3 Most Common Window Screen Materials

Posted on: 10 September 2015

Security window screens are designed to give your home more protection from burglaries, insect invasions and exposure to severe weather. Windows are often the primary access point for burglars because they're typically the easiest way to get into a home without requiring knowledge on how to pick a lock. Adding a fitted window screen makes breaking into your home through a window more difficult.

Also, the tightly woven wiring on security window screens protects against insects invading your home and gives additional support to your window frames to fight against corrosion and rust from rain.

Here are three of the most common types of window screen materials you can select from a company like Bonds Security Products for your home's needs:

Aluminum screens

This particular type of screening protects your home from insect invasion and corrosion of your frames. Fit specifically to the size of your window frame, aluminum screens come in black, dark grey and a semi-bright aluminum. If you desire additional privacy from passersby, add a semi-bright aluminum with a light-colored window frame to make visibility into your home from the outside more difficult. However, all three shades are perfect to improve visibility from within your house to the outside.

The metal screen is also naturally more resistant to corrosion due to its makeup. For this reason, you can expect your aluminum screens to be extremely durable, even under significant exposure to severe weather.

Fiberglass screens

Fiberglass is one of the most common materials used on window security systems nowadays because it is so easy to install and homeowners can get the materials at an affordable rate. While the fiberglass screens also prevent insect invasions much like aluminum, they do not offer the same durability that you will find with a metal-based screen. This is because fiberglass screens can eventually tear, no longer protecting your home from bugs. This type of screen comes in black and grey.

Another disadvantage with fiberglass is that it reduces natural lighting in your home. Some may see this as a benefit because you will get more UV ray protection for yourself and your furniture; however, this also means you will likely use more energy to light your home.

Solar screens

Fiberglass materials are also used to form the newer screen type: solar screens, which are more energy efficient than aluminum and traditional fiberglass screens. Solar screens are designed to prevent heat from entering your home, trapping the cool air so that it does not escape through your window. Unlike fiberglass screens, solar screens come in up to five different colors. However, due to the energy savings and added color selection, you can expect a much higher initial investment for the material.


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