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March 12, 2021

Unless you’ve spent years installing fly screens, you might want to sit this job out and leave it to the experts. Below are five compelling reasons why you should steer clear of DIY retractable fly screen installations.

1. inaccurate measurements

Here’s what you need to remember when you’re measuring openings for fly screens: accuracy is everything.

It only takes a single error in the measurement of the opening that you need to screen to render your fly screen ineffective. If your fly screen ends up being smaller or wider than your opening – even by just a few centimetres – it will be useless and the money you spent for it will just be wasted.

The risk of getting inaccurate measurements is also higher if you are working with door and window configurations that are more difficult to screen than others. If you’re working with any of these doors or windows or if you have chosen a recessed screening solution, then you need to factor in a few centimetres more into your measurement. How many centimetres, exactly? Well, you can try to calculate it or you can take the guesswork out of the equation and just let a pro do the job for you.

2. incomplete tools or use of incorrect tools

Professional screen fitters and installers have all the tools, supplies and knowledge to get this job done right because it’s what they do for a living. You, on the other hand, might not…unless you decide to purchase your own tools, which will cost you a considerable amount of money. You might even end up purchasing tools that are not suitable for the job!

For best results, let the screen fitters and installers from the company you bought your fly screen from install your screen for you. Take advantage of the tools and knowledge they have so you can be sure that your retractable fly screen won’t give you any issues later on.

3. higher risk of improper installation

You may be handy at other DIY home projects, but installing retractable fly screens is a complicated job best left to the experts with technical know-how. This is particularly true if you want your screen recessed into your floor or built into your wall cavity. Moreover, installing screens on certain door types may require the expertise of a professional screen fitter who has had years of experience with different door configurations. Lastly, due to the intricacies of retractable screens, assembling certain parts by yourself may lead to costly errors and operation failure.

Having your screen installed by the experts will let you enjoy all its features and benefits for a longer time. Remember, a fly screen installed professionally is a fly screen that functions properly!

4. it’ll take heaps of your time

If you want to do something right on the first go, then you need to invest a significant amount of time learning and perfecting the process. This includes researching as much as you can about the project, listening to the tips of those who have already done it, and watching tutorial videos. Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of time to study how to do complicated home improvement projects such as installing retractable fly screens.

The truth is, fitting fly screens into any opening is no easy feat. And as we’ve established earlier in this post, it is not a DIY-friendly project! Just save yourself the time and trouble of doing this complicated project and just hire an expert fitter who can get the job done right and quickly for you.

5. potential cost of repairs

Spending long periods of time studying how to install retractable fly screens and actually doing it yourself won’t guarantee a successful outcome. In fact, if this is something you’ve never done before, there is a big chance that things won’t go according to plan.

If you want to save more money, simply let the screen installer do his job. Trust us when we say that repairing or replacing fly screens will cost you more money and cause you more stress later on.

Put your retractable fly screen in good hands

Installing retractable fly screens is a job for the experts who have mastered the art of measuring openings accurately and have years of experience working with different door and window configurations and tools. If you want your retractable screen to be installed properly, then you need to entrust this project to these experts.

Freedom Retractable Screens offers elegant and innovative screen solutions for different types of doors and windows, difficult-to-screen areas and pillarless corners. We have a wide network of distributors and installation specialists across the country and in several locations around the world to cater to all your screening requirements.

Who Are We?

We are an Australian manufacturer dedicated to creating innovative screen solutions for french, bi-fold and sliding stacker doors and windows, as well as pillarless corners and large, difficult-to-screen openings, balcony screen, patio screen and outdoor privacy screen solutions.

We invite you to explore our innovative range of products created from over 20 years of experience. Freedom Retractable Screens® – Innovative insect screens for modern Australian living!