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DIY Insect Screens Philippines
DIY insect screens would be the one good choice because these are easy to assemble, cheap to make and use readily available materials. Insect screens have now become a must-have in all homes and buildings constructed near areas prone to insects and bugs.
DIY insect screens are fitted on windows and doors to prevent mosquitoes and other insects from entering without stopping the flow of fresh air in the room.
DIY insect screens Philippines can be made using metallic wires or fiberglass with synthetic fiber holding it in place using wood or metal. Here is the procedure on how to create a DIY insect screen:
Get the Measurements
Measure the exact dimensions of the area where the insect screen is going to be installed. These can be the lengths and widths of the doors or windows. Measure the interior edges of the locations or openings.
Identify how to mount the insect screen. The method mounting is going to affect the lengths and widths of the screen. If the screen is going to be mounted on a window sill, the width should be increased by an inch to the opening and half an inch for the height.
For screens that will be mounted on a front window, just add half an inch to the measurements of the openings to allow overlapping. Cut down the measurements by 1 centimeter if the screen will be placed inside the window or door.
Prepare the Frame Piece
The screen frame and corner stakes will hold the wire mesh in place to ensure that the right measurements will be determined. Ensure that the opening and the frame has close compatibility.
After you get the right measurements, you can cut out the necessary components according to the required measurements. Begin from the outer portions when you measure the pieces.
Make sure that the ends will slant at an angle of 45 degrees. Use file or sandpaper to even out rough edges.
Put the Frame Together
Fit the different parts of the frame on a flat surface to create the necessary rectangular structure.
Attach the frame’s corners to the corner stakes to keep this in the proper shape and form. Tighten the joints with a hammer.
Insert Wire Mesh
The construction of the DIY insect screen will be completed once the wire mesh is installed. Lay this wire mesh screen on top of the frame. Cut this and insect the edges of the frame in the grooves.
See to it that the sides’ sizes are at least 2 centimeters wider than the sizes of the screen frame. Make sure that all corners also fit well to minimize the risks of falling off or sliding.
Lock the screen securely on one of the sides of the frame using staples and tighten and pull this on the other side. Lock and secure tightly the remaining corners. Trim off the excess screen to achieve a clean appearance.
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