This is an expert buying about adding screen doors to garages. Bring fresh air into your garage without letting in unwanted bugs.

Opening the garage door is an obvious way to bring in fresh air. But if you’re concerned about bugs, debris, or neighborhood pets, consider adding a screen door.

Some garage screen doors slide on tracks and stack on either side. You can still drive into both bays of a two-car garage, but you have to move the doors. Other sliding doors pull down like window shades (see above) from a cassette mounted at the top of the door opening.

garage door opening protected by large screen door panels
Turn your garage into an outdoor room with the addition of a garage screen door. EZ Screen

Roll-up screens are a third option. The screen hangs from hook-and-loop material and includes zippered openings so you can walk in and out while the screen is down. When you don’t need the screen, you just roll it up.


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About Don Vandervort
Don Vandervort has developed his expertise for more than 30 years as a remodeler and builder, Building Editor for Sunset Books, Senior Editor at Home Magazine, author of more than 30 home improvement books, and writer of countless magazine articles. He appeared for 3 seasons on HGTV’s “The Fix,” and served as MSN’s home expert for several years. Don founded HomeTips in 1996. Read more about Don Vandervort