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Model FCS8988-M

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36 in. x 84 in. Charcoal Pet Resistant Insect Screen FCS8988-M

$13.48 /each

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Pet Resistant screening resists tears and damage by dogs and cats yet still offers superb outward visibility. It is ideal for areas where children or pets push against the screen. Available in charcoal color.

  • Ultra strong
  • Ideal for pet owners
  • Tear-resistant design
  • Easy to install

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36 in. x 84 in. Charcoal Pet Resistant Insect Screen FCS8988-M
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will this screen resist a cat climbing up on it

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Cleveland,ohio
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May 17, 2015
we have a storm door with screen .when the door is opened our cat jumps up on the screen and tries to get out by tareing holes in the srceen
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Flushing, Michigan
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June 20, 2016
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Just speculating, but I think it may survive your cat. Heavy duty scissors are sufficient to cut the screen for layout, but this screen is tough enough that I had trouble trimming it with a sharp knife.
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Maryland
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September 28, 2015
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I have watched my 10lb female try to climb it for a bug with no rips. It's pretty well made.
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
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September 16, 2015
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Yes it will stand up to your cat because my cat has already climbed up mine and he also likes to sharpen his nails on it. There were no rips, catches or the little squares squished together.
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Bremerton, WA, USA
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September 7, 2015
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My cat scratches his cat post and our screen door. The cat post is a mess but the screen door has yet to show any dent or tear! We've had this screen for over a year now.
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May 22, 2015
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Your cat may climb on it but this screen is the best and sturdiest that I have ever used. It stood up to my 70 lb Lab's claws/paws for over a year.
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Newton, NH
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May 20, 2015
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Yes, worst case scenario (depending on the weight of the cat) is that you may notice some random stretch marks. See photo attached of my big cat pulling and pulling trying to open the locked door and the resulting minimal damage.
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May 19, 2015
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Our Pet Resistant screening is tear resistant. It will not stop your cat from climbing, but it will resist the damages that can be caused by pets.
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What size spline should be used with this screen? I have a regular aluminum patio screen door.

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Flushing, Michigan
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June 20, 2016
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The spline depends on your frames. I have heard that .125 inch is the most common, and it worked fine on my screen.
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Toccoa, GA
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January 13, 2016
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The manufacturer, New York Wire, recommends a .125 gauge spline
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Southbridge MA
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September 21, 2015
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.125 is good. Hope this assists you.
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
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September 16, 2015
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The spline that is recommended for this screen is .125" for a standard frame. If you buy the whole kit the spline comes with it.
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Cary, NC
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August 13, 2015
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It depends on your screen door. You need to measure the groove the spline goes into. On
mine the groove measures 1/8 inch which is .125 in. I bought the .125 in. spline and it worked
perfectly. I recommend you get the exact width spline which matches your groove, or the closest to it, going greater than the groove width, relying on the compressabiity of the spline.
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June 10, 2015
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We recommend using a .125 spline with our Pet Resistant screen.
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How's the air flow with this screen?

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San Rafael, CA
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May 27, 2016
I'm concerned that a thick screen like this will cut down on the amount of air flow. What is your experience with that? The only reason we want a screen door at all is to create some cross breeze, but we have multiple dogs and cats. Can anyone compare the amount of breeze with this screen to a regular screen?
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Parlin, Sayreville, NJ 08859, USA
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July 27, 2016
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It appears to be the same as regular screen, I also have 4 dogs and a cat and I think they see this screen better , to keep from walking or running through it.
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Roseburg, OR
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June 19, 2016
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No difference in airflow that I can notice.
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Newton, NH
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May 30, 2016
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We really didn't notice a difference in air flow, but the cats did give up on scratching the screen since they couldn't destroy it.
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May 29, 2016
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The majority of users have not reported any noticeable difference in airflow between the Pet Resistant Insect Screen and traditional lightweight screen mesh.
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Melting temperature?

