When it comes to choosing a window/door screen material, there are a few things to consider, such as durability, cost, and visibility. Here is a brief overview of the most common window screen materials:
Fiberglass (vinyl screens): Fiberglass is a popular choice for window screens because it is lightweight, durable, and affordable. It is also resistant to corrosion and rust. However, fiberglass screens can be more prone to tearing than other materials. This type of screen also is a bit stretchy so it does not dent like aluminum.
Aluminum: Aluminum screens are more durable than fiberglass screens and are less likely to tear. They are also resistant to corrosion and rust. One downside to aluminum is once it dents, it is permanent.
No-see-um: No-see-um screens are designed to keep out even the smallest insects. They are made with a finer mesh than traditional window screens. However, no-see-um screens can be more expensive.
Pet Proof: This screen type is the more durable but also the most expensive. It is thicker and more resistant to force being applied to it.
Which window screen material is right for you will depend on your individual needs and budget. If you are looking for a durable and affordable option, fiberglass is a good choice. If you are looking for a more durable option that is resistant to corrosion and rust, aluminum is a good choice. And if you are looking for a screen that will keep out even the smallest insects, no-see-um is a good choice.
Here are some additional factors to consider when choosing a window screen material:
- Location: If your screens will be more exposed to a constant wet environment, you may want to choose a screen material that is resistant to corrosion and rust.
- Pets: If you have pets, you may want to choose a screen material that is resistant to tearing and thicker.
- Children: If you have children, you may want to choose a screen material that is low-maintenance and easy to clean.
No matter which window screen material you choose, be sure to give Discount Glass and Screen a call to re-screen your home. This will ensure that the screen is properly fitted to your window or door. We offer a no-charge appointment to come out and measure if you are within our service area.