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How to measure the window to install a mosquito screen

Last updated:
27 October, 2023
Reading time: 2 minutes

At the time of install a mosquito screen it is important that you have previously measured the window in your home, to prevent it from protruding or being too short and, therefore, not performing its function as it should.

However, depending on the type of mosquito net you want the measurements you should take of your window are differentWe will show you everything you need to know to measure the window to install a mosquito screen.

How to measure well

Before starting to take the measurements of your window, it is necessary that you have at your disposal the following tools:

  • A tool to measureA tape measure, a ruler or a laser can be used.
  • A notebook and a penEven if you have a good memory, you will usually forget or confuse the measurements, so the best thing to do is to write them down.
  • Support surfaceIn many cases, the screen requires it, so it is essential that you know if your window has it before you begin.

Do you need adjustable brackets?

If the window or door has unevenness you can install adjustable brackets to adjust the height of the insect screen. These nuts are hidden behind the trims and achieve a perfect installation in those areas where, due to some unevenness, the insect screen is not perfect.

Mosquito screen for one window

How to measure the window to install a fixed insect screen

The fixed mosquito nets help protect the house from mosquitoes and external allergens during the summer months. It is very important that, in order to choose a custom-made mosquito net, you measure the window correctlyThe following are the steps you must follow to do this job:

  1. Measure the height of the windowYou have to take a metal tape measure and measure the window in three different places. You should choose the smallest measurement and subtract 5 mm from it, to leave enough space for the screen so that it does not clash.
  2. Measure the width of the windowYou also have to take the measurements in three different places and choose the one with the smallest result. In this case you also have to subtract 5mm.

This makes installation very simple and easy. in less than 5 minutes you will have your fixed insect screen installed in your window.

Steps for measuring a window to install a sliding insect screen

First of all you have to make sure that you can install a sliding insect screen in your window; to do so, you have to confirm that a coin between the window and the guide you are going to use to measure the height. In addition, the rail has to be at least 14 mm deep and you should check that there is nothing on top that could make the installation more difficult, such as a shutter for example.

For measure the width of the window where you want installing a sliding insect screen you have to take the measurement of the frame of a sheet of the same horizontally, from end to end; in any case, it is more advisable to go one centimeter too far than to fall short.

For its part, the height should be measured from the lowest part of the window to the highest part; that is, you have to measure the height of the entire space inside the window, from the glass to the top of the outermost profile to the innermost profile. In this case, it is important that the window has an external guide or profile because, if it does not exist, it is not possible to bet on this option and the most advisable thing to do is to choose another alternative.

As you can see, in function of the type of mosquito nettingIf you are looking for the mosquito nets you want for your home, it is necessary to take the measurements in one way or another; in any case, this process is very simple and will not take you much time. So, do not wait any longer and get the perfect mosquito nets for you. Do not wait for the arrival of heat and you are regretting not being able to open the windows so you do not get riddled with mosquitoes.

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Written by: Javier Marquez Barneto


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