Fly screens have the advantage that they can be attached (and removed again) to the windows very easily – without drilling. The fine-meshed nets are impenetrable for insects, but the air can still circulate. There are models for cutting to size, tension frames or even roller blind systems that are attached using self-adhesive Velcro or magnetic strips. However, before you order individual insect protection for your windows or doors, you should think carefully about which model you really need. This guide to fly screens will introduce you to different variants that you can choose between.  

If you are still looking for suitable insect protection for your windows, you can choose between the following models:

Fly screens: The cheapest option is classic fly screens for windows. They are easily attached to the frame with self-adhesive Velcro strips and can be removed without leaving any residue (an important factor for rental apartments). The insect screen is available in different sizes – but you can also cut the models individually. The colors vary between white and black, with the latter being less eye-catching.

Insect protection with zipper: This fly screen, which was specially developed for roof windows, is particularly practical. It has a zipper so you can easily reach through the insect screen to open or close the window. The UV-resistant fabric is available in white and black, can be cut individually and is also washable at 30 degrees.

Magnetic fly screens: As the name suggests, this window insect screen is magnetic. This is made possible by weather-resistant and tear-resistant fiberglass. The self-adhesive magnetic strips can be easily installed and removed again. But what’s even more practical: This variant is also available for doors, so that the fly screens close again after you have walked through them.

Tension frame: In this variant, the insect protection is already stretched into a fixed frame, which is attached to the window using a special fastening system (hanging springs) – also without drilling. In contrast to the classic fly screen, the tension frame has significantly greater stability, longevity and weather resistance. Most models can even be shortened individually if the dimensions do not fit.

Insect screen roller blinds: Unlike the first four models, insect screen roller blinds can – if desired – be opened and closed without restrictions at any time. For example, if you want to completely open a window or clean it. The roller blind system can (depending on the manufacturer) usually be attached using a clamping system, mounting adhesive or directly to the masonry. But there is also a smart solution here with Velcro strips.

And one more tip at the end: There are also fly screens with anti-glare protection, which allow fewer sun rays to pass through and therefore reduce the room temperature.

The fly screen should fit exactly into the window frame: If it protrudes slightly, you can simply shorten the material with scissors. However, if it is too short, it will no longer fit on the Velcro or adhesive strips provided. Before you order the insect protection for your window, it is important – in the truest sense of the word – to measure the frame to the millimeter. It is best to use a folding ruler or a tape measure for this.


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