Procedure For Installing Flyscreens
It is essential to have flyscreens in your windows and doors, especially if you live in the Australian environment. During hot weather, crawlies and bugs can be a nuisance in your home, and their lousy nature rather disgusting. However, that does not suggest in any way that your doors and windows need to be shut always. You still need them open to allow that cool breeze to flow. This is exactly where flyscreens come in handy. To install flyscreens Melbourne is an easy procedure if the following steps are followed correctly.
You will require the following tools and materials before you start to install flyscreens in Melbourne; specially extruded aluminum flyscreen frame, insect mesh, spline, frame corners, hacksaw, spline roller, meter box and clips to fit the screen and window.
Step 1: Taking Measurements
Measure the window where the flyscreens will be fitted. This can be on the interior or exterior of the window, depending on your window. Measure each side from top to bottom of the recess where the screen is supposed to fit and sit in. To allow the clearance for fitting, subtract 3mm from each side. Take the hacksaw and miter box and cut a 45 degree miter then measure the framing from the long point with the spline on the interior of the frame. On the same piece of framing, cut another miter, and then repeat measuring and cutting for the remaining three sides.
Step 2: Assembly And Fitting
Push the frame corners into the aluminum sections to assemble the frame. Try fitting the frame into the space before you start the actual fitting. If too tight, disassemble and cut equal amounts off the pairs of the frames as needed.
Step 3: Mesh Fixing
Take the screen mesh and roll it out over the frame on a flat working bench, and then cut the mesh using scissors so that it is 50mm larger than the frame on all sides. Align this mesh and ensure it is parallel to the frame edge. Next, push the spline carefully into the channel using your thumb along one of the long edges, ensuring the mesh remains straight. With one side intact, use the spline roller to push in the corners. Push the spline snug into the channel using the roller and go on around the screen to ensure the mesh is tight by stretching the last two sides into the channel.
Step 4: Final Finishes
Use a knife to trim the exterior of the spline to give it a fine finish. Stand the screen in its place and then mark the positions of its clips. Afterwards, depending on the sitting points of the screen, attach the screen by clipping and then stand the screen frame in its place and secure it by clipping tightly.
You will discover that with these simple steps, it is easy to install flyscreens in Melbourne. You can really cut costs on a very large scale and at the same time maintain the quality of your flyscreens. Essentially, your home will be free from those creepy crawlies, and your family will enjoy a bug-free environment for a very long time.