Reap the Benefits of a Retractable Screen on a Door
The retractable screen as a value-added treatment for windows and doors has been available for several years but it is gaining more attention from homeowners, builders, and interior designers, among others. These individuals are promoting the benefits of the self-storing screen treatment among their family, friends and clients especially for French doors.
Both the customers and manufacturers are reaping the benefits of the increasing popularity of self-storing screens. The mutual benefits that both parties enjoy are, in turn, fuelling the increased presence of many other types of screens in the market, such as the sliding door screen.
Customers’ Point of View
For customers, the benefits of a rollaway screen installed on a door or window are numerous. First, the versatility of letting the screen appear and disappear from view with the simple motion of sliding it into place.
When not in use, the screen can be rolled into the door or window frame for a clear unobstructed view of the indoors and outdoors as well as easy access for cleaning purposes. When in use, the screen doe not limit the indoor to the outside while also keeping out animals (i.e., insects) and letting in cool air in.
Second, a retractable window or door screen allows sunlight into the interiors that contributes to reduced electricity costs for the lighting system. Using solar screening stops Heat build-up indoors especially in summer.
Third, a retractable window or door screen is easier to maintain. This is because airborne dirt, dust and particles do not cling to its surface while it is retracted into its housing. The ease of cleaning is one of its selling points.
Fourth, a retractable window or door screen still allows the decorative aspects of the main structure to shine through even when it is in place. With its self-storing feature, the screen also eliminates the burdensome task of removing and installing it during winter and spring, respectively.
No wonder then that the French door screen is becoming a staple in homes, offices and retail structures.
Manufacturers’ Point of View
Manufacturers are obviously benefiting from the increased popularity of retractable screens for windows and doors. For one thing, their sales and profits have been on the rise – and their employees are certainly reaping the reward of more job security and more employee benefits (i.e., bonuses). For another thing, their sense of competitiveness and creativity is enhanced considering that customers want better products.
Indeed, everybody benefits from the retractable screens!