* Thread Denier is
the thread weight. Our heavy mosquito netting is lock stitched with an effective denier of 450 for our most popular heavy mosquito mesh.
Mesh Fabric | We Don't Sell Cheap Quality Netting!
Cheap Insect Netting? Sorry...NOT Us!
As a point of comparison, cheap netting mesh curtains you may have seen on aluminum gazebos at home improvement stores is garbage! I would rather strap myself to an ant hill and smear my ears with jam than to sell this to my good customers! The thread weight of this is about 70 denier and the stitch is over, under and then heat stamped. Our heavy mosquito netting mesh fabric is far heavier at 450 denier and made to last, yet is still flowy and curtain-like for your porch enclosure. For ALL mesh fabric types, each time a row thread passes a column thread it is LOCK-stitched so that the squares won't shift and it WILL NOT unravel when cut.
Despite the heavy weight, all fabrics are vulnerable to sharp objects and very hot items like gas blowers for gardening or drunk uncle Herman's cigar. Dogs who are chewers will have a fun time shredding even Levi's, so sharp teeth have no problems with our net porch enclosures. Lastly, don't be tempted to buy cotton mosquito netting. While it looks very pretty out of the box, it snags in an instant and mildews quickly. All our products are made of polyester which is the best outdoor material for weather.
No-see-um, or Noseem Mesh Fabric
Only The Good Stuff!
The term "Noseeem" is spelled about 6 ways. The term has nothing to do with visibility, rather refers to a tiny biting fly about as big as a ridge and a half of your fingerprint...so tiny that you can't see them. No-see-ums are NOT gnats or black flies. They are generally found within about 500yds of a large body of water or marsh. Our no see-um netting mesh is denser and catches the wind more. It is a heavier look and needs to be better secured which is why we recommend the "heavy mosquito mesh" for porch enclosures if you don't have this type of biting insect.
Black is amazingly clear to see through despite the smaller holes and is often purchased as replacement screening when folks find they are still getting bit in their framed porch enclosures. It is the weakest of our netting mesh, yet the photo on the right shows our team lifting our beefiest 225lb sewer. We use this tighter weave for many applications other than porch enclosures with this mesh including theater scrims, agricultural netting projects, and filter applications.
Shade Mesh Fabric | Screened Porch Enclosures
Shade | Privacy Screen
What if there was a fabric that blocked 80% of the sunlight, yet had good visibility, AND doubled as a porch insect enclosure? Our shade fabric is so gorgeous and luscious you will want to take a bath in it. We use it to make porch enclosure curtains and overhead shade fabric. It was our response to expensive stiff PVC coated shades that you could barely see through.
Visibility depends upon light differential. When light is on the opposite side of the shade curtain, you can see out very well. When light is behind you, visibility is poor. On your porch, it is a very heavy look, almost like Adam's Family, so see these photos. However, the effect might suit you as a privacy screen porch enclosure shielding you from nosy neighbors. It is by far our strongest material, yet silky to the touch. The fabric was so well received, we are introducing white shade mesh this season, for thicker porch enclosure curtains, outdoor projection screens, theater scrims and what ever else our good customers can think of.
Customer Performance Review | Hail Storm
"On Wednesday this week, we had just left with some friends to go out for supper when an "unexpected" hail storm hit. We had visions of the roof panel ripped to shreds.
All I could think about was having to replace the screens.
We got back home about 2 hours later and to our surprise and "RELIEF" there were no holes or rips anywhere!!! As you can see in the pictures, the piles of hail must have been pretty big right after the storm. It was around 80 degrees so the hail had 2 hours to melt. Your netting is definitely "Heavy Duty".
Traditional Screened Porch | Your Alternative
To date, a screened in porch involved framing, painting and stapling screening that you have to live with your whole life. Our screened in porch alternative is elegant, super quality and still affordable. And it's more than just screened in porch curtains at this family business. We have a good quality product and we are proud of our work. Sure, there will be times we make mistakes, but we fix them promptly so that folks like you can enjoy an elegant porch enclosure at a good value. We love our work because we know we have a great product. There certainly other ways to enclose a porch with framed screening and we appreciate you thinking of us.
Optical Science - Light Attenuation
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.
Troughs and peaks cancel
Video Description of Color & Mesh
No-See-Ums and No-see-um netting
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-seeums 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 frame less and is designed to operate with wind speeds less than 22 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.