What You Should Know About Retractable Screens

If you are like many homeowners you have probably choose to have a deck, patio, or porch in your home. It lets you enjoy all the seasons from the comfort of your home. However, pesky insects, pollen, dust, and other debris may keep you from enjoying your outdoor space. Fortunately, outdoor retractable screens offer a physical barrier that will keep deterrents at bay while allowing the flexibility of that fully outdoor feeling.

What are Retractable Screens?

With these screens, you can easily switch back and forth between a fully open space and one that is closed off from possible intruders and deterrents. You only touch a button on the remote control and the window screen will glide down smoothly and silently to surround your outdoor space. These screens retract into the casing when not needed. Some retractable screens for doors are often manually operated and for big openings such as those found in covered patios and porches, they may be motorized.

What to Look for When Buying a Retractable Screen?

When you shop for these outdoor screens, ensure they roll smoothly back into the casing instead of jerking back. Find screens with a subtle pattern. For a full screen that covers an opening, the pattern helps make the screen in the opening visible. And if you prefer a screen that matches the color scheme of your home’s exterior, find a manufacturer that provides color options. The screens come in standard door opening sizes, including French doors. However, some manufacturers will also customize their screens to fit a non-standard opening, whether it is a patio, a door, or a porch.

Benefits of Retractable Screens

Custom retractable screens offer a fresh, ventilated, and pest-free environment that lets you and your family better enjoy your outdoor space. Its benefits include the following:

  • Pest protection. By installing a retractable screen in your patio, door, or porch, you don’t need to worry about bug bites all over your legs when you wake up in the morning.
  • Temperature neutralization. A retractable screen allows you to use your outdoor space year-round despite the temperature.
  • Home value increase. When you add a retractable screen to your outdoor space, it automatically adds value to it whenever you decide to sell your home.
  • Energy-efficiency. A retractable screen allows sunlight to enter your home, allowing for indoor temperature consistency. In turn, this will help you save money on energy bills.

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