- Window Screens
Window screens can be made with wood frames or aluminum frames. Wood frames are more decorative, require periodic maintenance and are much more expensive. Window screens with aluminum frames can use lightweight roll-form framing or heavyweight extruded frames.
Aluminum Screen Frames
Half-Screens are used to cover the moving portion of a window. Usually a roll-form frame is used. Lightweight and economical, roll-form frame is available in Mill-Finish (Unpainted) or Painted. Tan, Bronze, Champagne and White are the common painted colors.
It also comes in different thicknesses. 5/16" is the most common and fits the tracks of most windows.
Full-Screens cover the whole window. A full screen is used usually for decoration or for sun control. Because of the size, a heavier frame is recommended. Sometimes aluminum strips called Diamondlite are attached to the frame to form a Colonial or Diamond pattern for decoration.
Jalousie Frame is used when the screen is recessed into the opening. The lip then forms a seal around the opening. It is a roll-form framing, sometimes called Knife Edge or Lip frame. It is similar in size to "Box" Frame but has a 1/4" lip on the outside edge.
The screening products we provide are manufactured by Phifer Inc. Phifer Wire Products Inc. was established in 1952 as a weaver of aluminum insect screening in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Today the company manufactures and supplies a broad line of precision woven products throughout the 50 United States and in over 100 countries worldwide.
There are two basic types of screening -- Insect Control and Sun Control. Insect screening is defined by the material used to make it. There are four common materials used -- Fiberglass, Aluminum, Polyester and Bronze.
Fiberglass Insect Screening
Phiferglass® fiberglass screening is woven from permanent glass yarn which has been coated with a protective vinyl to ensure lasting beauty, color and flexibility. Phiferglass® is noncombustible and will not rust, corrode or stain. Lightweight and economical, it comes in several different weaves and thread diameters.
Phiferglass® 18 x 16 Fiberglass Screening
Used for window screens and screen doors. Uses .011" Diameter threads with 18 threads per inch vertically and 16 threads per inch horizontally.
Phiferglass® 18 x 14 Fiberglass Screening
A stronger mesh, recommended for larger openings such as porches, pools and patios or where added strength is desirable.
Phifer 20 x 30 Fiberglass Insect Screening
This tiny mesh offers the ultimate in insect protection and is recommended for "No-See-Ems" and other very tiny bugs.
Aluminum Insect Screening
More durable than fiberglass, Aluminum Insect screening is used for aluminum or wood window screens, screen doors and wood screen enclosures. It is available in natural aluminum color, called Brite-Kote®, black and charcoal.
Phifer Brite-Kote® Aluminum Insect Screening -- Brite-Kote® is the standard of the industry. The aluminum finish is free of streaks, easy to fabricate and long lasting.
Phifer Black Aluminum Insect Screening -- The black finish is electrodeposition coated for strength and durability. Black aluminum is virtually invisible when looking out and is used when visibility is of prime importance.
Phifer Charcoal Aluminum Insect Screening -- is coated with a Charcoal finish using the electrodeposition coating method. The finish is extremely strong and offers improved outward visibility and reduced glare.
Bronze Insect Screening
Bronze screening is made of 90% copper and 10% zinc. It weathers to a beautiful dark bronze finish and is an excellent choice for inland and coastal regions.
woven of extremely strong and durable vinyl-coated polyester yarns, PetScreen® is seven times stronger than regular insect screening and resists damage by dogs and cats. The uniform weave design and thread spacing offers excellent outward visibility and good ventilation.