Complete Guide to Retractable Screens

Posted by Metro Screenworks on Jan 23rd 2024

Complete Guide to Retractable Screens

Do you want a screen for your window, door, or porch that can be easily tucked away on a clear day? Our retractable screens can tuck away completely when not in-use so that you can enjoy a clear view to the outdoors.

What is a retractable screen door?

Retractable screen doors fold into a protective cassette whenever not in use, and can be pulled back out whenever you need them again. They provide near-complete protection against crawling and airborne insects and pests. Each screen is customized to fit almost any existing door, whether you have a single or double door. Plus, since the screen fabric is stored away when not in use, our screens will far outlast conventional ones. 

Types of Retractable Screens

Single Panel Retractable Doors

Whether it’s a door to your front yard, your patio, or your balcony, it can be tricky to screen a single-door entryway. Sliding doors require long tracks that are not well suited for all openings, and hinged screen doors can be noisy as they slam shut.

They can fit openings up to 60” wide and up to 125” tall, and are available in 6 frame colors.

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Retractable Screens for French Doors

French doors, or double doors, are notoriously difficult to screen. While some have figured out sliding door solutions for French doors, they don’t work for every home layout. Each side meets in the middle and is held in place by a full-length magnet, so you don’t have to worry about the wind blowing them open or warping your screen. They are fully customized to your specific needs, so you know you are getting exactly what you want.

Designed to fit openings up to 108" wide and 100" tall, these door screens are only as large as your door, and are tucked away discreetly when not in use.

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Multi-Panel, ADA-Compliant Retractable Screens for Large Openings

Large openings like lanais, sunrooms, or garages are often the hardest to screen for, since there are typically no standard sizing for these kinds of openings. That’s why having an extremely customizable retractable screen solution like the Sheer Classic is the perfect answer.

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Choose from several latching options depending on the number of retractable screen panels for horizontal operation. Designed to provide a custom screen solution, these retractable screens offer the perfect balance of convenience and functionality.

Plus, the Sheer Classic is accessible for those with physical disabilities, as well as wheelchair users, according to the guidelines outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Pull Down Retractable Screens

Another popular solution for screening large openings is with pull-down screens. While less customizable, pull-down large retractable screens are easy-to-use and provide instantaneous insect protection.Some even provide a level of weatherization to keep cooling costs low.

Motorized Retractable Screens

An incredibly versatile model, the Genius motorized retractable screen can be fitted with insect screen, solar screen, privacy screen, or vinyl screens. This insect screen model is perfect for keeping even tiny insects from entering your living space with Tuffscreen No-See-Um mesh. For the ultimate convenience, these motorized retractable screens pull down with just a push of a button.

For the ultimate comfort of your outdoor living space, choose Genius retractable motorized Screens. These Genius models protect against insects, debris, sun, heat, and wind with a custom-made motorized screen. They come pre-assembled for easy recessed or surface-mount installation.

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Retractable Window Screens

Whether you need easy access to the other side of your window, or just want a seamless screening solution, look no further than retractable window screens. These screens are custom made to-size and are able to be fitted to practically any type or size of window. They fold into themselves when not in-use, making them a seamless solution for any insect protection needs.

Genius retractable window screens are designed to fit most types of windows, making them perfect for tricky configurations. Don’t want your screen up? No problem, simply retract the screen until you’re ready to use it again.

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Retractable Screen Resources

How to Measure For Retractable Screens

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