Insect screens are not only to keep your windows and doors open to cool your home during summer and facilitate ventilation, but also to prevent harmful insects from entering into your home. Insects and pests carry various harmful diseases along with them. Insect screens are meant for avoiding health diseases and damages to your eatables. It also provides privacy and harmless amount of sunlight inside your home.
You can protect your indoor with magnetic insect screens directly purchased from one of the U.K.’s leading insect screen manufacturer Premier Screens Limited. Their product ranges from roller and sliding to hinge insect screens for all types of commercial and residential doors and windows. They manufacture insect screens from aluminium with polyester coating which makes them ultra-durable.
Insect screens are available in different material, colour, functionality, and style. Some main type insect screens based on their style and mesh material are –
1. Roller insect screens
Roller or retractable insect screens are a roll of mesh, which is contained within the housing like a cassette design. You can pull the screen in the upward or downward directions to unroll and extend the mesh for providing complete protection from insects.
2. Pleated insect screens
Unlike the cassette design of the retractable screens, pleated insect screens uses pleats to fold and unfold as you slide the screen to open and close. They do not have spring-tensioned mechanism and requires little effort to open and close the screen.
3. Hinged insect screens
Hinged insect screens are a cost-effective option which uses a hinged framework to fit onto a door side. These hinges acts like shutters to enable the door to swing. Hinged insect screens are generally used as insect screen mesh for the door frames.
4. Sliding insect screens
Sliding insect screens are mounted on tracks to facilitate easy slide over the track that runs parallel to the doors or windows.
5. Windows insect screens
It is the standard insect screens for windows where a frame of mesh is extended and installed over the windows.
6. Fiberglass mesh insect screens
Insect screens with a fiberglass mesh are inexpensive, light-weight, fire-resistant, and corrosion-resistant which offers good visibility of your outdoors. It is less durable and decolourizes over a period of time.
7. Polyester mesh insect screens
Polyester mesh insect screens are vinyl coated to add an additional protective layer to make it flexible, tear-resistant, strong, and durable. These are usually used as pet screens due to its resistance against scratches.
8. Polyethylene (PE) or Polypropylene (PP) mesh insect screens
PE and PP are strong fabrics having tear-resistant and features. PE is a good electrical insulator while PP has a higher chemical resistance and is lighter weighted. Insect screens made up of PE and PP mesh are strong, durable, and expensive.
9. Aluminium mesh insect screens
Insect screens with aluminium mesh have superior strength, durability, and excellent outward visibility. They are also corrosion-resistant, high temperature resistant, and very expensive.
10. Stainless steel mesh insect screens
Stainless steel mesh insect screens are the most expensive, durable and strongest options than other insect screens available in the market. It is rust and corrosion resistant and provides excellent outward visibility.