With so many different types of window screens on the market today, it can be difficult to decide what is best for you. If you are not familiar with the different types, however, it can make it even more difficult. Below is some information about three different types of window screens that you should find helpful, and allow you to make the best-informed decision on what is right for your home.

Standard Screen

You are likely familiar with standard window screens, and they are found on many homes. They are made with lightweight materials, such as copper or aluminum, and they do not stain, corrode, or rust. These window screens are easy to install. In most cases, you will find lift tabs located at the bottom of the screen. Simply lift the tabs up, and the window screen slides down allowing you to remove it. You will likely find these window screens in aquamarine, dark gray, or silver gray.

Pet Screens

If you have a pet that loves to sit in the window and bathe in the sun, you should consider something a little stronger than the standard window screens. Pet screens are made with a vinyl-coated polyester, which makes them sturdier. You will not have to worry about your pet falling out the window screen if they rest against it. These screens are especially needed if you live in a high-rise building, or if your pet stays on an upper level of your home most of the time.

Fiberglass Screens

These screens are vinyl coated with fiberglass, and are often called sun or solar screens. You can use this type of window screen on your windows, as well as the doors in your home. They are made with tightly woven materials, which can help you save energy, and they result in lower utility bills. These screens also block the sun’s harmful rays, which protects you, and prevents your carpeting and furniture from fading.

If you use this type of window screen, you should understand you have to give up some of the light coming through your windows. If you like to sit houseplants in the windows to get sun, this may not be the right choice for you. You can find these screens in different colors, such as gray, gold, and bronze.

These are just some of the types of window screens you can choose. Talk with the window contractor, such as Northridge Screen, who can give you much more information, and show you the different types.