When replacing the windows in your home, there are plenty of choices to be made. Beyond the trim and frame colors or the styles of windows you are choosing for the various areas of your home, there are also accessories and advanced stylings to consider. One popular accessory you may wish to include with your new windows are screens.
Screens cover window openings to stop the entry of birds, leaves, debris, and spiders. It is a mesh made of fiberglass or metal wire. A screen can also be made from synthetic fibers. Whatever the material, every screen is kept stretched in a metal or wood frame. Screens do not impede the flow of fresh air.
Wait, won’t a screen make my home look dated?
Far from it. A home fitted with screens mean a comfortable house to live in. A good screen makes a positive impression. This is important if you want to sell your home. In case you are a buyer, look for clean and shiny screens. Most of the time, if not all, screens are literally a glimpse of how the house is maintained. A well-maintained screen means a spotlessly clean home. This, in turn, means a higher property price.
Will it increase my energy bills?
Absolutely not. Dense window screens reduce the incidence of sunlight and consequently heat gain. Cooling expenses are minimized. There will also be a reduction of sun damage to carpet, floors, and furnishings.
Concerned about rising energy costs? Install fiberglass solar screens. These reduce the incidence of UV rays by approximately 75 percent. The element of privacy goes up, as it gets harder to see the inside of the house from the outside.
Windows enjoy protection
Keep screens in tip-top condition and you will be rewarded by spotlessly clean windows. Your external window panes will not get dirty. Properly maintained screens will last for a longer time as well.
Screens deflect rainwater. No window will last long if water pools on the window sills. A good quality screen resists water, and hence condensation, and as a result, prevent mold formation.
Many houses in the United States have screens fitted on their operable windows.