Thursday, May 28, 2009

Screens (and the lack thereof)

The Germans have the most technologically advanced windows...they have a three-position handle that when up allows the window to tilt in, when sideways allows the window to open like a door, and when down allows the window to be closed.

But they don't do screens, those Germans. Which is ironic given the amount of time the windows are opened to "let in the fresh air".

I personally do not care for flies. So off we went to OBI (our local hardware store) to remedy the situation.

This kit basically consists of velcro tape that you afix to the borders of the window, and screen "fabric" that you stick onto the velcro. Voila! Instant Screens. Note carefully the screen in the below window.

I have "screened" selected windows in each of the rooms to allow for cross breezes.


mathmom said...

I don't know what it is about Europeans and not using screens for their windows. We noticed this in Scandinavia as well. I'm glad you were able to find a screen kit at the hardware store at least!

Yelli said...

Cool Screens! I will have to check this out...