Flyscreens & security screens for doors & windows need regular & proper maintenance to keep them in great working condition. Screens are essential for doors & windows in our homes because:
- They allow natural light & ventilation to flow inside the house through open doors & windows
- They provide protection from insects.
- Security screens secure your home against unwanted intruders.
There are many different types of materials used for screen meshes– aluminium, stainless steel, & fibreglass to name a few. Their finish can be powder-coated, polyester or PVC. Homeowners should consider these important details when cleaning their flyscreens & security screens to avoid damaging the mesh.
Here are the Do’s & Don’ts when cleaning flyscreens & security screens:
- Do clean your screens regularly with warm soapy water.
- Do use a sponge or soft brush & mild soap.
- Do rinse well after washing with detergents.
- Do regularly clean out the tracking of sliding windows & door screens.
- Do remove or cover your door or window screens when renovating to avoid accidental damage or accumulating extra dust & dirt.
- Don’t use a hard bristled broom, vacuum cleaner brush or scrubbing brush that may scratch the finish.
- Don’t use aggressive abrasives or harsh chemicals that could damage any coatings & lose the gloss of the screens.
- Don’t expose screens to excessive heat when drying them.
If in doubt, check your security screen warranty & instructions on proper cleaning & maintenance.
How often should you clean flyscreens & security screens?
Regularly! Your location can also affect how often you should clean your screens, which can impact their durability.
|In less urban or rural areas at least 40 km away from the coast or salt water||Every six months|
|Within 10 km from the coast or salt water||Every three months|
|Within 2 km from coast or salt water, or highly industrialised or polluted areas||Every 2 weeks|
DIY repairs for damaged screens is possible if you have the skills, patience & knowledge to properly restore your damaged flyscreens or security screens. Or, you can quickly & easily have them repaired by your trusted manufacturer or dealer.
EHi offers flyscreen repairs, replacements & re-meshing all year round. From dented or bent frames to torn or damaged mesh, you can drop them off to our showroom & pay the repair fee only.
You can read more about our flyscreen repair services here.
EHi supplies & installs flyscreens, along with a wide range of home improvement products: Blinds, awnings, security screens, shutters, & grilles. These products form the focus of our government – backed apprenticeship, which we’ve recently named the Cert iii in BASS G™.