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- What is a mosquito net for?
- What types of window screens are there?
- Choosing a mosquito net
Mosquito netting on PVC windows is a necessary accessory that can completely rid the room of all types of insects. Some nets also have a protective function that will help prevent children or small animals from falling out of the window. We will help you understand the types of nets, make a choice of products.
What is a mosquito net for?
PVC window mesh is a reliable and inexpensive means of protecting a room from insects. It has a small cell through which light passes unhindered, but pests cannot get through. With screens on the windows, you don't have to think about how to rid the room of buzzing and biting flies and mosquitoes, as well as other unpleasant winged guests. In addition, the net can be of other use: there are more durable structures called "anti-cat". Such a net will not only protect the room from insects, but will also prevent your cat from jumping out of the window. If you live on the lower floors, such a system will also come in handy so that other people's animals do not climb into your apartment.
The PVC mosquito net is much stronger and more effective than gauze or similar materials. It fits snugly to the window frame, leaves no gaps. The fastening takes place thanks to a special system, so this design looks much more aesthetic. The mesh is stronger and can last for several decades, while the gauze will need to be changed once a month. An important feature is that PVC nets are not afraid of moisture, are easily cleaned, can protect the room from dust and debris, while gauze counterparts will quickly get dirty and become unusable.
What types of window screens are there?
Manufacturers offer meshes of different designs, mainly they differ in the fastening system and the presence or absence of a rigid frame. The following types of nets can be found on the market:
Attached with adhesive tape. This is one of the most convenient designs, which can be attached in a few minutes by gluing the mesh to the frame. Removing it is also easy, with no tools required during installation and no damage to the frame. This design does not interfere with opening the window sashes. If desired, you can put the structure inside the window opening, it will not interfere, since it does not have a rigid volumetric frame. It is recommended to remove the structure for the winter, it will not take up much space during storage. If handled with care, the mesh will last for several years.
- They have a rigid frame that is fixed to the window in different ways. Mesh on PVC windows, equipped with a rigid frame, is used quite often, it comes as standard when buying plastic windows from many companies. It can be mounted on frames made of PVC profiles, aluminum, and in some cases wood. The window structure will suffer minimal damage in the form of self-tapping screws, which will hold the fasteners for the mesh. The frame of the structure can be plastic or metal. It is possible to install the mesh both from the outside of the window and from the inside, and on some models of windows it is possible to put a frame inside the structure, for installation the frame is equipped with special corners. Removing and replacing it is easy enough.
Tip: in order for the installation of corners not to cause problems, you need to think about the presence of a mesh even before the window is installed into the wall. The fastening corners are screwed onto it in advance. The elements themselves must be fixed in the correct place, otherwise they will interfere with opening the window.
If the mesh needs to be installed inside the frame, then this can be done regardless of whether you have installed a window structure or are just going to do it.
Sliding structures. Mosquito nets for PVC windows t Which design well suited to windows having sliding sash. A feature of the mesh is not only the presence of a rigid frame, but also its ability to roll to the side along the guides. With this design, you can protect the free space from insects if the sashes are moved, or move the mesh to the side along with the window sashes. You can move the structure both to the left and to the right. In order to avoid the formation of gaps, the structure is equipped with a special sealing pile. This mesh looks pretty attractive, is easy to use, but it costs about twice as much as the usual one.
Rolled mosquito nets for PVC windows. They can be installed in a window opening from the outside or inside, it doesn't matter. The device often has a small, neat box in which the netting is folded up when not needed. There is no need to take it off in winter. In the box, the structure is reliably protected from various adverse influences. Such designs are quite expensive. A square meter will cost about 4 times more than a Velcro net.
- Pleated - mosquito nets on PVC windows of this type are structurally similar to rolled ones. The difference is that there is no mechanism that rolls the mesh into a tube. The mesh has special folds that allow you to collect it like an accordion. This design is well suited for installation in door and window openings of any size. It is installed without additional fasteners, this is done quickly enough. The design is one of the most expensive on the market.
Tip: This mesh will not work if there are small children or cats in the house. She is not able to withstand strong mechanical stress and will fall out of the window opening along with the one who pushed her.
Choosing a mosquito net
Deciding which mosquito net on PVC windows will be in your house should be based on several factors: the size of the window, the side where you want to install it, whether you need protection from children and animals, the quality of the canvas, the price you are ready pay. All types of nets protect from insects equally, therefore, if you do not have a large budget or do not want to see a box in your room, there is no point in overpaying.
Conclusion : PVC window net will help protect the room from insects, dust, cigarette butts thrown from other floors. This is a necessary element that will not attract attention to itself, will not spoil the design of the room, but at the same time it will effectively cope with its tasks.
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