Fly screen with magnets
Attachment with magnetic tape
- Self-adhesive magnetic tape, 3 cm wide
- Fly screen
- Fabric tape (also known as duct tape) in the colour of your choice
- Folding yardstick
Measure the window with a folding yardstick or measuring tape. Then, cut the self-adhesive magnetic tape so you have 4 strips for the outside of the window and 4 strips for the fly screen. Glue the four magnetic strips from the outside around the window frame. Make sure the frame is clean and free of grease and press the magnetic tape firmly on the frame. Ideally, the adhesive of the magnetic tape should dry overnight to achieve the best possible adhesive performance. Only then should you put weight on the adhesive.
To determine the measurements for the flyscreen, add 6 cm each to the measured length and width of the window. This allows you to attach the net to the 3 cm wide magnetic tape, leaving enough room for the window space. Cut the net to size and smooth it out on the floor.
Now glue the four magnetic tape strips onto the fly screen and press on firmly.
It may happen that the magnetic tapes on the fly screen and their counterparts on the window are not flush on top of each other. If you want to avoid that, test if they fit before Step 3. Shape the magnetic tape into a makeshift frame for your fly screen and place the individual tapes on the desired counterparts on the window frame. If two tapes are not flush on top of each other, just rotate the tape by 180 degrees.
Place the fly screen including the magnetic tapes on the floor with the adhesive side of the magnetic tapes facing up. Glue the Ductape over the magnetic tapes and press it on firmly. Overhanging parts of the Ductape may be folded over or cut off. Now, the adhesive side of the magnetic tapes is protected from the elements.
Finally, you only have to attach the magnetic fly screen to the window. For larger windows, it is advisable to have another person help with it.
Mounting with glue-on magnets
- You don't have to drill any holes that can damage the insulation of the windows.
- It is much easier to just glue the magnets on the window frame than embed them.
- It takes two seconds to attach or remove the fly screen.
- It is much cheaper than having a company install a custom-made screen.
- It is fun!
- Depending on the size and weight of the wooden frame, you should use more than four magnets (6 - 8 distributed evenly), so the frame stays in place even during strong winds.
- Our magnets are made for dry indoor use. Extended outdoor use causes them to rust and lose their magnetisation. Therefore, it is best to treat the magnets with a rust-protective finish or use rubberised neodymium magnets, which are completely waterproof.
- The UHU adhesive is extremely strong. The window frame may be damaged when you try to remove the magnets later. If you are a tenant, check to see if the magnets can stay on the window frame permanently.