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    Part 1: Aluminum Insect Screening History – 6 Things you should know about Aluminum Insect Screen

    Aluminum Insect Screening History:

    Insect Screen (also known as window screen, bug screen, fly screen, screen wire mesh) is to cover the opening of window or door. The screening is usually wire mesh made of metal or plastic (fiberglass). It is to keep insects, leaves, debris, spiders, birds and other animals from a building or a screened structure such as a porch, without blocking fresh air-flow.

    At the very beginning, cheesecloth was used to cover windows to stop insects. It was easily torn, soiled quickly and limited the visibility from inside. In the 1820s and 1830s, advertisements for wire window screen were seen. The time that made window screen as popular was the American Civil War: An employee in Gilbert and Bennett company painted the wire cloth to prevent it from rusting, and sell it for use as window screens. Homeowners bought this wire cloth and then nailed them to wooden window and door frames. Then the company introduced steel wires cloth.

    The company Bayley and McCluckey was the first to file for the patent for window screens on passenger railroad cars. The window screen material keep cinders, sparks, and dust out of the passenger cars, allowing for passengers to have a more pleasant and safe trip. Screens were first advertised in the Chicago Tribune in May 1869, the advertisement reading in part:

    “The annoyances of spring and summer, such as flies, mosquitoes, dust, etc., can be obviated by using the wire window screens”

    Today, window screens are household necessity for homes, apartments and other living spaces. You have more options for the window screen material: Aluminum, Fiberglass, Stainless Steel, Copper, PVC and more. We will share how choose them fitting your styles.