Finding the Right Window Screens for Your Home

The beautiful weather in Thousand Oaks, California allows homeowners to open their windows and invite some fresh air into their homes. Unfortunately, your open windows also invite mosquitos and other bugs into your house. That’s why so many homeowners have window screens professionally installed to keep their home comfortable and insect free. However, when it comes to window screens, it’s not a simple one size fits all deal. Like window frames, window screens come in a wide variety of materials, each with their own set of benefits and disadvantages. To help you find the perfect window screens for your home we have created this short buying guide.

Fiberglass Window Screens:  Fiberglass mesh window screens are one of the most widely purchased window screen materials on the market.  This window material is known for its durability and won’t corrode, stain or rust. While it may stand up well against the elements, these window screens are more likely to tear than materials like aluminum.

Aluminum Window Screens: Aluminum window screens are not only more durable than fiberglass window screens, but they are also more affordable. Aluminum window screens have the look of raw aluminum but have a clear overcoat to maintain their sheen. Despite their durability, due to their metal material they do have a tendency to rust over long periods of time if installed in an environment that receives excessive rain.

Solar Window Screens: Solar window screens use a white fabric grouped together in bands. Due to the screens light color, they are less likely to attract excessive heat and actually reflect light, helping to keep your home cool during the warmer months.

Pet Screens: Pet owners should consider having pet screens installed in their home to save themselves money and headache. Pets have a habit of scratching on window screens, often ripping or damaging them. Pet screens were designed to hold up against your strongest pet with material up to seven times heavier than that of traditional window screens.

Having window screens installed can make your home a safer and more comfortable place. At Quality Windows, we look forward to introducing you to our many window screen materials as well as answering any questions you may have. We currently offer aluminum frame finishes, aluminum screens, BetterVue Visible screens, fiberglass mesh screens, pet screens and solar screens. You’ll find at Quality Windows customer service is a top priority for us, which is why we help walk you through each stage, even offering a free estimate. If are interested in receiving a free estimate today you can contact us by calling our Ventura County location (805.984.5895) our Santa Barbara location (805.564.7600) or our Malibu location (310.456.3979). If you would like to visit us in person, you can find us at 1420 S Oxnard Blvd. Oxnard, California 93030, or at our Santa Barbara location located at 534 N Milpas St. Santa Barbara, California 93101. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you with all of your Thousand Oaks, CA window replacement needs.

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