Increase Light And Air Circulation In Your Garage With A Retractable Screen

Posted on: 9 November 2019

If you like to spend time in your garage working on your hobby, but hate leaving the door up because bugs, snakes, or squirrels get in, then look into installing retractable screens. Just like you can have retractable screens put on your patio to create a screen enclosure, you can have a screen put on your garage so one side is open to light and air. Here are a few things to know.

Why You May Want A Screen On Your Garage Door

A screen lets in more natural light so you don't feel cooped up when you work in your garage. Plus, the breeze can make the temperature more comfortable. However, one of the best reasons to get a screen is so you can open the garage door without letting in bugs and other pests. A retractable screen operates on tracks attached to the wall so there are no gaps along the sides or bottom for mosquitoes or other bugs to get through. In addition to keeping out pests, a screen can keep in your dog or cat so they can enjoy the breeze while you work in the garage.

Why A Retractable Screen Is A Good Option

You could install a screen you operate manually, but these are not as convenient as retractable screens. Some manual screens, especially the inexpensive variety you install yourself, don't always keep bugs out and you can't depend on them to keep your dog or cat inside. This is especially true of the curtain variety that sticks together with magnets. When you want a sturdy screen that will last for years and give you the service you want, then a quality retractable screen is the best option. Plus, it's easy to operate in a manner similar to operating a garage door. The screen raises from the bottom and is hidden out of sight and out of the way until you lower it again.

What Options You Can Choose

You can choose different colors and types of screens for your garage. You might want a dark screen for privacy and to keep people from seeing what you have in your garage. If tiny bugs are a threat in your area, you might want a screen with a tight mesh that keeps out even the tiniest gnats. You might also want a tough screen that stands up to wear and tear and resists cuts and punctures. Talk to the company where you buy your screens to learn about the materials available so that you buy a screen that does the job you want and that fits in your budget.