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The Quality of Window Screens

The purpose of a window screen is to keep insects, leaves, birds, and other animals from entering into your home. Plus, screen allows for inflow of fresh air.

Quality screen should be an important part of a good window design. Most of the screens are made from aluminum or vinyl coated fiberglass mesh. Mesh is installed onto the aluminum frame. To hold fiberglass mesh in place, it is laid over the frame. And flexible vinyl cord, called spline, is pressed onto the grove on the frame.

Window screens vary in quality greatly. Some manufacturers use low quality materials, which impacts overall screen design, and its durability. These screens have low quality plastic square corners that tend to yellow over time. Lower quality screens have usually roll-formed frame, which means that the frame is formed from rolled thin sheet of aluminum. Such frames tend to flex and rattle during stronger winds. Some of the low-grade screens tend to fall out of the windows during stronger winds due to the weak screen frames.

When shopping for replacement or new construction windows for your home, check the screens. High quality window screens will be durable, easy to open and clean, and will boast a longer life. They should be rigid enough so that they stay in your windows in the inclement weather. Plus, quality screens should add to the overall beauty of your windows.

ALSIDE Window Screens

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OKNA ThruVision® Plus Window Screens

ThruVision Plus® is OKNA fiberglass improved visibility screen. This product does for windows and doors what high definition technology has done for television watching: it improves the view by making it sharper and more vivid.

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