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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Keeping Cool With The Johnson Bailey Mesh Screen

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We had some really wicked thunderstorms pass through our area recently and our house took a near direct hit from lighting. We got very lucky that with the exception of some minor things, we didn't have any damage to our major appliances and our house didn't catch fire. 
I was also glad to have received the Johnson Bailey Mesh Screen to review because that lightning strike blew up our transformer and the only thing we could do to try to stay comfortable after days of triple digit temperatures was to open as many windows as we could and hope the night air would suffice. We knew it would be hours and possibly a full day before our power was restored.

It wasn't too bad at first. The power went out early in our evening. It was still daylight so we didn't need lights, but as the sun went down and the house turned into a pitch black maze with dangerous objects unseen all around us, we had to start turning on the lanterns. Lights signal the bugs that there is a buffet nearby. And none of our windows have screens on them. The Mesh screen to the rescue! I was able to put it up on the window so we could sleep with at least a little air movement without being attacked by critters in the night.
It has also served it's purpose on the doors during the daytime. Since I have moved it around during these storms, I haven't used the tacks yet, but I will. I am in the process of moving our bedroom from upstairs to downstairs and I will be using this in the door that opens onto the deck. 

The screen installs easily and it only takes a few minutes. You need to measure your door opening since you need about an inch to allow the sides to reach without pulling apart the magnets. It will fit doors that are 34 inches x 82 inches. I found it is most helpful to place the nylon hook strips together along the edges of the screen and pull the white backing paper off as you install the screen  If you pay attention and smooth the edges flat to the door (or window) frame as you move across and then down the sides you can get a tight fit, with no gaps. The 26 magnets are strong and snap back together quickly, which is great if you have kids or pets that are constantly in and out.
I love the functionality of this screen and the looks. The attractive valance gives it visual appeal. I had one of the early versions of these type screens were so ugly and they didn't function very well. They opened on the side and were constantly gaping open and the screen was thin and tore easily. This screen has thick, sturdy mesh that lets the air in, keeps insect out and look stylish all at the same time. I would love it if they made window sized screens like this! It would be great to turn off the air conditioners and electric fans on days when the breezes are blowing. And they would be attractive enough to leave up. 


The Mesh Screen from Johnson Bailey is a durable and affordable screen that you can use anytime you want to let in fresh air, but don't want to extend that invite to the critters. The screen is suitable for the doors on your house, sliding door, RV, almost anywhere. You can read more on their website and they can be purchased from their Amazon page. 


Disclosure: I received the item mentioned above for the purpose of review. The opinions expressed are 100% my own based on my usage of the product. You opinion and experience may differ. This post may contain affiliate links which simply means if you click my links and decide to purchase, I may make a small commission. This is at no cost to you.

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