3. Magnetic Doorways & Fasteners

Panels connect to solid surfaces and to neighboring panels through three main connection types.

Marine Snaps To Seal Sides To Some Surface

Seal to a wall or column with our stainless steel marine snaps. The female snap is fastened to any top, side, or bottom binding of a curtain panel. The male snap is on a 5/8″ inch screw stud which can be screwed into wood surfaces. Some (regular-shaped) columns are perfectly straight and provide a suitable surface to snap to while others are lathed or tapered (irregularly-shaped).

Marine Snaps in Under 90 Seconds

When Ordering Marine Snaps:

For each 8ft tall snapped edge in your project, you’ll need:

Magnetic Doorways Seal Panels to Other Panels

Connecting two panels magnetically serves two purposes. Magnet doorways allow you to pass between panels but also help to create logical gathered swags by strategically creating panel breaks for your porch enclosure.
Magnetic doorways are much easier to separate than unsnapping panels from a wall or column. It takes two panels to form a magnetic doorway and they overlap by 1 inch to seal. Be sure to read about stucco strips that are mini panels enabling you to create magnetic connections to a wall using a mini 3″ panelette.

Magnetic Doorways in Under 90 Seconds

Powerful Neodymium Magnets & Fiberglass Rods

These are NOT ordinary refrigerator magnets. Our rare-earth magnets are freakishly strong and seal doorways. You MUST ORDER enough magnets to space them every 12-18 inches depending upon your wind conditions. Fiberglass rods insert vertically up into the side bindings to distribute the load on the magnets and complete the seal between magnets.

When Ordering Magnetic Doorways:

For each 8ft tall magnetic doorway in your project, you’ll need:

Stucco Strips

Ideally, you don’t want to have to unsnap your curtain to draw it open, so you want to think about usability when dividing your project into connecting panels. Think of a Stucco Strip as a “mini 3-inch wide panel”. Why that name? We don’t remember but the name, “Stucco Strip” just stuck.
One edge of the 3″ Stucco Strip snaps to a structural surface like a wall or column while the other edge is set up for a magnetic connection to a larger panel. The stucco strip stays snapped to the wall, but enables the larger panel to be drawn much easier without having to snap and unsnap your porch enclosure.

Because a Stucco Strip is just a mini panel, it is ordered from the “Panels Page” when you place your order. Like any other panel, you will also need to order the magnetic doorway hardware because that is how it connects to the larger panel. Because one edge of the stucco strip snaps to a surface, you will need to order snaps, too.

Stucco Strips in Under 90 Seconds

When Ordering Stucco Strips:

For each 8ft tall stucco strip in your project, you’ll need: