The humble insect screen has long been a staple of many Maltese households. So, let’s begin by stating the obvious: their ability to block out flies and other pesky insects is already a big plus. But there are a number of other benefits that insect screens can provide to any household, which makes them both a standard and essential choice for any modern home. So what are the benefits of installing insect screens? We at CME Finishes want to list 5 reasons why having insect screens at home are beneficial.


As the name implies, insect screens’ predominant purpose is to keep all unwanted pests where they belong – outside. This is chiefly important in the warmer months when mosquitoes, flies, and other household pests and insects are practically everywhere and anywhere.


Many insect screens provide an element of privacy, as the traditional grey mesh structure makes it difficult for someone outside to see clearly through the inside, especially from a distance. Conversely, those inside can still easily see what’s going on outdoors. While this might appear as a trivial attribute, it’s still an important feature, because everyone appreciates that element of privacy.


Insect screens needn’t be ugly for them to serve their purpose. Here at CME Finishes we provide insect screens that get the job done whilst still keeping the modern and stylish aesthetics to your home. We offer a number of contemporary options such as aluminium and wood designs too, so matching the décor and style of your home should not be a problem.


By utilising insect screens throughout the home, a natural flow of air can be facilitated. This natural ventilation can help keep an entire home cool during the warmer months without the need to constantly run air conditioning systems to regulate indoor temperatures. In turn you’ll be able to benefit from significant energy savings. And on the plus side, by saving on electricity, you’ll also be doing your part by being environmentally-friendly.

Apart from the natural air conditioning effect as a result of better circulation, insect screens can also reduce direct sunlight, which reduces the accumulation of heat inside the home. The extra advantage of reducing direct sunlight is that it can prevent damage to furniture and floors that is usually caused by UV rays.


Due to their perforated mesh structure, insect screens provide a barricade without stopping the flow of air. This increased air circulation and ventilation provides a regular supply of fresh and clean air to your home, which is essential for good health.

Stale or stagnant air in blocked or closed off areas is the optimum condition for the breeding of bacteria, which also halts the flow of pollutants and contaminants, thus trapping them in one space. This results in a higher absorption of airborne contaminants, which can have negative effects on health. Moreover, a lack of ventilation can create an environment that’s prone to mould, bringing with it the risk of bacterial and respiratory infections. With adequate circulation and ventilation, you and your family will feel more alert, healthier, and most importantly, happier.

As you can see, insect screens have a huge number of benefits for any home or commercial premises, with practical health and safety implications. Therefore, the addition of insect screens to apertures throughout your property is certainly a sensible investment that will provide an endless return.

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