New window screens with pollutant-trapping nanofibers may allow residents of smog-choked cities to breathe easier. The fibers are made of nitrogen-containing polymers and are sprayed onto screens in a technique called blow-spinning, in which a stream of air stretches out droplets of polymer solution in midspray to form an extremely thin layer of nanofibers.
A window screen (also known as insect screen, bug screen, fly screen, wire mesh) is designed to cover the opening of a window. It is usually a mesh made of metal wire, fiberglass, or other synthetic fiber and stretched in a frame of wood or metal. It serves to keep leaves, debris, insects, birds, and other animals from entering a building or a screened structure such as a porch, without blocking fresh air-flow.
Source: Window screen – Wikipedia
Enjoy live Music in Beringer’s backyard every Saturday from 12:30-4:30pm. Savory picnic items made fresh daily by our Hudson House Culinary team and an assortment of Beringer wines by the glass are available for purchase from 11:00 am-5:00pm. This is the perfect destination to spend an afternoon in Wine Country.
The Band has been playing together since the summer of 2006. Our band consists of 5 tremendously talented and seasoned artists (heavy on the Cayenne, they are HOTT!!!!) – Tommylicious, Drummer extraordinaire! Tommy has been beating those drums since the ripe age of 10 he was in a big hair band in the 80’s and has refused to recognize we are now in 2012, you know what they say about a guy who has rhythm!
The screens on your windows are there for a purpose. If they get a snag, a tear or a hole, they lose their effectiveness of keeping insects out. Don’t despair. You can change the screening easily—and with little cost for materials and tools—by following these basic instructions.
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A one-year-old boy went to the hospital Saturday night after falling four stories from an apartment building in Holyoke. Residents said the child is lucky to be alive.Peter Thews said, “It’s very sad and I was surprised that he lived. Unless he fell on a mattress or something I don’t know how he survived”.
In warm climates, the bright light of the sun can create uncomfortable glare, and the warmth it brings can make your house feel like a greenhouse. Reducing the amount of light coming through your windows is a good way to make your home more comfortable and to save on cooling costs during the warmest months. Solar screens are one way to reduce the amount of sunlight shining through your windows.
A retractable screen door is a flexible screen door that retracts and rolls up into a housing attached to the edge of your door jamb. A retractable window screen operates in the same fashion, though it usually retracts vertically instead of horizontally. Regardless of your outdoor screen needs, these innovative screen designs are the cream of the crop, and their cutting edge design is revolutionizing the door and window screen industry.
Window screens are wonderful because they allow you to have fresh air and sunlight without the annoyance of insects and other unwanted visitors in your home. Dirty screens become weak and damage easily. It’s always cheaper to clean your screens than it is to replace them, so keep that in mind when you’re thinking of putting it off another year.
Source: How to Clean Window Screens
Lay pressure-treated 2×4 boards around the perimeter of the porch. Use a framing square to make sure the sill plate is square. Fasten the sill plate to the concrete floor using lag bolts and concrete anchors (Image 1). Attach a layer of untreated wood on top of the sill plate to provide a base for interior trim work. Use a reciprocating saw or a handsaw to remove the sill plate from door opening.