Window Screens

Fiberglass Awareness

Close up of a window screen with glass fiber strands fraying.

Opening your window to let nice fresh outside air in? Think again. Some screens are made from fiberglass. If your window screen is not in perfect condition you just might be getting microscopic pieces of glass floating around. The screen shown above is only a year old.

A window screen with a black background. Some of the mesh is fraying.

A window screen that is only a year old with fraying glass fibers.

Close up - A fraying window screen with white glass fibers exposed.

Close up of a window screen in a house where the coating around the fiberglass is worn away. When the window is opened the air must past through the glass fibers.

A fraying window screen with white glass fibers exposed.

A window screen taken off of a window in a home.

A fraying window screen with white glass fibers exposed out of a window that has a green yard in the distance.

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Sharon Maguire - Updated 4-1-2018

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