Please take your time to read the assembly instructions to carry out a safe and correct installation. Do not proceed simply by looking at the images!
Before starting the installation process, we suggest watching the related installing video. We also remind you that, when installing, the regulations in force in their respective countries have to be respected in terms of safety. Therefore, it will be necessary to use all the devices needed for personal protection to guarantee the carry out of the installation in complete safety. Thank you! 🙂
ATTENTION: for assembly, in addition to the accessories in the kit, it will be necessary to get:
- a metal bow saw
- a screwdriver round blade
- a 2.5 cm Allen key
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Measure the height and width of the window opening.
For example: opening width = 140 cm / opening height = 230 cm
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Proceed with the first cut (cassette + bar handle + mesh all together).
In order to calculate the position where the cut needs to be done, it will be necessary to consider the height of the French door/window opening and subtract 1,3 cm to this value. E.g.: if the window opening is 230 cm high, you will cut at 228,7 cm (230-1,3). In order to cut, it will be necessary to measure from the outside of cap A (already assembled) and cut at the proper point. The thickness of cap A is already considered within the measurement. The cutting side is always indicated by cap B, which is identified by the writing “CUTTING SIDE – LATO TAGLIO”. Before cutting, make always sure that the side guides are perfectly aligned.
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Subsequently, only the profile of the bar handle will have to be shortened.
Remove only the aluminium profile of the bar handle, which will have to be further cut by 7 cm.
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Proceed then with the montage of the accessories (cassette on the right)
A) Insert the brake unit in the cassette (F), then fix the screw (V). See drawing at point 13.
B) Insert the upper cap (Ts) on the bar handle. Be sure to place the mesh well so that it reaches the top edge of the cap; then lock with the small plate and the two screws.
C) Insert the lower cap (Ti) with pad on the bar handle. Correct assembly requires that the mesh ends slightly beyond the “teeth” (D) of the cap (2 mm).
D) Insert the anti-lifting plate which will have to be fixed later.
E) Attach the provided double-sided adhesive on the low bottom track and on the “arrival” profile.
This is an optional step, but it allows you to give the guides a better stability.
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Cut the “arrival” profile with the magnet. In order to calculate the position where the cut needs to be done, it will be necessary to consider the height of the French door/window opening and subtract 0,4 cm to this value. E.g.: if the window opening is 230 cm high, you will cut at 229,6 cm (230-0,4).
The cutting of the magnet holder profile is instead performed considering the total height of the window opening minus 3 cm. E.g.: if the window opening is 230 cm high, you will cut at 227 cm (230-3). After cutting, insert the magnet holder profile into the “arrival” profile. NOTE: the difference between the two profiles must therefore be 2.6 cm.
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Cut the low bottom track cutting its inner brushes as well. In order to calculate the position where the cut needs to be done, it will be necessary to consider the width of the French door/window opening (L) and subtract 6,8 cm to this width. E.g.: if the window opening is 140 cm wide, you will cut at 133,2 cm (140-6,8).
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Cut the upper guide cutting its inner brushes as well. In order to calculate the position where the cut needs to be done, it will be necessary to consider the width of the French door/window opening (L) and subtract 10 cm to this width. E.g.: if the window opening is 140 cm wide, you will cut at 130 cm (140-130). After cutting, lightly squeeze the ends of the guides to stop the brush.
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Place the low bottom track on the ground and the “arrival” profile on the vertical wall of the window opening.
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Pre-assemble the caps with the springs:
Insert the caps at the cassette extremities.
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Insert the cassette:
Using the expansion mechanism, insert the cassette in the window opening and join it with the low bottom track.
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Prepare the upper guide as well, inserting the cap on the side where the guide will be joined to the “arrival” profile. LINK TO THE VIDEO
Then insert the upper guide in the window opening.
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Block the insect screen screwing the expansion caps and insert the plastic covers on the extremities of the cassette and of the guides. Finally, make sure that the pin located at the top of the bar handle is moved upwards to ensure that the insect screen slides parallel to the guides. In case of out-of-square in the window opening, adjust the pin accordingly to correct the out of square.
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At the end of the assembly process, regulate the position of the hook for the handle on the vertical “arrival” profile. Then screw it to fix it.
To open the insect screen, press the release button, which is located in the top part of the handle itself (as shown in the image).
Attention: it is always advisable to fix the vertical “arrival” profile with silicone, at least in the hook area.
If the opening walls are quite irregular, we suggest applying some silicone between the wall and the profiles so as to fill the existing void.
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Drawing for pre-assembly of self-adjusting brake
1) After cutting the side guide profiles, I am asked to “staple” the brushes. Why? Is it important to do so?
After cutting the side guides, it is required to “staple/crush” the brushes. It is an important and necessary point for the proper functioning of the insect screen. In fact, by stapling/crushing brushes and guides, brushes immediately get locked and do not interfere with the locking mechanisms of the insect screen, which might suffer the effect of vibrations over time.
