5 Ways To Maintain Retractable Fly Screens

5 Ways To Maintain Retractable Fly Screens

Your door needs retractable screens to keep you protected. Since it can be used in many ways to compliment your home, you need to make sure that you extend its life so you do not have to replace it every year. Many homeowners consider their door incomplete without retractable screens. There are many types of screens for you to choose from. Some can be used in inward swinging doors, sliding glass doors and even outward swinging doors. Without a doubt, a homeowner will never lack place to use retractable screens. 

If you fail to take care of your retractable screens, it may not take long for them to show signs of wear and tear. Visible signs of damage can be prevented with proper maintenance and care. You can increase its longevity by following some precautionary tips. Cleaning your screens regularly can maintain their mint condition. Here are some practices you can follow: 

Retract screens if not in use

The best thing about retractable screens is that you can tuck them away if not in use. If your doors are closed, you can retract your screen so it will not collect debris. You can also reduce sun exposure when screen is retracted. More often than not, the screen exposed to harsh conditions shows signs of damage. 

Clean tracks

Door tracks can collect debris. If you do not ensure that tracks are kept clear of debris and obstruction, you will not be able to use it effectively. Debris must be removed immediately as they are hiding behind tiny crevices. These areas can also become hiding spot for grime and dust. If they are left uncleaned, you will also be increasing the chances of damage. 

Keep screen clean

Aside from cleaning the tracks, it is also essential to keep screen clean. It should be free of dirt and dust as these can also shorten your affect your screens' condition. Keep your screen protected against various elements, which can cause your screen to wear down. When cleaning your screen, always keep the materials in mind. If your screen is made of sturdy material, you can remove the screen and wash it. Make sure you leave screen to air dry. Proper cleaning can also go a long way in ensuring that your screen lasts longer. 

Avoid excessive use of force

Screens are more vulnerable to damage if they are exposed to blunt force caused by guests, children and pets. If someone walks into the screen door, the screen cannot take excessive use of force. Homeowners must see to it that they do not subject screens to any blunt force. 

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