The biggest problem with opening your doors and windows in the summer time or depending upon where you live, at other times of the year, is letting in bugs. All sorts of flying insects will make their way into your home if you did this. However, there is a solution; simply use a good screen designed to keep these creatures out of your house. Of course, you may have thought about this, but there things about modern screens you should know about.
Better designs to keep insects out
You may have used screens for your home in the past, and like many people, you probably had them growing up as a child. One thing that is true about them is that they do not keep out all of the bugs: the holes are simply too large to keep out many insects, but today’s screen technology is much better. They have been able to make the screens small enough to keep out all of the bugs, yet still maintain visibility for you when you are inside your home.
Better designs for opening and closing
One problem with screen doors, especially ones for the patio, is that they have to be opened and closed manually. If you leave the screen door open long enough, insects will fly into your home, and this defeats the purpose of having them in the first place. However, they now have designs that have an overlapping seam that automatically closes behind you after walking through it. The seam is held in place with magnets, so once it is closed, it stays that way. The advantage to this design is that you can move in and out of your home quickly, and if your hands are full, you don’t have to set anything down in order to close the screen door.
Installing screens reduces electricity usage
The ability to open doors and windows to create a cross breeze can help reduce the temperature of your home. This reduces the need for using the air conditioner, so this reduces your electric bill. You can also install patio insect screens for an outdoor patio enclosure, so you can enjoy the good weather outside without the pest issues that always accompany the outdoors.
Screens for your windows and doors may seem low tech, but they have come a long way over the years. They can bring a lot more comfort to your home throughout the year, and in addition, they can help save you money on your energy bill.