It is time to replace the screen on my front screendoor.
The shop that I discussed this with looked at photos of it,
and immediately told me it was made of aluminum screen, and
asked if I really wanted to replace it with aluminum screen.
I asked what else is available, and why is it better. The
clerk said that today most people get "plastic screen"
installed, and that it is actually made of fiberglass, and
lasts longer and doesn't puncture so easily. My screendoor
was built and installed (custom size) about 25 years ago, so
it seems reasonable to me that there may be better
replacement materials available today.
My question: What are the usual alternatives considered
today for the screen material in screen doors, and what are
the pros and cons of each? (In case it makes a difference
in the alternative you suggest, this door is sheltered by a
second floor, and the house is located near the beach in the
greater Los Angeles area, with a normal annual temp range of
40-100 degrees F, fog many nights a year, and an occasional
sprinkle of rain.
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