1. Color & Mesh Options

1. Color Options Black, White, & Ivory

Black shows less dirt and has amazing clarity. Black is "solution dyed" and will not fade. 85% of clients choose black. Black is a more formal look that seems to go with any color scheme.

White and Ivory are more for that tropical look and are milky to see through. White is bright White while Ivory is more of a creamy color. Video Comparison of Mesh and Colors

2. Mesh Options Mosquito, No-see-um & Shade

All Mesh Types are made from 100% polyester which is the best possible fabric for outdoor use and made to get wet! Our netting is far stronger than most with 4x thread weight and a lock stitch that won't unravel.

Heavy Mosquito Mesh has the best air flow with a hole count of 230 holes per sq inch in a rectangular grid pattern and will stop even gnats (which are larger than no-see-ums). Most clients select this mesh.

No-see-um Mesh looks more like a gorgeous black or white "sheer material" with an 800 hole count used in costal areas with extremely tiny biting flies known as no-see-ums (because they are too small to see).

Our Black Shade Mesh is a unique weave and blocks both insects and 80% of the sunlight with excellent visibility looking out but can be a heavy dark look from the outside looking in but also offers a bit of privacy. White Shade is not really appropriate for porches and is used more for outdoor projection screens.

Photo Comaprison of All Fabrics & Colors

screen porchBlack For Clarity

screened patio enclosureWhite & Ivory For Softer Look

black mosquito netting fabricNo-see-um vs. Mosquito

screened porch nettingOnly Top Quality!

I. Black Mosquito Netting ↓

black mosquito netting
black mosquito mesh
black mosquito screen

II. Black No-see-um Netting ↓

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screen porch
no-see-um netting 2

III. Black Shade / Privacy Netting ↓

outdoor privacy curtains
outdoor sShade
privacy curtains for porch

IV. White Mosquito Netting ↓

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Porch with White Mosquito Netting
white mosquito netting

V. Ivory Mosquito Netting ↓

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screened porch 14
mosquito netting

VI. White No-see-um Netting ↓

noseeum netting
no-see-um netting
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Black Mosquito Netting, No-see-um, and Shade Mesh Patio Enclosures

Unless black fabrics are "solution dyed", they are prone to fading into that faded asphalt look. Of course we want only the best quality patio enclosures for our good customers and solution dye all our black mosquito netting, no see um mesh, and our shade cloth fabric. Mosquito netting starts out as a polyester "soup" that gets spun into thread and then woven into netting fabric. The natural color of polyester is a creamy color. While the material appears black to the naked eye, it is really only surface dyed. When surfaced dyed black dye degrades, the creamy colored core bleeds through for that faded asphalt look that we don't want.

We solution dye our black color in the soup and add our UV inhibitors to the soup before it is ever spun into thread. This means that the threads are black and UV protected to their core. Cheap mosquito netting almost never is solution dyed and clients don't learn for months when it is too late. The advantage to black mosquito netting for patio enclosures is that it is crystal clear to see through and the perimeter black webbing is not prone to soiling saving you time in the laundry room.

White Mosquito Netting, No-see-um, and Shade Mesh Patio Enclosures

White and ivory netting is lovely. While not nearly as clear to see through, white netting is a unique look where you want to yell out, "Hey cabana boy? Another Mai Tai please!" Mosquito netting is only about has about 15-20% of the density of a bed sheet. White netting itself doesn't show as much dirt as you might initially think. If you were to throw a bucket of dirt on white mosquito netting and spread it out, you only see about 20% of the dirt. White no-see-um is a bit denser at around 30% and white shade, about 80%.

We bind white curtains with white webbing for consistency and it is really the perimeter webbing that shows most of the dirt on patio enclosures, particularly the bottom webbing that brushes the ground. Some folks have special ordered "ONLY the bottom webbing to be black" (with written comments at checkout) so that the sides and top don't look too "zebra-like" or "Versace" and the base doesn't show dirt. Lastly, while curtains are and should be cleaned at least once a season, check with your cleaners. It may be less expensive than you think.

Ivory Mosquito Netting

screen porch with insect netting Very similar to white (above) in its color qualities but ivory takes the visual "edge" off the bright white. UNLESS instructed otherwise, Ivory mosquito netting curtains have a white webbing. Some folks have special ordered the entire mosquito net curtain to be fully framed in black (with written comments at checkout and no extra charge). Some folks love the ivory-framed-in-black color combination while others have raised an eyebrow. But, it is certainly practical for patio enclosures!

screen room As the owner, I myself (owner), like black webbing on ivory mosquito netting and it really grows on you after awhile. Keep in mind that some don't like the bright white webbing on ivory curtains for patio enclosures either. We want you to have what you want, but please be definitive with your decision. Again, you can easily request the "entire curtain to be framed in black" in the comments section at checkout.