Retractable screen doors have quickly become a very popular addition to the average garage. And these days, you can actually get a set of retractable doors with screens for your garage that are motorized. Highly functional and very convenient, these doors are a major advantage. Here is a look at some of the pros and cons of these doors.
Pro: You get an open garage with insect protection.
If you have ever had to do some work in your garage with the door open, you have probably had to battle the bugs at least a time or two. At night when the lights in your garage come on, every bug in the neighborhood seems to find its way to the illumination. With your screen doors in place, you can freely work in your garage at any time of day without being worried about the bugs and other pests making their way inside.
Con: Retractable screen doors usually don't offer a lot of garage security.
If you do have a screen door system installed in your garage, you will have to ensure that you are closing the main door when you are not around to keep an eye on things. These doors are ideal while you are working in the garage or even hanging out at home. However, they could easily be ripped down if someone with ill intent saw an open opportunity.
Pro: You can take advantage of fresh air and cool your garage naturally.
The garage tends to harness a lot of heat. For most homeowners, it is illogical to cool the garage because this is not a place in the home where most people spend their time. Therefore, having a motorized screen door in place will make it really convenient to open up the main door, hit a button to put down the screen, and enjoy the cool breezes on days when the garage is feeling a bit stuffy.
Con: Retractable garage doors with a motor take a little more time to install.
You can pick up cheap screens that simply hang over the garage door opening like a flap, and these are simple to install. However, the motorized versions have an actual motor and need to be connected to electricity in order to function. Even though having the motorized doors is a major advantage, it does mean that you may have to have help with a professional installation. For most homeowners, however, it is well worth it.