1. What are retractable fly screens?
Fly screens are screens that cover both doors and windows of all size with the obvious intent, to keep out the flies. They do more than just keep out the pesky flies though. They keep out all insects and pests including spiders and small animals and large animals to a point. They offer a mode of protection from the pesky bugs that live outside, especially flies and mosquitoes. Being a retractable screens means they move back and forth with ease, with the ability to open and close at will.
2. What types of homes need retractable fly screens?
All sorts of homes can have fly screens installed. In particular, fly screens are useful in areas where the temperatures may be pleasant and people wish to open their doors and windows to allow the outside air to filter into the home.
3. Are retractable fly screens available for patio doors like sliding glass doors and French doors?
Yes, these fly screens actually work very well for large doors and especially ones that will be used a lot. Old style screen doors on sliding glass doors are terrible to move along the track. They become stuck and it requires a good yank to get them loose. Often when this happens the screen door is a risk for slamming. This is especially risky for small children. The door will fly over the track, becoming unstuck, and the fingers and toes may be smashed as a result. Retractable fly screens for larger doors come with an automatic braking system. This means the screen door glides smoothly over the track and if something hinders its movement, like little fingers or feet, the door will stop. It is built so that it cannot be slammed shut, thus preventing the issues of being stuck and slamming shut.
4. How do retractable fly screens work on windows?
They are installed as a permanent fixture just like the windows. When you raise the window you can raise the fly screen. It glides up and down with the same ease, enabling you to be able to open fully to the outside.
5. Are retractable fly screens expensive?
No, they are very affordable and because you are not at a risk of losing or damaging them because you want to open the window, they will stay in shape a lot longer than normal screens. They add more value to the home because they are considered a permanent fixture.