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Fenestration Group

Why We’re Moving to BetterVue®


BetterVue® is a precision engineered insect screen that achieves both clearer views and better protection against insects.

Our Engineers are always looking to improve the windows and doors that we design and build by incorporating the latest advances in fenestration technology. Very recently, we took the exciting step of transitioning all WeatherGard window and patio door products to American made, BetterVue® screens. It’s a significant win for our customers.

BetterVue insect screen example

BetterVue® insect screen is designed by the wire products experts at Phifer® Inc., in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to achieve a noticeably clearer view while at the same time doing a better job than ordinary insect screen at keeping small insects outside. We think it’s the best choice available for homeowners who value their outdoor view.

We think the major advantages are as follows:

The screens perform well in accelerated weathering tests (QUV 1200hrs. and Xenon Arc 2500 Kjs.), so you can expect them to last many years. Moreover, because they meet both GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold standards, we can assure our customers that the screens add virtually nothing (no dangerous chemicals) into indoor air, when the windows are open.

After surveying the industry’s top-tier screen options, we’re confident that Phifer’s engineering provides the best mix of optical clarity, insect protection, safety, and durability — that makes them to a fitting complement to WeatherGard’s 700 Series window and patio door products.

This article was written by Fenestration Group and was published in February 2018.