Aluminum screens is very strong and durable. It is rust-resistant and doesn’t sag with age. However, aluminum screening can dent or crease if it is hit, pushed or is on contact for a long time with a heavy object.
Also known as: wire screening, aluminum window screen, metal window screen, wire screens
Copper screening is made of an amalgamation of copper and zinc. This type of window and screened door screen is more expensive than fiberglass screening or aluminum screen, and it has a distinctive gold finish that develops a patina over time. Copper screening is very strong and adds a rich layer to windows and screen doors.
Also known as: copper screening, metal screening, bronze screen, gold window screens
Material that hangs in a window or door as a decoration or shade to keep out sunlight and provide privacy.
Also known as: drapery, drapes, custom curtains
door window coverings
Window treatments including blinds, shades, curtains, and drapes that cover a partial or full glass door providing privacy and sun protection.
Also known as: patio door window treatments, front door window coverings, door window treatments, sliding door curtains, door window shades
Window treatments that hang in windows that serve as a decoration, sun shade or sun screen. Drapes can be lose and movable like curtains or can act more like blinds.
Also known as: drapery, draperies, custom drapes, curtains
Fiberglass screen is the standard window screen available. It is flexible, cheap and easy to find. It doesn’t unravel, dent, wrinkle or crease, so it makes sense that it’s the most popular type of window and sliding door screening. However, it may sag or stretch out if pushed or if an object is leaned up against it.
Also known as: standard window screen, window screening, patio door screening, fiberglass screen door screen
Heavy-duty screens are usually made of fiberglass and are commonly used in sun rooms, screened-in porches, patios and pool enclosures. This type of window screen has larger openings and is stronger. This allows it to be used in large windows, doors, and screened panels.
Also known as: strong screens, fiberglass screen, large window screens, patio screens, porch screening, pool screens, pool enclosure screening
honeycomb window shades
Honeycomb shades, also known as cellular shades, have two layers of fabric that fold in opposite directions. Honeycomb window shades provide insulation and keep rooms warmer or cooler, depending on the time of year. Honeycomb and cellular shades can be light blocking or light filtering, depending on the customer’s needs. Some even come with the ability to raise and lower them from the top and bottom, so you can leave the top or the bottom of the window open. This creates privacy if needed.
Also known as: cellular shades
Great views shouldn’t be marred by screens. Invisible screens solve this problem. Invisible screens may be retractable screens that fold or roll against or into the door jamb. These keep out pests and insects while giving homeowners the option to roll up the screen for an unobstructed view. Invisible screens may also be made of very thin aluminum or other material that offers protection against pests with less vision obstruction than normal window screens.
Also known as: metal screens, aluminum screens, invisible window screens, see-through window screens
mobile screen replacement services
Companies that travel to customer homes or businesses to replace screens are known as mobile screen replacement services. These services bring with them everything they need to replace broken, damaged or missing screens and provide rescreening services for windows, screen doors, screened-in porches and other screened surfaces.
Also known as: on-location screen replacement, on-site rescreening, mobile rescreening, mobile window screen repair
Motorized screens are retractable screens that pull back and adjust with motorized controls. Motorized screens can be used on windows, screen doors, screened-in porches, retractable screens and more. Motorized screens are convenient, and eliminate external controls that can get in the way or look cluttery.
Also known as: electric screens, retractable screens, motorized retractable screens
motorized window shades
Window shades that move and are controlled by motorized or automatic controls. These can be useful in windows that are too high to easily reach. Motorized window shades eliminate the need for cords, wands and other controls. This can make them safer for children and pets. Motorized window shades and motorized window coverings can be controlled by a central control panel, and may even be put on a timer to open, close and adjust to fit your schedule and to protect furniture and flooring from harsh sunlight. These motorized shades can also save on heating and cooling expenses by adjusting during the day to keep out or let in sun depending on the temperature.
Also known as: motorized curtains, motorized shades, motorized miniblinds, electric window shades, electric blinds, motorized blinds
Pet resistant screens are stronger window and door screens that stand up to pets in the home. Most pet screens are made of vinyl coated polyester that is resistant to tears, rips, stretching and other damage that pets can cause.
