If you recently have welcomed a new pet into your home, you likely will have found that your new pet comes with unwelcome wear and tear on your home. Screens are especially susceptible to pet damage, whether from an overenthusiastic dog trying to get outside or a cat scratching away while he watches the birds and squirrels outside. Pet-damaged screens render your windows or screen doors unusable, and pose a hazard to your pet. A pet could escape through a ripped screen, or could cut themselves on the sharp strands of the ripped screen. Pet-resistant screens from A to Z Window Screens can ward off damage, preventing your new pet from potentially escaping or becoming injured by a ripped screen.
How do pet-resistant screens work?
Pet-resistant screens are woven from polyester yard coated in PVC, making them stronger than traditional fiberglass screens.The screens are seven times stronger than traditional window and door screens. Pet-resistant screens resist scratches, and they hold in place where a traditional screen would give way — when your overly excited large dog jumps on the screen, for example. If your pet already has damaged your screen, replacing it with a pet-resistant screen provides a great option. With a pet-resistant screen, you can be assured that you won’t have to continually replace a screen, and you can be confident that your new pet won’t push through the screen and potentially escape your home. The screens, available in black or gray, can be installed in virtually any window or screen door.
How are pet-resistant screens different?
While pet-resistant screens are much stronger than traditional screens, you likely won’t notice a significant difference in the screen’s functionality. The strands of a pet screen are thicker, but the strands are placed farther apart to maintain visibility and airflow. They may be slightly more noticeable than a traditional screen, but they still will allow you to enjoy the breeze through your window or screen door and the outside view. The screens still will keep large bugs out of your house, but smaller bugs, such as gnats, may make their way inside.
How durable are pet-resistant screens?
The strength of pet-resistant screens gives them a longer lifespan than traditional fiberglass screens. The PVC coating makes pet-resistant screens more resistant to the damaging effects of sun and inclement weather. Pet-resistant screens also stand up to the wear and tear that children can put on screen doors. The screens will stay in place when pushed on by small children.
Protect your home and your pet from damaged screens. Call A to Z Window Screens today to set up a consultation and find out what it would take to replace your pet-damaged screen with pet-resistant screening, or to install the screens to prevent potential damage from your new pet.