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Few Different Types of Insect Screens to Choose From

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All our doors and windows must be fitted with a proper screen during summer so that you can keep away insects and mosquitoes. Each window and door have different features and can be used differently. Therefore, it will be necessary to install a few different insect screens having features that will be best suited for every location.

UK Fly Screens can supply you with many different kinds of insect screens, who are manufacturers of such screens that can prevent any insect to enter your home. 

To select the best option of fly-screen for your doors/windows, you must know what is most important to you. The following is a short list of requirements that are matched with your best fly-screen option.

  1. If you are on a very strict budget then standard fly-screens can be chosen.
  2. If you live very near to the beach then go for sand-fly mesh
  3. If you have pets then choose paw proof lit type fly screen mesh
  4. If you want an almost invisible insect screen then you must go for an invisible fly screen.  
  5. If you want a sturdier and long-lasting type than a standard mesh, choose Patio & Pool type insect mesh.  

Let us see what are the various types of screens that are available in the market?

  • Roller insect screens

Under varied situations, roller screens are suitable due to their versatility, and also, they are quite ideal and affordable options too. They can also be hidden or adapt to your home’s style.

  • Pleated insect screens

Currently, pleated insect screens are most popular both due to their aesthetic beauty that is created by the mesh which offers your screens a special “oriental” touch, and also for their practicality and functionality.

  • Hinged insect screens

For your home’s high traffic areas, these insect screens will be perfect as they have 1 or 2 shutters that can make opening/closing quite convenient, and also avoid opening your insect screen continuously.

  • Panel insect screens

These insect screens can either be fixed or sliding. The sliding insect screen will be made up of many elements sliding one on the other so that you can open both laterally and also vertically. 

  • Low rail type insect screens

These insect screens have a little lower bottom rail having a thickness of approximately 3/4 mm. particularly suitable for any high traffic doors.

  • Traditional insect screens

Although they are low cost, and practical but have the following downsides:

  1. Poor aesthetics 
  2. Poor seal performance.
  3. Difficult to clean, repair, and maintain.
  4. Not matching with any high-grade residences.
  • Shutter screens

When not in use you can save space, and also avoid prolonged exposure for preventing the dirty and damage but invisible and folding screens are not so simple in structure. 

  • Magnetic window screen

You can easily install, uninstall, or clean them without any damage to your window structure. However, the seal performance may not be guaranteed anytime the wind gets strong.

Based on your location and application you may choose your right insect screen.