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When first researching window screen material, it seems there are hundreds of material options. While there are many options to choose from, there are only two categories of window screen material: fiberglass and aluminum. All the myriad of window screen fabric options fall into those two categories.
A frequent question is which is better: aluminum or fiberglass? See the below table for an outline of the positives and negatives of Fiberglass window screen material versus Aluminum window screen material.
- Less Durable- Fades over time
Aluminum window screens have been in use for decades and are thought of as the original window screen material. There are only one type of aluminum screening: 18x16 standard aluminum screen wire. Aluminum wire is available in three colors: Black, Charcoal and Brite (silver).
TIP:For the best view when looking out your window, choose a dark window screen material such as Black or Charcoal.
There are many sub-types of window screen material made from fiberglass. Some are:
The most common colors for fiberglass window screens are black, charcoal and gray.
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