In the past, a screen might have been just a simple bunch of crossed wires to look like mesh. Today, high-quality screens can be the basic mesh, but also, so much more. Advances in technology mean that modern screens can offer some serious advantages. With so many different types of patio screens to choose from, how do you know which one is the right choice for your screen room?
At Dulando Screen & Awning, we know that building an exceptional custom screen enclosure requires top-quality materials. When we’re creating screened porches, Florida rooms, patio enclosures, pool enclosures, and other screened rooms, we use products from Phifer Screens. With Phifer, we can provide both superior quality and a wide array of options. Which screening product is right for your patio? It depends on your needs.
Phifer Pet Screen
Pets can play rough, especially when they’re excited. Phifer Pet Screen doesn’t flinch. Designed to be seven times stronger than traditional screens, it can take a little roughhousing or the occasional close encounter with claws. Do you have kids who like to run around and not pay attention to their surroundings? Yes, Phifer Pet Screen can also take those hits. That’s why this patio screen is a great choice for households with pets or small children.
The perfect choice for panoramic screen rooms, Phifer TuffScreen® Heavy-duty Mesh Screen spans wide spaces easily. With its heavy-duty, vinyl coating, it blocks out insects but leaves your view unobstructed. There is also an upgraded TuffScreen® that can keep out No-SeeUms. As an added bonus, this vinyl-coated screen is ready to resist playful pets and high-spirited children. With a ten-year warranty, you can be sure it’s truly built to last.
Phifer BetterVue® Pool & Patio Screen is another great option for larger openings that require plenty of strength. As the name suggests, it’s designed to provide optical clarity, so you enjoy a better view of your outdoor spaces. You’ll also get 33% more insect protection, 10% more sunlight to warm your water, and 15% more openness so that you can feel the breeze.
Phifer No-see-um Screening
No-see-ums are the most annoying of them all. Are these invisible pests ruining your relaxation? Phifer No-see-um Screening can provide relief. While densely woven to keep out no-see-ums, gnats, sand flies, and other terrors, it allows plenty of ventilation and a nice amount of privacy. These patio screens have been coated with protective vinyl which means, it won’t rust, corrode, or stain.
Also known as Florida glass, these popular patio screens are laminated fiberglass mesh. Many homeowners use Phifer-Glas as a privacy screen. Plus, it does a fantastic job of keeping dust, dirt, and debris out of your pool or enclosure.
Phifer Super Solar Screen
The Florida sun can be brutal for our skin as well as anything else that is outside. Wearing sunscreen and sunglasses is a good start. But did you know that Solar Screen can block up to 90% of the sun’s heat and glare. A few other benefits of Phifer Solar Screen is added daytime privacy without sacrificing outward visibility.
If you like the idea of patio screens that keep the sun away, be sure to check out Phifer SunTex. Available in solar screens and sun shades in a variety of colors, this unique woven mesh can keep between 70% and 90% of the sun’s rays away from your space. That can save you money on sunblock and energy.
We hope this provides you with a general understanding of the types of patio screens available for your patio or pool enclosure. If you have additional questions, reach out to Dulando Screen & Awning. We’ll be happy to help choose the screen that is best for your space and your family.