Warmer weather is upon us, and opening your windows is one of the best ways to usher in spring into your home. While you welcome the fresh air in, your window’s insect screens1 play a large role in helping to keep bugs out. But that’s not all window screens do for your home. They also add light, ventilation and overall style. There are three key features you should look for whether you’re searching for replacement window screens or just adding insect screens before summer:
Ventilation – Insect screens mean you can enjoy a breeze or fresh air while minimizing infiltration of pesky flies, mosquitos and other bugs into your home. Check in about the size of the replacement window screen’s mesh and look for choices that let in as much air as possible without sacrificing protection from insects.
Transparency – Regular window screens are durable and functional, but they are easier to notice as you look out your windows. In today’s world, you can find screens that are not as noticeable from both inside and outside your home, letting in more light and enhancing your view and curb appeal.
Style – Flat screens come standard with virtually all windows, and they can be found in a number of materials and weaves. Fiberglass is the most common material for replacement window screens because it doesn’t rust, corrode or stain, although aluminum screens are less likely to tear. Pella® Rolscreen® Retractable Screens are an attractive option for homeowners who want to get the most from their view by hiding the screen when the window is shut.2
Since dirt and dust will certainly build up on your window screens, you’ll also want to inquire about the ease of taking out and cleaning your insect screens. Whether you’re in the market for replacement window screens or doing a full window replacement in your home, your insect screen options may vary based on your location. To see the details and differences among screens, ask questions or discover which insect screen is best for your home, stop by the Pella of Petoskey showroom or call 231-622-4417.
1 Warning: Use caution when children or pets are around open windows and doors. Screens are not designed to retain children or pets.
2 An optional upgrade on Architect Series and Designer Series casement windows and sliding patio doors and Pella 350 Series sliding patio doors.