Fly Screen Installation & Maintenance Guide for Melbourne Residents

Shutters, Security Doors And Grilles Specialist 

Fly screens play a vital role in Melbourne homes, protecting from insects while allowing fresh air to flow freely. At Securetec Shutters, we understand the importance of proper installation and maintenance to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of fly screens. This comprehensive guide will cover DIY installation, professional installation options, cleaning tips, and advice on repair and replacement explicitly tailored for Melbourne residents.

DIY Installation:

Installing fly screens yourself can be satisfying. You can buy fly screen materials from Bunnings and try DIY installation.

Installing fly screens in your Melbourne home is a practical and rewarding DIY project. With a few tools and materials, you can enjoy the benefits of insect-free living spaces while letting in fresh air. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you with the process:

1. Gather Your Materials:

Fly screen mesh

Choose a durable material suitable for your needs, such as fibreglass or aluminium.

Frame kit

Purchase a frame kit that matches the dimensions of your windows or doors. Aluminium frames are commonly used due to their lightweight and durability.


This rubber or vinyl cord is used to secure the mesh into the frame.

Spline roller tool

Essential for inserting the spline into the frame groove.

Mounting hardware

Depending on your installation method, you may need screws, hinges, or clips.

fly screens

2. Measure Your Windows or Doors:

Use a tape measure to accurately measure the height and width of each window or door where you plan to install the fly screens.

3. Cut the Frame to Size:

If your frame kit is not pre-cut, use a hacksaw or mitre saw to cut the aluminium frame pieces to match the measurements of your windows or doors.

4. Prepare the Mesh:

Lay out the fly screen mesh on a flat surface and cut it to the size of each frame, leaving a few centimetres of overlap on all sides.

5. Assemble the Frame:

Follow the instructions provided with the frame kit to assemble the frame pieces. Use corner connectors if necessary to create rectangular or square frames.

6. Attach the Mesh to the Frame:

Place the frame on top of the mesh, ensuring overlap on all sides.

Starting at one corner, use the spline roller tool to press the spline into the frame’s groove, securing the mesh in place. Work around the frame, pulling the mesh taut as you go.

7. Trim Excess Mesh:

Once the mesh is securely attached to the frame, use scissors or a utility knife to trim any excess mesh along the edges of the frame.

8. Install the Fly Screen:

Position the completed fly screen frame over the window or door opening.

Use the provided mounting hardware to secure the frame in place. 

9. Test and Adjust:

Open and close the window or door to ensure the fly screen operates smoothly without obstructions. Make any necessary adjustments to provide a proper fit.

10. Enjoy Your DIY Fly Screens:

With your fly screens installed, you can enjoy a bug-free environment without sacrificing ventilation. Sit back, relax, and appreciate the fresh air!

Following these simple steps, you can successfully install fly screens in your Melbourne home, providing you with peace of mind and comfort throughout the year.

Professional Installation by Securetec:

Securetec offers expert fly screen installation services in Melbourne for those who prefer professional assistance. Here’s why you should choose Securetec for professional installation:

Expertise and Experience

Our trained professionals have years of experience installing fly screens in Melbourne homes, ensuring a flawless fit and finish every time.


Securetec’s installers work efficiently to complete the installation quickly, minimising disruption to your daily routine.

Guaranteed Satisfaction

With Securetec’s professional installation services, you can trust that your fly screens will be installed correctly and to the highest standards, providing peace of mind for years.

Cleaning Tips for Securetec Fly Screens:

Proper maintenance is essential to keep your Securetec fly screens looking and functioning at their best. Follow these cleaning tips:

Gentle Cleaning

Use a soft brush or sponge and mild detergent to clean the mesh and frame of your Securetec fly screens gently.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Harsh chemicals can damage the mesh and frame material. Stick to mild cleaners and avoid abrasive tools.

Regular Maintenance

 Inspect your fly screens for any signs of dirt, debris, or damage. Clean them as needed to keep them in optimal condition.

Cleaning Tips for Securetec Fly Screens

Repair and Replacement with Securetec:

Even the most durable fly screens may require occasional repair or replacement. Here’s how Securetec can help:

Quality Replacement Parts

Securetec offers a range of replacement parts, including mesh and frame components, to keep your fly screens in top condition.

Professional Repairs

If your fly screens are damaged, Securetec’s skilled technicians can assess the problem and provide expert repairs to restore them to their original condition.

Peace of Mind Warranty

With Securetec’s warranty coverage, you can trust that your fly screens are protected against defects and damage, providing you with peace of mind for years to come.

Proper installation and maintenance are essential for ensuring the effectiveness and longevity of fly screens in Melbourne homes. Whether you choose DIY installation or professional assistance from Securetec, regular cleaning, inspection, and timely repairs will help keep your fly screens in optimal condition, providing you with uninterrupted protection against insects and enhancing the comfort of your home.

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