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What’s the Difference Between Fiberglass and Aluminum Mesh for Window Screens?

Fiberglass and Aluminum Window Screen Kits

Selecting window screen mesh for your home or office windows is not as simple as it once was because, today, there are plenty of choices in material, color, pattern, and texture. However, the trend is to use material to achieve consistency based on one’s needs and budget. For example, with DAPA products, you might use a fiberglass mesh screen or aluminum mesh screen. Or you could pair one material with the living room that runs along with the vegetation outside and choose another for the home office.

In addition to enhancing your windows’ look, the windows mesh screen type you choose can underpin your lifestyle. Aluminum screen mesh is most suited for areas with heavy traffic, such as a retail store. Fiberglass screen mesh is appropriate for all seasons and budget friendly as well.

Aluminum Screen Mesh

If functionality and quality are your primary criteria for selecting screen mesh, then aluminum window screen mesh is the way to go. You may be dismayed by the price of these meshes, but when you consider the cost by its expected longevity, the price will sound very reasonable. The aluminum mesh can withstand damage from outside debris or branches hitting the window.


  • Extreme temperature resistant
  • Sturdy
  • UV rays resistant
  • Corrosion-resistant


  • Expensive compared to the fiberglass version
  • Needs professional installing
  • May oxidize in coastal regions

Fiberglass Screen Mesh

The fiberglass mesh screen is sold in various colors, easy to maintain, and inexpensive compared to aluminum mesh. The material is entirely flexible, and you can easily install or do minor repairs that may occur with routine wear and tear. The different color options can be cut, carved, or shaped to create a custom design that matches your decorative theme.


  • Inexpensive
  • Highly flexible
  • Easy to install with a DIY approach
  • Available in multiple colors


  • UV rays can cause fading over time
  • Sharp objects can easily damage the mesh

In essence, window screen mesh is a perennial favorite in many households as well as businesses. Aside from its practical features, screen mesh offers the opportunity to add color and texture to your windows. For more information on window screen products, call DAPA at 1-800-229-3181 or visit its official website.

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