Before you have a screen room built onto your home, it may be smart to thoroughly consider the types of mesh screen materials you can use. Each material has its pros and cons, and the kind that’s right for you won’t necessarily be the same kind your neighbor uses in her screen room. Before you hire a builder or take out your checkbook, spend some time deciding what sorts of qualities you need the mesh panels of your screen room to have. Do they need to provide an excellent, clear view of your landscaped backyard? Do they need to be strong so your children or pets won’t damage them? Do they need to withstand heavy snow, high winds, or a seaside climate?
Some mesh options you may be able to choose from include:
- Aluminum – This is one of the most common screen materials because of its durability. Although glare tends to be a problem with aluminum mesh, it offers high visibility during most hours of the day. It’s not ideal for people who live along the coast, as the salty air will oxidize it faster than other materials.
- Fiberglass – This is another one of the most common screen room materials, and it tends to be one of the more affordable ones. It also tends to offer high visibility because it creates minimal glare in bright sunlight. It’s flexible, so it’s easy to work with, but that also means that some kinds are prone to stretching and tearing. If you have kids or pets who might be rough on your screen room, you should opt for a durable type of fiberglass mesh that won’t be damaged.
- Stainless steel, bronze, copper, or another premium metal – These materials tend to be quite pricey because they’re durable and can appear more upscale than other mesh materials. They also generally hold up better in coastal areas.
If fiberglass sounds like the right material for your purposes, consider having a TEMO screen room installed. We’re the nation’s leading maker of outdoor living spaces, and our screen rooms feature panels made of memory mesh fiberglass that is extra-strong, easy to see through, and lets in plenty of light and fresh air, minus the bugs.
For more information on TEMO, or to locate an authorized dealer who can install a screen room at your home, contact us today.