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What is a Garage Door Screen and Why You Need One

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  • 30 Aug 2016
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You don’t realize it yet, but you need a garage door screen. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of St. Louis, Missouri has the info you you’ll need to discover your next garage upgrade.

If you want to get more use out of your garage space, this is the solution you’re looking for. Do you use your garage as a work area? Do you use it as a game area for ping pong and foosball? Maybe it’s even you go-to media room. If so, you know about those hot days where you wish you could open the garage door, but don’t want all those bugs getting in. A garage door screen is exactly what you need.

What is a Garage Door Screen?

Just as it sounds, a garage door screen is a screen door that fits into the front opening of your garage, just like a normal screen door on the front door of your house. At first, this sounds a bit confusing. Unlike your front door, you can’t really just add a swinging screen door onto the front of your garage. Instead, you need a roll up option similar to your existing overhead door.

garage door screen operationHow Does a Garage Door Screen Work?

Your garage door screen will attach to a separate set of roll up tracks that are installed just behind and below the tracks of the main door. Unlike your garage door, the screen door is not segmented. This means that there are only two set of rollers, one at the bottom of the door and one near the top. This allows the door to pivot as it closes down.

Some screen door brands use a motor to lift the door, just like your main door. Other brands opt for a manual operation. These models have simple straps that hang down when the door is up. This allows you to grab on and gently pull the door down into place. Once your done with the garage door screen, simply lift up from the bottom and slide it back into place.

Will it Fit in with My Existing Garage Door?

Your garage door screen will be custom built to fit the dimensions of your existing door way so that it fits snugly, keeping out unwanted bugs. For added convenience, a sliding door in the middle of the screen allows you easy entry and exit.

garage door screen sliding doorSome homeowners associations have banned certain types of garage door screens. This includes door with aluminum slider or electric motors that open the screen door. These can require building tracks and even frames onto the outside of your garage. Many HOA’s prefer not to have these unattractive additions to the home.


There are many advantages to purchasing one of these garage door screens. First, is their appearance Certain models hide away under the existing garage door in its up position. When not in use, it can barely be noticed. While in use, it looks like a permanent part of the garage.

Second, they are available in many sizes. Each door is custom built to fit your needs. Now, they are even available for nine feet and ten feet tall garage doors. No matter your size requirements, there is a solution for you!

Lastly, these screen doors are a green addition to your home. Because you can buy a garage door screen that is manual instead of electric, you are not adding any power needs. In addition, putting a screen door in place and allowing airflow in your garage will help with your heating and cooling costs. These will benefit your electric bill, as well as the environment.

When you’ve decided you are ready to get your own garage door screen, call us at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of St. Louis, Missouri. Our professional staff is standing by for your call.

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