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Which magnets can I use to mount a fly screen?

Magnetic tape and neodymium magnets are especially well suited to attach a fly screen without drilling holes. Below we will give you a short description of how you can go about it and what you should keep in mind.
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Attaching a fly screen with magnetic tape

If you don’t have a metal surface for the fly screen magnets to adhere to, then magnetic adhesive tape is the perfect solution. The video will show you step by step how to mount a fly screen using only magnetic adhesive tape. You can find detailed information in the customer project linked below.

Left: correct direction with minimum offset
Right: wrong direction with significant offset
Left: correct direction with minimum offset
Right: wrong direction with significant offset

What do I need to keep in mind when mounting it with magnetic tape?

It is important to make sure that the magnetic adhesive tape is properly aligned. Tape strips with only a minimal offset are positioned in the correct direction on top of each other. If the offset is noticeably larger, you should turn one of the tapes by 180 degrees. This will ensure an optimal adhesive force.
You can find additional information on the properties of magnetic adhesive tapes on our FAQ page "How can you combine two self-adhesive magnetic tapes?".

Fastening fly screen with magnets

Neodymium magnets are another helpful accessory for attaching a fly screen. First, build a wooden or plastic frame and attach the fly screen to it. Next, glue the magnets to the fly screen frame and the window frame. Allow sufficient time for the glue to dry before mounting the wooden frame on the window. You can find detailed information under the following customer project link.

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What adhesive force should the magnets have?

There is no universal answer because several factors have to be taken into account. For example, the weight of the fly screen frame and the type of surface it will be attached to. Additionally, the displacement force needs to be considered as well. The two application examples in the customer project "Fly screen with magnets" serve as references. Our customer service team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

What else is important when using neodymium magnets as a mounting option?

Keep in mind that neodymium magnets are designed for dry indoor use. Extended outdoor use may cause them to rust and eventually disintegrate. Therefore, take down the fly screens as soon as you no longer need them and store in a dry place. An alternative are our water-resistant neodymium magnets which are also better protected against blows than nickel-plated neodymium magnets, thanks to their rubber coating.