After years of getting through umpteen of the cheap plastic fly blinds, and getting fed up of sticking the plastic strands back on with sellotape as they tore off (!!!!), we decided to invest in something a bit more durable for our kitchen door.
So pleased with did, and would thoroughly recommend. Arrived well packaged in a box, was instantly ready to hang, and very easy to do so. Only took about ten minutes before it was in place and in use. We have a pretty standard kitchen back door, and didn't need to adapt the size at all - perfect fit with enough overhang on each side of the door frame.
Very sturdy without being too heavy, and fantastic for keeping the flies out. You don't get caught up in it either, as being so strong, it does part as it should for you to get through easily (unlike the plastic ones we had that seemed intent on trying to strangle me as I went through, and somehow would get caught round my neck!). Quite amusing watching our cat adapt to it, but after a couple of days of sitting in front of it working out how to part it with her head, she's now a pro at coming in and out through it!
Can't really recommend high enough to be honest. Strong, sturdy, easy to pass through, and most importantly of all, does a great job of keeping the flies and wasps out.
Over the years we have spent a small fortune on plastic bead equivalents of this metal chain link screen. Of course they are cheap but with two German Shepherds constantly rushing in and out of the door they usually last a couple of months at best - and that is wwith me constantly repairing them! However, this product has been up almost a week and has not shown any weakness in terms of its build. Easy to put up, although to be fair I already had some brackets on the door. What has impressed us is that we have not had a single wasp or bee enter and, so far, one small fly has been found - but this could have come in elsewhere not necessarily via the screen. Unlike the beads which tangled this is heavy enough to gentle sway in the breeze - obviously helping to keep out the insects. It hasn't tangled at all and is proving to be an excellent buy and well worth the money. Obviously it is more expensive than other types but it does the job and I can see no reason why we won't get quite a few years use out of it - so worth every penny. Nearly forgot, I did shorten the chain lengths because as it came it was a few links too long and snagged the bottom of the doorway - however this was simple and took around 5 mins to do all the lengths. Very, very pleased!
I don't usually bother to write reviews, but this product is so excellent, I just had to comment. Arrived earlier than was promised, well packaged and very easy to install. I got the twin pack to cover a pair of French doors in our conservatory. This conservatory was a trap for all sorts of flying bugs and I've spent ages chasing around with a fishing net saving bees and butterflies from an untimely death. Since I installed the curtains I can honestly say that we haven't had a single bug in the conservatory. My only regret is that I didn't get them years ago. Not cheap but worth every penny!
I am delighted with this door screen. It looks good and, importantly does just the job we required - stopping our garden blackbirds flying into our kitchen to steal cat food (not a good idea). The product was delivered on time and perfectly packaged. When I think of the money I have wasted on beaded door screens and mesh door screens, this is great value for money. Our dogs (and cat) find it no problem to negotiate. I also found it very helpful that previous buyers, who were all impressed with the door screen, were able to answer questions I had and did so very positively and very quickly. Thank you all..
This product is brilliant. We have suffered in the summer months of flies wasps butterflies bees etc coming into the conservatory. My husband has used sprays nets etc but nothing has worked. Since installing product we haven’t had even the smallest of flies entering the conservatory. It’s been a god send.
Lo e this product sooo much. It really does keep the flies out. Not had hardly any at all since it was bought. Easy to keep clean and store during winter. Easy and quick to put up. My step father has evenbought one as it does exactly what it is suppose to do and he is equally impressed and recommends
Was fed up with the flies coming in when my patio door was open. This product has been fantastic. Recommend it to a friend who is also really pleased with hers. This is the second summer of using it and still good as new. Easy to install, I have mine on the outside but can go inside if needed and is easy to take down when not in use.
The do blow in the wind a little, but nothing compared to plastic strips or mesh screens. The make up is polished and well put together. The length of the chains is generous enough to allow for shortening to suit the door on which it is hung. I took a chance and got two and I am very pleased I did. I realise there is nothing that will keep every flying insect out, but so far (and I know it is early days yet) this has kept out all but one.
This is a great product. Well made and easy to fit providing you have a good enough drill and set of bits. The screws and wall plugs provided are large (9 mm diameter and a good 10 cm length) perfect for mounting the brackets in masonry. Once the brackets are mounted its easy to fit the screen, or remove fir storage. A storage bag would have been a good addition, hence only 4 stars. Otherwise great and we've been fly free since. I'd recommend 100times over the nylon mesh "snap screens" we've previously had, which barely last a season.