Buy The Best Retractable Screen For You Home
There are seven retractable screens for doors made around the world, so choosing the right one can be confusing. Three important considerations of a retractable screen door: product, installation, and service.
Since there are several manufacturers, you want to find the best retractable screen door. Here are some questions to consider:
What is the warranty? Some have lifetime warranties, and others have a one year warranty.
Does the screen door match the door? A right retractable screen door will be custom measured to properly fit your door.
Does it have a speed reducer? Some brands have a speed reducer so that the front bar retracts slowly and doesn’t slam back, which could potentially catch someone’s fingers.
Does the company use a bottom threshold adapter? In order to protect the bottom rail from being crushed by walking on it year after year, you want a threshold adapter that exceeds your current threshold that the bottom rail is attached to.
Does the company use UV resistant nylon components? To protect against fading, cracking, and yellowing.
Is the frame powder coated? The powder coating is thicker than the spray of the frame, and it protects against the outside elements. Not all companies use powder coated frames.
What types of handles do they offer? The handles are easy to grip ergonomic handles. Some companies use handles that move up and down. You want handles screwed into the front bar.
The second consideration is who is going to install your retractable screen door. Installing a retractable screen door can be the most critical part of keeping it functioning well for years to come. Some companies have small operations where the owner installs all screen doors, and other companies have many different installers. Make sure the installer has many years of experience and has been trained by the manufacturer. It is also essential for the screen door business to have a valid contractor’s license as required by your state by law. A contractor’s license usually shows that the company is serious about being in business for a number of years and that it protects the consumer.
Finally, service and warranty requests from the screen door company should also be considered. Suppose there is a lifetime warranty on the parts excluding the screen material, which will service the screen door if any component breaks. Could you make sure you get it in writing? Most contractors maintain retractable screens for doors themselves, but some companies push you into manufacturing. Most manufacturers of retractable screen doors only warrant the components and not the screen material. The screen material can be replaced, but you need to use unique screen material on most retractable screen doors where you need to have it covered by the original company.