Flexible Flyscreens?




The fly screen was a grate invention and has helped millions of Australians enjoy the fresh air in their homes without the nuisance of all the insects that invite themselves in whenever they are given the opportunity. Still, there has always been something less than perfect about standard rigid fly screens. They say you can’t reinvent the wheel, but there have certainly been improvements made to wheels over the years. The same is true of fly screens. For a modern improvement on the iconic Aussie fly screen, look into flexible fly screens.
What are Flexible Fly screens?
As the name implies, flexible fly screen without its rigid aluminum frame and you get the idea. Instead of having a frame flexible fly screens are “framed” in either Velcro or a magnetic ribbon. There are a lot of advantages to such a system:
Made-to-measure flexible fly screens create a tight seal, even around out-of-square windows and oddly shaped openings, such as caravan windows.
Made-to-measure flexible fly screens create a tight seal, even around out-of-square windows and oddly shaped openings, such as caravan windows.
Flexible fly screens are easy to remove, giving you quick access to your windows when you want to open or shut them.
They can be rolled up and stored when not needed and reinstalled in no time at all.
Flexible fly screens are ideal in many situations where normal flyscreens just don’t work:
Hinged at the top, awning windows swing outwards, making indoors the only possible place to hang fly screens. It’s not likely you’ll make the best use of your awning windows if you have to remove a rigid fly screen every time you want to open or shut them, but with a flexible fly screen, all you have to do is peel back an edge, open the window, and fix the fly screen in place again.
you can hang rigid fly screens outside of casement windows, but that creates problems when you want to clean or remove them.
Hopper windows open inwards. You can install fly screens outdoors for these, but this creates the same problem you have with casement windows and you may not want to leave them permanently in place. Install flexible fly screens and you can install or remove them in seconds.
Another disadvantage to standard fly screens is that when hung outside the windows, they aren’t very attractive. If you have timber framed windows, you really don’t want to hide them behind fly screens. If you install flexible fly screens, you don’t have to.
There is still a place for rigid fly screens in the home. A fly screen sliding door, for example, is ideal for you sliding glass door. However, if you use a little “flexible” thinking, you’ll probably find that flexible fly screens are perfect for dozens of other applications. Custom made to order, you can install them yourself or get a quote for supply and installation.

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