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March 6, 2016
Seeking safe temperature range for alternate use as tray liner for inside a dehydrater that reaches 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
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March 10, 2016
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Our products have not been tested for this type of alternate use. We do not recommend using the product in a food preparation application. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact our customer service department at 1-800-762-6694.
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 29 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best window screen ever I used this screen to replace an old metallic screen. This screen installed quickly, and with the spline in place, it's as tight as a drum. The look is neat and professional. This screen is so tough that I had a hard time cutting it with a sharp knife after installing the spline. I stopped at one point and sharpened the knife with a diamond stone, and I still had difficulty cutting through the screen. [Heavy duty scissors worked well for the initial lay out of the screen.] The HD video at https://youtu.be/wJX3M8bGAnA is a good, concise tutorial. The only thing I would add is that using a steel straight edge when cutting the excess screen may help. June 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by This fabric is 2~3 times thicker than standard fiberglass screen This stuff is a lot thicker than the general screens I've replaced in the past; copper, aluminum and fiberglass types. The fabric weave is not the usual 1:1 that I've used before, but more like 2:1 (horizontal:vertical). The strands of the fabric are flat compared to the usual round strands. Hopefully this design prevents the usual 'vertical tears' from a pet's claws. Tools you will be needed to install: Screen fabric (obviously) 20-25' of spline (they recommend 1/8" or 0.125") - the thicker stuff won't work becaus of the fabric thickness Roller tool 1/8" - with convex and concave rollers Sharp utility knife, razor blade or exacto knife - sharper = cleaner finish results I'd add - that some spring clamps and a couple of yard sticks will help keeping the fabric taught and a solid flat work surface. Spline is sold in different diameters from 1/8" (0.125), 0.140, 0.160, 0.175, 3/16" (0.185) and 0.210 and more... My old screen is ~0.15mm thick and held in with 3/16" (~4.8mm) spline in the "C" channel. The replacement screen is ~0.6mm thick and will need 1/8" (~3.2mm) spline. See Pictures. Math: Old 0.15mm (screen) x 2 (layers) + 4.8mm (spline) ~ 5mm New 0.6mm (screen) x 2 (layers) + 3.2 (spline) ~ 5mm The spline is ~$4-5 for the 25' length and ~$8 for the 100' length. Plan to do another one, or two? The roller tool is ~$3 and works fine, as long as you remember where you stored it from the last time. Take your time, this is an easy job. Once you remove the old spline and screen, clean out the grove. This took me, with my wife's help about 40 minutes. The tool has two rollers for a reason; Seat one of the long sides of the screen in the channel; use the concave end to force the new screen into the grove. Use the fabric as a vertical guide. Then force the spline in, starting near a corner, locking it in place using the convex side of the tool. I needed to "stretch the spline" to make it thin enough to force into the channel. No, you do not need to do it in one piece. I found it easier to do each side individually and trim the corners. Keep the fabric square / straight to the frame. June 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Definite strength to keep dogs back! The 36 IN. X 84 IN. CHARCOAL PET RESISTANT INSECT SCREEN FCS8988-M/FIBERGLASS is the patio window screen to purchase for pet and worry free windows! This screen is so easy to install, a great size and weight, and you can feel the thickness of the screen as soon as you open it - no dogs are going to run or jump through and cats will not claw at or rip the screen! May 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Screen to work with The screen was easy to work with, it installed very easy and not hard to cut after installing the spline. being pet resident it is a little more thicker than regular screen and may help for animals to see it before walking into it and either wrecking the screen or door frame. As of right now only time will tell as my dogs have wrecked more than one screen on me already, as new screen is almost not seen by them. July 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pet resistant screen You would think a screen is a screen is a screen but this seems much more durable than traditional screens. It is just like other screens to apply but the mess feels stronger and the weaving seems tighter without obscuring visibility. My dog is a medium sized animal that likes to stand up and look at things. He tends to tear things fairly easily. So far I have caught him with his front paws a number of times on the door with the screen and no tears or other damage have shown up. June 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pet Resistand Insect Screen Had to replace my screen in on the sliding glass door due to my dog scratching at the screen door. It tore and now it had a big hole big enough for her to get in. So it was time to replace. It was a no brainier to replace it with a heavy duty that will last long when my dog scratches at the screen. The instruction was simple and easy to follow if you haven't done it before. My suggestion is to replace the spline (the rubber piece that holds the screen in the frame. If you had the screen a long time the spline gets dried out and stretched and it harder to put back in. Buy a new one, it will make your life easier. The screen is diffidently thicker and being thicker it a little darker than the standard thickness. It less light coming in during the daylight hours. No big issue for me. Over all I am very please with the results and now I do not have to worry about the dog jumping on it and tearing up the screen. June 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for pets We do screen replacement and this is the best thing for people with pets that claw the screens. It is very thick and actually prevents the animals from tearing the screen. The screen is darker than the usual charcoal fiberglass screening we usually use, but not terribly noticeable. We have not had any complaints from customers whose screen we have replaced about the screen tearing. June 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tough Screen! Very sturdy but still able to see through it. Very attractive look. No more cat- swatting- at -a- bug snags. Very happy with this product and will work my way through the house replacing screen with this. I'm building a catio and will use this screen to enclose it as it gives an added measure of security for the escape artist cat. Easy to install. June 19, 2016
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