Insect screens are the silent heroes of the summer, protecting us from annoying insects and allowing fresh air to circulate. But when autumn arrives, it's time to give them some TLC. Clean insect screens not only look more attractive, but also have a longer life and give you a better view out.

This article explains why autumn is the best time for cleaning your insect screens and how you can keep them in perfect shape.

Before we get started with the details of cleaning insect screens in the autumn, let's take a brief look at why they are important. These fine mesh coverings for windows and doors are the key to an insect-free home, but they still allow fresh air to circulate. They create a barrier between you and unwanted guests from the natural world, such as mosquitoes, flies and spiders. They also provide constant ventilation and the pleasure of letting fresh air into your home without compromising on cleanliness or safety.

There are many reasons why the autumn is the ideal time to look after your insect screens. Firstly, dust, pollen and other dirt tends to build up on the insect screens during the summer months. Secondly, insects are preparing to hibernate in the autumn, which means that there are fewer of them around. This makes cleaning your insect screens in the autumn safer and more effective. Thirdly, the temperature in the autumn is often lower, which makes outdoor cleaning more pleasant.

How to clean your insect screens correctly to extend their life and maintain their effectiveness:

  • Start by removing the worst of the dirt using a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner with an attachment.
  • Then you can wipe down the insect screens with water and a mild cleaning agent.
  • Rinse them carefully and leave them to dry.

Depending on the type of WAREMA insect screen you have, you can remove your screens, for example to store them over the winter or to give them a thorough clean.

Not all cleaning methods are equal. One common mistake is to use aggressive chemicals that could damage the insect screens. Avoid using a rough brush or a high pressure washer as these could damage the fine mesh. Do not forget to clean the frames and the brackets.

The maintenance of your insect screens does not end with cleaning them. You should check the frames and brackets regularly for signs of wear and damage. If you replace damaged components quickly, you can make sure that your insect screens continue functioning effectively. Dust can build up on insect screens during the summer and this not only looks unattractive, but can also partially block your view out. To prevent this from happening, it is a good idea to wipe your insect screens regularly with a microfibre cloth.

A house that is free from pollen and insects begins with clean insect screens. Take the opportunity to clean and maintain your insect screens in the autumn. This means that you can be certain of keeping insects, pollen and fine dust out of your home next spring. Enjoy your home and experience the natural world to the full without inviting any insects indoors. Maintaining your insect screens in the autumn helps to create a comfortable, clean and safe environment for your family.

Find out how insect screens can improve your quality of life! In our insect screen guide you will find everything you need to know about our insect and pollen protection products, from choosing the right solution to keeping the screens clean.