Are you looking to repair or replace your flyscreen mesh? If you live in the Northern Beaches and are experiencing security or flyscreen mesh repair problems, then read more here!
Fly screen mesh is the fabric that allows air to come in and keeps insects and other pests out. Different types of flyscreen mesh are made from different materials.
If you’re about to purchase a flyscreen mesh for your screens or doors, there are many aspects for you to consider first.
Firstly, mesh density is one of the most important aspects to consider. The density of the mesh is the number of holes per square inch. It’s measured by means of a mesh count. The greater the mesh density, the greater the number of bugs that will be blocked by the mesh. But, if visibility is important to you, then you will need to take that into consideration when choosing a mesh density.
Another aspect to consider is your location and climate. Before you buy one, make sure to think about what you’re going to use the flyscreen door for. For example, if you’re going to use it to keep larger pests out, you will want a heavier, durable mesh that is more resistant to tears and rips. If you’re going to use it to keep flies or mosquitos out, you will want a lighter more delicate flyscreen mesh that is still resistant to tearing.
If you are thinking about replacing your flyscreen mesh, you probably want to do it before the flyscreen becomes too brittle, or damaged. If the flyscreen is starting to disintegrate, has holes or rips, or is starting to come away from the frame, it is time to replace it. These days there are many sturdier security fly screen options that last your home for a lifetime.
Replacing your flyscreen mesh is doable at home, but can be a lengthy process if you have a lot of windows. But if you’re keen to learn, here is a simple process you can try yourself.
If you notice holes in your flyscreen mesh, remove them with a pair of wire cutters. Then use a screwdriver to pry off the screws holding the mesh in place. Once the mesh is removed, take a piece of cardboard and tape it to the frame so that it covers the hole. You can then put the new mesh back into place.
Before replacing the mesh, measure the area where the mesh will go. Make sure the new mesh fits snugly against the doorframe. Also, make sure there isn’t any space between the mesh and the doorframe. This will prevent water from getting trapped inside the mesh.
Once the mesh has been cut to size, apply an adhesive to the back of the mesh. Then place the mesh onto the frame and press firmly until the mesh adheres to the frame.
All done! But be warned, using this adhesive method is only a quick solution in patching up your flyscreen holes. Depending on the adhesive and your natural environment, heat, humidity, and wind can accelerate the decay of the solvent. Getting it professionally replaced can help lengthen your flyscreen’s usability.
The Northern Beach weather is a tricky one. So, making sure your door can handle each season is crucial. When you are investing in a security product to keep your home safe, don’t compromise on quality. A professional installer would advise you on the best door for your needs, install it in a timely matter and give you pointers to maintain its quality. Get the most out of your flyscreens by getting in touch with your local Jim’s Security Doors team for security door repairing and services.