Also known as: pet resistant screens, pet screening, coated pet screen, pet proof screens
Popular for their airy, summery feel and ability to block light and peeping eyes, plantation shutters are wood or faux wood interior shutters that have open louvres that can be flipped open or closed. This flexibility lets in light, shuts out light, and creates privacy with a decorative and distinctive flair.
Also known as: inside shutters, wood shutters, window shutters, inside window shutters, louvered shutters, plantation interior shutters
Privacy screens are window screens and door screens made of heavy-duty screen material with plastic laminate between the mesh to protect against the elements and create some privacy. Light can still come through and the plastic laminate isn’t completely opaque, but it does block direct sight for patios, porches, and rooms that back up against common areas or public places.
Also known as: pool screens, privacy screening, fiberglass screens
Roller shades are like Roman shades, but they can roll completely out of the way to leave an unobstructed view through the windows.
Also known as: roll up shades, Swedish shades, roll up window shades, roller window shades
retractable window screens
Retractable window screens are those that roll up or roll out of the way when they aren’t needed. These are popular choices on screen doors, patio doors, pool enclosures and other ares with high traffic that may benefit from the option to remove screens when in use and add screens when they’re not being used.
Also known as: roll up window screens, roll away window screens, automatic window screens
Roman shades are usually made of cloth. They are built to fold like an accordion as they are raised, and they smooth out to a flat or nearly flat surface when they are lowered. Most are controlled by a cord, but some are motorized shades.
Also known as: accordion shades
Rescreening services are those that replace, repair or provide screens for windows or screen doors that have broken, missing or damaged screens. Rescreening is an affordable alternative to replacing the complete screen unit.
Also known as: rescreening, screen replacement, rescreening services
Screens on windows and doors that are damaged or missing need to be replaced. Replacement screens can either be in the form of the screens alone (sometimes referred to as “rescreening”) or replacing the entire window screen or door screen unit.
Also known as: new window screens, damaged window screen replacement, old screen replacement
sleeping window shades
Sleeping shades, room darkening shades and lined window shades have an extra layer of light blocking fabric. These are useful for bedrooms and other rooms where occupants may want complete or extra darkness. They also provide insulation during cold winter months or from hot sun rays during the summer.
Also known as: lined window shades, room darkening shades, blackout shades
small insect screens
No-see-em screens (also known as no-see-um screen) is a screen that is made of fiberglass mesh. The mesh weave is very fine to keep out small insects and no-see-ems such as gnats, small flies, sand flies, fleas and other tiny insects. This is a popular choice for porches and beach homes where tiny insects thrive.
Also known as: tiny insect screens, no-see-em screens, o-see-um screen
Solar screens and sun screens are special window screens that block heat, UV rays and glare from the sun. Solar screen can keep down cooling costs, prevent furniture and flooring from fading, and reduces energy costs. Sun screens can also provide some degree of privacy during daytime because the thicker screen material acts like sunglasses for your windows, blocking light and diminishing visibility into the home.
Also known as: sun screens, UV solar screens, solar screening, window solar screens
Vertical blinds are made of vertically-hanging slats made of fabric, plastic, wood or composite materials. Vertical blinds can be opened so that light comes through the slats, closed so that light is blocked, or completely opened (usually pulled to the side) to allow a full view through the window or glass doors it’s installed over.
Also known as: hanging blinds, cloth blinds, vertically hanging blinds, wood vertical blinds, slat blinds
Window blinds are window coverings, usually in the form of slatted plastic, metal or wood, that provide privacy and keep out unwanted sunlight. Blinds can be raised or lowered, and the individual slats can be opened or closed to let in light when wanted.
Also known as: Venetian blinds, plantation shutters, vinyl blinds, metal blinds, decorative blinds
Window coverings include drapes, curtains, shades, venetian blinds, interior shutters and other types of window treatments. Window coverings can add style, color, decoration and function to windows.
Also known as: window shades, window drapes, window blinds, interior window shades
Window screens are screens that fit in a window in front of or behind the glass. When the glass is raised or opened, the screen keeps out insects, large dander and dust items, and other debris while letting in fresh air.
Also known as: screens, metal screens, pet screens, invisible screens, replacement screens, solar screens
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