Window Screens Materials: Which One Should You Buy?

Window screens have evolved over the years and they do not only serve as bug barriers but protection against harsh elements as well.

When it comes to modifying your windows, installing fly screens will always be a popular home improvement project. If you used to dread drab-looking screens, modern screens will spoil you for choice. These days, manufacturers are more innovative when it comes to creating fly screens. In the past, screens only offer protection, but you will be surprised by the major improvements. Aside from protection, screens are now intended to keep your windows in style.

Retractable Screens

Homeowners often have an on and off relationship with fly screens as the weather changes. Retractable screens are perfect for any weather because it is installed in such a way that will enable you to slide it down when needed and slide it up or to the side if you want your window to be plain and screen-free.

Aluminum Screening

Aluminum is one of the most common types of materials used in window screens. It is a rugged metal mesh, which winds up the wire on a master bobbin. This screen usually comes in three colors: dark gray, black and bright aluminum. Black is the most preferred color of those who do not want outward visibility. Darker colors have less glare and light reflectance. If your windows and window frames are painted, dark gray screens are more likely to complement them.

Fiberglass Screening

Fiberglass is also a popular fabric material. Although it can resist rust and stains, it has a tendency to tear and stretch more easily than screens made of aluminum. The newest development in fiberglass screening includes blocking heat so you can reduce your air conditioning load. However, it can give up about 30% of light and its latest version offers 90% shading. Fiberglass screening usually comes in five colors: bronze, dark bronze, gold, silver gray and charcoal. Silver gray and charcoal are the most commonly used colors.

If you are planning to install window screens, be sure to explore your options. While these fabric materials have their own advantages and disadvantages, it is essential to seek expert advice so you will have an idea of the materials that work best for your windows.

Check 2 to 3 companies and find out what their installation options are. Be sure to choose screens that can offer protection and keep your windows stylish at all times.

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