Choosing the Best Insect Screen Material for Your Patio or Pool Enclosure

Choosing the Best Insect Screen Material for Your Patio or Pool Enclosure

Have you ever noticed when you have too many choices, it can be overwhelming? We’ve been told that’s how some homeowners feel while looking at screen options for their enclosure. Choosing the best insect screen material for your patio or pool enclosure may seem daunting, but there is usually one clear winner after providing an overview of each type. It’s our pleasure to explain the different types of screens to see which insect screen material is the best for you.

Advances in screen material technology have opened new possibilities and created new choices. Different screen materials can shield you from insects, protect you from the sun, and offer greater privacy. Some screen materials are designed to withstand the exuberance of children or pets. Choosing the best insect screen material for your patio or pool enclosure is a matter of weighing your priorities.

Description of Different Screen Materials

Aluminum Screening

Aluminum insect screen is rigid but reasonably durable. However, it can have issues with creasing and denting when under pressure. It’s generally available in shades, including black, charcoal, and bright aluminum.

Bronze Screening

Bronze screens are often selected for historic homes to maintain their integrity. Their visual appeal can be striking. While the material may start with a fresh, gold glow, it ages to a burnished, antiqued finish, which is why it’s the perfect choice for historic homes.

Stainless Steel Screen

Stainless steel screen mesh is known for its crystal-clear visibility, excellent airflow, incredible tensile strength, and longevity. However, in Florida’s climate, stainless steel screen mesh will rust.

Fiberglass Screen Material

Why is fiberglass the most popular screening material? It doesn’t corrode or stain, which makes fiberglass insect screens an excellent choice for pools, patios, places with high humidity, and coastal settings. It also has a tighter screen mesh, so it excels at keeping bugs out. In addition, fiberglass screen material comes in various colors but still allows for unfettered viewing, so you can see everything clearly through the screen.

Vinyl-coated Polyester Screen

Polyester has long been appreciated for its ability to resist tearing and fraying. By coating this versatile fabric with vinyl, they’ve created an array of highly durable screening products. When you select vinyl insect screens, you get weather-resistant screens that are hardy enough to withstand excitable children and pets.

Quality Insect Screen Material

Phifer Screens

At Dulando Screen & Awning, complete customer satisfaction is our top priority. To make that happen, our team of talented designers, skilled fabricators, and dedicated installers uses only the absolute best materials. When it comes to screening, we use Phifer Screens. An undisputed leader in the screening industry, Phifer consistently brings innovative screening materials that exceed customer expectations.

Which insect screen material is the right choice for your next project? As experts in screening and creating superior outdoor living spaces, the Dulando Screen & Awning team is ready to assist you. If you have additional questions about insect screens or other types of patio screens, please call us. We’d be happy to help you explore the pros and cons of various screening materials. Reach out to discuss your options or schedule a free in-home design consultation today.

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