A retractable door screen, sometimes called “roll-away” screen door, is a customized screen system that rolls up like a window shade when not in use, providing a clear unobstructed view from any doorway. Retractable door screens are a perfect option for glass doors, like patio doors, where an unobstructed view is desired, especially San Diego homes in canyon areas or along the coast with beach views.
Retractable door screens allow fresh air to circulate through your home and provide protection against insects and outdoor debris during desired periods with the door open, but can be “rolled up” or retracted when the door is closed and an unobstructed view is optimal. When not in use, the screen is retracted into a side-mounted housing unit, which contains a spring and a roller with a bearing assembly for smooth rolling and unrolling of the screen in guides located at the top and bottom of the doorway. The screen is fastened in the closed position typically with a magnetic latching system. Retractable door screens can be custom-made for many different types and sizes of doors but they are typically installed on sliding patio doors or French doors. Some patio door manufacturers offer retractable screen doors as an upgrade option to the existing patio door series they offer to San Diego homeowners, or they can be custom made.
High-quality retractable screen door manufacturers usually provide a myriad of options so your retractable screens match the look and feel of your door and the overall aesthetic of your home. Customizable options include the color of the housing unit to match your door frames, and the type of screen mesh you prefer. Finding a company that offers options that match the style of your current door is recommended. Several manufacturers also offer screen doors with sophisticated braking systems, to protect against the retractable screen door opening and closing too quickly, causing damage to the door or injury to people.