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The Benefits of Pet Screens

There is no question that dogs and cats make wonderful companions and oftentimes turn out to become beloved members of our family. But even the best trained, best-behaved pet has good and bad days or experiences a little over-excitement from time to time. Let us be honest, sometimes our furred friends wreak havoc on our screens.

While trimming their claws can help, when a happy-go-lucky, energized big dog accidentally jumps up—or when your kitty gets the zoomies or into the catnip—on your screen, their claws can leave holes or tears in most fiberglass screens. Sometimes, if our pets become frightened and they do not understand, the first place they may go is bolting to a door, running up a screened porch or even window too, which can significantly weaken a screen should it happen time and time again.

Fortunately, there is a solution, and that is calling us to help you replace your screens with scientifically proven, pet-resistant screens that can withstand the rambunctiousness of many pets, large or small.

What are Pet Screens?

Pet screens are specifically made to withstand the unique experiences of having pets. The material itself is completely safe for pets and humans too.

Tough, Rugged Construction, and Material.

Pet screens use specially engineered and designed materials that can withstand the rigors of weight, claws, and nips of pets and wild critters. These screens are made with special vinyl-coated polyester which is 7 times heavier and stronger than the traditional fiberglass screens and aluminum wire screens often used in homes across the country.

Vinyl-coated polyester mesh is engineered and woven to be tougher, resilient, and more durable. Sturdy construction and using the highest quality of materials allows our pet screens to minimize tears caused by pets by chewing or raking claws or nails against it.

Not Just for Domestic Pets.

Anyone that has lived with squirrels or raccoons may be well familiar with these hungry little critters and their destructive nature. Sharp teeth and little claws may easily tear apart a fiberglass screen for them to frolic and further damage anything behind the screen. Furniture, plants, and more can be destroyed if they manage to make their way inside your home. A pet resistant screen can no doubt withstand the gnawing and scratching of wild animals too.

Given that the screens are also made to withstand the impact of most large pets too, pet screens can withstand the exciting push or tap from most happy toddlers as well.

Replacement is Easy

Replacing your old screens with pet screens is relatively easy and will save you from having to constantly be replacing screens as you may already be doing due to pet damages. If you are handy around the house and love a DIY project, replacing old screens with a pet-resistant screen will be surprisingly easy. Everything you need to do your replacement is easy to access and affordable, too, with spline, spline tools, pre-cut, pre-measured custom pieces, an entire roll, or per linear foot.

  • Pry up the screen spline. If your old screen spline is not damaged, keep it to re-use it, otherwise, make sure to have a new spline on hand.
  • Stretch the new pet-screen tightly over the frame so it overlaps retaining grooves around the edges, leaving extra screen overhang to pull tightly. Make sure to lay it down curved, or concave side down. You can use clamps to hold the screen taut while you work.
  • Crease the screen around the frame and begin to place the spline in the channel. Start on one side of the screen to the other and do not worry too much about getting the screen overly tight. Use your fingers to work the spline in.
  • Next, press the spline into the frame by using a rolling spline tool. If the tool cannot reach the corners, use a flat-head screwdriver to press the spline into the corners.
  • Last, carefully cut away any excess using a utility knife and you are done!

Lower Light Transmission

As the weave of pet screens are thicker and dense, one of the unexpected benefits is lower light transmission. This means less heat from the sun flooding in through your windows, lowering inside temperatures slightly and helping you save on energy consumption, and fewer UV rays that can damage floors, furniture, and walls, too.

The benefits of pet screens go beyond just pets too. Reduce the effort of having to constantly replace fiberglass screens, lowering money spent on constant patch kits and repairs while allowing your beloved pet to roam freely in their home. If you are looking to make that change today from fiberglass to pet-resistant, we can help! Check out or range of pet-screens and make you and your pets happier, healthier, and safer than ever. \"\"