We all have them. It is such a standard item in a home that we often forget the vital role a simple exterior door plays in both home aesthetics as well as energy efficiency. Even a simple exterior door can turn a house into a home, but what if you could make your doors even more versatile without ruining the view or your home’s décor?
If you are looking for a new addition to your entryway, something a bit more modern than the usual screen door there is a solution with many benefits in a retractable screen door. What are the benefits of getting a retractable screen door? So glad you asked!
What is a Retractable Screen Door, Anyway?
A retractable screen door at first can appear a lot alike with other styles of screen doors that you may be familiar with. However, instead of swinging open and shut using hinges, a retractable screen door can be rolled open or rolled closed over your exterior doors. Not to be confused with the common screen and glass doors that do have interchangeable options. A retractable screen door features just a screen that can be open or closed.
For Midwest homeowners, these are a fantastic option. They give you the option to switch between screen or no screen, depending on the weather outside which can be unpredictable.
How Do Retractable Screen Doors Work?
Instead of having to remove a door or screen whenever you want to change your ventilation options, or spend time fiddling with opening and closing a glass and screen door, you simply slide the screen open or shut to your liking. Retractable screen doors are immensely easy to operate. You can compare the motion of using a retractable screen door like that of a projector screen. The screen when shut remains inside a protective housing and can help preserve the look of your home and the screen, as it can be tucked away from damage, debris, or severe weather.
Having a retractable screen door will offer you many advantages in comparison to a traditional style screen door. One of the biggest benefits of installing retractable screen doors is that they are far more convenient than traditional ones. You no longer need to struggle with taking out glass or the screen during winter or harsh storms, as all it takes is a few seconds to unroll your screen or roll it back into its housing to protect it.
Another benefit is the amount of ventilation you can control for your home. Many traditional screen door styles only allow for a small portion of the door to have a screen you can open. With a retractable screen door, you can use the entire door space. Unroll the screen and enjoy more fresh air than before for a cool or refreshing breeze throughout your space.
Yet another fantastic benefit is how low maintenance a retractable screen door is, aside from being durable and long-lasting, is that should anything happen to your retractable screen door they are exceptionally easy to replace or repair.
When closing a retractable screen door, you’ll get a screen that expands on impact as well, helping to prevent damages or injury. And another benefit that many may miss is how easy it is to use a retractable screen door for those with fine motor control issues or hand issues that make grasping a traditional screen door handle difficult.
Last, and just as importantly, a retractable screen door allows a homeowner to enjoy fresh air without the annoyance of insects.
- No more hassle with constant replacement of screens or glass every time the weather changes.
- Fuller control over ventilation for your home.
- More open screen space to take advantage of wonderful breezes and beautiful days.
- Keep out insects while enjoying a better airflow.
- Simple to use, easy to handle.
- Protective housing to keep the screen safe from harsh weather.
- Durable, long-lasting, and rugged.
- Replacement or repair of screen exceptionally easy to do.
- Installation is very easy as well.
- Lovely addition that will not obscure the view of your gorgeous doors, while adding to your home’s curb appeal.
A retractable screen door when you compare the benefits with a traditional style is simply worlds better. Easier to operate, excellent for clear views, no obstruction of your home’s gorgeous décor, and storage for longevity and durability. The benefits are clear. If you’re thinking about upgrading your home’s outer façade and making your life easier, a retractable screen door is a must for you.
- Lisa has been blogging since 2013, and loves sharing resources and ideas for living a simple life. To get free printables, bonus words, and more - sign up for the newsletter.