Blocks 82% of the sun while offering visibility More...
Very High quality & durability
Good for privacy & Bugs
All materials here are NFPA 701 fire rated
Holes/ sq inch
Max Roll Width
* Thread Denier is
the thread weight. Our netting is woven whereby each visible thread is actually 3 threads woven together such that our heavy mesh has an effective denier of 450.
As a point of comparison, the cheap gazebo mosquito net kits you may have seen at home improvement stores have a single weave denier of only 70 which is why cheap netting tears easily and doesn't last.
We DON'T sell this.
As you probably already know, light is a wave and has qualities similar to water waves. Imagine tossing a pebble into the still water of a pond. The impact of the pebble would create concentric waves that would radiate outward. The waves themselves consist of peaks and troughs.
If you were to place a slotted gate in the path of the radiating waves, smaller wavelets would emerge on the other side of each of the slit holes. As these wavelets emerge from the slit holes, they too would consist of peaks and troughs.
As these wavelets radiate into each other, the wavelet peaks will cancel the troughs of adjacent wavelets. If it is a perfect collision of equal magnitude, the waves would disappear completely. However, it is more often an imperfect collision and the intensity of the wave is only reduced. The result is what is called a "wave interference pattern."
If you were to throw a handful of pebbles into the same pond, you would have a momentary disturbance; but, the peaks and troughs will quickly cancel each other and the disturbance will settle quickly.
Our no-see-um mesh has 800 holes per square inch. And two factors reduce the intensity of light. The first is that the threads themselves physically block some of the light. In addition, the interference pattern reduces the intensity of the light that passes through. In fact we sell to the film industry who makes giant outdoor "butterfly screen" light filters for outdoor scenes and to the military for urban camouflage.
Our no-see-um netting has nothing to do with visibility. It has tinier holes (800 holes per square inch) to keep out a particular biting insect called a no-see-um.
A No see um, also known as a midge fly, sand fly, or micro-gnat is a tiny relative of the mosquito. They are about the size of a ridge and a half of a finger print ridge. If you have never heard of no-see-ums you probably don't have them in your area. No-see-ums live generally within 500 yards of lakes, rivers, ocean, or marshy wetlands.
Our no-see-um netting mesh is gorgeous, but the drawback is that it is denser and catches the wind more, so it needs to be better secured. Our system is frameless and is designed to operate with wind speeds less than 15.7 mph. Above 15.7 mph, biting insects are unable to fly.
Our tracking attachment option
enables you to draw the curtains open under heavy winds to enjoy the fresh air without the worry of bugs. If no-see-ums are not an issue for you, we recommend the heavy mosquito mesh.
Mosquito curtains cuts and sews ready to hang mosquito netting panels for Porches, Patios, Garages, and more. You may want to ask yourself if it is worth your time. Our prices for custom-made curtains are very reasonable. What will take us 30 minutes with automation, 12ft fabric saws, and feeders will take you about 8 hours. If you have a workroom, you'll understand that sewing large panels can be a challenge since they will shape-shift if the tension on your machine isn't set properly. If you are simply trying to duplicate what we do, be careful. We have the machinery and the feeders to make perfectly spaced double stitches that contain our various fasteners, REPLICATING OUR CURTAINS ISN'T AS EASY AS IT LOOKS!
Sewing your own panels
Cut netting into some geometric shape
Bind all the edges by double stitching a 2" webbing (folded in half like a taco)
The spacing of our double stitching is 3/8" that will accommodate our fiberglass rods, marine snaps and magnets
If curtains will slide on tracking, we use a 2" snap tape to attach to our tracking snap carriers
If you are using tracking, you will need to call us for a special webbing used to fasten our snap carriers.
Want some improvised rigging ideas?
Lots of clients have small little projects that need only a quick fix and ask us for ideas. For some, appearance is not a factor and all they need is something functional. You don't want to simply nail up netting panels if you want them to last. Here are a few ideas. If appearance and sturdiness are your priorities, it may save you in the long run to let us fabricate your panels with our custom solutions.
Substitute Double Stitched Webbing With
Duct Tape. Looks better thn it may sound
Fold Duct tape in half like a taco and tuck the netting inside (Duct Tape comes in a variety of colors).
Apply the Duct Tape around the entire perimeter of the netting panel
To improvise grommets, use hardware store "washers" before sealing the Duct Tape webbing.
A Boy Scout Idea
Take a marble, round stone or golf ball and wrap netting over the ball. Use a cord to choke a noose around the ball and then tie off the cord. This will not stress the netting like nailing the netting might. In addition your panel is reusable by repositioning the balls.
Wrap Netting Around A Wood Strip
You can wrap the netting a few turns around a wood strip (like a 1" x 2") and then nail the wood strip. The Home Improvement stores also sell a 2" x 1/4" x 8ft hardwood (poplar) that is suitable. Distributing the mounting tension along a long wood strip is far better than simply nailing directly into raw netting.