One innovation for garages that is both trendy and functional is garage door screens. These are separate from garage doors and they serve a number of purposes. One is that they make it possible for the garage door to be open and let fresh air and natural light in while keeping away bugs like mosquitoes and flies. They also offer a measure of privacy when the garage door is up, which is ideal if you work in your garage frequently. There are also anti-sunscreens that reflect off UV rays.
What Type Of Garage Door Screen Can I Get?
There are various types of garage door screens.One option is retractable screens that retract completely into a cassette at the top. There are automatic and manual ones. Even with manual garage door screens, there are no bottom tracks that need to be installed or that need to be cleaned.
Another option is sliding screens that slide across the garage door. When you open the garage door and slide the screen shut, you can use your garage for so much more than parking your car or storing items. You can convert it into space for a party, a home office or workshop or just a shaded hangout. When you want to park your car, the screen will smoothly glide out of the way.
There is also the option of having a French screen, which closes at the middle. With this screen, there are top and bottom locks that hold one side of the screen at the center. Some have a full top to bottom magnetic seal that holds both doors in place at the center. This is a good choice if you have a French garage door since the screens can be customized to fit the two sides of the garage door.
You have a choice of colors. You can choose a color that is similar to that of your garage door or you can go for a screen in a darker shade for more privacy. You can also get your custom screen made in a specific shade of your choice.
How Do I Measure For And Install A Garage Door Screen?
Dimensions have to be very precise for the screen to fit exactly and to open and shut all the way without a problem. Honestly, it may be best to have a professional come in and do it, unless you are quite the handy person!
Amarillo garage door company Willow Creek Overhead Door can help you design the perfect space for your garage. Contact owner Tony Hall today to learn more about what Willow Creek Overhead Door has to offer.