I'm attempting to reasonably insect-proof my house as I sleep with the windows open at night (no AC). The windows in our house has a retractable mesh screen attached to the frame that has a slight gap at the bottom, which I'd like to fill.
I've been able to close some of the windows with a foam weatherstrip. However, some gaps are large enough (> 1 inch) that the foam doesn't cover it fully. Layering two foam strips on top of each other doesn't seem effective as the adhesive doesn't stick to foam properly. My guess is that it won't stand the test of time.
My questions are two fold:
Is there foam > 1 inch thick, that'd suit my needs? I've been unsuccessful in finding them in retail stores like HD.
Is there any other material that'd suit my needs? Bonus if it's paint-able to match my window frame color.