Garages are no longer just being utilized as a car park or storage. Many homeowners are converting or modifying their garages into usable living or working space. Garages are becoming full workshops, gyms, offices and even an additional family or living room. Although this space is being utilized in a new way, many people want to keep the same architectural look along with keeping the garage door. Maintaining the garage door allows you to easily open up your space to the outside and allow fresh air and light in. This is a great feature that a wall conversion will not allow. Opening up your new living or working space to fresh air circulation and light is great, however, bugs, insects and blowing debris finds a way in as well. If you are keeping your garage door and use it frequent, you might think about installing a retractable garage door screen to circumvent the problem of bug problem.
Retracting screens are constructed with a durable and long lasting fiberglass mesh. The mesh is designed with high visibility and easy to see through and will not obstruct your veiws. This product is so visible, they are considered, invisible screens as they appear almost invisible or naked to the eye. Retracting screens, like their name implies retract back, roll up or withdraw back into their cassette when not in use. This feature allows your screen to be out of sight and out of the way when not being used. This retracting feature protects your screeen and prevents it from being a nuisance when not being used.
Retractable garage screen doors are available in manual or motorized operation. A manual screen operate through a pull chain. A motorized screen allow for automated use and are ideal for large or wide screens that can be cumbersome and difficult to manually operate because of width or height. A motorized screen can be operated by anyone. The choice of manual or motorized is a personal preference, however, if you do select a motorized screen please be sure to consider the wind loads or conditions in which your screen will operate. We manufacture motorized screens for light, medium and high wind loads. So carefully consider this factor as the screen may blow out if it not being used in the correct conditions. If you are unsure about which screen to select, please feel free to contact us we will help you to choose the best option that will meet your needs and your budget.
In order for every homeowner to be able to find the best system for their garage, there are several tips that you must consider:
1). It is vital that you obtain the exact measurements of your garage or workspace before ordering.
A common error is reversing the width and height measurements. Remember that width is the side-to-side measurement and height is the top-to bottom measurement. It is also important NOT to round up or down on measurement, unless the manufacturer suggests. These points are crucial as the precise information needs to be given in order for your screen to be manufactured correctly.
2). You need to choose whether to have your garage screen ready to install (manufactured to your sizing requirements) or whether you want to install a DIY kit. The kit contains all the essential components that you need for the installation and requires some assembly. This option is a more affordable one. DIY garage screen kits are very easy to install and only require a few tools and a bit of time in order for perfectly fit your screen. Easy to follow instructions are included and you can do it even if you are alone.
While it is true that there are a lot of companies selling retracting screens, not all screens are the same. Make sure quality components and custom manufacturing is done, so your screen will be durable. last for years to come and fits perfectly when installed.
Finally, a good garage screen mesh should be able to provide you with the full protection of the sun’s ultra violet rays and from annoying bugs and insects.
You can choose different designs features, styles, colors and options that you want to customize your garage door screen. Motorized garage door screens continue to be a favorite because of they have ease of operation and conveniently open or close within seconds. With a press of a button on a remote control, you have quick and easy opening or closing of your motorized screen. This is especially helpful with large or wide openings. We also have screening systems that will not blow out under high wind conditions.
A retractable screen are not just for residential use anymore. More and more businesses are using our retractable products in a variety of locations and applications, from restuarants, bars, pubs, offices, coffee drive-thru windows, pool and recreation facilities, gyms and so much more. If you have a space in your business that is not being utilized and you want to open it up to the outside, then Bravo products may be your answer.
Please call us at Bravo to help you selecti the best product for your need, whether home or business.