Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

– Frequently Asked Questions –

What is a Fly Screen / Insect Screen?

A fly screen, also known as an insect screen, is a protective mesh or netting material that is installed over windows, doors, or other openings in buildings to prevent insects, such as flies, mosquitoes, and other small pests, from entering while still allowing air and light to pass through. They will also stop dirt, leaves, birds, and spiders from entering buildings. Fly screens are typically made from materials like fiberglass, aluminum, or other synthetic materials and come in various designs and sizes to fit different types of windows and doors.

Overall, fly screens are a simple yet effective solution to maintain comfort and hygiene in spaces while enjoying fresh air and natural light.

What is the best type of fly screen to use?

  1. Fiberglass Mesh: This is a cost-effective option that provides good visibility and airflow and it’s resistant to corrosion and staining providing long life.
  2. Roller Window Screens: These screens are pulled down when needed and can be retracted, providing a clear view when not in use.  They are easy to operate and can be a good option for various window types.
  3. Magnetic Insect Screens: These attach to the window frame using magnets, they are easy to install and remove.
  4. Pet-Resistant Screens: If you have pets, consider screens that have the toughened mesh option for durability.

Do fly screens keep mosquitoes out?

Yes, fly screens are effective at keeping mosquitoes and other flying insects out of your home. The mesh used in fly screens is designed to be fine enough to prevent the entry of small insects, including mosquitoes. When installed properly on windows and doors, fly screens create a barrier that allows fresh air to flow into your home while keeping mosquitoes and other pests outside. Our easy-view mesh will keep out mosquitoes and our midge and toughened meshes will also keep out smaller flying insects.

Which colour of fly mesh is the easiest to see through?

The best colour of fly mesh for your window fly screen will depend on your personal preference and the purpose of the fly screen, but the darker meshes offer the best visibility. This is because darker materials absorb light whereas lighter materials will reflect light making it harder to see through. So black / charcoal mesh will offer the best visibility and white mesh the least visibility.

Are fly screens worth having?

Yes, as they keep flies out of areas and allow fresh air to circulate improving ventilation and air quality whilst reducing your carbon footprint as you can turn off the cooling fan or air conditioning unit. Consider installing fly screen doors and window fly screens sometime soon.

Can you get fly screens in the UK?

Yes, directly from a UK manufacturer, Bespoke fly screens supplied and installed.

How to choose the best fly screen for your needs? 

This will depend on several factors, such as:

The size and shape of the window or door, and the available space for the screen.
The type and number of insects or pests that you want to keep out, and the level of protection that you need.
The style and design of the screen, and how it matches the decor and theme of your home or business premises.
The budget and preference that you have for the screen, and the availability and quality of the screen in the market.

How do I clean and maintain my fly screens?

The cleaning and maintenance of fly screens depends on the type and material of the screen and the frequency and intensity of use. However, some general tips are:

Remove the screen from the window or door, and shake off any dust or debris.
Use a soft brush, a vacuum cleaner, or a damp cloth to gently wipe the screen, and avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive tools that may damage the screen.
Rinse the screen with water, and let it dry completely before reinstalling it.
Replace the screen if it is torn, worn, or faded.