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How to Use a Fly Screen

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During the summer, you ought to allow fresh air into your residence. However, keeping your windows and doors open might attract insects such as flies and mosquitoes into the house. Installing a fly screen allows you to maintain fresh air and a comfortable environment devoid of buzzing sounds within your household.

Modern window frames might not provide the best fit for fly screens. For this reason, it’s better to fasten a fly screen in the opening of an already existing window or patio door. These handy contraptions can be made out of wood or aluminum. You can also custom make yours from dealers such as Premier Screens Ltd to fit windows, doors and various vents. 

Basically, getting fly screens for your house or office promotes a healthy working and living environment. They’re designed to either fit on windows or doors. 

Here’s how to use different types of fly screens:

  • Window fly screens

There are mainly three categories for your windows. 

  1. Roller fly screen – it blends in easily with window frames which makes it almost invisible. The screen which is suitable for both residential and commercial use can easily be rolled up when not needed.
  2. Magnetic fly screen – it can be installed directly on the window frame or the surrounding walls without blocking natural light or obstructing your view. This can either be inside or outside. Best of all, it’s totally weatherproof!
  3. Hinged panel fly screen – suitable for both residential and commercial windows that are designed for ease of use. They are also weatherproof, installed either inside or outside on an existing window frame or surrounding walls.

 man installing mosquito net wire mesh on house balcony door

  • Door fly screens

Fly screens for doors can be used at home and commercial doorways. Types include:

  1. Chain fly screen – it’s highly functional yet easy to maintain with a modern and stylish look. They are very easy to hang and remove, simply roll the screen up and store for later. Colors such as gray and silver do not fade quickly: this helps maintain their visual attractiveness. 
  2. Hinged fly screen – it’s suitable for both home and commercial use. These screens come readily assembled or available as kits. They easily fit into any door and are either made of PVC, aluminum or wood. Hinged fly screens are designed to stay fixed all year long. 
  3. Strip mesh fly screen – this screen is ideal for all door sizes. It’s easily removable for when it’s winter, the dust is less and insects are rare. It can come as heavy duty for areas where traffic is heavy, maintaining a fresh flow of air. They not only keep insects away but also prevent other pollutants and debris such as leaves from entering your home. They’re both for commercial and residential use. 


To make the most out of your home or commercial area, you need to take advantage of every part of it. This means making every space as comfortable as it can get, by keeping distractions such as insects and debris away using fly screens as discussed above.