6 Things to Consider when Choosing Window Screens

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6 Things to Consider when Choosing Window Screens

Choosing the right window screen is an important part of the home improvement process. It’s important to consider factors like material, size and strength when choosing a screen for your windows.

1. Screen material

Choose a screen material that is appropriate for your needs. Options include aluminum, fiberglass, and pet-resistant screens.

Choosing the right material for your window screen is important. The material you choose should be appropriate for the environment and durable, easy to maintain and clean, resistant to pests and insects, and offer good protection against heat (for example, if you live in an area where it gets hot during summer).

Aluminum screens are lightweight but still durable. Fibreglass is more expensive than other screen materials but will last longer than aluminum or vinyl. 

2. Mesh size

The mesh size affects the amount of light and air passing through the screen. Choose a mesh size that meets your needs for ventilation and visibility. Mesh sizes are measured by their width in millimeters (mm), with 10mm being about 1 inch. The larger the number, the greater space will be available for airflow through your window screen.

3. Frame material

Window screens can be made from different materials, including aluminum, wood, and vinyl. Consider durability, ease of maintenance, and aesthetic preferences when choosing a frame material.

Aluminum is strong and durable; however, it can be more expensive than wood or vinyl. Vinyl is less expensive than aluminum but doesn’t have the same strength or durability as steel. Wood frames are ideal if you have children or pets who might try to chew on them–if they do manage to break through the screen itself, then there’s nothing left behind that could cause damage inside the house with sharp edges!

4. Color

Consider the color of your window frames and the overall aesthetic of your home when choosing a screen color. The color should match the walls and other things in your room that could affect how the light shines through it. It also helps if you have decorative elements hanging on the wall above where you plan on placing your window screens–like art or mirrors–so they don’t look out of place against their new backdrop (the glass).

5. Installation

Make sure the screen you choose is compatible with the type of window you have and that you have the necessary tools and skills to install it. Consider hiring a professional here for a perfect window screen installation.

  • Consider choosing a screen that is compatible with the type of window you have and that you have the necessary tools and skills to install it.
  • If you are unsure about installation, consider hiring a professional.
  • The tools required for installing window screens include:
  • A hammer or screwdriver (for removing old screens)
  • Screwdrivers or pry bars (for installing new screens)

6. When choosing window screens, consider their strength and design features

Screening options come in many varieties and can be installed in different ways. For example, some screens are designed for easy removal and replacement, while others are meant to stay in place permanently.

When looking at strength and design features, there are two main types of screens that you should consider:

  • Roller-type: These types typically have a simple frame around the edge of your window where it meets your home’s exterior wall or frame. The roller-type is typically made with metal rings or rollers that fit into grooves along either side of its outer perimeter (usually 1/2 inch wide). When secured with screws into wood studs or walls beneath them, these systems provide additional support and help keep out insects while allowing air flow through them during summer when open windows would be problematic due to heat effects inside homes’ interiors.

A good window screen is an investment that will save you money and keep your home looking great year after year. Make sure you take the time to research the options available and choose a product that meets both your aesthetic needs and budget.

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