Retractable fly screens for summer

Post date:  29 October 2023.

Summer is fast approaching here in Australia. The sunny days and warm nights are great, but this time of year also brings some unwanted guests – flies, mosquitoes, moths and more. As the weather heats up, these pesky insects will be looking to get into your home for food, water and shelter. 

The best way to keep them out? Install retractable fly screens from Intelliscreens.

Why You Need Retractable Screens for Summer

Retractable Fly screens on your large opening doors are an absolute must for Australian homes during the warmer months. Here are some key reasons why:

  • Keep insects out – Flies, mosquitoes, moths and other bugs can easily make their way into your house through open doors and windows. Fly screens form a barrier to stop them entering your home.
  • Allow fresh air in – With retractable screens installed, you can open up your home without letting the bugs in. This allows fresh air to circulate through your home, helping you stay cool on hot summer days and nights.
  • Prevent bites and stings – Some common insects like mosquitoes and wasps can bite or sting. Fly screens keep these dangerous bugs out of your living spaces, preventing nasty bites.
  • Minimise dirt and dust – retractable screens add another layer of filtration to prevent dirt, dust and debris being blown into your home by the wind.
  • Let you enjoy the outdoors – With our pleated retractable screens, you can leave large sliding, stacker or french doors open to patios, balconies and pool areas to enjoy the outdoors without being bothered by insects.

Why Retractable Fly Screens are the Best to Optimise Indoor/Outdoor Living

Old-fashioned fixed fly screens have some downsides. They can be obtrusive, block your view, and be difficult to open and close.That’s why modern retractable fly screens are a much better solution. Here are some of the benefits of retractable fly screens:

  • Discreet when not in use – Pleated Retractable fly screens fold up unobtrusively when not in use. This gives you unobstructed views and prevents the screens from getting damaged.
  • Smooth, easy operation – Retractable fly screens glide smoothly at the touch of a finger, making them very simple to operate. Even large screens can be opened or closed with minimal effort.
  • Custom sizes – Retractable fly screens can be made in extra large sizes to fit big doorways, sliding doors, and wide spans. They are also customisable to fit the exact dimensions of any opening.
  • Suit any home design – With a wide choice of frame colors and screen mesh types, retractable screens can be matched to any style of architecture and décor.
  • Low maintenance – The robust retractable mechanism requires little servicing or maintenance compared to fixed fly screens.
Intelliscreens Pillar-less Corner Doors provide unobstructed views of the outdoors

Features of Intelliscreens Retractable Fly Screens

Intelliscreens is one of Australia’s longest-established and leading providers of made-to-measure retractable fly screens. Our screens are designed and manufactured locally to the highest quality standards. Here are some standout features of Intelliscreens retractable fly screens:

  • Custom-made – Each Intelliscreens fly screen is made to measure for a perfect fit. Their screens can be made to fit openings up to 5 meters wide and 4 meters high.
  • High quality materials – The frames are constructed from strong extruded aluminum. The mesh is durable fiberglass or stainless steel, available in a range of opacities.
  • Smooth gliding – Their retractable mechanism ensures effortless gliding and secure locking in any position. Screens can be motorized for extra convenience.
  • Range of colors – Frames come in various color options like white, black, silver, brown and more to blend in with your home’s style.
  • Choice of mesh – Choose from dark insect mesh for discreet screening or clearer vision mesh when unobstructed views are preferred.
  • Expert installation – Intelliscreens have an experienced installation team to handle the full fitting process professionally.
  • Warranty – Their retractable fly screens are backed by 5 year warranty for complete peace of mind.

Tips for Choosing the Right Retractable Fly Screen

Here are some tips to help select the perfect retractable fly screens for your home:

  • Consider the openings – Make a list of all the doors, windows, and other openings you want to have screened. Measure the width and height of each accurately.
  • Choose between Face-fit (the screen fits flush against the door frame providing a seamless look when the screen is retracted.) or Reveal fit screens  (these screens’ housing tucks into the reveal of the door frame for a hidden, discreet appearance).
  • Match your décor – Browse frame color options like white, brown, silver etc. to find ones that will look stylish with your home’s design.
  • Motorised or manual – Motorized operation can be handy for very large or hard to reach screens. But manual is usually fine for standard installations.
  • Get professional installation – Retractable fly screen systems require expert installation to ensure proper fitting, operation and performance.
  • Ask about warranties – Check what warranty coverage the screens come with. Intelliscreens offer warranties of 5 years for your peace of mind.

Enjoy Your Summer Pest-Free with Retractable Fly Screens

Installing retractable fly screens from Intelliscreens is a smart way to keep your home insect-free this summer. With custom-made screens on all your doors and windows, you can:

  • Relax in bug-free indoor comfort
  • Entertain on your patio without getting bothered by flies & mozzies
  • Let fresh breezes flow through your home day and night
  • Avoid nasty bites and stings from mosquitoes and wasps
  • Stop dust and dirt from blowing into your living spaces
  • Maintain lovely unobstructed views when the screens are retracted

Intelliscreens’ high quality retractable fly screens are easy to operate, discreet, and made to last. With a wide choice of frame colors and mesh types, they can be matched to any style of home. The warmer weather will be here before you know it. Contact the team at Intelliscreens today to have your custom retractable fly screens installed ready for summer!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some common questions about Intelliscreens retractable fly screens:

How long does installation take?
For standard installations, the fitting process typically takes just a few hours. Larger or more complex jobs may take 1-2 days.

What warranty is included?
Our retractable fly screens come with warranties of 5 years covering the operation, hardware and materials.

Can the screens be motorized?
We offer motorized operation as an option for very large screens or hard to reach locations. This allows the screens to be operated at the touch of a button.

How do I clean the screens?
The screens can be wiped down with a soft damp cloth and mild detergent. Avoid using harsh chemicals.

What payment options do you offer?
We accept payment by credit card, and bank transfer. Get in touch for more details.

Contact Intelliscreens for Your Retractable Fly Screens

Now is the perfect time to get ready for summer by installing retractable fly screens on your home. Intelliscreens offers custom-made, high quality retractable fly screens that will keep insects out while letting fresh air in.

To order your retractable fly screens or get a quote, simply visit their website or call them on 07 5593 8882 Our friendly team can help select the ideal fly screens for your requirements. 

Say goodbye to annoying summer bugs and enjoy pest-free relaxing days with Intelliscreens retractable fly screens!