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How retractable screens are better than traditional screen doors.

Growing up many houses had a screen door to let in fresh air and keep the bugs out. How retractable screens are better than traditional screen doors. These doors were a huge blessing on hot nights and could help keep the entire house cool. Just like with everything technology improves on an already great idea and makes it better. So now we have a new and improve screen door in the form of a retractable screen.

Retractable screen doors have so many more advantages than traditional screen doors. Once you own one, you will never go back.

Retractable screens make your front door look better.
When people see your home, your front door is the first thing they notice. Why hide your beautiful front door with an ugly screen door? Retractable screens disappear when not in use and pull out when you need them, so they are never coving your front door if you don't want them to.

Just one door to open. It can get very troublesome to try to get in the front door carrying groceries, kids or anything else. Traditional screen doors make it harder because you have to hold it open while going through. Retractable screens disappear when you don't need them so they will never get in your way!

You can see out, but they can't see in. When using a retractable screen, you can see outside, but your neighbors can't see in. So you can enjoy privacy and fresh air. There is also no big metal plate on the bottom, so nothing gets in the way of bringing in the breeze.

Truly free flowing breeze. There is no grill work, kick plate, or panels preventing airflow, a retractable screen lets in more fresh air. Why let big pieces of metal get in the way of enjoying the cool breeze?

It last longer. Retractable screens are made of fabric that rolls up and stays protected in its housing off to the side of your door when not in use, which means it lasts much longer. Traditional screen doors are left out in the elements 24/7 with no protection from the sun, wind, rain, and critters. The result is that retractable screens have a much longer life!

You can watch these incredible retractable screens in action at our showroom in Ocala. Contact Michele's Hide-Away Screens for more information.