The Benefits of Retractable Screen Doors

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Retractable screen doors have quickly become one of the most popular home improvement options in recent years. That’s because retractable screen doors are perhaps the best way for homeowners to merge their outdoor and indoor living spaces, allowing homeowners to enjoy the fresh air of the warm months. 

What is a retractable screen door?

Unlike non-retractable screen doors, the retractable variety can be used or hidden at any time when not in use. Retractable screen doors easily slide into their housing unit either manually or with the push of a button. Put simply, retractable screen doors are there when you need them and out of sight when you don’t.

Although there are a few other types, sliding retractable screen doors are far and away from the most common. When installed, these screen doors open and close by sliding on tracks custom-fitted to your existing door frame. Magnetic retractable screen doors and pull up/down retractable screen doors are the two other far less common options.

The benefits of retractable screen doors

1. Convenient and easy-to-use

The best thing about retractable screen doors is just how easy they are to use. Unlike traditional screen doors, which can be clunky, awkward, and annoying to open and close, retractable screen doors are easily slid in and out thanks to their ultra-smooth track guides and roll control features.

2. Keep the insects out and the fresh air in

Everyone loves a nice cool breeze and the smell of fresh-cut grass in the warm summer months. But leaving the door swung open during these months is a sure-fire way to have your home filled with pesky insects. Retractable screen doors offer the best of both worlds: a fresh airflow and protection from annoying bugs.

3. Save money on electricity.

On that same note, keeping a home cool during the height of summer can be extremely costly. By installing retractable screen doors across your home, you can let the breezy air in to cool your house off without spending a fortune on AC. 

4. Maintain the beauty of your home

Traditional screen doors can be quite the eyesore for a home. They’re hefty and pointless to look at in the colder months of the year when you aren’t even using them. On the other hand, retractable screen doors roll up snugly into a housing unit, so they aren’t seen—preserving your home’s overall aesthetic.

5. Better views and improved health

Retractable screen doors not only let you enjoy the fresh air but also give you unobstructed views of the outdoors. And being cooped up inside all day isn’t healthy. So for those days where you have to spend lots of time indoors, retractable screen doors can be a lifesaver, bringing the outdoors to you and—in turn—boosting your mental health.

6. Customized to fit your home’s look and design

Retractable screen doors are also highly customizable. For one, they are universal fit, which means they can fit any door, whether it be French doors, arched entryways, patio doors, you name it. On top of that, homeowners interested in installing retractable screen doors can choose the material type, mesh color, the track and guide system, latching options, and much more.

The best retractable screen doors

Mirage retractable screens

  • Durable components
  • Superior powder coating to protect against wear and tear
  • Huge color selection
  • Ultra-smooth screen guides
  • Pet-friendly

Phantom retractable screens

  • Decorative and discreet design maintains curb appeal
  • Offers lots of ventilation
  • Energy savings
  • Versatile enough to fit many door styles
  • 9 color options

ClearView retractable screens

  • Mesh that doesn’t obscure views
  • Saves on electricity bills
  • Speed reducer technology prevents door slams
  • Hidden magnet system
  • Super-screen is 3x stronger than normal door screens

StowAway retractable screens

  • Eliminates the need for storm doors
  • Smooth glide technology
  • Breezy cross ventilation
  • Effortless stow away when not in use
  • Color, style, screen texture, UV filtering, latching, and slow-close options

RetractaView retractable screens

  • Sleek modern design
  • High-quality components
  • Low profile housing
  • Easy to roll up and hideaway
  • Durable tech

Genius retractable screens

  • Quiet, smooth operation
  • Sleek, virtually invisible design
  • Protection against airborne pests
  • Pleated screens
  • Fully customized installation


To learn more about installing a retractable screen door or to request a free estimate, contact Screenmobile’s team of door screen experts today.

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