If necessary, cleaning the windows or carrying out repair work, the mosquito net must be removed. Given that the grids differ in fastening method, size and construction, it is necessary to know how to remove them.
Such protection has a large sail area and it will be very difficult to hold it in the moment of bad weather.
Remove the frame structure
The classic version of the frame grid is made in the form of a quadrangular frame, most often in the form of a square or rectangle. Fastening to the window is performed in several ways:
- Using plungers.
- Hook attachment.
- On special pockets and Z-shaped holders.
Due to the large variety of designs of mosquito nets, the standard way of removing this device from a plastic window can not be.
Consider the types of grids and how to dismantle them.
Fixing on the holders and pockets
Difficulties when removing with these details almost does not feel, as the fastening elements are very similar. The handles located on the frame lift it up to the stop and move the lower frame area away from the window so that it passes near the fasteners when lowering. The mesh is slowly removed from the fasteners. Now you need to take the frame and expand horizontally. In this form it will be convenient to bring it into the room for storage or cleaning.
First of all it is important to check whether the handles are securely fastened. Otherwise, they unexpectedly, at the most inappropriate time, can break off, which will lead to a fall of the grid, and it will need to be repaired.
Remove the frame on the hooks
This method of fixation involves attaching the hooks on the frame itself. The frame is attached to the inner area. Thus, when mounted on hooks, you can remove the net as described above. But if the mount is made with metal hooks, it is necessary to take into account some of the nuances that will cope with the removal.
For this method of mounting the grid is installed so that its central part is slightly recessed in the window opening - it must be designed for this purpose. Each hook is fastened with one screw, so that the hook can be turned if necessary. For dismantling, loosen the screws slightly and turn the hooks gently inwards. In this case, the hooks located below do not need to be touched. After completing the sequence of actions, the upper edge of the structure can be easily pulled out, the frame can be lifted upwards and removed from the window opening.
If the hooks are taut to the side, you must still loosen the screw. Otherwise, the rubber seal can be torn.
Dismantling the grid on the plungers
When the mosquito net is fixed by plungers, such fastening can be considered the most reliable option; disassembling it fixed this way will be more difficult. To do this, first of all, two plungers are simultaneously pulled out of the lower profile. Further, slightly pushing the design, the upper plungers pull down. The work is easier to perform with an assistant who will hold the frame so that it does not fall.
In some cases, plunger fittings without extra effort out of the holes along with the grid.
Removing the sliding structure
Most often, this method of fasteners is used on the compartment windows. The frame must be removed from the guide rail, on which the movement. To properly dismantle the moving frame, it is lifted and removed from the rails, and then pushed aside, lowered and removed.
If there is a pleated or sliding mosquito door located on the loggia or balcony, it can be removed in a similar way.
About roll grid
The basis of the roll construction is the roller shutter mechanism. His work is carried out similarly to the work of a sliding grid. To remove it, it is necessary to dismantle the entire mechanism, including the guides. The work is not easy to perform, as the mechanism is mounted outside. During unscrewing screws, you need to keep the entire structure, so that it does not fall. It is much easier to dismantle the grid from the balcony, but this is not always possible.
To dismantle the winter period is not required.
We have tried to explain the material as clearly as possible so that you can use this article as if it were instructions.
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