Frequently Asked Questions about Window Fly Screens
What is the best type of fly screen?
Aluminium frames and fibreglass mesh are the industry standard for long-lasting window fly screens. Its mesh is resistant to rust, corrosion, and stains, and it can be stretched without breaking. However, a more modern and discrete alternative is the roller fly screen, which can be installed around the opening part of the window or within the recess. Similar to a roller blind, the mesh rolls onto a tube houses within a cassette at the top of the window. When the window is open, the mesh can be pulled down to cover the window. When not in use, it hides away within the cassette. This makes the screen both discrete and long-lasting since for the majority of the time the mesh is protected within the cassette!
Are magnetic fly screens good?
Magnetic fly screens are a nice low-cost solution preventing insects from entering the home. They can be fitted without screws, which makes them ideal for tenanted properties, or to take on holiday. They can be removed when not in use or out of season. However, the screen does require adhesive magnetic tape to be stuck to the fixing surface, which some people will not like.
Do window screens keep mosquitoes out?
Yes, window screens keep mosquitoes out. They not only keep mosquitoes, flies, and other insects outside, but they also let fresh air circulate inside, allowing you to keep your window open without running the danger of getting bitten. You should be aware that a standard 18x16 fly screen mesh will not keep out smaller insects found in some parts of Scotland, such as midges. For this, you should select a midge screen.
What is a bug screen?
A bug screen is a mesh-embedded frame that has been demonstrated to keep out insects such as mosquitoes, flies, and other pests. The objective of insect screens for doors and windows is to prevent unwanted creatures from entering through doors, windows, and openings.
What is a wood window screen?
A wood window screen is a type of insect screen that is designed to fit over the opening of a wooden window. The frame is made of wood and screen is made of a fine mesh material that keeps out flies, mosquitoes, and other flying insects while still allowing air to circulate. Wood window screens are available in a range of sizes to fit different window models and sizes.
Can I paint my wood window screen to match my window frame?
Yes, you can paint your wood window screen to match your window frame. The screen is made of a wooden frame and mesh material, so it can be painted using the same paint or stain that was used on your window frame. This is a great way to ensure that your screen matches your window frame and enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of your home.