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You have made the decision that it is now time to purchase a Retractable Screen Door. Please read the below opinions of Classic Home Improvement Products.

Retractable Screen Door Reviews | StowAway Retractable Screens

Professional Installation

Are you looking for Professional Installation or a Do It Yourself project?
Let’s start off by talking about the Hardware Stores such as Home Depot, Lowes, True Value and so forth. Let’s just say, a Retractable Screen Door should never be sold as a do it yourself project. The only reason a retractable screen should ever be in a box is after it is custom built.

The number one returned item at Big Box stores is the Retractable Screen Door. Problem is, it’s impossible to install a Retractable Screen if it is not custom built to your opening (size and dimensions). Retractable Screen Doors are not cheap, you 100% do get what you pay for.

Professional Installation

Install The Product Right The First Time

Why is there such a large swing in price from some brands versus others?
All Retractable Screens might appear to be the same but once you start doing a little bit of research you start to see that there are many factors that come into play for the final price of a Retractable Screen Door installed. What is the quality of the Retractable Screen? Are the components high-end or low-end. A cheaper priced product always means that cuts are being made somewhere.

The first question we always receive when a customer calls into our office is: How much is your Retractable Screen Door? Our response is always the same: Are you only concerned about the price or do you want to know about the price and the quality of the door? Buying a cheap product always has its downfall. You will end up spending twice the amount of money that you should have in the long run when you have to replace the other brands within a year of installation

The swing for a basic single door Retractable Screen (no upgrades) installed varies from $325-$499. We suggest sticking in between the $399-$499 range.

The swing for a basic double door Retractable Screen (no upgrades) installed varies from $525-$798. We suggest sticking in between the $699-$798 range.

There is not a high quality single door retractable screen product that you will find in the market available for less than $399

There is not a high quality double door retractable screen product that you will find in the market available for less than $699

What brand Retractable Screen Door should you purchase?
The first thing you need to ask yourself is do you want to purchase the Retractable Screen Door once and enjoy it for the next 10 years or do you want to try and save a couple hundred bucks which ultimately has you paying more to fix/repair a cheap product over the next 10 years.

Don’t waste your time with ODL, Reel, Vanishing, Casper, Dreamscreens, Clearview, Eclipse, Aira, Wizard or Mirage. All these brands have their flaws and imperfections.

Trash Can Clearview

Clear View Retractable Screens Trashed

The only two screens to consider when deciding what brand Retractable Screen Door to purchase is: StowAway Retractable Screen Doors or Phantom Retractable Screen Doors.

If you are looking for a high quality retractable screen stick with one of these two brands.

The question now is do you purchase a Phantom Retractable Screen or StowAway Retractable Screen?

Phantom Retractable Screens are built 100% in Canada. What happens if you buy a Canadian product and the local California dealer goes out of business?

A highly marketed Retractable Screen to say the least. If you are looking for a basic model retractable screen with limited options and features this is your door. The back of the housing where the screen mesh rolls up is not enclosed. The screen only has an original close device (no slow close feature available).

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StowAway Retractable Screens

StowAway Retractable Screens are built 100% in the United States.
The StowAway Screen is “The Official Retractable Screen Door of Southern California”.

Official Retractable Screen

This screen hands-down has more options than any other brand on the market. The back of the housing where the screen rolls up is enclosed. This screen has a closing device of either an original close or a slow close speed reducer (Fast or Slow). There are claims made in the industry that there is only one brand that does not slam back. That information is incorrect. This screen has the option as well thanks to the Hydraulic Slow Close Speed Reducer.

Fast Close or Slow Close

Fast Close or Slow Close Hydraulic Speed Reducer

StowAway is the only screen with a V-Clip design in which the mesh is attached to the pull bar. Unlike other brands that have a horrible heat seal or beaded line along the pull bar, StowAway has solved this problem with a much cleaner look.

V-Clip Pull Bar

No Ugly Heat Seal Along Pullbar

StowAway Retractable Screens work on any inswing or outswing single door, double door, arched door, dutch door as well as windows and sliding doors.

13 standard colors are available. In addition, 3 anodized finishes are available (Gold, Clear and Black). But wait, there is more, 3 real wood veneer finishes are also available. If that’s not enough options we can also custom powder coat any color in the rainbow!

StowAway Mesh is one step ahead of the game. The stiffened fiberglass (standard mesh) mesh is in a class all by itself. Yes, standard window mesh is also available. In addition, Pet Mesh, Solar No-see-um, Solar Medium and Solar Maximum are upgrades that are available.

Sill Adapters

StowAway Retractable Screen Sill Adapters

The next feature that allows StowAway to be installed anywhere is the standard piece of every installation called a Sill Adapter. The sill adapter gives the bottom rail that perfect angle and support system that is needed. When other brands won’t work, StowAway will. We don’t have just one way to install our product. We literally have hundreds.

The only Retractable Screen with a Die-Cast Aluminum Handle. Why does this matter you ask? What is the one piece you touch on a daily basis – the handle right? The last thing you want is a handle that discolors, turns yellow or even collects dirt. With the Die-Cast Aluminum handle the finish is powder coated (baked on) for a lasting finish.

Retractable Screen Door Handles

Handle Comparison

Also available with the StowAway brand is locks, latches, pet guards, position holders, mesh stickers, cleaning kits, grabber catches, internal magnets and recessed handles.

How long will a StowAway Retractable Screen Door last?
A Retractable Screen Door is like a car and it needs upkeep and maintenance to ensure the life of the product. If you do nothing, the Retractable Screen Door should last you 5 years. With a little yearly maintenance, what we like to call an oil change, your Retractable Screen Door will last forever. Not to say that you won’t need a screen mesh replacement over the years because of family members walking into the invisible screen mesh, but you get the point.

Let’s be honest, most homeowners will never clean the Retractable Screen (tracks/housings/mesh) etc. Let us take care of that for you.

Check out the StowAway Retractable Screen suggested maintenance:

Lifetime Warranty

Limited Lifetime Warranty

What is the Warranty for a StowAway Retractable Screen Door?
Check out the limited lifetime warranty found here:

What company should you buy from?
The next question you need to ask yourself is who is installing my Retractable Screen. A lot of homeowners are too quick to pull the trigger and move forward with a Retractable Screen because they believe they found a good product at a wonderful price. Don’t be fooled.

Most operations are one-man bands with no contractor’s license. Why should the person installing your Retractable Screen have a contractor’s license you ask? The answer: A contractor’s license shows years of knowledge and most importantly that the company you are buying from is not a fly-by-night operation.

Next, how did you hear about the company? If you have never heard about the company before, it might be best to go with the company you see all the time. You know that one company you always see in Magazines, at a Home Show, at the Orange County Swap Meet or even their vans!

Classic Home Improvement Products of Anaheim Hills, California can install this amazing StowAway Retractable Screen Door for you today. With over 20,000 satisfied customers since 2001 we are eager to supply you with fresh air and a quality product! We are in every magazine, every home show, at the Orange Swap Meet and have numerous company vehicles in the field everyday!

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