tips

  • Measure the “daylight widths” or space BETWEEN house and columns on both sides WITHOUT ANY overlap (we’ll adjust later). Measure to the 1/2 inch and please be accurate.
  • Measure heights at all 3 corners from UNDERSIDE of header beam to surface to floor, (we’ll adjust for that too momentarily) since Velcro is side-mounted to some surface.
  • We then will divide your project into at least 1 panel for each side ending panels at corner columns. Any side can be further split for a magnetic doorway but only if you need one. Remember, we can make very wide panels. Your project will have from 2-4 panels total.
  • IMPORTANT: Sum width of all sides = Sum of all panel widths.

The configuration diagrams below demonstrate an example from a top view using marine snaps, magnetic doorways, and stucco strips. Watch the video to get an overview on how to measure and some ideas for your panel configuration.

Planning Overview (2:27)

Panel Adjustments (Or Use Calculator Below)

Once you have your panel configuration, there are a few panel adjustments to make for each panel. The sum width of all your panels needs to be wider than your actual exposure for overlapping magnetic doors or overlapping a structural surface (like a wall or column) and a little more so that you can have a relaxed fit. Use our panel calculator below to help with your calculations.

WIDTH ADJUSTMENTS

  • Automatically add 2-inches per panel regardless of width, then
  • Add another 1-inch per panel for EACH edge that will snap to some surface
  • Subtract 1-in for EACH edge connecting a Stucco Strip, and ignore width of stucco strip
  • For Tracking Attachment: Add another 1-in per 10ft of panel width for relaxed fit.

HEIGHT ADJUSTMENTS

  • Velcro – Add 2″ to height from bottom of Velcro® mounting surface to the floor
  • This provides 1″ of overlap on top and bottom for mounting panels on your Velcro® strip
  • If height of a given panel varies by 2″ or less, use taller height

Simple Panel Adjustment Calculator (if all heights are the same)

This simple panel calculator will make your panel adjustments for you!

Enter your unadjusted panel width and height, top attachment type, and the connection type on each side of the panel. The calculator will do the work for you to give you the final panel size to use in your order. Repeat for each panel larger than a stucco strip.

NOTE: If a panel has a height difference on the corners less than 1.5″, just use the larger of the two heights. If the heights differ greater than 1.5″, give us a call.

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Mesh Types and Colors

Regularly Shaped Columns With Velcro® Top Attachment

Project Planning
Mesh & Colors
Top Attachment
Doorways & Fasteners
Sealing the Base
Order

Recommended Panel Configuration & Measuring

An inside hang is almost never recommended. Instead, take advantage of the skeletal structure of your porch with an outside path for regularly-shaped columns, start with three panels (one for each side).

Only split panels where you need a magnetic doorway to enter and exit (2-4 panels total). Magnetic doorways for Velcro® top attachment work exactly the same way as they do for tracking attachment.

Outside Path

Regular Columns With Velcro®

Measurement Tips

  • Measure the “daylight widths” or space BETWEEN house and columns on both sides WITHOUT ANY overlap (we’ll adjust later). Measure to the 1/2 inch and please be accurate.
  • Measure heights at all 3 corners from UNDERSIDE of header beam to surface to floor, (we'll adjust for that too momentarily) since Velcro is side-mounted to some surface.
  • We then will divide your project into at least 1 panel for each side ending panels at corner columns. Any side can be further split for a magnetic doorway but only if you need one. Remember, we can make very wide panels. Your project will have from 2-4 panels total.
  • IMPORTANT: Sum width of all sides = Sum of all panel widths.

The configuration diagrams below demonstrate an example from a top view using marine snaps, magnetic doorways, and stucco strips. Watch the video to get an overview on how to measure and some ideas for your panel configuration.

Planning Overview (2:27)

Panel Adjustments (Or Use Calculator Below)

Once you have your panel configuration, there are a few panel adjustments to make for each panel. The sum width of all your panels needs to be wider than your actual exposure for overlapping magnetic doors or overlapping a structural surface (like a wall or column) and a little more so that you can have a relaxed fit. Use our panel calculator below to help with your calculations.

WIDTH ADJUSTMENTS

  • Automatically add 2-inches per panel regardless of width, then
  • Add another 1-inch per panel for EACH edge that will snap to some surface
  • Subtract 1-in for EACH edge connecting a Stucco Strip, and ignore width of stucco strip
  • For Tracking Attachment: Add another 1-in per 10ft of panel width for relaxed fit.

HEIGHT ADJUSTMENTS

  • Velcro - Add 2" to height from bottom of Velcro® mounting surface to the floor
  • This provides 1" of overlap on top and bottom for mounting panels on your Velcro® strip
  • If height of a given panel varies by 2" or less, use taller height

Simple Panel Adjustment Calculator (if all heights are the same)

This simple panel calculator will make your panel adjustments for you!

Enter your unadjusted panel width and height, top attachment type, and the connection type on each side of the panel. The calculator will do the work for you to give you the final panel size to use in your order. Repeat for each panel larger than a stucco strip.

NOTE: If a panel has a height difference on the corners less than 1.5", just use the larger of the two heights. If the heights differ greater than 1.5", give us a call.

Move On To Next Topic:

Mesh Types and Colors