Signs that it is time to replace your fly screens

When it comes to the average Aussie home, you’re likely to find that most are screened with fly screens. Increasingly our customers are making the decision to upgrade their screening from fly screens to a more premium product for a multitude of reasons, from the increasing importance of home security right now to simple aesthetics. While Summer has come to an end, the heat will stick around in Queensland and with that comes insects and flies and it’s essential to keep them out. This blog post is here to help you in the decision-making process with reasons why it may be time to upgrade your fly screening!

Security Requirements

Fly screens are simply a thin frame that is typically meshed with fibreglass, aluminium, or stainless steel mesh. While fly screens are an affordable way to screen your home and keep the bugs out, they provide no security for your home. Flyscreen windows, for example, are installed by simply popping them into the existing window frame which makes them simple to push out from the outside, easily allowing intruders into the home. Unfortunately, the days of being able to leave your doors and windows unprotected without risk are behind us and home security right now is more important than ever.


Screens on the average family home go through a lot – children, pets, and our weather conditions in Queensland can easily damage fly screens. This general wear and tear means that fly screens can show their age quickly and require replacements to keep a home looking beautiful.

Frequency of Replacements

As a result of general wear and tear, fly screen mesh is very easily damaged and requires replacement often. Many of our customers recently have made the decision to update their screening after their grandchildren have made holes in the screens from opening them. While mesh replacement can be affordable on a one-off occasion, the costs can certainly build up when you’re replacing the mesh often.

While there will always be a place on the market for fly screens on Australian homes due to their affordability, if you’re invested in keeping your home protected and looking its best, there are many options on the available to consider. From the top of the range Australian Standards security products like Secureview and Xceed, to a more affordable 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel option in Bella 316 Barrier Screens, Factory Fit Screens has got you covered. 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel mesh products not only protect your home from intruders, but they look amazing on the home and are easily cleaned to keep them looking fresh for years to come.

The team at Factory Fit Screens are always happy to help you decide which options are best for you, from an in-home site measure and discussion to assistance over our website’s live chat or over the phone, please get in touch!

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