Home Window Screens
Home window screens get the sun out of your eyes and provide extra privacy while allowing you to enjoy natural sunlight in your home. Glass Doctor® of Bell County in Temple offers a selection of sunscreens that protect the inside of your home from UV rays and guards against pests. Our window screens are also great for making your home more eco-friendly and energy efficient.
Benefits of Home Window Screens
- Affordable green upgrade: The window screens at Glass Doctor of Bell County provide an economical way to improve your home’s energy performance. Use them over standard windows or to complement high-efficiency window units.
- Reduced heat gains: During the summer, up to 30% of the heat in your Texas home is the result of heat gains entering through the windows. Solar screens give you an efficient way to reduce warm weather heat transfers, as the mesh absorbs the sun’s heat and UV rays. By simply using a window screen during the summer, you may lower the temperature in your house by up to 15 degrees.
- Reduced energy costs: When window screens lower the temperature in your home and reflect the sun’s heat, you give your air conditioner a break. This reduces your energy costs and lengthens the cooling system’s life.
- Preserve your belongings: The sun is notorious for fading drapes, flooring, carpeting, artwork, pictures and anything else in the path of its rays. Window screens block up to 90% of the sun’s rays, depending on the style you choose, and extend the life of your belongings.
Home Window Screens for Safety and Security
Solar screens let you enjoy fresh air and serve as the first line of defense against pests that want to enter your home. In 2014, there were over 350 reported cases of West Nile virus in Texas alone. By installing window screens on windows that open, you will keep mosquitoes and other pests at bay.
Glass Doctor of Bell County also has window screens that give your home an extra layer of security. These specialty screens look like home window screens, but a frame locks them into place. The mesh material resists tears, knife blades and impacts.
Home Window Screens for Sun Control
The solar, thermal and optical performance of a window screen depends on its density and color. To determine the best type of screen for your home and budget, a Glass Doctor of Bell County specialist will review the different options during a complimentary consultation.
The highest performing screens use a mesh fabric with metallic properties that reflect sunlight. In general, light-colored screens reflect the sun and control heat better than darker screens. They also allow more visible light to enter a room, making them a good option for south-facing windows and rooms that tend to get warm. Darker-colored screens are good for reducing glare in a room and maintaining visibility out a window, making them ideal for home offices, dining rooms, rooms with a view, and entertainment rooms.
The home window screens at Glass Doctor of Bell County in Temple come in a variety of colors and fit most window sizes and shapes. Call us today to learn more and schedule a free in-home consultation.