A retractable screen is a screen that can be pulled across or down an opening as needed. As the term implies, a retractable screen is a flyscreen that can easily be opened and closed. They are very discreet as they retractable into a slim canister or housing when they are not being used. Different types of retractable screens have different mechanisms; fitted horizontally or vertically. Some roll up with a spring loaded system like roller blinds, while others are pleated and have an accordion style mechanism that can be stopped anywhere without slamming back. The type you choose will depend on the use you want to put your screen to.
Retractable screens are absolutely perfect for screening out insects. They are most commonly used with difficult to screen openings such as French doors, bi fold doors, serveries, stacking doors, awning windows, casement windows, and double hung windows.
The primary reason for retractable screens popularity, is invisibility. That is, they are screens that are designed to blend in with their existing surrounds, and to have clean lines, slim hardware and framing, and discreet canisters. Combine these with a choice of colours including wood grain finishes and popular powder coat colours, and you have a screen that is virtually invisible.