What You Need to Know About Flyscreens

27 September 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


Retractable flyscreens keep mosquitos and other insects out of your home. Flyscreens can be made from various materials, including aluminium, PVC and wood. They also offer additional benefits for your home. You will need to regularly clean your flyscreen to keep it in good condition.

How retractable flyscreens work

Retractable flyscreens are roller blinds that feature a meshed material specifically suited to blocking insects. Flyscreens can be used in different areas including on sliding doors, French doors and folding doors. When they are not in use, flyscreens can be retracted into the door or window frame.

The use of a flyscreen allows you to keep your doors open without fear of insects entering your property. This means that fresh air can circulate throughout your property more readily and keep the air cool when it is hot. Additionally, some flyscreens also block the sunlight, preventing the glare that occurs through doors and windows when the sun is out.

Flyscreen design

Flyscreens can be made from aluminium, PVC or polyester. Flyscreens can be easily attached using short tracks. Flyscreens are available in a selection of sizes and colours, making them suitable for any property. Additionally, some flyscreens do not feature lines or pleats, providing an improved appearance.

Maintaining your flyscreen

When you are not using your flyscreen, you should keep it rolled away in order to reduce the risk of damage. If you have a dog or cat, make sure that you stay observant when they are around so that they do not harm themselves or damage the screen. The flyscreen should be washed with a mild detergent when required.

The track to which the flyscreen is attached can become dirty over time. You can vacuum this. You may need to pull the track out slightly to clean the entire area. If the frame of the flyscreen is made from aluminium, it can be washed with a mild detergent. If it is made from wood, it should be cleaned with a damp cloth. This is so that the wood does not become stained.

When there is heavy wind, you should keep your flyscreen retracted so that it does not become damaged. If you are putting your flyscreen away in the wind, first close the door so that there is less pressure on the flyscreen.

Get in touch with a local flyscreen and general screen supplier to answer more of your questions today.