How Much Do Retractable Insect Screens Cost?

retractable insect screen on windowIt’s really great to be able to fling open your doors and windows to let the cooling breezes permeate your home on a hot summer’s day. The trouble is that more often than not it’s not only the cooling air that enters your home. Along with it comes a whole host of Insects. A perfect solution is retractable insect screening; but just how much does it cost? Let’s take a closer look.

In essence pricing depends on two main factors and these are:

  • The size of the screening
  • The quality of the materials used

The good news is that you can buy retractable fly screening for just about any size opening; from small kitchen windows to larger living room windows and doors, to full patio enclosures, so prices vary based on this. As an example a retractable screen for a small window may cost you somewhere in the region of $250. Whereas larger openings could be up to $800 or more.

In addition toughened fly screens will cost more. It’s not unheard of to pay up to $450 for a 1.2m x1.4m roll. However in most cases the cost is justified because it’s made from a high tensile material that’s both incredibly hard wearing and long-lasting. Conversely if you’re all about saving money, then a 10m length of standard grey fibreglass fly screen mesh is likely to set you back just $50. As you can see, there’s a huge variation in cost, so it’s important to evaluate your needs. Ask yourself if you really do need to buy a maximum strength cyclone proof screen, when a standard fibreglass one will do. Alternatively if you’re after something that’s virtually indestructible that never needs replacing, then you might feel justified in stumping up the cash and opting for the former.

Another consideration that will affect the price is the type of mechanism you choose.  Are you in need of bi-fold screening which can cover as much area as you want? Or would you prefer to opt for pleated fly screening? Costs can range from $500 for a relatively small opening through to $4000 for a large 8 metre plus opening. If you want motorised screening that can be easily extended and retracted at the touch of a button, then again costs will be higher.

So are retractable insect screens really worth the money?

While it’s true that the best retractable screens are costly, they can really enhance a home, add value, and give you hassle-free living for many years to come.

If you’d like to find out more about retractable insect screening, or would like to speak to us about obtaining a free, no-obligation quote, then contact Down Under Insect Screens and Security on 07 3807 3355 today.

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