Roll Up Screen Door

There When You Need It, Not When You Don’t

Any type of screen makes it possible to open doors in warm weather and bring in the fresh cool air without having to worry about letting in insects. Traditional hinged screen doors do the job but have many draw backs: they are always there, even when not needed, so you have to look at the outside world through a screen year ’round. They are also unattractive and often not in keeping with architectural or design intentions. In addition, they are difficult to use when your hands are full and you need to unlock the door. Because they are always there, they are susceptible to damage and once the screen fabric is pushed out of the frame it, or the entire door, must be replaced.

Roll up, or retractable screen doors, offer the same protection from unwanted pests but eliminate many of the problems associated with traditional screens. If you come home with an armful of groceries you will not have to wrestle with the screen door while you unlock the house because the screen will be stored in its housing. Whether the screen is in use or not you will hardly notice the small aluminum frame of the roll up screen. If you accidentally run into it most often there will be no damage.

Simplicity = Affordability and Ease of Installation

Screen Solutions Inc has introduced an alternative to the conventional retractable screens that has additional advantages over roll up screens. The Plissé (PLEE’-say) uses a pleated screen fabric to allow it to fold into a housing. The advantage to this is simplicity; the Plissé does not need any springs or bearings to operate. This simplicity translates into lower purchase price, ease of installation and lower maintenance costs over the years of use. The simple design makes it possible for almost anyone to install and reduces maintenance costs by eliminating many of the moving parts used in roll up screen doors.

2 Responses on “Roll Up Screen Door

  1. Jana says:

    Off the kitchen, we have double doors that swings in onto a small landing. What would be the most economical way to put a screen to allow air to flow into house? What are our options? Can you put only one screen and not two for one of the double doors? We don’t always have both doors open.

    1. Hi Jana,

      Thank you for your interest in our Plisse retractable screens. Depending on how wide the doorway is with both doors open you may be able to use one of our extra wide single retractable screen doors to screen it. The price is dependent on the height and width so it is difficult for me to give you a price without the sizes but you can see them on our Prices page of the website. I don’t believe we have the extra wide singles listed there but they are available for widths up to 59″.

      We don’t recommend only screening one door because you would need to install a full frame on all four sides of the opening to be screened. This would mean that you could not open the other side. Also, the price of a double is significantly less than twice that of a single so it’s a good deal and would allow you to open up both doors for maximum air flow.

      Please don’t hesitate to contact us with further questions, help measuring or with sizes for an exact price quote.

      Thanks again,
      Doug, the Screen Guy

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