The Screening Process: The importance of quality screens

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Window Screens - OverviewWindow screens – the woven mesh of metal, plastic or fiberglass stretched over a window opening to permit air to pass through – are another important piece to quality window replacement.

There are lots of reasons why you want to make sure you have quality screens with your new windows. If the screens are not durable, they may tear. In the warmer months, it’s nice to let a fresh breeze into your home – but not flies and other critters.

Screens can affect curb appeal, too. Damaged screens can turn your beautiful new windows … well, not so beautiful. Look for screens made of strong materials with durable frames.

Pella’s variety of screens

There are several innovative screen options from Pella Omaha. Here are a few to consider:

Flat Screen

Pella flat window screens are a standard option on double-hung, single-hung, sliding, casement and awning windows. Conventional fiberglass or high-transparency screen cloth options are available.

High-Transparency Screens

  • Made of a finer screen fabric than conventional screens.
  • Allow more air and natural light to flow into a room and the view is crisp and clear.
  • Unlike ordinary screens, they’re practically invisible from the street, so they improve your project’s curb appeal.

Pella Vivid View® Screens

An optional upgrade on Architect Series, Designer Series and Pella 450 Series wood or aluminum-clad wood windows.

Pella InView™ Screens

  • A standard option on Architect Series®, Designer Series®, Pella 450 Series wood or aluminum-clad wood windows.
  • An optional upgrade on Pella Impervia fiberglass and Pella 350 Series vinyl windows.

Conventional Fiberglass Screens

  • Durable and functional.
  • Allow in the light and breeze.
  • Provide a standard level of clarity.
  • Available as a standard option on Pella® Impervia® fiberglass and Pella 350 Series, Pella 250 Series and Encompass by Pella® vinyl windows.

Pella Rolscreen Retractable ScreensPella Rolscreen Retractable Screens

  • Roll up and down like a shade on casement windows.
  • Disappear when they aren’t being used, allowing more light to flow into a room.
  • When rolled away, they’re protected from the elements — helping reduce maintenance costs.
  • Available as an optional feature on Architect Series and Designer Series wood and aluminum-clad wood casement windows.
  • Made with conventional fiberglass screen cloth.

Screen Frame Finishes

Pella screen frames are durable painted aluminum.

  • Pella wood or aluminum-clad wood windows — Exterior screens match the window frame color; interior screens are available in Champagne, White or Brown finishes.
  • Pella Impervia fiberglass, Pella 350 Series vinyl, Pella 250 Series vinyl and Encompass by Pella vinyl windows—screen frame is color-matched to the window frame in White, Tan, Morning Sky Gray, Brown or Black.
  • Encompass by Pella vinyl windows—screen frame is color-matched to the window frame in White or Almond.
Shawn Huyser

About The Author

Shawn is a Pella, IA area native and worked in marketing at Pella’s Corporate Headquarters for 5 years before joining the Pella Omaha and Lincoln team in April of 2015. Prior to Pella Corporate, he worked for Pella’s national ad agency, The Integer Group, in Des Moines, IA for nearly 5 years. Shawn has a Bachelor of Communications-Public Relations degree from the University of Northern Iowa and is married with 4 children.

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