Since they became popular in the late 19th century, screens on porches, doors and Windows have served the same primary purpose -- keeping bugs out -- but today's shielding products offer more than just keeping bugs out. To help you choose the right material for your project, here are the most common types of filters and the specific attributes of each type.
The glass fiber
Fiberglass mesh is by far the most common type of screen used for porches, which are inexpensive due to minimal glare from sunlight and provide good visibility. Fiberglass screens do not wrinkle like metal screens and their flexibility makes them the easiest type to use. Its main drawback is that it stretches and tears more easily than most other types of screens. Usually black, silver and charcoal gray; Black tends to produce the least glare.
Aluminum, another standard mesh material, costs about a third more than fiberglass. It provides excellent visibility, but glare can be a problem, especially with bare (silver) metal screens. Aluminum screens are harder than fiberglass, so they're a little harder to install, but they're also more durable, although they tend to crease during installation and sag at any time. In coastal areas, aluminum oxidizes. Available in grey, black and charcoal grey; Black usually provides the best visibility.
High quality metal
For high-end work, screens are available in bronze, stainless steel, copper and mononel (a nickel-copper alloy). All of these are tough, durable, and required for their specific coloring and more elegant appearance than standard filters. Bronze, stainless steel and Monel work well in seaside climates.
The sun control
For porches and sunrooms that tend to overheat in summer, there are several types of sunshades. The goal is to keep the bugs and most of the sun's heat out, while allowing light to pass through the interior of the space while maintaining good external visibility. Some screens can block up to 90 percent of the sun's heat from entering a home.
Pet screening is many times better than the standard web - perfect for owners of dogs, cats, children, and other cute but destructive creatures. It's more expensive than a standard screen (and has less visibility), so you can choose to install your pet screen only in the lower part of the screen wall, like under a sturdy middle railing or handrail.
Understand screen weaving
Standard insect screening is made of woven material. The tightness of the fabric, or mesh size, is measured by the number of strands per inch. A standard grid is 18 x 16, with 18 strands per inch in one direction and 16 strands in the other. For a wide range of unsupported screens, you might consider using 18 x 14 screens. This line is slightly heavier, so it supports the screen better when it stretches out over a large area. If you live in a "bug-free" climate, you may need a 20 x 20 mesh screen, which provides the best protection against tiny pests.
Post time: Jun-03-2019