Retractable Fly Screens
Retractable fly screens can be fitted to pretty much any type of door or window. If you are thinking of fitting retractable screens in your home there are a few things you might be considering:
• How are they going to look?
After all, you are going to invest money in something that is going to be permanently in your home, so one of the most important things to consider is the “looks”. Think of it as a piece of furniture: you wouldn’t buy furniture that you do not like. Choosing a screen that easily blends with your living areas is probably the best approach: sleek tracks and slim cassettes and no bulky plastic pieces.
• How much space do the cassettes take up in the frame?
When it comes to “looks” and blending with the existing frames, all retractable fly screens have one common challenge: the bigger the opening, the thicker the roll of mesh that is needed, and therefore, the bigger the cassette housing the roll of mesh. You should expect big cassettes for screening big openings, and slim cassettes for smaller openings. A one-size-fits-all approach to the cassette will not really help with the screen blending into your home.
• Are there bottom tracks and if so how high or wide are they?
All retractable fly screens for doors have either a bottom track or a bottom guide. The smaller and narrower the track or guide is, the better the screen will blend in the opening and the less likely it will become a barrier. You might also consider how the track or guide is going to be fixed into the floor (i.e. you have marble or fine timber floors that you would not want to drill into).
• How are you going to use them?
This might be the most important question in your decision making. There are many possibilities on how a homeowner can use a retractable fly screen, and all factors count when it comes to choosing the right screen for you: frequency of use, size of the opening, use of the opening (entertaining area, living area, etc), outdoor use, indoor use, etc.
• Are they easy to use?
You should expect that a retractable fly screen should roll out smoothly but firmly (enough tension to roll back but not so much to offer high resistance), and to roll back by itself (not walking it back) smoothly without slamming back into the cassette.
• What options are available?
Again, a one-size-fits-all approach is not the best option. In other words, a single style of screen will not necessarily perform well in your application. A range of different types of retractable fly screens is likely to give you a product that will meet your expectations.
We are happy to give you the best advice possible, obligation free, so that you can choose the right screen that will look great and perform well in your home.
Have a chat with Marisa, the owner, on 1300 884 842.