Intrusive insects prevent live and sleep at night in the warm season. They fly into the house through open windows. Despite the presence of a large number of special sprays and electric mosquito catchers, only the mosquito net can significantly reduce the number of insects. Today, carrying out the replacement of windows, you can additionally order this item that costs money. How to solve the problem in the budget option? In fact, everything is very simple, as the mosquito net is mounted very quickly with the hands of the available materials.
Mosquitoes on stocks
Before heading to the hardware store for all the necessary components, you should decide on the type of grid. They all differ in different parameters:
The frame structure
Each of these types has its own advantages and features, but together with them and disadvantages. All this is important to take into account in order to make the right choice and not waste your money. Particular attention is paid to the method of attachment, so let's see: what are the pros and cons?
Mosquito nets are installed not only on windows, but and on the door, because mosquitoes and midges also penetrate through them.
The main element of any mosquito net is the canvas. You can buy it at any hardware store on the footage or on a roll (approximately 30 m). If you need to make only a couple of nets, then it is better not to spend money and buy the required number of meters. For more protective nets, it’s worth comparing prices: they can vary per square and running meters.
Canvas in a roll
When it comes to quality, it is important to consider several parameters:
The strength parameter is very important for creating an “anti-cat” grid, since it must withstand all “attacks” of pets. The most ideal option for this will be polyester with special impregnation. Additional fasteners are also needed. It is especially important to install such mosquito nets on the balcony.
Types of mosquito nets
When determining the size of the cells, consider the size of insects in areas that require additional protection. The minimum size of the cross section is 0.25 * 1 mm. Such a grid can become a reliable protector not only from mosquitoes and flies, but even from sand, poplar fluff and dust. To protect windows and premises from rain, experts recommend a section of 1 * 1 mm.
Having decided on materials and having made necessary purchases, it is possible to start production. How to make a mosquito net on a window frame and frameless type, will be discussed below. Protection will be the same functional as with the production.
The material of which it is made will be responsible for the quality of the protective mesh. Recently, the most popular fiberglass with a polymer coating.
This is the easiest and the budget option, which will make a removable mosquito net, spending small funds. The easiest way to make the protection stationary - just stick the canvas to the window frame. To make it better fixed at the edges, a tape of material with high adhesion properties is sewn on. When it comes to wooden windows, the usual clerical buttons can act as additional fasteners. There is one significant drawback - such a mesh can not be removed for washing.
It is better to put a little more money and effort into getting universal protection. It is about a grid on a flypaper. To make it yourself, you will need the following materials:
Stitch velcro to the grid
Measurements are performed on the inside (opening) part of the window with a stock of 1 cm on each side. This size is necessary for fixing the future mosquito net. One part of the adhesive tape is fixed around the perimeter of the window with the help of construction glue (for example, Titan) or a simple double-sided tape. The second is sewn around the entire perimeter of the grid. When everything is ready and the glue is completely dry - you can fix the protective sheet.
The entire work process takes a maximum of 2 hours, and as a result, everyone gets reliable protection from insects.
Before sticking the adhesive to plastic, it should be thoroughly cleaned and degreased with alcohol.
In contrast to the previous method, it is somewhat more difficult, but everyone can cope with it. It should be noted that this option is suitable for the manufacture of mosquito nets on the door. So, for the installation of the frame, you will need the following components:
Assembling the frame from the profile
Go to the construction of the structure:
The finished mosquito net is installed in the window opening using Z-shaped brackets.
And this is how the grid from the special profile is assembled:
What you need
Details are cut
An equally important process is the restoration, which includes such main steps:
The sealing cord
is removed before replacing any element in the design, It is necessary to pay attention to how it is fixed and whether it should be removed. Most of the elements on the mosquito net from the manufacturer are fixed with a special sealing cord. If it is carefully removed, the holders can be easily removed.
Cord installation and trimming after restoration
All repairs are done very carefully. It is important to remember that you are working with a fragile structure.
As you can see, in order to make a mosquito net with your own hands, you have to spend 2 or even 3 times less than when ordering a similar design from the manufacturer. In addition, the installation process is quite simple, does not require special knowledge and equipment.
See below for instructions on making mosquito nets for plastic windows:
You can also do without making a frame if you act like this: