(Phoenix, Arizona) - A recent report says that more than 50 million people
in North America are affected by allergies and almost 55% of the population
test positive for at least one or more airborne allergens. Up to now, the
only way to prevent allergy attacks in the home was to close up the windows
and doors tight and stay inside in the air conditioning. But now a new
product called PollenTec screens allows people to fit windows and doors with
screens that keep pollen out while still letting the breeze in.
The PollenTec screens look very similar to normal screens but are designed
with a unique filtering effect that allows fresh air to flow in while
keeping out up to 100% of pollens. Originally designed overseas in 2007,
PollenTec is now making its way into the North America market thanks to
Screens, Inc. of Phoenix Arizona. The idea to get the product to North
America came out of frustration and dogged ingenuity.
"My whole family suffers from seasonal allergies," says Paul Honnen,
President of Screens, Inc. "One beautiful sunny day in Arizona, I sat inside
with the windows closed up and the air conditioner running to prevent the
dreaded itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing from the pollens and allergens
in the breeze outside," he says. Tired of paying $400/month AC bills, Honnen
wondered why there wasn't a window screen that filtered out the airborne
pollens. "My extensive research led me to a partnership with a 150 year old
specialty textile company in Europe and we are now the exclusive distributor
for North America."
Extensive testing was conducted by the European Center for Allergy Research
Foundation (ECARF) and verified that 100% of grass pollens, 99.71% of birch
pollen, 93.1% of Stinging Nettle-pollen, 90.9% pollen and Ragweed were
captured by the PollenTec screen.
PollenTec screen material sells for $10 per square foot and are available to
homeowners, DIYers, commercial & residential builders, and contractors.
Screens, Inc. can even help customers find a screen repair company in their
area to help them install the screening in windows and doors. Screens, Inc.
can also provide a complete screen frame shipped directly to the consumer.
The cost of material and framing would average about $75 for a normal sized
window. For more information go to: www.PollenTec.com  or call (623)