The Best Way to Keep Mosquitoes and Other Bugs Out: The Security Screen

Dengue cases are on the rise lately. According to the Health Ministry’s National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC), a total of 46,713 dengue cases were reported from Dec 29 last year to May 30 this year. As of 22nd week of 2020, Bernama newspaper reported that Selangor had the highest number of dengue cases with 26,943 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya (4,617) and Johor (4,111).

The numbers presented by these official sources are concerning; thus it is important for every homeowner to take precaution and protect their homes from mosquitoes. Fortunately, there are many ways to do this. While it is practical to use sprays, repellents, and electronic devices, these products do not help much to shield your homes from mosquitoes on a consistent basis. A more effective way is to use screens or mesh on your doors and windows to safeguard your spaces more comprehensively. Here are few points to consider when selecting a good screen for your home.

Quality Matters
There are many types of mosquito screens in the market for you to choose from. Nevertheless, whether you are shopping online or buying from a reputable brand, always get one that is made from high quality materials.

For example, conventional insect screens which are made from nylon, polyethylene, polyester or polypropylene are easily available. However, most may offer poor seal performance and fall apart very quickly. They are also not easy to clean, maintain and repair, and is a poor option for contemporary homes because they look shoddy and unappealing.

Ultimately you would want a high quality screen that lasts as you would not want to be replacing it frequently. A highly recommended choice for mosquito screens is stainless steel security screens. Known for being strong, durable and visually attractive, stainless steel won’t stretch or sag over time. Additionally, while it effectively keeps mosquitoes at bay, the screen maintains good air flow into the home as well. It is also robust enough to withstand strong winds or harsh weather as well as accidental tears caused by kids or pets.

Purpose and Function
Getting the right screen is important, but it is also essential to determine where you would install your mosquito screen. Start by determining the function of the door or window that you would place the screen on. For example, does this door or window provide access to an outdoor space. Do you need it opened or closed most of the time? For doors and that open to an outdoor area, there is a risk of break-ins and usually ordinary screens don’t do much to prevent it. This is where you would need stronger materials for your screen.

Fortunately, with the advent of technology in the window and door industry, homeowners can now opt for a security screen made from materials that are designed to do much more than keeping mosquitoes away. For instance, screens comprising stainless steel mesh customized for windows and doors are now enhanced to provide security from intruders as well.

Screens that Do More: ArxTech Security Screens
If you are looking for a high quality screen that meets the criteria above, Window Elements recommends the ArxTech security screen. Fitting into modern homes impeccably, this screen features high tensile stainless steel wire mesh to provide an all-rounded screen, offering owners protection from human intruders as well as dengue-causing mosquitoes.

Made from stainless steel, the patented ArxTech security mesh is woven into a fine mesh, providing high security and protection. Its design is one of the most unique in the market – the thickness of the wire mesh is thicker than the standard market thickness. This results in a highly resilient and durable barrier that can withstand any break in attempts as well as keeping bugs out. Durable yet aesthetically pleasing, this stainless steel screen is an ideal investment for a safe and attractive home.