retractable patio screen

Do you have a large outdoor space like a covered patio, spacious gazebo, or expansive garage? If so, how nice would it be to have protection from bugs, the sun, and wind? Retractable screens offer all of that – and more! Here’s what to know when purchasing a retractable screen for a large opening.

Benefits of Retractable Screens

Retractable screens provide homeowners with a range of benefits – including wind and rain protection, solar shade, privacy, and climate control. They extend livings spaces and make time outdoors more comfortable and enjoyable.

Possibly the biggest benefit is retractable screens allow homeowners to use a space all year round – even when there are bugs, heat, or a lack of privacy.

Research Your Options

Retractable screens are available in a wide range of styles and colours to complement your home or business. When retractable screens retract, they can do so out of sight into a 5-inch panel box integrated into the bottom of the retractable screen assembly, or they can retract into a side pocket. Retractable screens allow you to extend them only when needed and retract back out of sight when finished to allow you to use your space to its maximum potential.

Commercial grade retractable screens that offer durability and strength are used by many companies as well as homeowners. Commercial retractable screens retract back into a pocket or disappear into an enclosed box to allow freedom of movement and openness when needed or to enclose a space to create shade, block wind and rain, or enhance privacy. They come in many styles to complement your home or business decor.

Motorized Retractable Screens

When you have a large opening, you want to make it as easy as possible to utilize your retractable screen. A motorized retractable screen for your large indoor or outdoor living space is a great way to enjoy fresh air, protection from the sun’s UV rays and insects, and some privacy.

Motorized retractable screens can accommodate openings up to 40 feet wide and be recessed or surface mounted. They can include automated controls – such as sun and wind sensors – that you can operate with wall-mounted and handheld remote or by a smartphone app. 

For retractable screens for large openings, motorized is the way to go.

Consult with the Experts

Ready to install a retractable screen for a large opening at your home or business? Get in contact with an awning specialist at Jans Awning Products to learn more about the many options available.