28/09/2023 0 Comments
Fly Screen Doors: Your Questions Answered
It's not exactly controversial to say that insects and flying pests are annoying at particular times of the year.
Between August and September, wasps become a problem as their hives collapse, and worker wasps become aggressive at the end of their life cycle. In July, the phenomenon of Flying Ant Day – which is more than one day – begins. This is when flying ants leave their nests and begin seeking a mate. Finally, during the winter, your home or business premises can become attractive to spiders looking for a warm, dark corner to hide in. No matter how you look at it, your home or business can be vulnerable to insects throughout the year. These multi-legged and winged insects are not sneaking into your home. They usually just stroll or fly in through the front door. While it isn't practical to keep your door closed all the time – particularly during the warm summer months – you can install fly screens. Not sure if fly screens are right for you? Please check out the most common questions we get asked below.
Do flyscreen doors keep insects out?
By keeping bothersome insects at bay while allowing fresh air flow, fly screen doors enhance your comfort and safeguard your family or business from insect-related health concerns. If your home or commercial property lacks these protective features, it's worth contemplating their installation shortly.
How do you install flyscreen doors?
Our professional team take various steps to install a flyscreen door.
Assessment and Measurements: We begin by precisely assessing the door frame and measuring its dimensions. They'll check if any adjustments or modifications are needed, such as trimming the frame or making sure it's level and square.
Gathering Materials and Tools: We gather all the materials and tools required for the installation, including the fly screen door kit, screws, corner brackets, a screwdriver or drill, a level, a pencil, and any additional hardware.
Assembly of the Frame: The professional will assemble the frame components following the manufacturer's instructions. They'll ensure the frame is square and level, which is critical for proper installation.
Hinge Installation (if applicable): The professional will securely attach the fly screen door to the frame if the fly screen door has hinges. Proper hinge installation is crucial for the door's smooth operation.
Screen Mesh Attachment: They will carefully lay the screen mesh over the frame, ensuring it covers the entire area. The professional will then use a spline roller or screwdriver to press the screen mesh into the frame's groove, securing it tightly.
Handle and Latch Installation (if applicable): If the screen door comes with a handle and latch, we'll install these components, ensuring they function correctly and provide a secure closure.
Door Hanging: The installer will hang the fly screen door on the door frame, ensuring it swings smoothly and closes securely. Our team will check for proper alignment and adjust the hinges if necessary.
Gap Inspection and Securing: Our team will inspect the door for any gaps or areas where insects could enter. We use additional screws or fasteners to eliminate gaps and ensure a tight fit.
Testing and Adjustment: Modern Flyscreen Ltd. will thoroughly test the fly screen door, opening and closing it multiple times to ensure it operates correctly. Any adjustments needed for the hinges or latch will be made to ensure a snug fit.
Final Inspection: Before completing the installation, we will conduct a final inspection to check for defects, proper installation, and functionality. They'll make any last-minute adjustments if necessary.
Do you provide free quotes on flyscreen installations?
Yes, we provide free quotes on all our installation services. We can offer quotes on everything from domestic properties to commercial properties to even industrial buildings.
If you have more questions on fly screen doors, please contact us directly. We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.