Full vs Half screens - Okna

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Full vs Half screens - Okna

#1 Post by orchidcrazy » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:46 pm

After 5 or 6 years of hemming and hawing, we signed contracts last week to get 20 Okna DH's, 1 slider, 2 picture windows and 2 patio doors replaced. We live in a 1984 colonial with single pane wood windows.

We are going almond exterior and white interior. I was givrn the option of either full or half screens. Opted for the half so they could be easily removed though be cleaned. We live on a hill, removing and replacing from the outside would be quite a job.

Is there any benefit of full screens that I missed?

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#2 Post by TheWindowNerd » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:04 pm

easy to remove is the half screen.
Full screen not easy to remove.

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#3 Post by randy » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:12 pm

TheWindowNerd is correct. However, if you go with the half-screen (which I prefer), sliding it up and down will typically scratch the tan paint on the exterior.

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Re: Full vs Half screens - Okna

#4 Post by HomeSealed » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:48 am

Excellent point by Randy. In fact, Okna and other manufacturers will typically not offer a half screen with a painted exterior, and if it is ordered, they will not warranty that paint against scratching due to the screen... I like half screens in general, but I advise for full when an exterior color coating is on the build sheet.

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#5 Post by orchidcrazy » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:15 am

Thank for the advice! Full screens it is!

Guess there will be no more removing them from inside once a year to wash; a decent vacuuming will have to suffice.

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#6 Post by toddinmn » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:09 am

Full screen will also allow you to vent both Sashes at the same time, bottom and top sashes partially open.
If you run window AC's a full screen needs to be removed a half screen just slid up.

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