Flyscreen Doors: Rollerscreens, Hinged & Sliding

Flyscreen Patio Door

Flyscreen doors are the best way to keep pests out of your home while letting fresh air in. And even if it’s too cold right now to think about opening your doors, the warmer weather is on its way.

Don’t wait for summer to order the flyscreen doors you promised you’d get this year. Read about our different applications and then get ready to request your quote.

Our Flyscreen Supreme range made its debut over two decades ago. Since then, we’ve developed and refined our screens to cater for every type of window and door. That includes aluminium, wood and steel doors. Every screen is custom-made according to your measurements – more on that later.

We have three different flyscreen door applications: Rollscreen, Solid Hinged and Solid Sliding. In the paragraphs that follow, we’ll go into a little more detail on each application.

Rollerscreen (Retractable) Flyscreen for Doors

There when you need it – gone when you don’t! Rollerscreens or retractable insect doors are convenient and unobtrusive.

How does it work?

As the name suggests, the screen rolls up inside a tube or cassette – much like a roller blind.

Of course, in the case of a rollerscreen door, the screen opens and closes by sliding it from left to right.

And the mesh attaches to the handle that glides along two sliding rails.  One rail fits to the top of the doorway, and another at the bottom.

What’s it made of?

High-grade aluminium makes up the main components of the rollerscreen door. These components are powder-coated in a marine-grade powder. This helps to further protect the aluminium from the elements.

Woven strands of fibreglass make up the insect mesh. Coated with Polyvinyl Chloride (a type of plastic) the mesh is also protected against sun and rain.

Other parts, such as the end caps and cover strips, are plastic.

Where to install your Rollerscreen Door

Thanks to their compact design, rollerscreen doors are suitable for:

  • French doors
  • Small sliding doors
  • Single hinged doors

You can install a rollerscreen door on the inside or outside of an existing door. And even burglar bars don’t pose a problem. You need at least 50 mm between your door and your burglar bars to fit the screen.

Rollerscreen Door Specifications

Tube/Cassette: 45 mm
Sliding Tracks: 25 mm
Maximum width: 1300 mm
Maximum height: 2300 mm

Solid Hinged Flyscreen for Doors

These doors are like the insect screens you remember from your childhood. They consist of an aluminium frame with one or two mid-rails.

Our solid hinged doors are available in either a light or medium weight aluminium frame.

How does it work?

This screen consists of an aluminium frame with bullet hinges on one side and a magnet on the other.  The frame swings open like a door and when you close it, a magnetic catch keeps it closed.

The frame is fitted with a light-grey mesh that provides a high degree of visibility. In other words, it won’t spoil your view!

Our solid hinged doors are available as either light or medium weight. The difference lies in the width of the aluminium frame, which also affects the price.

A lightweight hinged door may be cheaper but needs two mid-rails for stability. The mid-rails reduce the amount of play in the insect mesh stretched across the frame.

Med-weight (medium weight) doors have a wider frame. They only need one mid-rail to keep the mesh taut.

What’s it made of?

High-grade, locally extruded and powder-coated aluminium makes up the frame. And woven strands of fibreglass make up the insect mesh. Its PVC-coating protects it from exposure to the elements.

We use a brush pile (thin strips of soft, dense fibres) to create a seal. This stops insects from sneaking through tiny gaps between the screen and its frame.

Where to install your Solid Hinged Door Screen?

You can install a solid hinged screen inside an existing frame – we call this a recess or reveal fix. Or, you can install it on the outside of the frame – a face-fix. In the case of a face-fix, the outer frame stands approximately 25 mm proud of the existing door frame.

You’ll need at least 33 mm of space on the side where the hinges go, and 10 mm on the opposite side for the magnetic latch.

Our solid hinged insect doors are best suited to:

  • French Doors
  • Single Side-Hung Doors
Solid Hinged Door Screen Specifications

Lightweight Doors

Maximum width: 1000 mm
Maximum height: 2300 mm
Frame width: 19 mm x 32 mm (frame of the screen door)
Outer Frame: 25 mm x 40 mm x 60 mm (Sub-frame required for reveal fix)

Med-weight Doors

Maximum width: 1000 mm
Maximum height: 2300 mm
Frame width: 25 mm x 40 mm (frame of the screen door)
Outer Frame: 25 mm x 40 mm x 60 mm (Sub-frame required for reveal fix)

Solid Sliding Flyscreen for Doors

Like our retractable insect screens, our solid sliders are compact and easy to use. Slide the screen across the opening when you need it, and out of the way when you don’t.

How does it work?

Sliding insect screen doors are like the glass doors you find on patios. The screen runs on patio rollers in a bottom track. You can install the track either on the inside or outside of the opening.

Patio doors come in different configurations of fixed and movable panels. As our screens work on a ‘bypass design’, they slide in front of the movable glass panels when required.

That means you only need a screen to cover the opening that’s left when a moveable panel slides away.

What’s it made of?

The frame, like all our insect screens, is made from aluminium. A light, but strong material that’s naturally corrosion-resistant. The aluminium is powder-coated in a marine-grade powder to enhance its durability.

The insect mesh consists of woven strands of fibreglass coated in Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). This plastic protects it from exposure to the sun and other elements.

As with our solid hinged screens, we use a dense brush pile to stop insects from slipping through any tiny gaps.

Where to install your Solid Slider Insect Screen?

Our solid sliders work for:

  • Stacking folding doors
  • French doors
  • Double sliding doors
  • Single sliding doors

Like all our other flyscreens, they are suitable for interior and exterior installations.

Solid Slider Insect Screen Door Specifications

Maximum width: 1800 mm
Maximum height: 2500 mm
Headrail: 33.5 mm x 40 mm
Bottom Track / T-Track: 25 mm x 7 mm
Frame width: 25 mm x 40 mm

Pet Mesh: Turning Insect Screens into Pet Screens

When you want to keep pests out but pets in, with the addition of Pet Mesh, our flyscreens can turn into pet screens.

Please note that only our Solid Hinged and Solid Slider Door Screens can be fitted with Pet Mesh.

Pet Mesh is made from strands of stainless steel and coated with PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). It’s scratch and claw resistant and fixed into the frame so your dog or cat can’t poke it out, making an escape gap.

We can’t use a stiff mesh on our rollerscreens because it needs to roll up inside the cassette. And that’s why we don’t recommend rollerscreens with insect mesh as a solution to stop pets from getting out.

Learn more about our Pet Screens for windows and doors on our blog.

Requesting Your Flyscreen Door Quote

Getting a quote is easy. Visit our Contact Page for details of your nearest branch and call or email. If you can give us rough sizes (width x height in mm), we can work out a budgetary quote for you. Or, you can schedule a consultation at your home with one of our friendly sales consultants.

High-quality materials and expert workmanship are what makes our insects a great investment. It’s impossible to keep pests out of your home without keeping your doors and windows closed. But our flyscreen solutions offer you a permanent, pesticide-free solution.  Quality materials and expert workmanship make our insect screens a worthwhile investment.