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How to choose the best retractable screen door for your home this spring

Guess what…? It’s almost springtime! Yay! Who would’ve thought the day would come after weeks and weeks of -30 this past winter?! We sure didn’t but it sure has been an exciting surprise to have some beautiful weather over the past week. 

Although springtime brings the oh-so-lovely warmer weather, there are a few other aspects of the warmer months that aren’t as desirable… Yup, you guessed it – bugs, pests, and astronomical energy bills thanks to the desperate need for AC. At the end of the day, these hassles are worthy sacrifices so that we can soak up some vitamin D and enjoy the sunshine, but, how much better would the spring and summer time be without these downsides? 

That’s where retractable screen doors come in and make a world of difference. Retractable screen doors keep the bugs out while letting the breeze in! 

But how does one choose the best retractable screen door for their home with all of the different options out there? 

Look, we get it. There’s a lot more to retractable screen doors than what meets the eye and, when purchasing something for your home, you want it to be the highest quality; your home is typically your largest asset and is, therefore, worth investing in. So, when it comes to choosing the best retractable screen door for your home this spring, we’ll help you out. 

First and foremost, do your research! As easy as it would be to purchase whichever screen door you find first in a quick Google search, by doing your research about retractable screen doors, you’ll be able to ensure that your retractable screen door is the best fit for your home and family and lasts for years to come. We’re going to make doing your research nice and easy for you by sharing our list of things you should take into consideration prior to finalizing your purchase decision.

Here are the top 4 things you should consider when choosing a retractable screen door for your home this spring and why they’re important to consider: 


1. Customization/Personalization

No two homes, families, door frames, or personal decor preferences are the exact same. That is why it is very important to make sure that your retractable screen door can be customized and personalized to your exact wants and needs. From aesthetics to door size and type to mesh thickness and type, all aspects of your retractable screen door should be custom-built and tailored specifically for you. 

Most importantly, by purchasing a retractable screen door that will be custom-fit to the exact size of your door, you’ll ensure that you don’t have gaps in between the screen and your door frame that let in bugs and make the screen useless. Additionally, it’s important to keep in mind the type of door that you have when purchasing a retractable screen door. Are you looking for one that will fit with a single entry door? A sliding glass door? Maybe even a French or double door?

Secondly, nobody wants a retractable screen door that clashes with the colour of their home, making it essential to match the colour of your retractable screen door to the colour of your door frame. Additionally, it’s important to find a retractable screen door that isn’t clunky and doesn’t stick out awkwardly from your door frame. Sleek casings and tracks can help make your retractable screen door much more aesthetically pleasing.

Last, but certainly not least, it is essential to consider what kind of mesh you require for the specific needs of your door, home, and family. Is this door a high traffic area? Do you have kids or animals that could potentially cause extra wear and tear on your mesh? 


2. Durability 

As mentioned above, when you purchase something like a retractable screen door for your home, you’re investing in your most valuable asset. When doing so, it’s crucial to look at how long the product is going to last and with how much wear and tear it will do so. 

This is where life expectancy and warranty of your retractable screen door comes in. By researching warranties and life expectancy of retractable screen doors prior to your purchase decision, you’ll be able to ensure that you are buying a product that will last for years to come and be worth what you spend on it. 

The materials that your retractable screen door is made of will have a huge impact on the durability of it. From the tracks to the casing to the frame to the mesh itself, your retractable screen door needs to be weather-proof, debris-proof, and resistant to rotting, denting, splitting, or warping. 

Although we always hope that retractable screen doors won’t ever get damaged, if we’re honest with ourselves, it is a possibility. This is why it’s imperative to purchase a retractable screen door that can be maintained and fixed, rather than one that can only be replaced. This will save you money in the long run and ensure that you don’t have to go through the hassle of another installation just for a small rip. 


3. Convenience 

At the end of the day, the main purpose of retractable screen doors is to improve your quality of life. Therefore, retractable screen doors need to be as user friendly, convenient, and functional for you, your home, and your family as possible. 

Is the door that you’re going to be installing the retractable screen door on a high traffic area? Will you be coming and going a lot through your screen door? Will you have things in your hands when you’re using this retractable screen door? Will your children and/or animals be using this retractable screen door to go in and out?

By keeping these things in mind, you’ll be able to purchase a retractable screen door with a closure style and handle that are highly functional and convenient for you. Also, you’ll be able to ensure that your retractable screen door is as useful as possible for your very specific needs.


4. Quality of Service

Making sure that you’re getting a good quality product is obviously very important when purchasing a retractable screen door. However, don’t forget to research the company that you’ll be purchasing from and the service that you’ll be receiving when in the market for a retractable screen door. 

It’s essential for you to research and be knowledgeable about where your product is coming from, who’s providing it to you, what kind of service they’ll provide to you, and who, if the need arises, will be fixing and maintaining your retractable screen door. Here are some questions you can ask yourself:

Is the company you’re purchasing from a well-reviewed company? Do they have screen experts that are trustworthy, capable, and professional? Are they locally owned and operated? Are they going to make the process for your retractable screen doors efficient, cost-effective, and enjoyable for you? Is your retractable screen door manufactured here in North America


Once you’ve considered these things and done your research, you’ll be ready to make your purchase decision and you’ll be sure to purchase the retractable screen door that is right for you and your home. 

We hope that this blog is helpful to you as you go through the process of purchasing a retractable screen door. If you have any other questions about the process, feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable, friendly representatives by calling 780-910-6688 or direct messaging us on our Instagram page @screensaversyeg! 

Last but not least, don’t forget to stay tuned for upcoming blogs as we head into screen season!