A local commercial building has some brass window screen that is
extremely strong. I want to buy some of that, but all I find in building
supply or hardware stores is that flimsy aluminum or plastic crap.
I want this very durable screen because some years ago, I had a raccoon
rip thru a window screen and get into my house. Although I now live in
another house, I am always worried about opening any windows in the
summer which could be gotten to by coons. That includes any window along
my deck, and any of them near trees. Unfortuntelty, since I live in a
wooded area, that includes most of them. So, in the summer I bake inside
the house bcause I dont have air conditioning.
On Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 5:44:06 PM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I don't know if it will hold up to a raccoon, but the "pet grade" screen that I put on my
patio screen door has held up to my fully clawed cat climbing it for close to 10 years
without a single rip.
When my cat wants to get in, she climbs the screen about half way up and then jumps
down into the deck. The thump gets our attention and we let her in. There is not a mark on
We've had raccoons on the deck, but they have never tried to come into the house. They
have, however, come into the garage via the cat door. I've got a video of one of them
climbing a center legged table to get to the cat food. He was just able to get his paws onto
the edge of the table and then lifted himself up using only his front legs. It was impressive.
I also have a video of three raccoons coming through the cat door and then about 10 seconds
later my cat running out. :-)
On 1/31/2016 2:43 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I suspect your brass screen is really bronze. Brass will turn green when
moisture hits it.
We had a house in Portland, OR that was built in 1948. It had steel
cased windows with removable bronze screens. We washed them every few
years to get the dust and dirt off, but they never had any strength
Look for true bronze screening.
On Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:43:38 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You didn't ask but I think your cure is worse than the disease. If a
raccoon comes in, it will head for the waste basket or some food left
out. If you threw your trash out frequently and put the uneaten food
in the fridge, you woudlnt' have to worry and you coudl have the
windows open, a nice breeze, and a fan too.
I had a "portable" AC last summer but only used it for 8 nights. The
rest of the time the house wasn't that warm and fans did the rest.
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