Frequently Asked Questions about Pet Screens
What is a Pet screen?
A Pet Screen is a fly screen that incorporates a hard-wearing mesh that is more resistant to the claws of household animals.
Will your screens keep my pet inside?
To date, many of our customers happily use our standard fly screen mesh to keep smaller pets indoors whilst allowing fresh air to circulate. The primary function of pet screen mesh is to keep out insects with the added benefit of being more durable than standard mesh, in the face of pets, large and small. However, let's not forget that pets can be determined and strong creatures. So, if you want to be 100% sure that your pet stays inside, we would always recommend using supplementary measures.
What are the different types of Pet Screen?
We have a number of different screen types that can be purchased with Pet Mesh. Our most popular and long-lasting is our hide-away roller screen which is available for windows and doors. In addition, for doors, we also have hinged and sliding systems - and for windows, simple framed screens. For those who wish to replace the mesh on an existing screen, we also offer mesh by the metre.
What makes a screen pet resistant?
A standard flyscreen can easily be torn or damaged by exuberant pets, especially those with sharp beaks or claws. A pet resistant screen features a special pet-proof or claw-proof mesh which is woven using PVC-coated polyester yarn, which is seven times more durable than untreated nylon or fibreglass. This mesh is more resistant to the claws and beaks of cats, dogs and birds, but remains flexible enough to be used in both framed mesh fly screens and roller screens.
What screen material is best for pets?
If you are looking to keep flies and other insects out of your property, but you already have pets, then you should consider pet mesh which is a vinyl-coated polyester. Also known as high resistant and claw resistant mesh, pet mesh is both flexible and up to 7 times stronger than the usual fibreglass screens, is used to make great pet-resistant fly screens in various formats ranging from framed fly screens to roller insect screens.
Does pet screen really work?
The material used in pet screens is not only more long-lasting, but it also allows for superb air circulation, doesn't obstruct the view outside, and effectively separates the indoors from the outdoors, preventing flies and other insects from entering your property during those warmer months. Whilst, pet screen keeps out flies, let’s air freely circulate and stands up to rough treatment by smaller pets, you should be careful when considering it as a means of keeping pets indoors. Some people use it successfully for this purpose with smaller pets. But we would also recommend a supplementary method of keeping your precious pet indoors.
Are there any cheap, perfect-fit blinds available?
Yes, there are a number of cheap, perfect-fit blinds available. The lowest cost option within the perfect fit range are venetian blinds. But within the other blind types there are always entry level options with lower cost plain translucent fabrics. These can be a good option for people on a budget.
Are shutter blinds in the UK pet-friendly?
Yes, shutter blinds in the UK can be pet-friendly. Perfect Fit Shutters are made from robust PVC materials. These materials are strong and durable, and they can withstand the wear and tear of pets.
More about Pet Mesh
"TuffScreen" a.k.a. Pet mesh is a heavy-duty vinyl coated polyester mesh that is 3 times stronger than standard fly screen mesh. It is resistant to pets, tears and punctures. It is thicker than standard mesh but is still flexible which makes it ideal for use in our most popular fly screen systems.