Do window solar screens keep bugs out?
Last Updated on July 2, 2022 by Stellar Sunscreens
Solar screens are used to reduce the effect that sunlight rays have on your furniture and the temperature in your house but that’s not all they are used for. They are also used to keep bugs and insects out of the house. A tightly woven sunscreen mesh makes it difficult for insects to gain entrance into your home.
Without a solar screen, these tiny creatures have direct access to your home and if you’re not careful, it won’t be long before you have an infestation problem on your hands.
Should you use Sun Screens?
If you’re still wondering about this, the answer is yes. You should absolutely use sunscreens and there are many reasons you should install a sunscreen in your home. We have discussed tips to keep your home cool during The Phoenix Arizona summer. We will share more reasons why you should use sunscreens below.
To reduce glare
Sunscreens help you to reduce the impact of sunlight on your TV screens or any other mirror screen you might have around your home. With solar screens, you don’t need to close the curtains or shut the window because there’s too much light around.
To Keep Insects Out
Insects are annoying little pests and without proper care, they will gain entrance into your home and cause major problems to the health and wellbeing of you and your children. They might even attack your furniture and upholstery in the case of an infestation.
You and your family will love the added protection when your kids or pets are playing on the deck or patio. Even the smallest bugs, snakes, or other animals will be unable to penetrate our sunscreens, keeping your pets safe throughout the night. You can also enjoy time outside with family and friends and you can quickly convert your outdoor patio into an enclosed room and enjoy the extra space.
Protection against the weather
Whether it’s the sun or harsh winds you need to protect your house against, sunscreens will have you covered. You will be properly shielded from such harsh weather conditions by your window shades thus reducing heat transfer in your home. You can use screens to block rain, wind, and other adverse weather conditions from having a direct effect on your home.
Types of Sunscreen you can use to keep the bugs away
Fiberglass is one of the most popular screen fabric materials. It doesn’t corrode, rust, or stain but it has its own disadvantages though. It stretches and tears more easily than aluminum.
It is produced by using raw spun-glass filament and applying a vinyl (PVC) coating, producing remarkably strong single strands that are typically .010 mil for window screening and .013 mil for pool enclosures, patio rooms, and some door screening.
Aluminum screening is a rugged, metal mesh. It is more durable than vinyl but it dents easily. Aluminum window screening fabric is made by drawing a 3/8-inch-diameter aluminum rod through a series of dies, which reduces it to a .010-mil wire.
Manufacturers usually wind this wire on a master beam loads the beam onto a weaving loom and produce the screen material using a shuttle-fed “fill” wire to complete the horizontal direction of the mesh construction. Once the screen fabric is woven, it gets painted and heat-treated to bond the wires at their junction points.
Insect screening has long been an effective measure that gives us the freedom to maintain an open-door policy. When you’re shopping for sunscreens, it is important to also consider the fabric and the kind of mesh of sunscreen.
We have a variety of sunscreens that will fit your need at Stellar Sunscreens and we will be glad to guide you in choosing the best one for your home.