Sunscreens Plus provides information surrounding the subject of window and door screens

  • The English phrase ‘window screen’ means screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open window
  • Window screens are designed to cover windows and doorways in order to protect homes from the invasion of insects and other pests. Window screens, however, have become standard in most houses, even in areas where the mosquito population is almost nonexistent.
  • Window screens have been sold in the U.S. since 1861, when manufacturers of wire mesh sieves realized the material could have other applications and came up with the idea of a screen.
  • Depending on their primary function, window screens are also known as mosquito screens, insect screen or fly nets, as well as other names that reference the material used to make the screen, such as nylon, aluminum or rolling screen