The stuffiness and lack of air are familiar to all, without exception, during the hot summer heat. Opening the doors and windows, you can wait for the uninvited guests in the form of mosquitoes, flies and other insects. To prevent them from entering the house, you can use a mosquito net. Installation of a mosquito door with your own hands is quite simple, because for its installation does not need special skills, and a specific tool is not needed.
It is easy to purchase such a grid, it is enough to know the size. One call to the manager and in several days the grid will be made. Urgent production of the grid can be ordered, but its cost will increase sensitively.
Types of mosquito doors
Anti-mosquito balcony doors are:
Frame swing door
At the heart such a door has a rigid frame. In essence, this is a frame assembled from a profile intended for this purpose. Such a door can be installed on hinges and open outwards or move sideways along the sled. As for the material of manufacture, it is:
Plastic doors are cheaper but less durable.
Although the design of the doors is the same, the way of opening, and accordingly the mechanisms, is different. Therefore, we will consider their installation separately.
Profiles of mosquito doors
Door opening method installed on loops, already in her description.
A cheaper and less durable window profile is often used to make mosquito doors. The design will turn out shaky, not intended for frequent use to it. In addition, over time, the frame can skew, and insects can penetrate into the room through the cracks formed.
A durable anti-mosquito door is obtained only from a profile having a cross section of 52 * 20 mm. With small mesh size should be at least 1 jumper. If the frame is higher than two meters, then there should be at least 2 jumpers.
Hinged doors are installed more often than others, since they have several advantages:
There is also a disadvantage - since the doors open in different directions, additional space is required. True, most people do not even think about it.
Set the loop
Regardless Whether the company brought you a mosquito door or you did it yourself before you make the final payment (or sign the receipt documents), you need to check the build quality, whether it is scratched and how well the mosquito net is fixed.
If you install the door yourself, make sure that along with it are:
Most often, nothing prevents you from fastening the hinges to the door frame, but it is better to check it and then fix the hinges on the grid frame. If everything is normal and nothing interferes, then you need to fasten hinges to the end of the door, stepping back from the bottom and top of 20-30 cm. This is not the only parameter that must be observed. In order for the door to close well and fit snugly, the loop must be set so that the plane of the lower part of the loop coincides with the plane of the door.
Now the door should be attached to the frame and fasten the hinges. Such work is difficult to do alone, so someone from the household can help: hold the door while you fix it.
The hinges can be simple or with a door closer, due to which the doors will close automatically.
Try where it is most convenient to use the handle and fasten it there. If simple hinges were installed, it is necessary to install a retainer for the mosquito door or fasten furniture magnets. At this installation work is completed.
Mostly the sliding grid is installed side by side with sliding doors, but nothing prevents to install it and next to a simple door. The only inconvenience may be a guide attached to the floor, through which you can stumble.
Installation work begins with the leveling of the guide rail, after which it must be fastened securely. When installing the top rail, it is important to leave a gap, thanks to which the mesh door will then be inserted into its place.Completing the work, you need to adjust the position of the door movement limiters and fix them.
Mosquito net pleated
For such a grid you need less space, as it does not move to the side, and is going to be an accordion. The principle of installation is the same as in the case of a sliding grid.
Mosquitoes need water. Often they get it by sucking out wet clothes hung out to dry. Removing dried things, shake them off, then together with them you are unlikely to bring these insects into the house.
In view of the design features of the mosquito roll grid, for its installation on the doorway you will need to assemble all the parts together and then install .
Rolling doors can be not only vertical, but also horizontal. Regardless of the design, such a device is not cheap, and not everyone can afford to make such a purchase. Given these factors, a person with no experience is better not to take up the installation, since it is possible to damage the mechanism.
Rolled anti-mosquito doors have their advantages:
Mosquito net on magnets
This the cheapest option, with which you can protect against the penetration of mosquitoes into the room through the doorway. It is possible for many to install such a grid, but since this product is mostly made in China, it is unlikely that it will be possible to find intelligible instructions in the package. Therefore, we dwell on this in more detail, describing the procedure in detail.
At home, the frame is best made from well-dried wood. Otherwise, it may skew or lead. To fix this defect will not succeed, so the door will become unusable.
For the manufacture of wooden slats, you will need to purchase:
To make it clear how to install the mosquito door on the balcony, it is necessary to measure the width and height of the opening. Since the construction made by us will not enter the doorway, the resulting dimensions of the opening will be the internal dimensions of the mosquito door frame.
mosquito nets in a wide range. Their color may be different, but the classic version is white. Under the old wooden frames, it will be more practical to choose a grid of a darker color, since in this case it will be less noticeable. When purchasing a grid, you need to take with a margin of several centimeters on each side. Excess then you can just cut off.
You also need to consider that the grid cells come in different sizes. In one case, it will only protect against insects the size of a mosquito, but very small insects can easily penetrate through it.In another case, if the cell is too small, then even the dust will not pass through it, but you need to consider that the flow of air will also decrease.
The framework of the home-made door
For mosquito nets to the balcony, designed independently, it is important that its internal size coincides with the clearance of the doorway. After completing the marking bars, you need to cut off from the bar too much. Now, using a clear example, consider the process of making a wooden frame.
Next, we will look at an example of making an invoice balcony door. If it is planned to install a mosquito door instead of the existing one, then its dimensions will be the same as that of the removed canvas.
Cut out the groove
Gluing the frame
It is possible to assemble the door with screws, but in this case it will become loose very soon and it will sag.
We hope that the material provided has helped you to install the mosquito door. You can share your opinion or ideas by leaving a comment.
This video will help you determine the choice of a high-quality anti-mosquito door:
See how the installation of the mosquito net on the magnets is done: