Stainless Steel Insect Mesh
1.36mm hole stainless steel insect mesh is designed specifically to allow good airflow through an opening whilst preventing flies, wasps and other winged creatures from getting through. The mesh is light, affordable and ideal for insect deterrent purposes.
- Great open area % for maximum fresh air flow
- Highly resistant to rust and corrosion
- Long life span & durable in all conditions
- Can be easily cut to size for use as a vent mesh
- Easy to unroll & cut with scissors
- Weather resistant
Orders are picked and fulfilled by our amazing team at our Warrington factory within hours of placement.
Wire Mesh Specification
The specifications of this stainless steel fly mesh are as below:
- Mesh Count = 16 holes per linear inch. The amount of holes measured against a straight line inch
- Holes / Wires Per Square Inch = 256 holes per square inch. The amount of holes per linear inch squared
- Wire Thickness = 0.23mm. The thickness of each wire. The structure is thicker than this where two wires meet
- Hole Size / Aperture = 1.36mm. This is the square hole size from wire to wire
- Open Area % = 73.80% (this is a rather high open area but the mesh is strong as the wires are so thick). The amount of the mesh that is open. The higher this number the more open a mesh is
- Cut With – Can easily be cut with standard kitchen scissors. We suggest that you do the same
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.
FAQs For This Product
What Do We Mean By Bug Screen?
Bug screen refers to this high quality fly mesh made from stainless steel is ideal for keeping insects out. It is woven together to produce small holes of 1.36mm x 1.36mm. In light of the material’s flexibility, it may require a frame in order to add rigidity. Rolls are available in a range of widths and lengths that are suitable for diverse applications. For use on soffits or behind cladding, the 10 cm to 30 cm wide rolls are perfect. These wider rolls are ideal for producing insect screens for doors or windows, or for covering large areas such as roofs.
We offer a heavy duty stainless steel insect mesh screen for areas where people are likely to come into contact with it regularly, such as windows and doors. This mesh has a thicker wire for increased strength, which makes it the best choice for high traffic areas, and spaces that need additional rigidity.
We also offer a midge mesh if you require an insect mesh with an even smaller hole. This mesh deters minute insects such as mosquitoes and midges.
Can I Bend Stainless Insect Mesh?
Yes, it is easy to bend this mesh by hand. The wires are 0.28mm and the openings are 1mm. Consequently the wire to hole ratio is low, which means that the mesh is light and easy to manipulate.
Can I Paint Stainless Insect Mesh?
Yes, you can paint stainless steel woven insect mesh, but it is important to follow specific guidelines to ensure that the paint adheres properly and does not compromise the effectiveness of the mesh.
Here are some tips for painting stainless steel woven insect mesh:
- Choose the right paint: Use a paint that is specifically formulated for use with stainless steel. Some paints may not adhere properly to stainless steel or may wear off quickly.
- Clean the mesh: Before painting, clean the mesh thoroughly to remove any dirt, debris, or oils that may prevent the paint from adhering. Use a mild detergent and water to clean the mesh, and rinse it well to remove all traces of soap.
- Sand the surface: To help the paint adhere to the mesh, lightly sand the surface of the mesh with a fine-grit sandpaper. This will create a slightly rough surface that the paint can grip onto.
- Prime the mesh: Apply a high-quality metal primer to the mesh to create a base layer that the paint can adhere to. Make sure the primer is specifically formulated for use with stainless steel.
- Apply the paint: Once the primer has dried, apply the paint to the mesh using a brush or spray can. Apply thin, even coats, and allow each coat to dry completely before applying the next.
- Consider a clear coat: To further protect the paint and the mesh, consider applying a clear coat over the top of the paint. This will create an additional layer of protection against weathering, corrosion, and other environmental factors.
Can You Patch Up A Fly Screen?
Yes, it is possible to patch up a fly screen that has been damaged or torn. Here are some steps to follow:
- Remove the damaged section: If the damage is confined to a small area, you may be able to cut out the damaged section using a pair of scissors or a sharp knife. If the damage is more extensive, you may need to replace the entire screen.
- Measure the opening: Measure the size of the hole or tear in the screen to determine the size of the patch needed. Cut a piece of patching material that is slightly larger than the hole.
- Attach the patch: Using a patch kit or adhesive, attach the patch to the screen. Make sure the patch is centered over the hole and that there are no gaps between the patch and the screen. Follow the instructions that come with the patching material to ensure proper adhesion.
- Allow to dry: If using an adhesive, allow the patch to dry completely before handling the screen. This may take several hours or overnight.
- Reinstall the screen: Once the patch has dried, reinstall the screen into the window or door frame.
Check out our blog everything that you need to know about stainless steel 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.
You may also be interested in our blog about soffit vent mesh. This is a common use for insect mesh of all types.
Fence posts and tools will need to be purchased separately.
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