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Why Are Window Screens Important?

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Window screens are important to us at Metro Screenworks and we are excited to share with you why they are so impactful on our lives. We believe in their impact so much that we offer a variety of traditional and specialty window screens — we even offer custom window screens! Read today’s blog to learn about all the benefits that window screens can provide for you and your home, and shop Metro Screenworks’ full inventory of window screens online! We are your Top Rated National® custom window screen provider and have been since 1979. Shop our store online.

The 8 Benefits of Window Screens

Window screens aren’t things that we give much thought to. We open a window and hopefully they are just there doing whatever they do to make our lives better. Today, we are going to look at why window screens are so important and how they have forever enhanced our modern quality of life.

Keep the Bugs Out

No matter what type of screen you invest in you can assume that, if it is installed correctly and doesn’t have any holes in it that it will keep the bugs out. This is the original reason why screens were invented. When screens were not used, bugs seemed to get into everything — imagine the last picnic that you had and how the bugs just seemed to find their way into everything and think about dealing with their nuisance all the time. You would have no protection from mosquitos who could bite you at will while you sleep. You would find flies walking around on all your food, leaving their disease-ridden footprints on everything, and spiders would be even more prevalent in your home.

Protect Us From Disease

Because pests such as mosquitos and flies no longer have free reign to fly and walk around our homes whenever they please, as a modern society we suffer from less diseases related to pests. Before window screens began to be used, in the 1930s nearly one-third of those living in the Southeastern part of the United States suffered from malaria. Since then, cases of malaria have significantly decreased — almost eradicating the disease from the U.S. According to some, the increased risk for modern diseases carried by mosquitoes such as West Nile and even yellow fever is due to modern homeowners and others not installing window screens in their homes. Though to some window screens look ugly or may seem like one more home expense, the protection they provide against disease is unquestionable.

Keep Other Pests Out

Screens also keep other pests out such as raccoons, squirrels, birds, and even humans who are up to no good. Though we wouldn’t consider most birds and other small critters, pests, these animals, if let loose in our homes would be pests. They would get into our food, poop on our carpets, and destroy our homes. They could also transmit serious diseases such as rabies. If you have had the exhilarating experience of having to catch or chase a squirrel, bat, bird, or even a bear — don’t try and chase a bear out of your home; it’s dangerous — out of your home, you can thank your screens that that experience has been limited to a one time event.

Offers Curb Appeal

Screens also offer curb appeal. Having screens and having clean, well-maintained screens can make a good first impression when it comes to home-buyers. You can’t make a second first-impression, so when you put your home on the market it is a good idea to make sure your screens are in tip-top shape. You can have a wonderful looking home on the inside, but if the outside is dirty or leaves something to be desired, you can bet that you may have a hard time selling your home or getting what you want for it — clean those screens!

Acts As a Dirt Splash

Your window screens may be dirty because they act as a protectant against dirt and mud splashing on your windows. If you are wondering why your friends without window screens are always complaining about how dirty their windows are or having to wash their windows several times a year and you can’t commiserate, it’s time to thank your window screens. Your window screens provide some protection against dust, dirt, and other elements that can make your windows look grungy. Next time when it is time to do some spring cleaning, give your screens some love.

Is an Insulator

Window screens can also act as insulators to keep heat in during the cold winter months and cool air in during the sweltering months of summer. Screens may not help to keep temperature regulation in your home as it should be as much as sealed windows and the argon and krypton between your window panes might, but they definitely contribute! As a result, be sure to mend all holes and tears in your window screens even during the winter to keep all that heat inside.

Can Deflect Water

Screens also deflect water as well. Though you may still want to invest in storm windows during the rainiest and stormiest months of the year, screens do their part to deflect water from your home. Water that seeps into your home can cause water damage and mold damage — which can not only impact your health causing even death, but can also compromise the structural integrity of your home. Screens can keep water and mold at bay.

Provide Other Benefits

Basic window screens provide all of the benefits that we have already discussed. However, they can offer so much more such as protection against sun damage, durability against wear and tear of pets, hail, and other damaging elements, more visibility than traditional screens, a vintage look, protection against no-see-um pests, and more. Specialty window screens may be more of an investment than traditional fiberglass screens. However, the benefits that they provide will far outweigh the initial cost.

Ready to Enjoy the Benefits of Window Screens?

Are you convinced that window screens are not only important to have, but actually provide us unparalleled protection and comfort? It’s time to invest in your own window screens and who better than with us Metro Screenworks, your window screen provider since 1979. We offer traditional window screens as well as specialty window screens, and custom window screens. Additionally, we offer our products at competitive prices and with same-day shipping. Instead of stopping by your local home improvement store, enjoy the convenience of ordering high-quality screens online and having them shipped right to your door. We even offer samples so you can know exactly what you are getting when you order from us. Visit our website to learn more!