DIY Insect Screen

Why You Should Buy DIY Insect Screen?

Best Choice, Inexpensive, Easy To Assemble

A DIY insect screen would be a good choice since it is cheap to make, easy to assemble and it uses materials that are readily available. Insect screens are important for each home or building structure constructed near a place that is prone to mosquitoes. They are fitted on the doors and windows to prevent the entry of mosquitoes and other common insects without affecting the flow of fresh air into the room.

A DIY insect screen is made using fibreglass or metallic wires then synthetic fibre is held in place using metal or wood. The actual procedure is as follows:

• Get The Necessary Measurements

Measure the dimensions of the location where you will place the insect screen. These can be the windows or doors widths and lengths. Take the measurements of the interior edges of your openings/locations.

Next, find out how the insect screen will be mounted. Your way of mounting will also affect the widths and lengths of the screen. If you decide the screen will be mounted on the window sill, you should increase its width by one inch to that of the opening and its height by half an inch.

If the screen is to be mounted on the front window, add half an inch to the openings measurements to allow for overlapping. If you are to place it inside the door or window, then cut the measurements down by one centimetre.

• Prepare The Pieces Of The Frame

The wire mesh will be held in place by the corner stakes and screen frame to ensure that you get the right measurements. Ensure that the compatibility of the frame and opening is very close. Taking the measurements of the corner stakes ways from the frame as a whole will keep them closely compatible.

After obtaining the right measurements, cut out the required components as per the measurements required. Start from the exterior portions when measuring the pieces. Ascertain that the ends slant is at a 45 degrees angle. Lastly, use sandpaper or file to even the rough edges.

• Assemble The Frame

From a flat surface, fit the frame’s various parts to bring out the rectangular structure that is required. Attach to the corners of the frame the corner stakes, to keep it in the right form and shape, then use a hammer to tighten the joints.

• Insert The Wire Mesh

Inserting the wire mesh will complete the screen’s construction. Lay the wire mesh screen over the frame, cut it then insert the frame edges in the grooves.

Make sure that the sizes of the sides are at least 2 cm wider than those of the screen frame. Ensure that the corners fit well too to minimise sliding or fall-off chances.

Use staples to securely lock the screen on one of the frame’s sides, then pull and tighten it on the other side. Also, secure and lock the other corners tightly. Trim off any screen that is in excess to get an appearance that is clean.


There are ready-made insect screens in the market, but why not make your own. As you have seen, a DIY insect screen is easy to make with a simple and transparent procedure for you to follow. Take advantage of the notes and get working already.

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Visit our website Magnetic Insect Screens and choose from an array of products the best DIY insect screen for your home. We would gladly assist your inquiries about our products. Surely you will never regret using any of our magnetic insect screens.

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