Black Fibreglass Bug Screen
This top quality European made bug screen provides excellent netting for soffit vents. This is ideally used to block air-bricks, soffit vents etc for insect deterrent. This mesh is light but it does prevent birds and insects from gaining entry into holes, nooks and crannies. The most common use for this light mesh is as a door or window screen fly mesh.
This type of mesh is often used to keep flies and insects out of homes, buildings, and other structures.
Fibreglass insect mesh is a popular choice because it’s lightweight, easy to install, and resistant to damage from the elements. The black colour of the mesh helps to reduce glare and create a more discreet appearance when installed on windows and doors.
When purchasing a roll of black fibreglass insect mesh, it is important to make sure that the dimensions and material are suitable for your specific needs. In addition to the width and length of the roll, you may also want to consider the mesh size (i.e. the size of the holes in the mesh) and the overall strength and durability of the material.
- Roll Size – 150mm Wide x 30 Metre Length
- Colour – Black
- Holes / Wires Per Linear Inch = 18 x 16 (rectangular)
- Wire Thickness = 0.28mm
- Hole Size / Aperture = 1.13 x 1.31mm
- Cut With – Standard kitchen scissors. We would use scissors to cut this to size.
Why Choose The Mesh Company?
Our group have been in the mesh industry for over 150 years. We are one of the UK’s most trusted mesh suppliers because:
- Quality products: We offer high-quality products that are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers.
- Wide range of products: We are known for offering a wide range of products, including mesh, fencing, netting, and other related products.
- Experienced staff: Our staff are knowledgeable, experienced, and can provide expert advice and assistance to customers. This can be especially helpful for customers who are unsure about which product to choose or who have specific requirements. We also regular write blogs and help guides to help explain what our materials can be used for.
- Competitive prices: We are sure that our prices are always the lowest around. This makes us an attractive option for customers who are looking for a cost-effective solution.
- Customer service: The Mesh Company place a high priority on service and offer excellent support and assistance to our customers. This can help to ensure that you will have a positive experience when working with The Mesh Company.
What Other Insect Mesh Options Are Available?
The Mesh Company has an enormous range of insect mesh products. We truly are an industry leader among suppliers of weld mesh and woven wire materials. With the capabilities we have in-house, we can provide virtually anything you require.
Stainless steel, aluminium materials are also available in large stock quantities at bargain prices. See our blogs for specific information on all of our various products.
White and grey fibreglass rolls are also available, if you prefer to use those colours however black is a useful colour especially for vent mesh. This is because black doesn’t show dirt up as much as white fibreglass would.
FAQs For This Product
Can Bugs Get Through Bug Screen?
In general, bug screens are designed to keep most insects out of your home or building. However, some insects may be able to get through certain types of bug screens, depending on the size of the mesh and the behavior of the insects.
For example, smaller insects like gnats, midges, and some species of mosquitoes may be able to get through bug screens with larger mesh sizes. Insects that are able to bite or sting may also be able to get through some types of bug screens, depending on the strength and durability of the screen material.
To ensure that your bug screen is effective at keeping insects out, it is important to choose a mesh size that is appropriate for the types of insects you are trying to keep out. Mesh sizes are typically measured in microns, and smaller mesh sizes will be more effective at keeping out smaller insects. It is also important to choose a high-quality bug screen material that is durable and resistant to damage from the elements.
How To Bug Proof A Soffit Vent
Soffit vents are an important component of home ventilation systems, but they can also provide an entry point for insects and other pests. Here are some steps you can follow to bug proof a soffit vent:
- Identify the gaps: Inspect the soffit vent carefully to identify any gaps or holes where insects could enter. Look for any areas where the vent is not flush with the soffit or where there are gaps between the vent and the surrounding material.
- Clean the area: Use a soft-bristled brush or a vacuum cleaner to remove any debris or dirt around the soffit vent.
- Apply sealant: Apply a high-quality sealant (such as silicone or expanding foam) to any gaps or holes around the soffit vent. Be sure to use a sealant that is appropriate for the material of the soffit and the vent.
- Install a mesh screen: Cut a piece of mesh screen (such as fiberglass or aluminum) that is slightly larger than the opening of the soffit vent. Attach the screen to the vent using screws or an adhesive. Be sure to choose a mesh size that is appropriate for the types of insects you are trying to keep out.
- Check for gaps: Once the sealant and mesh screen are in place, check for any remaining gaps or holes where insects could enter. Apply additional sealant or mesh as needed to ensure that the soffit vent is completely bug-proof.
How Do I Clean A Bug Screen?
Cleaning a bug screen is important to keep it functioning effectively and to prevent the build-up of dirt and debris that can attract flies and insects. Here are some steps you can follow to clean a bug screen:
- Remove the screen: If possible, remove the bug screen from its frame. This will make it easier to clean and allow you to inspect the screen for any damage.
- Shake off loose debris: Take the screen outside and shake it to remove any loose debris like dirt, dust, and dead insects.
- Brush the screen: Use a soft-bristled brush or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to gently scrub the screen mesh and remove any remaining dirt or debris. Be careful not to scrub too hard, as this can damage the mesh.
- Wash the screen: Fill a large container or bathtub with warm water and a small amount of mild detergent or dish soap. Submerge the screen in the water and gently scrub it with a soft-bristled brush. Rinse the screen with clean water.
- Dry the screen: Let the screen air dry or use a clean towel to blot excess water. Make sure the screen is completely dry before reattaching it to the frame.
- Reattach the screen: Put the screen back in place and make sure it is securely attached.
If you are unable to remove the bug screen from its frame, you can still clean it using a soft-bristled brush or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment. Simply brush the screen gently, taking care not to damage the mesh or the frame.
Can I Fold Fibreglass Insect Mesh?
Fibreglass insect mesh can generally be folded without damaging the material, but it is important to handle it carefully to avoid creating creases or kinks in the mesh. Creases or kinks can create weak spots in the mesh that insects may be able to push through.
When folding fibreglass insect mesh, it’s important to fold it along the natural lines of the mesh, rather than forcing it to bend in an unnatural direction. You should also avoid applying too much pressure or tension to the mesh, as this can cause it to stretch or tear.
If you need to store or transport fibreglass insect mesh, it is best to roll it up rather than folding it. Rolling the mesh will help to prevent creases and kinks and will help to keep the mesh in good condition for future use.
Fibreglass vs Aluminium Bug Screen?
Our fibreglass and aluminium are two common materials used in insect mesh, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses.
Fibreglass insect mesh is lightweight, flexible, and relatively inexpensive. It is also resistant to rust and corrosion, which makes it a good choice for use in coastal areas or other environments where moisture is present. Fibreglass mesh is easy to cut with scissors and install by hand, and it can be painted to match the colour of the surrounding material. However, fibreglass mesh may be less durable than aluminium mesh, and it may be more susceptible to damage from wind, hail or other environmental factors.
Aluminium insect mesh is stronger and more durable than fibreglass mesh, making it a good choice for areas with high levels of traffic or where it may be subjected to heavy use or abuse. Aluminium mesh is also resistant to rust and corrosion, which makes it a good choice for use in outdoor environments. However, aluminium mesh may be more expensive than fibreglass mesh, and it may be more difficult to cut and install. Additionally, aluminium mesh may not be suitable for use in coastal areas or other environments where salt or moisture is present as it may corrode over time.
Check out our blog everything that you need to know about fibreglass insect mesh for more information on this product. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers. Contact our team today if you have any questions at all. We are always really keen to help in any way that we can.
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