About Our Magnetic Insect Screen | Window Mesh | Flyscreen
What is Your DIY Magnetic Insect Screen | Window Mesh | Flyscreen?
Our DIY Magnetic Insect Screen is an innovation self DIY solution that installs over your existing window to provide a magic seal and effective to block mosquitoes, cockroaches, bees, all type of insects and even lizards. However, it will allow air and light to come in so that you continue to have good ventilation and lighting in the house. Many of our customers also use our window mesh for the safety of their cats – with support from fosterers from Cat Welfare Society.
The Magnetic Insect Screen is set up via a “permanently temporary” magnet strip so that it does not affect/destroy your existing window frame and is designed to blend into the background so it is effectively invisible. This effective and low cost (cheap!) product allows you to have a high quality of life without worrying about mosquitoes, lizards or other insects in your house. It is easy to remove for cleaning (just spray/clean with water and detergent). No mozzies means no worries of Dengue or Zika!
Other than to keep mosquitoes out, what else can your window mesh be used for?
Some use it to keep lizards out (very common!), others to stop flying cockroaches (yucks!) from coming into the house. We also have customers who install our insect screen to stop insects like midges, flying termites and bees that frequently fly into their house. Some other customers have used our window mesh to keep bird feathers (more specifically: pigeon feathers) from floating into the house.
We also have many cat owners who install our Insect Screen to keep their cat safe in highrise HDB & condo. Our insect screen is accepted by Cat Welfare Society fosterer and SPCA too!
Can I use your insect screen as a window mesh to keep my cat safe at home?
Yes you can! In fact many of our customers install our window mesh to keep their cats safe. For this purpose, they only install the mesh on those windows where their cats like to look at. This is a very cost effective way of using our window mesh.
Our customers who adopted their cats from the Cat Welfare Society confirmed that our Window Mesh is accepted by their fosterers.
Is it Easy to DIY Install your DIY Magnetic Insect Screen?
Yes, it is. There is no need for any special tools or equipment. Every set of Magnetic Insect Screen comes with detailed and complete instructions that you can follow. We also have the same instructions on our website and we have a video too!
It should take about 45-60mins to set up each Magnetic Insect Screen.
Is the Size of the Magnetic Insect Screen Fixed?
No – our Magnetic Insect Screen can be easily customized – at the time of the installation to fit any window size. The customization of the screen size is done at the time of installation by cutting the PVC strip, magnets and window mesh to fit your window size.
To minimize wastage and help you save money, we provide a few standard sizes that you can buy – matching as closely as possible to your actual window size.
We have done this for many many homes in Singapore so you can be assured of this. Call us at 82429595 if you are unsure.
Will Your Magnetic Insect Screen fit my window type?
Yes, our DIY Magnetic Insect Screen | Window Mesh can be fitted on any window frame or grilles or security bars.
It is suitable for most window types: sliding, push-out casement, louvres.
Our Magnetic Insect Screen uses a strong 3M adhesive that can be securely affixed on nearly all types of surfaces, including: aluminum alloy, PVC, plastic, wood, steel etc
How do I measure my window so I know the size of the Magnetic Insect Screen | Window Mesh | Flyscreen needed?
Our DIY Magnetic Insect Screen works by installing it over the frame of your existing window. For the detailed way of taking measurements, see the photo & detailed method on our product page here.
The idea is that you measure your existing window using the method shown and then choose the next closest size to buy. For example, if your window size is 112cm x 95cm, choose 120cm x 100cm (= model 1210).
What kind of materials is the DIY Magnetic Insect Screen | Window Mesh made of?
InsectOut DIY Magnetic Insect Screen | Window Mesh | Flyscreen is made of Quality and Durable materials, that are washable, hardly visible (aesthetics), do not rust or shrink. It comprises:
(1) fibreglass mesh – durable, washable. 18 x 16 thread-count per square inch.
(2) PVC strips – made from “brand-new” plastics raw material that is more durable and has a more shinny finish appearance (vs cheaper “recycled” plastics with impurity that is brittle and more matt)
(3) magnet – long-lasting, made from new-generation of permanent magnetic powder, 10-15 years before demagnetization
(4) 3M tapes for strong adhesion. Can adhere to smooth surface of aluminium alloy, steel, wood, glass and others. Can tear off without leaving sticky traces. The 3M adhesive tape is pasted on the window frame to provide a substrate so that the magnetic wire mesh window frame can stick to the window frame. Our magnetic wire mesh window frame is held secured together using grooved magnetic stripe interlocked into the window frame to ensure permanent interlock. This makes our DIY Magnetic Insect Screen to be 100% washable – unlike our competitors whose magnetic window frame is held together by adhesive tape (will disintegrate if touches water).
Will the Rubber Magnet Get Distorted After Long Use? Will the Magnets Fall Off Due to Demagnetization?
We use good quality ferromagnetic rubber magnet that will not lose their shape for 10+ years under normal home use condition. These magnets are manufactured in such a way that they will not lose their magnetism, even over long (10+ years) of use.
Our magnets are manufactured in China to world class quality. The adhesives used to stick the ferromagnetic rubber magnet to the window frame is from 3M.
Will ventilation or brightness of my house be affected after installing your Magnetic Insect Screen?
Not really. The black fibreglass window mesh appears invisible from any distance further than 0.5m – this is why we do not bring in other colours (example: white, grey, green) for both day time and night time. If the window mesh becomes dusty (say after 2 months), you may see dust on it. To return it back to its original/new state – simply remove the Magnetic Insect Screen from your window and wash it with mild detergent – then it will be good as new.
