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Extruded Aluminum Screen Systems
Selections from Phifer Insect
There are many options available
for consumers or contractors to choose from to screen in
their porch or hard top screen room. All screening
material is woven in the U.S.A. and includes all types
of screening and accessories needed for the Do It
Yourself consumer or professional installer. Whether you
are looking to enjoy extra living space on a screened
porch, stop annoying insects, or reduce the suns glare,
Phifer has the product for you.
· Pet resistance
· Privacy · Very small insect
prevention (no-see-ums) ·
Apartment balcony shading · High
Let's Talk Screening!
We are often asked what type of
screening do you supply with the Porch Screening Systems
or the Hard Top Screen Enclosure systems. Depending on
the size of the openings we will supply the standard 18
x 16 mesh count or the 18 x 14 mesh count (larger
openings) fiberglass screening.
Within a 1" x 1" square of screening, the number of
openings across the top are called the 'warp openings'
and the number of openings down the side are called the
'fill openings' of the mesh. Together the warp and fill
numbers determine the 'mesh count' of the screening. The
mesh (or wires) are made of fiberglass, aluminum or
synthetic material like plastic or polyester and each
are used in keeping with the purpose of the screen type.
Screening is made to accomplish, primarily,
protection from insects like mosquitoes. However
technological advances have allowed for a combination of
effect including privacy, sun protection, strength, air
flow and view-ability. The following graphic allows you
to understand the strengths and weakness of each of the
types of screening available to you...
Chart (PDF) |
Chart (WEB page). Screens are used for a
variety purposes; for instance, smaller screens are used
to keep out tiny insects such as gnats. Solar insect
screens not only keep out bugs, but reflect solar heat
and sun light to block up to 90 percent of sunlight and
heat from entering your home during summer months.
Air flow is a category of consideration when
selecting screens. Increased surface area (thicker
strands) will obviously decrease air flow. However
screening is never designed to stop wind. You will be
better served to purchase some sort of window insert for
your openings if you wanted to stop the wind.