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Screen Door Solutions You Didn't Know Existed

Screen Door Solutions You Didn't Know Existed

Posted by Metro Screenworks on Feb 9th 2022

If you’ve been keeping up with the Metro Screenworks blog this month, you will have learned that there are more types of screen doors than just the sliding screen screen door you grew up with: there are many types of screens for all types of openings. Today, we are going to talk about some of the most common screen door needs and the screen door solution that we offer.

Screens For Your Front Door

If you’ve ever wanted to open your front door to get a little fresh air to cool your home, then you may have felt like there are few solutions for you to choose from: either you have to commit to putting a hinged screen door that obscures your front door and may have affected your home’s curb appeal or you just have to put up with bugs coming into your home.

The Solution: Retractable Screen Door

A retractable screen door is the screen door solution for this predicament. It allows you to have a screen door when you need it, then it retracts out-of-sight into a protective cassette. The frame of the retractable screen door can be customized to match your home’s door frame color so it blends in with your home’s architecture.

Keep In Mind . . .

Retractable screen doors can not act as barriers to keep pets and small children inside as the screen isn’t fixed within a panel: the screen can be pushed out and crawled under. We suggest placing a child gate in front of your door if this is an issue to make sure small children and pets stay within your home.

Choosing Your Retractable Screen Door: How Custom Do You Need?

If you want the ability to fully customize your retractable screen door, shop the Genius® Milano 100 - Single Retractable Screen Door. It will be made-to-size and we can offer custom frame colors, as well as other customizations. However, if you are looking for economy, the Genius® COOL Retractable Screen Door For Single Door may be the best option. It still offers frame color choices but the options are limited to those options provided.

Learn more about retractable screen doors, or shop the Milano 100 or COOL retractable screen.

Retractable Screen Door for French Doors

French doors, also called double doors, are a romantic addition to any home. However, not being able to open your doors during the warmer months of the year without letting in bugs and other pests may have you feeling less excited about this architectural upgrade. You may be asking, “Can a French door have a screen?”


How Do You Put a Screen in a French Door?

The answer is yes you can! The solution is to install retractable screen doors for French doors. They offer screen protection when you need it and then retract out-of-sight when you no longer wish to use them. Like the single retractable screen doors, retractable double screen doors can be “hidden” with custom frame colors so they do not affect the curb appeal of your home.

Our double retractable screen doors can be fully customized when you shop the Milano 200. The COOL retractable double screen doors offer an affordable option with less customizations.

Shop both doors online — the Milano 200 or COOL retractable double screen door.

Large Screen Doors For Large Openings

Another predicament that some homeowners run into is finding a screen solution for large openings such as porches, outdoor living spaces, and garage doors. Many think they have to settle for cheap looking products or get the help of a contractor to build a custom screen door. There are more options than these.

We offer large screen doors for your patio and outdoor living spaces – both pull down retractable screen doors and those that pull across.

Pull Down Screen Doors

The pull down doors we offer include the Genius® Sierra 800 Pull Down Retractable Screen which is operated manually and the Genius® Olympic Pull Down Retractable Screen which can be manually operated or by remote. The Elite Retractable Exterior Shade & Screen can offer UV protection and is designed to withstand breezier conditions.

Shop the Genius® Sierra 800 Pull Down Retractable Screen,the Genius® Olympic Pull Down Retractable Screen or Elite Retractable Exterior Shade & Screen.

Large Screen Doors That Pull Across

The ZIGZAG and ZIG ZAG 2 offer a sophisticated look for any large opening. These are best for entryways that are highly frequented as they can be easily open and shut when needed. The difference between these two screens is simply the size of opening that they can accommodate: the ZIGZAG 2 can accommodate larger openings.

Learn more about retractable screens for large openings and shop the ZIGZAG or ZIG ZAG 2.

Metro Screenworks: We Specialize in Screen Solutions

If you are looking for a custom solution for insect protection, look no further. Metro Screenworks specializes in high-quality solutions for your needs. If you’re not sure what screen is best for your project, contact us! We love helping our customers get the products that best fit their needs. If budget is an issue, we offer financing options through Affirm. To see your financing options, shop our favorite products and the price will be listed.

Don’t forget to order the screens you need for your spring and summer home improvement projects to beat the rush!