Repair sliding mosquito net
Mosquito nets are an element that helps us in a simple way to keep our house ventilated while preventing insects and dust from getting inside. In this case, the type of mosquito net to which we refer in this article is the sliding one and we are going to tell you how repair a sliding insect screen.
How to repair a sliding mosquito net in a few simple steps
As we know, the mosquito nets have a lot of advantages such as allowing the breeze into the home and preventing insects such as mosquitoes and flies from getting inside. In addition, we can repair ourselves any small holes that may form in a simple and quick way to prevent them from getting bigger. Here are the steps you can follow to fixing the mesh of a sliding mosquito screen:
- We buy mosquito netting sufficient to cover the hole. It is recommended that the mesh be of the same material and colour as the screen so that the repair goes unnoticed.
- We cut the mesh measuring the size of the hole and cutting the new mesh 2.5 cm wider and longer. than the hole.
- We got strong thread of a colour similar to that of the netting or, alternatively, we can choose to use fishing line, which is invisible and strong, as well as strands of the mesh itself so that the stitching goes unnoticed. We then thread the thread onto a normal needle or an upholstery needle.
- Before taking any action, we assess whether or not we can remove the screen from its position on the window. If it can be removed, we place the screen on a flat surface and proceed to sew and, if we cannot remove it, we must use an adhesive tape to hold the piece of mesh while we sew.
- We sew the mesh. Stitch lightly, making sure that the thread is taut and that both layers are being sewn together. When finished, the two parts must be well joined together to avoid any small holes that could allow insects to get in.
Repair sliding mosquito screen profile and wheels
Apart from damage to the mesh, it is also possible that, over time, the mosquito net will no longer slide easily. Some of the reasons for this:
- The sliding wheel is dirty.
- The profile where the mosquito net goes is dirty or rusted.
- The sliding wheel has play or is broken.
The first 2 cases are easy to repair, as a thorough cleaning is all that is required. In the last case, the problem comes from a breakage or play in the wheel. To change the wheel of a mosquito net slider has of:
- Remove the mosquito net by lifting it slightly without forcing it until you can pull it out of the lower guide.
- You have to lift the fabric (although it will not be necessary to remove all of it, only the place where the wheel is located). To do this, release the rubber that acts as a fastener by pressing on the fabric.
- With a rubber hammer, gently tap the lower profile where the wheels are located until it is removed from the rest of the profiles.
- Once the lower profile has been freed from the rest, we prise the corners to undo the plastic crosspieces containing the wheels.
- Insert the new crossheads with the wheels and reverse the previous steps.
In this case, we have put the crossheads with built-in, adjustable castors. This works very well in case the mosquito net has slack when it runs along the guide, thus preventing it from falling out when running.
If you need repairing your sliding mosquito netAs you can see, it is very simple. Just follow a few simple steps and you will have it as good as new.