It’s important to make sure your doors are perfectly installed and sealed, but there is another important factor that some forget about: insect screens. Insect screens keep insects out of your home, but there is much more to them than that.
What Insect Screens Do
Insect screens in tandem with sliding or bifold doors or windows can perform in a manner similar to double glazed glass. If a screen is woven thinly enough, they trap air between the screen and the door or window. That helps insulate your home from heat or cold because the air becomes a thermal buffer between the outdoors and your home.
Screens can also influence the amount of sunlight that comes into your home, especially those that are more tightly woven. They can lessen the amount of direct sunlight coming into your home during the summer. Since this light is converted into heat in your home, keeping direct sunlight out produces the same effect as insulation, though on a smaller scale.
We never forget, though, that insect screens are called insect screens for a reason. That’s why we exercise painstaking care when installing retractable screens to make sure that everything is installed perfectly. There are no cracks or no leaks when we install insect screens: just a finely constructed mesh that allows breezes in while keeping insects out.
That way, you can enjoy the Perth weather during insect season without allowing mosquitoes and other insects into your home.
Is it Time for a Change?
If your screens are getting old, it might be time for a change. Inspect your insect screens regularly to make sure there are no gaps and that the edges are still sealed properly. If your retractable screens don’t retract anymore, it may be time to get new ones, too.
Call Fremantle Door & Window
At Fremantle Door & Window Company, we make custom sliding doors, bifold doors and concertina doors from our Perth area location. We know exactly what insect screens work the best with any door. Call 1300 308 323 today.