For ventilation, normal airflow is not affected and air will be able to move freely in and out of your house. In fact, this is the main reason why our customers install our DIY Magnetic Insect Screen: to be able to keep the windows open while keeping the mosquitoes, lizards, flying termites, flying cockroaches and other creepy crawlies out.
If you live on a high floor and gets strong winds, you may find the wind to be less strong – our customers find this to be a benefit.
How Long Can the DIY Magnetic Insect Screen Lasts? What if parts are spoilt (eg. window mesh torn)?
Our DIY Magnetic Insect Screen is designed to last for more than 10 years under normal use.
If for any reasons any of the parts is spoilt (eg. mesh is torn), you can easily buy the spoiled parts from us. We carry accessories for the Magnetic Insect Screen to allow you to make minor repairs.
Can I try out your Magnetic Insect Screen one window frame at a time?
Absolutely! In fact, this is our recommended approach. We suggests that you try out the effectiveness of our Magnetic Insect Screen by buying only 1-2 panels for those windows where mosquitoes (and other insects) enter your house. If this can solve your mosquito problems – then stop here.
But if you find that mosquitoes (they are very smart!) now comes into your house by other windows – then you can add new Magnetic Insect Screen | Window Mesh as need be. This means that you install the Magnetic Insect Screen only over those windows that need to remain open!
Just like you, we’re parents too – and we believe in saving money. This is why there’s no need to cover all windows at the very first instance (unless you want to).
How do I Clean the DIY Magnetic Insect Screen | Window Mesh | Flyscreen?
Cleaning is easy as 1-2-3. We suggest washing the magnetic insect screen once every 1-2 months or whenever you find that the insect screen / window mesh is dusty..
You may place the magnetic insect screen against the wall or hang it on a clothesline, and hose it down with water.
Alternatively, you may use a soft sponge/cloth/brush, with some gentle detergent.
After washing, you may use a cloth to wipe dry or simply drip dry.
General cleaning will not affect the magnetism.
Some of our customers prefer to vacuum the insect screen while it is still on the window. This works too!
How is Your DIY Magnetic Insect Screen better than the (cheaper) velcro insect screen / flyscreen
The quick answer is that our is much longer lasting (easily 5 years+) and can be detached from your window for easy washing/cleaning.
Some of our customers first used (much cheaper) velcro-based insect screens to keep mosquitoes out of their homes. These velcro based insect screens / flyscreens worked well as a “permanent” barrier to stop mosquitoes from coming into the house while allowing free flow of air. However, after 2 months or so – the insect screen gets dirty because of dust gathering on the window mesh.
When this happens, it is a big chore to remove the mesh for washing and the feedback from our customers is once removed, the window mesh cannot be properly set up again. And then a new set of mesh has to be bought once again.
Many of our customers chose our MAGNETIC Insect Screen | Window Mesh to overcome this problem because it is cheaper over the longer term (years!) to buy something that costs a little more but can be easily cleaned.
What is the Wind Clip / Holding Clip to be installed along the frame of the Magnetic Insect Screen for?
All our Magnetic Insect Screen | Window Mesh comes with a set of wind/holding clip. They should be set up at the upper one-third of the Magnetic Screen.
Why? Their function is to hold/retain the Magnetic Insect Screen in place when you lift the screen open from the bottom.
Do you sell accessories (eg. corners, extra PVC strips, magnets & mesh) for your Magnetic Insect Screen?
Yes we do. If you need accessories for your DIY Magnetic Insect Screen, you can buy these separately. Pricing and detailed item information can be found in our Accessories Page here.
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DIY-Install & Installation Services
Is it easy for a First-timer to install the Magnetic Insect Screen on our own?
Yes. Our DIY Magnetic Insect Screen | Window mesh is very “forgiving and no special skills or tools are needed. First timers may take a little longer 45-60min to measure, cut, assemble and put up 1 window frame. We assure you that with some practice and confidence gained, subsequent installations will take much less time (about 30min) to complete.
You may need to spend some time to clean up your existing window (frame area) if it is dusty or oily. This will ensure that the magnetic strip is secured on your window frame.
For ease of setup, you may also require working floor space where you can place the frame of the insect screen as you do the set up.
Do you provide Installation Service?
The DIY kit for our Magnetic Insect Screen is generally easy-to-install, you can find the installation guide here. Nonetheless, we understand that some may prefer to engage hassle-free Installation Service. We need to know the sizes of your windows (height x width, in cm). Here’s how to measure your windows.
If you are not sure what’s needed to set up your Magnetic Insect Screen, call us at 82429595, we will be glad to help.
Orders, Payments & Delivery (Singapore only)
Do you have a shop where I can see your DIY Magnetic Insect Screen?
We are a “online” shop, with no physical shop. In this way, we are able to pass our savings to you.
If you prefer self-collection, we can arrange a meet-up, upon a minimum deposit.
What forms of payment do you accept?
(1) We accept (COD) cash on delivery.
(2) We prefer inter-bank Fund Transfer.
Fund transfer to DBS Current Account 003-937957-9. Please take a picture of the successful transaction for verification.
How do I change / cancel my order?
Please contact us as soon as possible. Once we have shipped our Magnetic Insect Screen, we can no longer cancel, change or refund an order.
What are the Delivery charges?
Local courier is S$10. We waive this delivery charge (free), for purchase of S$90 and above.
Delivery is by standard Courier within Singapore (within 3 working days).
What happen if I missed the Delivery schedule?
We endeavor to get-it-right first time. We will communicate Delivery schedule with you. In any unseen circumstances, if you missed the Delivery schedule, please either arrange for self-collection, or arrange a new Delivery schedule (Delivery charges apply).
Can I self-collect?
We can arrange a meet-up at a mutually convenient location and time, upon a minimum deposit.