It could be fun to meet friends for an after work cocktail or read a book outdoors during the warmer months of the year, if it weren't for those pesky mosquitoes. If you live in an area where mosquitoes and other biting insects are common, installing a screen to keep them out is a must. You can screen in your gazebo by securing the netting to the inside frame of the structure using long strips of hook-and-eye tape.
1 Measure the inside frame of your gazebo and purchase enough industrial-strength hook-and-loop tape, with a strong adhesive backing, to cover that area.
2 Use a towel soaked in warm water and mild soap to wipe down the area where you want to attach the hook-and-loop tape. This will remove any dust or debris that might keep the tape from sticking.
3 Remove the paper backing from the rough hook side of the hook-and-loop tape and carefully stick the tape to the inside frame of the gazebo. If your gazebo is made with wood, you can further affix your tape to the structure by pressing staples through the tape and into the wood with an industrial stapler. If it's made from metal, the tape will have to do, but it should hold.
4 Remove the paper backing from the softer loop side of the hook-and-loop tape and stick it to the top of the mosquito netting. Ideally, use netting with a sturdy seam along the top, to which you can attach the tape.
5 Press the side of the netting with the tape attached onto the hook tape along the top of your gazebo, all the way around the sides of the structure. If you have strong winds in your area, attach another line of hook-and-loop tape near the floor of the gazebo, holding the netting in place at both the top and bottom.
Items you will need
- Measuring tape
- Mild soap
- Hook-and-loop tape
- Staple gun (optional)
- If your gazebo has sides that are 8 feet or longer, it may be easier to install a single sheet of netting along each side of the gazebo and then attach hook-and-loop tape to the sides of the netting to keep the panels together.
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