What is Insect / Fly mesh?Andy Glover
Insect mesh and Fly mesh are the same product just different names. Fly mesh can be manufactured in PVC coated fibreglass, Aluminium and Stainless steel. The difference in the meshes is that the fibreglass insect mesh has woven strands that are ultrasonically welded to securely lock them together, this ensures that the mesh keeps its original shape, even if accidentally knocked. The aluminium and stainless steel fly mesh are woven strands but they will stretch and lose their shape if damaged.
The fly/insect meshes are very strong and durable for day to day usage and are totally rot proof for us in building structures, such as behind cladding or in soffit vents.
Are there different types of insect mesh?
All of our insect meshes will keep out flies, wasps, bees, mosquitoes and all general flying insects. For smaller flies such as midges we have finer aperture insect meshes and then we have pollen mesh to keep out allergens. For pet owners we have the extra strong insect pet mesh that will endure animal claws.
The standard fly mesh is 18 x 16 strands per inch and will keep out most general flying insects from nuisance house flies to mosquitoes, wasps, bees. It has an openness factor of 66%, fire retardant and will withstand temps at -35c to +80c.
It is available by the metre or in full roll quantities of 30 x 1.2mts and 30 x 1.8mts in five colours.
The midge fly mesh has 20 x 20 strands per inch or 30 x 20 strands per inch and will keep out the smallest of flies.
The pet mesh has 4mm wide strands and will withstand pet claws.
When choosing a fly mesh, it is advisable to select the standard mesh as this gives the best balance between air flow and keeping out insects. If you have a problem with midges, then you would need the midge mesh but bear in mind that this mesh will reduce the airflow so you may need to consider installing more fly screens to get the same airflow through a room.
The colours of the mesh will determine how much visibility you will have through the screen. The darker the mesh the easier it is to see through, so the charcoal mesh is the least visible. White mesh will reflect incoming light making it harder to see through.
What is the life expectancy of insect mesh?
Our fly mesh is UV stabilised and has a life expectancy of 30 years, under normal conditions, for use in building structures.
Where can I buy insect / Fly mesh?
Premier Environmental supply all of the insect meshes in a choice of 2 sizes, five colours in full rolls or we can supply the mesh by the metre in continuous lengths.