Retractable Screen Doors Features

Stow Away Retractable Screens

StowAway Retractable Screen Doors

A StowAway Retractable Screen Door is an upgrade alternative to a traditional swinging or sliding screen that is attached to the exterior or interior of a door or window frame. A Retractable Screen Door consists of a housing, pull bar, tracks, sill adapter, mold and handles. The entire screen system retracts back into its protective housing canister for storage when not in use. A spring is installed in every Retractable Screen Door which allows the screen to retract by itself when released from the catch device. The rate at which the screen accelerates back into the housing canister is controlled with either a Fast Close or Slow Close Hydraulic Speed Reducer.

Fast Close Fast Close
Slow Close Hydraulic Speed Reducer Slow Close Hydraulic Speed Reducer

One side of the screen mesh is attached to a roller tube mounted within the housing component. This roller tube spins internally with the help of the spring and close device mounted inside the roller tube at opposite ends. The other end of the screen mesh is secured to the pull bar with a seamless v-clip design.

V-Clip V-Clip

This pull bar has nylon end caps that wrap around the top and bottom tracks for a smooth and jump proof operation. Tracks allow the pull bar to slide freely back and forth within the opening. The screen mesh, unlike a traditional screen is not attached at the top and bottom of the opening in order for it to be able to retract. Screen mesh on a retractable screen system is fabricated to sit within the top and bottom track to ensure superior protection. Sill adapters and moldings are used to help create that perfect frame for your door or window Retractable Screen Door installation. Once deployed, the pull bar is fixed in place by a catch device installed on the side opposite the housing.

Common Retractable Screen Door Installations

Retractable Screen Doors can be installed on any Double Door, Single Door, Sliding Door, Window, Dutch Door or Arched Door.

Double Door Double Door
Single Door Single Door
Sliding Door Sliding Door
Window Window
Dutch Door Dutch Door
Single Door Arched Door

StowAway Retractable Screen Doors are custom built to fit any opening and can accommodate heights up to 108” tall. A Single Door Retractable Screen can accommodate widths between 0”-72”. A Double Door Retractable Screen can accommodate widths between 0”-144”.

Standard Frame Colors

StowAway Retractable Screen Doors are available in 19 colors. The breakdown consists of 12-powder coated colors, 1-mill color (raw aluminum), 3-anodized colors and 3-wood veneer finishes. 13-Standard Colors

Architectural Bronze Architectural Bronze
Black Black
Brown Brown
Desert Tan Desert Tan
Grey Grey
Hunter Green Hunter Green
Ivy Green Ivy Green
Linen Linen
Mahogany Mahogany
Mill Mill
Off White Off White
Sandalwood Sandalwood
White White

3-Anodized Colors (Upgraded Feature) Black Anodized, Clear Anodized and Gold Anodized. The nylon end caps and magnets need to be selected from one of the 12 standard nylon colors.

Black Anodized Black Anodized
Clear Anodized Clear Anodized
Gold Anodized Gold Anodized

3-Wood Veneer Colors (Upgraded Feature) Mahogany, Oak and Pine. Wood Veneer can be painted or stained to any color you desire. The nylon end caps, handles and magnets need to be selected from one of the 12 standard nylon colors.

Mahogany Mahogany
Oak Oak
Pine Pine

Custom Frame Colors

StowAway Retractable Screen Doors are available in Tiger Drylac custom powder coated colors. The aluminum housing, pull bar, tracks, sill adapter, mold and handles can be selected from one of these custom colors to compliment your home. The nylon end caps and magnets need to be selected from one of the 12 standard nylon colors. Click on the image below to open the Custom Powder Coat Color Chart

