When you’re concerned about the airflow, security, and safety of your home, one of the best actions to take is to install a screen on the windows and door. Many houses already have them and, for most people, the standard fiberglass mesh used for door and window screens will suffice. However, there are some cases that warrant something stronger and more durable. There are a few different options, including a heavy-duty fiberglass one, but the exact type will depend on your circumstances.
The Reasons for Stronger Door or Window Screens
Homes in extremely windy areas, such as along the coast, are often subjected to the scratches and damages caused by debris flying around. Although screens usually lessen the damage, especially for glass windows, if there’s a lot of vegetation around, it could potentially pierce through the screens if they’re not strong enough.
Standard screens can usually handle a few scratches from cats and dogs. However, if the pet is large, incredibly curious, or very persistent, it’s better to go the extra mile. There are door and window screens that are specifically designed to withstand pets’ claws and keep them safely inside.
Pets aren’t the only ones who can be cavalier with the screens. It’s not uncommon for young children to accidentally knock them down or run into them while they’re playing. While a reinforced option is no substitute for greater care, it’s certainly helpful to have as they learn how to be more cautious.
If there’s a sports field nearby, such as a golf course, baseball diamond, or football pitch, a stray ball could dent or tear the standard door and window screen. Of course, the possible severity will depend on factors like the proximity of the field and the type of ball. Consult the screen installer for the best option.
If you’re in Maui and want to replace your door and window screens for something stronger, contact Hawaiian Door & Window Screens. Experienced and efficient, they have a wide variety of options and styles to choose from and will help you find the best one to suit your needs. Don’t need a screen replacement? If you only need to fix a few snags or small rips, they also offer mobile screen repairs! An extended list of their services can be found online, but if you’d like to speak to someone directly, call (808) 268-6565.