Today, I am going to talk about window screens! What? Window screens? Am I crazy? Well, some people say that I am crazy, but that’s a whole different story! But, yes, I have something I want to say about window screens.
You know what I mean when I say window screens, right? I mean the screens that are on your exterior windows in the house, the ones that keep flies and other insects from entering your house when the windows are open.
I have lived in six different houses here in the Philippines, and every one of them had something interesting about the window screens. They were on the inside of the windows! In the States, the window screens are on the outside of the windows.
Why is it a big deal? Well, think about it!
When the screens are on the inside of the windows, they are not as effective. The reason is that if you want to open the window, you must first open the screen, then open the window, then close the screen. During this process there is a time when the window is screenless, and bugs can enter your house! Yes, it is a short time, but mosquitoes and such do come in the house during that short time. If the screens were on the outside of the windows, you can just open the window and be done. There is never a time when the house is fully open to the bugs, because the screen is always in place.
If you live in the Philippines, is this what you have encountered as well? I’d be interested to know if I have just had an unusual experience in living in 6 different houses like this, or if this is the normal way of doing it here. Let me know!