10 Metre Length Soffit Vent Strip
If you’re looking for a durable and effective way to ventilate your home, the stainless steel insect mesh soffit vent strip is an excellent choice. This product is available in 10m x 100mm and 10m x 200mm roll sizes, giving you the flexibility to choose the right size for your needs.
Our stainless steel insect mesh, available in 10 metre strips, is the ideal solution for sealing vents and gaps against pests while ensuring optimal airflow. Boasting a mesh count of 16 holes per linear inch and 256 holes per square inch, it offers a dense barrier against tiny intruders. Despite its fine structure, each wire has a thickness of 0.23mm, ensuring durability and strength, especially at intersections where two wires meet.
The square hole size, or aperture, is 1.36mm, providing a balance between protection and breathability. Remarkably, 73.80% of the mesh’s area is open, allowing for significant airflow, yet the robustness of the wires ensures security against pests.
Installing this strip is very simple, making it a hassle-free way to improve your home’s air circulation. If you want to protect your home from moisture damage while keeping it insect-free, the stainless steel insect mesh soffit vent strip is the way to go.
We also offer a midge mesh if you require an insect mesh with an even smaller hole.
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 Is A Soffit Vent?
A soffit vent is an opening in the underside of the eaves or overhangs of a roof.
The idea behind it is that it allows air to circulate into the attic or roof space, which can help regulate temperature and prevent moisture build-up. The downside is that this can be point of ingress for insects of all shapes and sizes.
Soffit vents can be passive, which means they rely on natural air flow to function, or they can be active, which means they are powered by fans or other mechanical means to improve airflow. The purpose of a soffit vent is to allow fresh air to enter the attic space from outside, which then exits the attic through the roof vents, creating a continuous cycle of air circulation.
How To Fit Soffit Vent Strip
Fitting a soffit vent strip is a relatively simple process that can improve the ventilation and airflow in your home. Here are the steps to follow:
- Determine the location: First, decide where you want to install the soffit vent strip. Ideally, it should be located in an area where there is stagnant air, such as the eaves of your roof.
- Measure the area: Measure the length and width of the area where you want to install the vent strip. This will help you determine the size of the vent strip you need. These rolls are 100mm and 200mm in width. We have a larger range of widths available through this listing.
- Prepare the area: Clean the area where you want to install the vent strip, removing any debris or obstructions that may interfere with the installation.
- Cut the vent strip: Use scissors or snips to cut the vent strip to the appropriate length.
5. Install the vent strip: Align the vent strip with the area where you want to install it, and then use screws, nails or adhesives to secure it in place.
6. Seal the edges: Apply a silicone caulk around the edges of the vent strip to seal any gaps and prevent air leakage.
7. Test the ventilation: Once the installation is complete, check the airflow in the area to make sure that the ventilation is working properly.
Can This Mesh Be Used Anywhere Else?
Yes, soffit insect mesh can be used in other areas of your home where you want to prevent insects from entering while still allowing air to circulate.
Other than basic gaps and vents, here are some examples of where else you can use soffit insect mesh:
- Gable vents: Gable vents are located on the ends of a roof, and they allow hot air to escape from the attic. However, they can also allow insects to enter your attic. By installing The Mesh Company’s insect mesh over the gable vents, you can prevent this problem.
- Ridge vents: Ridge vents run along the peak of your roof and provide a constant flow of air through your attic. However, they can also allow insects to enter your attic. Installing insect mesh over the ridge vents can help keep insects out.
- Foundation vents: Foundation vents are located near the ground level of your home, and they provide ventilation to the crawlspace or basement. However, they can also allow insects to enter your home. Installing insect mesh over the foundation vents can help keep insects out while still allowing air to circulate.
- Attic vents: Attic vents are typically located on the roof or the gable ends of your home, and they allow hot air to escape from your attic.
How Do I Cut This Mesh?
This mesh is very simple to cut. We would use standard kitchen scissors, as we have shown in this short video.
The holes are big enough to see and follow along with scissors.
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.
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