Your FlyScreens mesh door is probably put in a place where there is a lot of movement. Flyscreen mesh doors are installed so that there is ventilation in your house without the disadvantages of having your door open. It keeps dust and bugs and lets the air in!
Mesh doors however get damaged over time because of the amount of use that they are in. If you have children or pets running around the house, you can bet to see some holes in the mesh. Eventual dirt build up and weathering means that they’ll have to be replaced.
We at Perth Door Doctors are professionals when it comes to flyscreen repairs and today we’re going to be sharing a few tips on how to do a flyscreen mesh repair yourself in a few easy steps!
Step 1: Clean Your FlyScreens
You’re going to have to remove the entire flyscreen to repair it, so before you take it off, you might want to get rid of all the dust that’s accumulating. Grab a dust off brush and work down from the top. Don’t use a wet cloth, the dirt might end up sticking to the screen and might be even more difficult to get off.
Step 2: Remove the FlyScreens
Grab a screwdriver and use it to pry off the mesh from the frame of the door. Some doors have the frame screwed in with a metal spline, so you might have to screw open that to remove the mesh. Pull the mesh out and lay it flat on a table. Clean the frame gutter as well.
Step 3: Install New Mesh On the Frame
Align the new mesh screen with the removed frame. Overlap the edge of the frame by 100mm on each side. Now put the spline in to hold the mesh in place. Push the mesh into frame, being careful not to damage it. Trim off any excess mesh or spline after it’s in place in the frame.
A few tips:
Use a spline roller to insert the spline neatly into frame. Sometimes the spline does not enter the frame from the corners all the way, that is when you’ll need to use your hands. You can use a sharp thin object like a knife or a scissor to jerk it in, just be careful not to damage the mesh! Drag the head of the screwdriver along the spline to make sure it’s inserted deep enough into the frame. Enjoy a new clean fly screen now installed on your door! If you had trouble installing the door or can’t be bothered enough to do it yourself, give Perth Door Doctors a call and we’ll do it for you!
We specialise in fly screen repairs and flyscreen mesh replacements. Our professionally trained staff will come round to replace the door in a jiff! If you’re curious about the fly screen door replacement, feel free to ask about how to do it yourself!