Selecting the Right Fly Screen for Your Windows

Doors and windows allow the flow of breeze and natural light into the interior spaces of your home. However, opening up your doors and windows can potentially allow a party of unwanted guests in your home: flies, mozzies, organic materials brought in by the wind, and even the view of prying neighbourly eyes.

The best way to curtail these threats is to install quality fly screens. Here is a guide to choosing the right ones for your home.

The Difference Between Fixed Screens & Retractable Fly Screens

Screens are a popular choice for attaching to doors and windows. However, there is a difference between fixed screen and retractable screens. You should understand the difference before making a purchase decision.

Fixed Screens

Fixed screens cover your doorways or windows and stay in the same position permanently. For optimal protection, they can be designed using a variety of quality materials. They are installed using rivets, screws or welded frames. They might even have the added function of fire protection.

Retractable Fly Screens

Retractable fly screens, conversely, are not fixed in their place. Instead, their design allows them to roll away when not in use. The screen folds onto itself and is kept in a cassette. For window usage, you can slide the retractable fly screen open or closed as needed. For doorways, the screen can be shut and opened when you come home or leave. This way, they can serve as a versatile barrier during the day and can be closed along with the door when locking up at night.

What Works Best

Retractable fly screens provide considerable convenience for doors, whereas fixed fly screens are great for windows that don’t require much opening.

Keeping Out Bugs

Both styles are highly efficient when it comes to keeping out pests. They are both produced using fine mesh and successfully keep out bugs like flies and mozzies.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Both screens are easy to clean and maintain. All you have to do is wipe them down with a damp cloth to keep them clean. You can also choose to have them professionally cleaned.

Subtlety

Retractable fly screens can be fully retracted, while fixed screens are stuck in the one place. Although retractable fly screens are better for subtlety, fixed screens can also come in a variety of unobtrusive colours and styles.

Convenience

Both styles can provide you convenience depending on what you’re looking for. For example, for upstairs areas, fixed screens might be a better option as they don’t require managing. For any doors that enter into an outdoor space, retractable screens are best so that you can quickly open them when necessary.

Ventilation

Both styles offer a great amount of ventilation. You can keep out pests whilst allowing fresh air to circulate throughout the home.

Installation Compatibility

You can buy both fixed and retractable screens in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes. So it’s never a big deal looking for a screen to suit your home’s design, as long you choose a respected provider like Jim’s Flyscreens & Blinds.

Using Blinds to Make Your Apartment Feel More Like Home

Regardless of whether you live in the CBD or suburbs, apartment living is rapidly on the rise. It is becoming a much more economically viable option compared to the high cost of maintenance and upkeep of a standalone home.

Many of these new, contemporary apartments provide the perfect lifestyle for younger occupants. They are designed for convenient living, being closer to city centres, parks, public transport and restaurants (to name a few things).

But, all this being said, apartments can still have a slightly exposed to feel to them. Anyone who has ever lived in an apartment can attest to the sounds of neighbours on all sides at all time of the day and night. And the close proximity to your neighbours and the densely populated areas they are prevalent in can reduce the feeling of privacy.

So, one of the best things an apartment owner can do is install stunning blinds to ensure an element of privacy. Jim’s Flyscreens & Blinds has an extensive collection of high quality, ultra-stylish blinds that are simply perfect for installing in Melbourne apartments.

Find out why below.

Aesthetic is Key

Aesthetic is important for modern consumers. What’s more, a home is a place that should provide a sense of belonging and one where memories can be created . Jim’s Flyscreens & Blinds’ collection of blinds with their quality fabrics add an extra homely element, complementing surrounding colours and furniture.

The best part lies in choosing your design, as they create a natural flow from one room to the next and creates an illusion of enhanced space. This all works to helping apartment occupants feel less cramped.

Keep the Neighbours Out

Living in densely populated suburbs means there might always be prying eyes on the watch. For this, there is a most simple of solutions: installing quality blinds! Jim’s Flyscreens & Blinds can adorn any apartment with top quality blinds that have been custom-made to keep out the eyes of nosey neighbours.

Our extensive range of cordless, venetian, aluminium and roller blinds are a cost-effective means of keeping out any annoying, peering neighbours.

Blinds Work As A Feature

As apartment blocks are often adjacent to other apartment blocks, views can be blocked by said surrounding buildings. As a result, these windows might seem useless or futile. But with our selection of stunning, elegantly-designed blinds, you can make these viewless windows something of a feature to impress those who can’t be impressed by the lack of vista outside.

Contact Us to Get Started

If you would like the Jim’s Flyscreens & Blinds professionals to install quality blinds at your apartment, please feel free to contact our friendly team of installations professionals.

We are committed to providing an exceptional standard of service, and will be happy assist you with your enquiries or book your apartment in for a service with the blind of your choice.

Call us on 131 546 or submit a “Request a Quote” form on our contact page and we will get back to you with all the information you require.

Maximise your outdoor dining this summer

The arrival of the Australian summer means an increase in outdoor dining and entertaining, but the Australian climate can be harsh (and changeable) and a little protection can go a long way in maximising your enjoyment of your outdoor area.

 

Shelter can bring many benefits:

  • Extend your living space
  • Increase the time you spend outside, making your outdoor area useable year-round
  • Protection from the elements (sun, rain and wind) for your family, friends and furniture
  • Define your entertaining area, adding value to your home
  • Enhance your privacy

There are many options available, differing specifications, colours, motorized or manual, all varying to suit your home or businesses needs.

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