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What Type of Screen do You Need?

Posted by JR on January 20, 2014
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For Service in Wellington FL call John at 561-798-3132

There are many types of screen.  The kind that you use is determined by what you want to do or what problem you want to solve.

The screen for porches and pool enclosures comes in 2 colors, gray and charcoal (black). Charcoal color screen is used the majority of the time.

Most screen is defined by the number of strands per square inch. Example, 18X14 has 18 strands one way and 14 strands the other way. 20×20 screen has 20 strands one way and 20 strands running the other way.  There is also 18×16, 20×30,  30×30 and 40×40 screen.  The screen that is most often used on screen enclosures patios and porches in Florida is 18×14. 18×16 is mostly used to screen windows.

Most all of the screen material we use is made in the USA by Phifer Inc, http://www.phifer.com/consumerdiy/overview.  Check out their website for more information.

18×14 Fiberglass Pool and Patio Insect Screening

18 x 14 Fiberglass Mesh

18 x 14 Fiberglass Mesh Charcoal

Better View (BetterVue) is another type of screen (the strands are thinner so you can see through the screen easier). UltraVue and ClearVue are similar types of screen. They are used mostly for windows and sometimes on small porches.
The reason why this is not used for screen enclosures is that it tares easily, slips out of the track easier as well as other problems. The manufacture stopped making that screen for screen enclosures because of all the problems. Refer to another post on this site for more details. “What to Do When you Need to Replace BetterVue Screen on Your Patio or Enclosure”

Pet screen is stronger and has thicker strands but the strands are further apart than the 18×14 screen. SunTex 80 is also a thick screen and is often used for pets and the strands are closer together than regular pet screen, which helps to keep more bugs out.

PetScreen® Pet Resistant Screen

PetScreen

PetScreen Black

 

Florida Glass is a screen that has been laminated with plastic.  It is used to keep water and trash out.  It is not clear and you can only see shadows through it.  The plastic starts pealing off in about 2 years or so.  Some types of water make stains on the plastic.

Solar screen/shade screen  is a very dense weave of screen.  There are a number of different sizes.  It is mostly used to block out most of the sun on windows,  or for green houses.

Other types of screen:

NO-SEE-UMS (20×20 Mesh) Insect Screen

 

NO-SEE-UMSNO-SEE-UMS Charcoal

TuffScreen® Heavy Duty Insect Screen

 

TuffScreenTuffScreen

Phifer SunScreen®

 

SunScreen Exterior Shading FabricSunScreen Exterior Shading Fabric Charcoal

 

For  service in Wellington FL  Call John at 561-798-3132John’s Screen Repair Service
1210 Mystic Way
Wellington, FL 33414

 

 

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