When it comes to home window screens, customers that meet with HomeProHub often ask the same question: “So do my new home windows come with screens?”
“Yes they do,” we reply.
Turns out it’s a bit more complicated than that.
Today we want to show you that there’s more to home window screens than simply keeping summertime bugs out of the house. The technology and advancements in screens have kept pace with the windows themselves. Therefore, here are the top 4 things you probably didn’t know about home window screens.
Retractable screens are probably the most popular option out there. They’re especially useful if you have a patio door and a house full of children and dogs. This way if they happen to run into the retractable screen it will simply break away and no one gets hurt.
Helpful tip: If you do have kids and dogs, make sure to look into the quality of the screen. Don’t buy a cheap one. If you buy el cheapo – as we like to say – not only will your rugrats and furry ones get hurt when they smack into it, but also you’ll have to buy a new one. If it’s not a breakaway screen, you can expect it to be easily damaged.
Perhaps one of the biggest advancements in window screen technology – as well as a subject HomeProHub Consultants receive questions about quite often – are solar screens.
Let’s say you recently replaced your crummy old windows with dual pane beauties. These new bad boys will make a huge difference with reducing solar heat gain (the amount of heat your windows allow in). But did you know that you could reduce the solar heat gain even more with solar screens? In fact, numerous solar screen companies claim to reduce solar heat gain by up to 90% depending on what grade you purchase.
Think of it as super heavy-duty protection for your home.
With spring freshly upon us, it’s once again the season for flowers to bloom, the sun to shine, and for allergies to drive you crazy. Better stock up on those tissues!
Did you know that Microban screens greatly reduce allergens that attempt to make their way into your home? These screens (also known as “pollen window screens”) help eliminate symptoms of allergies; in fact, many manufacturers claim they reduce 92% of all ragweed pollen.
Clean Up and Consult
Lastly, make sure to clean your home window screens at least a few times per year. With spring hovering in the air, right now is probably the best time to get rid of all the bugs and crud that accumulated during the winter.
If you have any other screen-related questions, don’t hesitate to contact the HomeProHub Referral Service today. We’ll walk you through the do’s and don’ts – all for free.