Are you considering replacing your home windows, but not sure what features and qualities you should be looking for? While energy efficiency, looks, security, costs, usability and protection are all very important features, have you given much thought to the screens? When replacing your windows, it’s worth taking the time to learn about the screen construction. Great Lakes Window uses extruded aluminum window screens, as opposed to roll form screens. There is a significant difference in quality between roll form and extruded aluminum screen frame construction.

Wondering, what is an extruded aluminum frame? Here we break down the differences between a roll form and extruded aluminum screen frame and show you what sets extruded aluminum framing for screens apart.

Roll Form Screens:

  • Light weight
  • Easy to bend and break
  • Screen spline faces the outside, breaking up the finish on the exterior of the window

Great Lakes Window Extruded Aluminum Screen Frame:

  • Heavy duty
  • Mitered corners
  • Screen spline faces the interior, keeping the exterior color matched
  • Won’t easily bend or break
  • Built to last the life of your window!

You don’t want to have to worry about replacing the screens of your brand new windows soon after purchasing them. A durable and dependable screen should last just as long as your windows. Contact a dealer to schedule time to see how our screens look on our window!


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