Who Knew? So Many Screening Options for Windows and Patio Doors


It’s the season when everyone wants to open up their windows and patio doors to summer weather – but only if pets and children stay in and pesky insects stay out! There are several quality screening options for windows and doors that emphasize your outward view, allow for better airflow and ventilation, and provide effective protection from insects.

  • Standard fiberglass screen. This is the type of insect screen most people are familiar with because it has been the industry standard for decades. It is woven from permanent glass yarn which has been coated with a protective vinyl to ensure lasting color, beauty and flexibility. Fiberglass screen will not rust, corrode or stain.

  • OptiView® screen. OptiView is a fiberglass screen that has finer thread and offers better visibility for a sharp, more brilliant outward view with enhanced insect screen performance. The finer thread provides greater openness and better airflow, allowing natural light and fresh breezes to flow through. It is suitable for all window and sliding door.

  • PetScreen®. For high-traffic areas, PetScreen is a great choice. This is a heavy-duty, vinyl-coated polyester insect screening that resists tears, punctures and stress caused by pets, making it ideal for use in patio doors in addition to windows. In addition to being very durable, PetScreen also offers great visibility.

  • Aluminum screen. Aluminum screen is a traditional window grasshopper_on_screen screening product that provides durable, long-lasting protection
     against insects, including grasshoppers which can damage fiberglass screening. The mill and charcoal finishes are uniform and make for easy fabrication into window and door applications, while the black finish offers excellent visibility and reduced glare.

Aluminum or Fiberglass Screens?

double-hung-brass-pencil-colonial-grids-IMG_5605Fiberglass screen is less expensive and resists rust and stains, while aluminum is considerably stronger. The best choice for your home will depend on where the screen will be used and how much traffic the area will see.

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Sunrise screening options can be the finishing touch on your home’s individuality and the design décor you’re creating with windows and doors. All Sunrise screens are made in the U.S.A. Find an authorized Sunrise dealer near you to learn more about Sunrise windows and patio doors.


About the Author

Joseph Mills

Joseph Mills

Joe Mills is the Director of Marketing for Sunrise Windows and Doors. He has spent almost 15 years working with homeowners helping them envision and design home improvement projects. He is proficient in assisting homeowners through their entire buying process, including helping them do the proper research, what signs to look for to minimize a homeowner’s risk, understanding the in home selling process and once the decision is made, how the installation process will work. He has written a consumer-oriented book called “How To Buy Vinyl Replacement Windows” that can help window buyers make educated choices.