Types of Screen Mesh

Most re-screening  is done with standard mesh, but there are options for homeowners who demand more choices.

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Standard Fiberglass 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.

SuperScreen Mesh vs. Fiberglass Mesh
SuperScreen Mesh vs. Fiberglass Mesh

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.

HD screen mesh
High Definition mesh offers clearer view with improved airflow and insect protection

High Definition mesh offers clearer view with improved airflow and insect protection

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.

Sun Blockage / Solar Screen Mesh
Sun Blockage / Solar Screen Mesh

House with sunscreens installed.

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.

Insect screen with 1mm mesh opening
Insect screen with 1mm mesh opening

insect-screening

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.

Pet Screen Mesh
Phifer PetScreen,  is tear and puncture-resistant to prevent damage by dogs and cats. Provides excellent outward visibility and is not harmful to pets.

pet-screen

Pollen and Dust Mesh has micrometer woven filter screen that blocks over 80% of pollen and dust in the air while allowing ventilation.

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Pollen and Dust Mesh

breath easy with PollenTec screen mesh

Pollen Guard Pollen/Dust Mesh vs. Standard Mesh
Pollen Guard Pollen/Dust Mesh vs. Standard Mesh

Metal Mesh is strong and durable. It has better corrosion resistance. It resists rust and will not sag.

Metal Mesh
Metal Mesh

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