Silver Screens are a thing of the past

Andersen Windows and Doors has announced an improvement to the aesthetics of 100 Series standard insect screens. New

screen mesh will enhance the look of 100 Series insect screens, especially with dark color windows. The

new mesh will be used on all windows manufactured after October 24, 2016.

The screen mesh for 100 Series window insect screens is changing to a charcoal color mesh; silver mesh has been used previously. The charcoal mesh is currently used on the 100 Series patio doors. Aligning the mesh between both products provides several benefits:

1) Improved insect screen aesthetics, especially on dark color windows

2) Reduced glare, which makes the insect screen less noticeable

a. Light reflection on charcoal mesh ranges from 5% to 20%

b. Light reflection on sliver mesh ranges from 40% to 70%

3) Consistent look between windows and patio doors

The picture below highlights the differences between the two mesh colors.
screen-comparison