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How to Choose the Right Replacement Window Screens

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With warmer weather right around the corner in Washington DC, it’s crucial to start setting up your home for spring weather, specifically your windows. Window screens play a significant role in helping keep critters out of your home so you can relish the spring time. Not only that, but they also offer a few significant features for the comfort and beauty of your Washington DC home. When selecting the proper replacement window screens this season, here are a few things to ponder:

  • Transparency – Not only should your window screens be functional and durable, but they should also be easy to see out of. There are screen selections that are more difficult to notice both from inside and outside your house, building the illusion that the screen doesn’t exist for your curb appeal, while still accepting light and air into your home.
  • Style – There are a range of materials and weaves for screens that various people use. The most widespread material for replacement window screens is fiberglass because it works longer and helps ward off rusting or corroding. Aluminum screens are also a good choice if you have small children or animals, because their material is tougher to tear. A wonderful option for window viewing purposes is Pella’s Rolscreen® Retractable Screen that rolls up and down like a window shade contingent on your need for it. The team at Pella Windows and Doors can work with you to determine which style will match your needs best.
  • Ventilation – Window screens can provide a nice breeze while helping avoid the intrusion of critters and insects into your Washington DC home. This airflow resolution can provide comfort and ease during the change in seasons. If you want maximum ventilation, inquire about all the choices for window screens that allow in as much air as possible while helping keep bugs out.
  • Cleaning - With effective window screens also comes window screen cleaning. Don’t forget to inqure about the ease of cleaning of dirt and dust from various screens that you look at to make the cleaning process as simple as possible.

Replacing window screens is similar to any other home repair; the best way to ensure your basic comfort is by examining your personal preferences and desires and finding the option that meets your criteria. To look at all the assorted screens offered by Pella, get any questions answered or discover which screen is best for you, stop by Pella Windows and Doors’s showroom in Washington DC, reach us at (301) 327-3013, or schedule an appointment online.