Most re-screening is done with standard mesh, but there are options for homeowners who demand more choices. Here’s Phifer’s product overview video of different types of insect screen mesh.
Standard Mesh – The standard insect mesh primarily used today is fiberglass mesh.
SuperScreen Mesh has a tear strength 200% times the strength of the standard fiberglass mesh while allowing the same air flow. It outlasts fiberglass screen in durability, tear resistance and color retention. SuperScreen is built to last.
High-Def Mesh tear strength is less than half as strong as standard mesh. But it is almost invisible from beyond five feet. Airflow is also greatly improved. A fantastic summertime screen.
Sun Blockage Mesh provide around 90% of UV protection. It has thicker strands and closer mesh than regular window screen. It shades the window glass from extreme sunlight as it keeps the room shady and keeps the inside temperatures up to 15 degrees cooler in summer. It can easily be installed on any type and size of window and also performs as an insect screening.
Insect screen has a tear strength of super screen with a tighter pattern to make it harder for insects to enter the home. Possible draw backs are reduced air flow and a darker mesh, which reduces natural light.
Pet Screen Mesh is seven to eight times stronger than standard mesh. Pet screen is much darker and has reduced airflow and less natural light penetration. The biggest draw back is the price. Pet screen can increase the cost by 20 percent to possibly doubling the cost, depending on who does the screen work for you. The screening process is much more difficult. Pet screen is usually used in patio doors only. If you’re concerned with pets tearing the mesh in your patio door this would be a great option.
Pollen and Dust Mesh has micrometer woven filter screen that blocks over 80% of pollen and dust in the air while allowing ventilation.
Metal Mesh is strong and durable. It has better corrosion resistance. It resists rust and will not sag.