Screen Material & Screen Cloth
Screen material choices today are getting to the point that you need to be a scientist to figure out all your options. It was not so long ago that all we had to choose from was aluminum and fiberglass cloth. Before that the only choice was steel.
Now we still have
tried & tested fiberglass screening
but in a wide variety of widths and sizes. There are different thicknesses for window and doors as well as porches.
If you are troubled by tiny insects such as "noseeums", there is a fiberglass cloth for that. There is even a fiberglass cloth that supposed to block out pollens to help with allergy sufferers. I even seen companies in China making fiberglass in a rainbow of different colours.
Good old aluminum screening
is still around and you have a few choices to make there, black aluminum wire or bright wire. Of all the materials it seems to be the one that is falling behind in development. Of course some people still swear by black aluminum as being the most invisible of cloth.
Steel screening is coming back with new versions like epoxy coated stainless steel wire. But you can still get the old galvanized steel screening your grandad was used to.
There is copper screening
which is an old material. Its very expensive but a good choice if you live in an area near the sea.
Next comes Petscreen.
Then there is solar screening.
30% and 90% UV blocking. Dozens of different weaves you can choose from and now even printed solar screening where you can have any picture you please printed on the material.
The Solar tint vs Window screen
page talks about the benefits of window tinting as opposed to using solar screening
Its become really popular with pet owners who spend every year replacing the screening. The are also guards to protect from dogs scratching.
for those who enjoy camping.
Finally to hold all this cloth in you generally
need a lot of spline.
And of course there are many shapes and sizes for that!
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