Garage Door Screen Kit
Our garages serve many purposes in addition to being a place to park our vehicles. Some double as shops, work spaces, or extra living spaces. It’s a great area to get things done! A garage door screen kit will help keep the fresh air flowing and the bugs out. Garage door screen kits are easy to install, affordable, and allow you to move to in and out of your garage without the bother of opening and shutting your garage door.
Garage door screen kits come in many different styles that function differently. Let’s talk about a few different options, beginning with the most basic style, and later moving on to more elaborate styles.
The Garage Instant Screen is a heavy charcoal black screen that attaches with hooks and loop fastener tabs (sort of like a shower curtain without the rod). The hooks and tabs run across the top and down the sides. One screen will cover a single garage door opening and 2 will cover a double car garage. If you use two, there is a magnetic strip that connects the screens in the middle. This magnetic closure is easy to open and close so you can go in and out with ease. It has a weighted bottom to hold the screen down and comes with an optional roll-up accessory. This garage door screen kit can be purchased at your local hardware store for approximately $25-50 per screen.
A more advanced garage door screen kit is the Retractable Garage Screen. It can be used for single and double garage doors, and can be operated manually or by a motor. It has a screen that rolls up into a housing which mounts across the top of the garage door on the outside of the house. It also has housing for tracks which run the length of both sides of the door. This special casing/housing looks very attractive from the outside and completely seals off the garage from bugs and other pests. The housing is less than 3″ wide. This great garage door screen can be left up year-round, eliminating the need to take it down each year. The housing and track come in four different powder-coated colors, with four different screen color options as well. This kit can be found online at Stoett.com.
Our favorite garage door screen kit is the Lifestyle. This is a fully-retractable screen door that works with your existing garage door. One special feature is the passage door which allows you to enter and exit without having to retract the entire screen. It uses a vertical and horizontal track system mounted directly underneath the existing garage door. It is spring-loaded and opens manually with a smooth, easy motion. This garage door screen kit can also be left up year-round and completely seals out bugs and pests. The frame comes in several color options as does the screen. It also features different screen coverage such as the ‘privacy screen’ and the ‘super screen’ which allow the air to flow through but keeps your privacy. These screens are more expensive, costing up to $1200, but are worth the investment if you spend a lot of time in your garage.
Garage door screen kits allow you to use the full potential of your garage. Keep the airflow going and the bugs out, and enjoy using your garage space again. At Anderson Garage Doors we are here to help you with all your garage door needs. Contact us by phone or email and we’ll get back to you soon!