Your Guide to Garage Door Screens

All You Need to Know About Garage Door Screens

Having a garage door screen can be a real lifesaver in the summertime. They let the air circulate through your garage, keeping it cool while also keeping the bugs and pests out. Not sure if a garage door screen is right for you? Keep reading to find out more.

What Is a Garage Door Screen?

A garage door screen is a mesh-type net that attaches to your garage door and keeps bugs, insects and debris like leaves and twigs away from your door. They’re also great at keeping cool air inside and hot summer heat out. We’ll talk more about the benefits of having one installed in just a moment.

What’s the Best Material for a Garage Door Screen?

Garage door screens come in two different materials: metal and nylon. The main difference is that a metal screen has a low-maintenance life, but nylon lasts longer and can be used year-round.

Garage screens made of metal are sturdy and durable. The mesh is typically made of aluminum, steel, nickel or copper. However, because metal screens are exposed to the elements, they can rust and corrode over time. You’ll want to consider choosing a mesh with an aluminum or anti-rust coating for added durability.

Garage door screens made of nylon are usually more expensive than metal ones because they’re designed to last longer. They come in a variety of colors and are mildew-resistant. Some varieties are water-proofed to shield your garage door from rain or snow. But, depending on which brand you choose, nylon screens can be a real pain to clean and maintain.

Do Garage Door Screens Come With My Door?

Although some companies recommend that you purchase your garage door screens when you buy your doors, you can bring home a pre-made screen and install it on an existing garage yourself. It only takes five minutes to put up most screens, so don’t be afraid to save some money by purchasing your garage door screens separately.

Screens that fit between your garage door and the protruding weather stripping are also available. You don’t have to worry about drilling holes in your garage door.

Is a Garage Door Screen Right for You?

There are several benefits to having a garage door screen installed. For starters, they help to save you money. The mesh lets air circulate through your garage, which helps to keep the temperature down. This can reduce your home’s energy bill.

Garage door screens also make life easier by giving you instant access to your garage door outside. Instead of having to sort through your keys or fumble with a remote, you can walk up to your screen and enter your code or click the button.

Not only are they easy to install, but garage screens are remarkably easy to use as well. They also provide security by keeping unwanted visitors out of your garage by blocking access to the area beneath the door.

For help keeping your garage door safe, functional and updated, reach out to A1 Door Company. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you still have about garage door screens and schedule an installation.

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