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Old 08-18-2013, 01:49 AM   #1
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Are there window screens that will keep out gnats and tiny green gnats?

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Yes, but they will be a very fine grid, and would have to be washed out more often, to get the dust off them. What part of Wisconsin are you in again Scully?

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Yes, but they will be a very fine grid, and would have to be washed out more often, to get the dust off them. What part of Wisconsin are you in again Scully?
what are these fine grids called? do they obstruct light?

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Some of the manufacturers are offering them as a standard now.

Are you looking at replacement windows or re-screening some existing units?

There is no real brand name out there for specific gnat proof screens. Many of the producers private label the stuff now.

If you are retrofitting an existing screen, I would ask them for a high visibility but tight mesh.
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Yes.
Windows screen mesh size is measured by numbers such as 16-18 (that's wires per inch, first number in the horizontal direction, next number in the vertical dimension). So the bigger the number, the finer the screen. When you go to the hardware store, look for the specification on the label (it may or might not be on the label). 20-20 (sometimes called no-see-um screening) is the finest that I have seen, but even this stuff is a little hard to find. But 20-20 is probably what you are looking for. Keep looking -- you will find some. See below link as example of sizes available:
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...rue&sst=subset
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Check with your local Ace Hardware about rescreening the window screens, with the material you want, to see what they would charge per unit.

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