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September 1, 2021

What You Need to Know About Garage Screen Door Installation

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Looking for a way to make your garage more multifunctional? Maybe a garage screen door is an answer for you. Installing a garage screen would create the perfect space for cooking out, watching kids, and so much more. Your neighbors will be so jealous. 

Who knows, you may even start a new trend in your neighborhood. 

If you would like to learn more about garage screen door installation and what to do with all that new space, keep reading for more.

What Is a Garage Screen Door?

A garage screen door is exactly what it sounds like; a screen for your garage. The screen will cover your existing garage door hole cutout and allow you to have a hybrid indoor and outdoor space. This will act as a less permanent screened-in porch. 

When installed, professionals will come to your home and install garage door screen panels under your existing door. After this is done, you will now have to option to pull the screen down and turn your garage into an indoor-outdoor space. This is perfect for summer nights when you want to get away from the bugs or when you want to enjoy a peaceful rainy morning without getting wet.

The Screen Won’t Replace Your Regular Door 

If you’re worried about whether or not you will keep your precious solid garage door don’t worry, you will. Similar to a regular garage door, the screen will be retractable. This will allow it to slide under your regular dorr without interfering with it. 

If you decide you want a screened garage on a sun by afternoon, you’ve got it. But if you want a regular one to keep out the snow, you will have that too. You will have the best of both worlds with this screen.

This Upgrade Might Add Value to Your Home 

It is no secret that a unique and updated garage adds quite a bit of value to your home. Adding a screened-in garage door would only add to that value; especially if it is feature homebuyers have never seen. Its uniqueness alone would keep potential buyers hooked; it may even become the selling point. 

If you were looking for an extra push to persuade you in the screen door direction, consider the added value to your home just that.

There Are Different Types of Screens

If you like the privacy of your solid garage door, you’ll be happy to hear your screen can give you that as well. All you have to do is request a garage door privacy screen instead of a regular one. It may cost you a little more, but some may argue you can’t put a price on privacy. 

If this isn’t the upgrade you were looking for, there are a few other screen options out there. One of the more popular is the garage door bug screen; if you hate bugs, but love the outdoors, this is the screen option for you. This will keep gnats, mosquitoes, or any other bug from bothering you while outside. 

They also come in a variety of colors. Just make sure to ask what colors the screen of your choice comes in. Colors may vary depending on brand or style.

Make sure your garage door company has the screen of your choice in stock. If they don’t you may need to place a special order to get it sooner or ask to be waitlisted. 

Garage Screen Door Installation

Once you decide to take the leap and get a garage door screen involved, your next step is to contact your garage door company. You can do this online or over the phone, the option is up to you. You will need to discuss the screen you chose and when you want it installed. 

After this, you will probably schedule a quote. This is when a professional comes to your home and evaluates your garage. They will check to see if it is in the proper condition to install the screen and give you an estimated cost. This will cover labor, materials, and time. 

If everything sounds right and you are happy with the price you will then schedule your screen door installation. They will then come out and install the screen of your dreams. The installation shouldn’t take more than a day and after it has been properly installed, your screen is ready to use. 

If you have any issues with your new door, call your garage door company. They may be able to help you over the phone, but if they can’t they will send a professional out to assist you with the issue. 

What to Do With All That New Space

Adding a screen to your garage will open up the space for new possibilities. Now that it is a hybrid space, you will probably want to do more than park your car in your garage. But how do you make the new room functional?

If your garage doesn’t have a lot of storage, this is a great place to start.  When a room lacks storage, most things end up taking up space on the floor. Installing shelves and hooks in your garage will allow you to get all of that junk off the ground. 

Once the floor is clear, you will have plenty of room to add some seating or cover the concrete floor with a cute accent rug. You could even add a table if you plan to eat or craft in the new space. If you count on spending all year in your garage, investing in a space heater for colder months is a great option as well. 

It’s your garage, get creative and do whatever feels right. There are no incorrect answers here. 

Get Your Own Garage Screen Door 

When you start looking for a garage door company to install your garage screen door, consider giving Acess Entry Systems a call. We have over thirty years of experience and are happy to add you to our list of satisfied customers. 

Visit our website to learn more about our garage door screen systems or our garage screen door installation process. All the information you need is just a click away. 

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