Latching Window Screen
Co. has introduced a new, extruded latching window screen. Designed for
double-hung windows, the screen securely latches into place upon closing.
The screen has a wall thickness of 0.040 inches and features the
company’s staked corners to build strength and eliminate gaps at the
miters. Shapes with an integral stop leg, latch and interior wool pile are
Corner Keys Equipped
Pull Tab and Safety Warning
The latest corner keys from Magnolia Metal and
Products are designed to be both easy to use and to incorporate the
industry-recognized safety warning. The corner keys are equipped with an
integrated pull/lift tab. The company says that the use of the Safety
Warning/Tab Corner eliminates the need
for adhesive safety warning labels and the secondary application
pull/lift tabs found on most door and window insect screens. The Safety
Warning/Tab Corner also can be inverted for a top of screen application if
Specifically, the pull tab corners also eliminate the
need for a separate pull tab that is splined in track.
Phifer’s BetterVue Protects
the View—Without the Bugs
new BetterVue Insect Screening is designed to maximize visibility while
also keeping bugs from entering through the screen. The screen can be used
in both window screen and patio screen door applications.
BetterVue, a flame-retardant insect screen, is woven from small yarns
(smaller than those used in traditional screens, according to the
company). The combination of the screen’s increased openness and the
smaller yarn diameters enhances the view, allows better light
transmittance, improves airflow and increases protection against small
insects, according to company officials.
BetterVue Insect Screening is certified by the GREENGUARD Environmental
Institute for superior indoor air quality performance.
New Window Screen: It’s in There
A new window screen being launched nationally this spring by W.L. Gore and
Associates is so clear that its makers say some customers have questioned
whether or not the screen is present at all.
The product is currently being used in some of
Pella’s high-end wood windows and Pella’s Kathy Krafka-Harkema says,
“People call us and say you forgot to put the screen in. We tell them it
is in there.”
According to W.L. Gore’s Maria Smith, the screen allows 50 percent more
light into the home, and three times more airflow than a conventional
“It’s not just an insect screen but provides a better view,” she
Smith says this screen, designed for high-end windows, is made of a
completely different material than traditional screens. She describes it
as an innovative ultra-fine material, and says that screens have the same
size hole to keep insects out the fibers are only half the size. She adds
that the highly elastic polymer feels different than conventional screens
and has a “memory” to prevent denting and sagging over time.
“There are competitive products, but they use fiberglass so the benefit
is not as dramatic,” adds Smith.
United Kingdom-based Paddack Fabrications has opened for business in North America. The company offers the Lockmaster and Millenco locks for both the United Kingdom and European markets
… Chicago-based Sietto Inc. manufacturers glass knobs and pulls by hand. The knobs and pulls can be used in a variety of modes
www.sietto.com … Dove Vinyl Windows in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is now manufacturing, promoting and selling “Envirosealed Windows™” as part of Truseal Technologies’ Envirosealed Windows campaign … Greenstone Holdings Inc. has introduced the new GreenShield™ product, Sillpro™, which can be brushed onto wooden windows, door sills and other components to protect them from moisture and water penetration
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