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Old 07-11-2010, 09:19 AM   #1
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I just found a new ( to me ) item at Lowe's.

It is a screen door that retracts horizontally into the jamb.

It is adjustable down to 22" X 60" which is more than adequately small for my u-haul.

It looks like one need only make adapters to square up the opening in order to install the door. It seems to made lightweight. They carry two different models.

The down side is they cost upwards of $200, but it's better than making your own for some people.

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Old 07-12-2010, 06:11 AM   #2
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When you say it retracts horizontally into the jamb, do you mean it is a pocket door?

Or does it roll up somehow into the jamb?

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Old 07-12-2010, 06:18 AM   #3
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The ODL Retractable Screen is 81-3/16 In. from top end cap to bottom end cap and fits 80 In. in-swing doors and is designed for an easy do-it-yourself installation. The rugged weather-stripping in tracks keeps dirt and insects where they belong - outside. The screen has all the advantages of a traditional screen, but when retracted it blends with the door frame to provide a clear unobstructed view. The screen material is made of durable fiberglass, designed to resist damage from hands or pets. The Retractable Screen comes with a 5-year limited warranty and is available in white, bronze, and sandstone. Each screen covers single doors up to 36 In. wide or double doors up to 72 In. wide (two screens required for this application). Replacement screen cartridges are available.
* Assembled Depth (in.) : 1.75 in
* Assembled Height (in.) : 81.4 in
* Assembled Width (in.) : 36.0 in
* Color/Finish : Beige/Cream
* Door Type : Screen
* Framing Type : Other
* Item Weight : 12.0 lb
* Jamb Depth : 0 in
* Type of Door : Screen
* Screen retracts into housing for an unobstructed view
* Durable fiberglass screen resists damage
* Easy to install
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:35 AM   #4
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Ah! Ha! Somehow it retracts into one of the jambs.

Sounds like a great solutions, possibly. I have a Lowe's nearby. I've often wished for a screen door. Maybe I'll run down sometime today and check it out!

Thanks for the idea and the info!
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:52 AM   #5
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It rolls up like a window shade into the jamb. ( less spring)
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:01 AM   #6
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It's very similar to the screen door that Escape uses. We had one installed a year ago and it works very well.

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