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When summer slowly approaches, the indoor temperatures in our apartment also reach record levels. At night we therefore like to sleep with the windows open so that we can get some cool air.
Unfortunately, the open window not only ensures cool and pleasant air in the apartment, but also ensures that insects such as mosquitoes and flies get into the apartment.
Personally, however, there is hardly a sound more unpleasant than the aggressive hum of mosquitoes. Not to mention that, of course, I don’t want to be stung by the little bloodsuckers either.
For us, a mosquito net is an essential part of a quiet bedroom so that the room remains free from annoying insects. Because when critters buzz around, I can’t sleep at all.
Therefore we decided to install a suitable mosquito screen so that we can sleep in peace.
Below you will find our tesa Insect Stop fly screen COMFORT test and find out what experiences we have had with this mosquito net.
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This is how the tesa fly screen for windows is installed
Before the network can do its job, it must of course first be installed. Fortunately, this is quick and easy.
I completely installed the tesa fly screen in about 10-15 minutes. To do this, I proceeded as follows:
Clean window frames
First, I cleaned the window frame thoroughly with white spirit or cleaning solvent so that the self-adhesive Velcro tape would also stick properly to the frame.
To do this, I soaked a cloth with benzine and wiped the frame thoroughly several times until all residues were removed.
This step is absolutely necessary, otherwise the Velcro will not hold properly.
Then I stuck the self-adhesive Velcro tape all around the inner window frame.
On the back, the Velcro tape has a film on the adhesive surface, which you can simply pull off. It’s really easy and quick.
Attach the net
In the last step, I unfolded the mesh and attached it to the top left side of the window. Then I attached the top and the left side to the Velcro tape.
So now two sides were neatly assembled without having to cut anything.
Then I simply attached the net to the Velcro strip on the opposite bottom and right side, and pressed all four sides firmly with the enclosed pressure aid.
However, you can just use your fingers to do this.
Now, of course, I had quite a bit of overhang on these two sides. I roughly cut off this overhang with the included cutting tool in order to have more space.
In order for the mosquito net to look tidy, I used the cutting tool to cut off the excess mesh right next to the frame.
That was it, the tesa fly screen was finished and properly criticized.
I have to say, however, that the cutting tool didn’t cut really well on me. Somehow it seemed a bit fuzzy, so it tears more than it cuts. However, if you keep the net a little taut, it still works relatively well.
If you want, you can of course use a craft knife or scissors if space allows.
Overall, the tesa Insect Stop fly screen COMFORT can be installed quickly and easily by one person.
Apart from the somewhat blunt cutting tool, I had no problems with the assembly and was finished in about 10-15 minutes.
This is what the end result looks like:
In the following video from the manufacturer you can see roughly which steps are necessary:
The tesa fly screen is available in different versions. You can choose between two different colors and several sizes.
So that you do not experience any unpleasant surprises during installation, you should choose a size that is at least as large as the sides of your window.
So it’s better to be too big than too small. Excess mesh is then simply cut off.
- Ventilate rooms with the tesa Insect Stop COMFORT mosquito net and at the same time protect them from annoying insects – the effective mosquito screen for window dimensions up to 1.30 mx 1.50 m
- Insect screen for attachment without drilling thanks to the easy-on / easy-off system with integrated pressing and cutting aid – the Velcro strips can be removed without leaving any residue
- Self-adhesive Velcro tape holds the mosquito net securely on the inside of the window frame – can be cut to size, e.g. as a mosquito net for caravans or cellar windows
Anthracite or white?
The tesa Insect Stop fly screen COMFORT is available in two different colors, namely in white and in anthracite.
However, choosing the right color is not entirely unimportant. Because in the color anthracite the net is almost transparent, while in the color white it offers a light privacy screen.
We always use the color anthracite because we want to have a maximum view of the outside despite the net in front of the window.
You can also see the anthracite fly net in the pictures in this article.
In order to take into account as many different window sizes as possible, the tesa Insect Stop fly screen COMFORT is available in a total of 5 different sizes.
The following sizes are available:
- 1.00 meter x 1.00 meter
- 1.30 meters x 1.30 meters
- 1.30 meters x 1.50 meters
- 1.20 meters x 2.40 meters
- 1.70 meters x 1.80 meters
scope of delivery
The following parts are included in the package:
- Fly screen (net)
- self-adhesive Velcro tape
- Pressing aid
- Cutting tool
Advantages and disadvantages
From my point of view, the tesa fly screen has the following advantages and disadvantages:
- easy to assemble
- Inexpensive to buy
- no additional tools required
- long durability
- Can be removed without leaving any residue
- for me the cutting tool was a bit fuzzy
The tesa Insect Stop fly screen COMFORT is quickly installed and therefore ready for use in a short time.
Since the first day of assembly, the mosquito net has reliably kept all insects such as mosquitoes, flies, spiders and other unwelcome guests from the animal kingdom away from our bedroom, so that nothing stands in the way of a cool, quiet and relaxing night.
We also have absolutely nothing to complain about in terms of stability. The net holds reliably on the Velcro tape and the Velcro tape also holds bombproof on our plastic window frame.
We also had much cheaper fly screens from the hardware store, the Velcro tape of which hardly held on to our windows.
With this model we had to press the adhesive tape back onto the window frame almost every day until it no longer held at all.
This is of course not only annoying, but also does not reliably prevent mosquitoes from entering the apartment.
So far, we have not had any problems with the tesa mosquito net in this regard. That lasts and lasts and lasts. That’s how it should be.
We are therefore completely satisfied with the tesa Insect Stop fly screen COMFORT and can recommend it with a clear conscience.
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Below you will find some questions and answers about the tesa fly screen:
Isn’t the network more noticeable in black than in white?
No, it’s the other way around. Black looks almost transparent, while white offers a slight privacy screen.
Yes, with us the glue also sticks to the south side and in direct sunlight.
Can the net also be used as a cat net?
Can you remove the net for cleaning and then reattach it?
Yes, we’ve done that a couple of times.
Can you cut the net to fit?
Yes, of course, a cutting tool is included in the package.
How long is the supplied Velcro strip?
So long that it fits the window dimensions specified on the package. Example: In the 1.0 meter x 1.0 meter version, the Velcro tape is at least 4 meters long so that it can be stuck on all four sides.
How wide is the Velcro strip?
1 cm wide
Does the tape also hold on PVC frames?
Yes, with us it holds perfectly on PVC frames.
Does the net also keep pollen off?
Is the network fragmented or in one piece?
The net consists of one piece.
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