I'm following along in a guide to installing a screened in porch and the following photo is shown.

sole plate

The instructions are 'Secure sole plates to the patio or porch floor using construction adhesive and appropriate mechanical fasteners'

What kind of material is this? Is it just a composite 2x4?

I've heard of ScreenTight screening kits, but they aren't available nearby... are there any other screening kits that you would suggest?

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Could be composite material. Pressure treated 2x4 would work. An adhesive with the appropriate fasteners will anchor it well.

Don't know of other kits besides screentight. I would check your local home stores and online. You can roll your own but the end result may not be as taut as you'd like.

Good luck.

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