2) I have just finished assembling my new insect screen in the window/French door opening but when it comes to locking the bar handle on the closing guide caps, I notice that it does not properly lock. Why?
Most of the times, when you are not able to lock the bar handle with the closing guide caps, it happens because the caps are reversed. The caps define the closing mechanism. The locking of the insect screen is characterized by the locking and interlocking of the cap placed at the very end of the bar handle together with the closing cap guide.
Therefore, most of the times when the locking mechanism fails is because:
- Right cap (D) is reversed with left cap (S) of the bar handle.
The assembly instructions show the assembling of the plastic accessories on the bar handle.
- Reversal of closing right cap (D) with closing left cap (S). Both for the vertical and for the horizontal roll-up insect screen, the failure to lock can be caused by the reversal of the closing guide caps.
The curvature of the closing feet is always visible to a person who stands in the house and looks outside.
- NB: the failure to lock the caps can be also caused by: a failure to “staple” the brushes, cutting mistakes, mistakes given by the out-of-square window opening.
3) In the instructions it is written that I can use silicone. When and how can I use it?
In the assembly instructions, reference is made to silicone, not to give more solidity to the insect screen, but to equalize and level any major defects and irregularities of the French door/window opening The use of silicone is recommended only after having properly checked the functioning of the insect screen, to avoid having to disassemble the whole frame in case of problems related to the mounting of the structural elements.
These instructions have to be read before installing, starting-up and using the insect screen.
These instructions are part and parcel of the product.
Read carefully the following warnings and instructions in that they provide important information regarding SAFETY OF USE and MAINTENANCE.
The content of the following instructions has to be brought up to the attention of the insect screen user.
The insect screen is only intended to be a protection against the entrance of insects, such as mosquitoes or others, from the openings where it is installed.
The expected installation is the one with horizontal roll-up functioning of the insect screen.
The insect screen must be intended only as mentioned above.
Any other use is to be considered improper.
Here are some examples of improper applications:
– assembling with vertical functioning.
– assembling at the ceiling (for example: skylights).
– hooking or hanging objects to the insect screen.
– leaning things, animals or people on any insect screen part.
The manufacturer cannot be considered responsible for any damage caused by improper or different applications other than that for which the insect screen is intended.
Pay particular attention to the use of pointed and/or sharpened tools to avoid damaging the insect screen.
Check the integrity of the insect screen different parts before installing (side guides, accessories box, etc.).
Do not leave bags or other small loose components within the reach of children.
ASSEMBLING THE ACCESSORIES
The insect screen is assembled by the manufacturer for all that concerns its fundamental parts.
Due to the KIT nature of the product itself, the other insect screen elements are supplied disassembled and it has to be the client who assembles them in accordance with the instructions here provided.
Adopt appropriate safety measures to avoid risks during the installation of the product.
1) During the installation of the product, do not cling to it.
2) Use only the components supplied in the assembling kit.
3) In case of application of the insect screen over the first floor of the building, we always recommend to attach the side guides with silicone.
4) Once the installation is over, check the tightening of the expansion screws in the cassette and in the guides.
The day after installation, check the tightness of the screws again to recover and correct any settling of the materials.
If the walls of the window opening have an uneven surface, we suggest to fix the guides with silicone.
WARNINGS FOR USE
ATTENTION! The spring-loaded insect screen presents a serious risk of impact of the bar handle when opening. *
* in models equipped with a brake, this danger is reduced.
To unhook the insect screen and rewind the mesh cloth, rotate the bar handle profile anticlockwise, then always accompany its movement with your hand.
To hook the insect screen back in its initial position, pull the bar handle towards the closing side, then make sure that it is firmly locked in the appropriate hooks.
With the insect screen in operation, avoid knocks on the bottom, which could cause it to close quickly. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM THE HOOKING / RELEASING AREA OF THE INSECT SCREEN.
Periodically (i.e. at least once a month), check the correct tightening of the screws.
In the event of a collision with the guides or the cassette, check the correct positioning of the parts and the tightening of the expansion screws.
DO NOT PROCEED WITH ANY OTHER INTERVENTION THAT INVOLVES THE DISASSEMBLY OF PARTS WHICH ORIGINALLY WERE ALREADY ASSEMBLED BY THE MANUFACTURER.
For these operations, always contact the authorized centre.
ONLY PROCEDURES WHICH ARE AUTHORIZED IN THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL CAN BE DONE BY THE USER.
After being assembled, the insect screen does not require any particular maintenance.
Depending on use (at least once a year), clean the insect screen from dust or other residues.
For this operation, use a brush with soft bristles or a cloth dampened only with water.
For the other metal and plastic parts, use a cloth dampened with water and 10% liquid soap.
If during cleaning (or due to strong air currents), the mesh leaks from the side guides, simply open and close slowly to bring the mesh back into its place.
If you decide not to use the insect screen any more, it is recommended to make those potentially dangerous parts harmless, especially for children. Since the insect screen is made up of easily recyclable materials, please divide the various items and then dispose of them according to the regulations in force.