Screen Mesh Options

StowAway Retractable Screen Doors come standard with a stiffened Black or Grey Fiberglass Mesh. Additional Screen Mesh options include Solar No-see-um Mesh, Solar Medium Mesh, Solar Maximum Mesh and Polyester Pet Mesh. Black or Grey Fiberglass Mesh is similar to your typical window mesh but stronger. Our fiberglass mesh is stiffened which means it’s baked longer in the oven to create a tougher screen. A single StowAway Retractable Screen with Black or Grey Fiberglass Mesh can accommodate widths up to 72”. Black Solar No-see-um Mesh is a finer mesh that helps protect against tiny no-see-um, gnats, sand flies and other tiny irritating insects. This screen is more densely woven and still allows great ventilation and visibility. Black Solar No-see-um Screen Mesh is stronger than your basic fiberglass window mesh. A single StowAway Retractable Screen with Black Solar No-see-um Mesh can accommodate widths up to 56”. Black Solar Medium Mesh is a long lasting solar screen material. This screen blocks about 80% of the sun’s harmful UV Rays and allows limited airflow. Black Solar Medium Screen Mesh is typically only used for sun control. A single StowAway Retractable Screen with Black Solar Medium Mesh can accommodate widths up to 56”. Black Solar Maximum Mesh is a long lasting solar screen material. This screen blocks about 90% of the sun’s harmful UV Rays and allows limited airflow. Black Solar Maximum Screen Mesh is typically only used for sun control. A single StowAway Retractable Screen with Black Solar Maximum Mesh can accommodate widths up to 56”. Black Polyester Pet Mesh is a long lasting weather and pet resistant screen material. This screen does not become brittle and tear as does standard fiberglass window mesh. Black Super Screen is three times stronger than basic fiberglass window mesh. A single StowAway Retractable Screen with Black Polyester Pet Mesh can accommodate widths up to 56”. Screen Mesh Options

Black Fiberglass Black Fiberglass
Grey Fiberglass Grey Fiberglass
Black Polyester PetBlack Solar No-see-um
Black Solar Medium Black Solar Medium
Black Solar Maximum Black Solar Maximum
Black Solar No-see-um Black Polyester Pet

Sill Adapters

Sill Adapters will aesthetically complete a Retractable Screen Door installation and help prevent potential damage to the bottom track. The sill adapter provides a seamless blending of the new screen to your existing threshold and frame. In a great number of cases, the sill adapter is a necessary component for proper screen operation and support. Our StowAway Retractable Screen Doors come standard with a sill adapter.

Curved Sill Curved Sill
Decolumn Decolumn
Extended Sill Extended Sill
>Exterior Sill Exterior Sill
Hinge Sill Hinged Sill
Interior Sill Interior Sill
Over Sill Over Sill
Square Sill Square Sill
Threshold Sill Threshold Sill

StowAway Retractable Screen Door Features:

Die Cast Handle (Standard) Die Cast Handle (Standard)
Nylon Handles (Upgrade) Nylon Handles (Upgrade)
Recessed Handle (Upgrade) Recessed Handle (Upgrade)
Strong Magnet (Standard) Strong Magnet (Standard)
Internal Magnets (Upgrade) Internal Magnets (Upgrade)
Grabber Catches & Keepers (Upgrade) Grabber Catches & Keepers (Upgrade)
Grabber Inserted (Upgrade) Grabber Inserted (Upgrade)
White Keeper (Upgrade) White Keeper (Upgrade)
Position Holders (Upgrade) Position Holders (Upgrade)
Plexi-Glass Pet Guard (Upgrade) Plexi-Glass Pet Guard (Upgrade)
Latches (Upgrade) Latches (Upgrade)
Palm Tree Stickers (Upgrade) Palm Tree Stickers (Upgrade)
Cleaning Kit (Upgrade) Cleaning Kit (Upgrade)

Technical Drawings, Spec Sheets & Catalog

StowAway Exploded View Download PDF
StowAway Sill Adapter Download PDF
StowAway Inswing Double Door (over sill) Download PDF
StowAway Outswing Double Door (square sill top) Download PDF
StowAway Inswing Single Door (extended sill) Download PDF
StowAway Inswing Single Door (exterior sill) Download PDF
StowAway Inswing Single Door (hinged sill) Download PDF
StowAway Inswing Single Door (square top & over sill bottom) Download PDF
StowAway Inswing Single Door (thershold sill) Download PDF
StowAway Inswing Single Door (square top and bottom sill) Download PDF
StowAway Inswing Single Door (square top and curved bottom sill) Download PDF
StowAway Sliding Door (exterior sill) Download PDF
StowAway Sliding Door (square top and interior bottom sill) Download PDF
StowAway Sliding Door (square top and over sill bottom) Download PDF
StowAway Grabber Catch Installation Download PDF
Step by Step Catalog Download PDF