The type of screen you choose not only affects the aesthetics of your space but also influences factors like durability, visibility, and privacy. At Liberty Aluminum, we offer a variety of screen options depending on your project needs. In this post, we’ll explore the types of screens we provide and discuss why you might choose one over another.

1. Fiberglass Screen

18/14 Fiberglass: The Durable Classic

The 18/14 fiberglass screen is the standard choice for patios. The numbers 18/14 refer to the mesh count, indicating 18 threads per inch horizontally and 14 threads per inch vertically. This type of screen is resistant to tears and punctures, and is the most economical option for your project.

20/20 Fiberglass: ‘No-See-Um’ Screen

The 20/20 fiberglass screen is designed for homeowners who want more functionality from their screen. The higher mesh count of threads makes it more tough for small flying insects to enter through the screen. This feature is why this size is commonly referred to as ‘No-See-Um’ screen. (A biting bug commonly found in the coastal areas of Florida.) 


2. Polyester Screen

17/14 Polyester: The Classic Screen but Stronger 

The 17/14 polyester screen is the most cost-effective, polyester screen option. Polyester screen is 3X stronger than fiberglass. (See above for fiberglass screen information)

17/20 Polyester: ‘Small Insect Mesh’

The 17/20 polyester screen has more woven threads than the 17/14 but still has good visibility. However, the higher threads per inch help keep flying insects and small bugs out of your outdoor living space.

20/20 Polyester: Luxury ‘No-See-Um’ Screen

This screen pairs the strength and durability of polyester with the best flying insect resistance. This screen is top of the line.


3. Florida Glass

Florida glass: Privacy with Style

This is a unique screen option that goes beyond the traditional. It not only provides protection from flying insects but also offers privacy, making it an excellent choice for those who want to create secluded and intimate outdoor spaces.


In conclusion, the choice of screen for your under truss or enclosure project depends on your specific needs and preferences. Whether you prioritize durability, visibility, or privacy, Liberty Aluminum has a range of options to cater to every unique requirement.