How Do I Maintain My Retractable Fly Screens for Optimal Performance

Understanding Your Retractable Fly Screens:

Our retractable fly screens are designed for durability and functionality. Crafted from high-quality aluminum, these screens are built to last. The heavy-duty plastic components ensure robust performance, while the UV-protected fiberglass mesh offers excellent resistance to wear and tear from sunlight exposure. Ideal for keeping insects out without obstructing your view, our retractable fly screens combine strength and elegance for your home.

Components and Materials:

  • Our seamless cassette is 46deep x 51 wide to effortlessly fit into the frames on your home, caravan & boat.
  • Our screens are made from durable aluminium casing while our parts are made from heavy duty plastic. Our mesh is UV protected 100% fibreglass to ensure no sun damage. All of our parts are replaceable on our website. 

Installation Overview:

  • Retractable fly screens are fixed into the door jambs or window frames on your home using screws. The process from unboxing a cut to size screen to installation completion is roughly 45 minutes.
  • Installing your retractable fly screen eternally will lower the risk of dirt or debris getting into the tracks.

Regular Maintenance Tips:

Cleaning out the tracks on your ezy screen will ensure a smooth run everytime.

How to clean fly screens?

  • Retractable fly screens are extremely easy to clean. Using only gentle wash, water & a microfibre cloth.
  • Clean your ezy screen cassette & mesh with a gentle wash & water once monthly to ensure no build up occurs. Leave open your screen once cleaned to ensure it dries prior to retracting back into the cassette housing.

Checking for Wear and Tear:

  • Overtime your screen may have some tension reduction, this is a simple fix with the small black tool that comes with your screen. Please see our video to adjust tension on our website.
  • Every couple of months check your mesh & plastic parts for any signs of damage. Parts can be purchased on our website.

Solving Sticking or Jamming:

  • If your screen is not retracting smoothly this may be from debris in the track or a simple tension issue.

Mesh Repairs:

  • If you have any damage to your mesh it might be time to swap it out for a fresh one. This is super simple & can be purchased in our website.

Professional Maintenance and When to Seek Help:

If you purchased your screen installed by our technicians you have a 1 year labour warranty added to your purchase, this means any issues & we will have someone out to fix it. Alternatively if you are located in SEQ we have a call out fee for repairing mesh/parts etc.

Professional Services:

Booking your retractable fly screen installation with us has the bonus of 1 year labour warranty on your screens. Issues from tension changes to mesh repairs - we are here to help.

Upgrading Your Fly Screens:

  • Difficulty in Operation: If the screens are hard to open or close, it may indicate worn-out mechanisms.
  • Visible Damage: Tears, holes, or significant wear in the mesh signal the need for replacement.
  • Fading or Discoloration: UV protection breaking down can cause the screens to fade or discolor.
  • Loose Fitting: Screens not fitting snugly within their frames can compromise their effectiveness.
  • Broken Plastic Components: Cracked or broken plastic parts can lead to operational issues.
  • Aesthetic Wear: If the screens look worn or outdated, updating can enhance your home’s appearance.
  • Obstructed View: Over time, dirt and damage can make the screens less transparent, affecting visibility.


Maintaining your retractable fly screen is important to ensure you get the most time with your retractable fly screen. Retractable fly screens will last between 7-13 years with regular care & maintance.

Contact our technician advice & admin team who are here to answer any questions you may have regarding your retractable fly screen!