A Guide to Retractable Screen Installation – Simple, Quick and Efficient

With Craft-Bilt retractable pleated screens, you can enjoy the outdoors like never before. Our products are an ideal solution for homeowners looking for convenient, cost effective, and low maintenance retractable screening options. We are proud to offer retractable screen systems that follow a simple installation process, allowing you to make use of and enjoy your new screened-in porch or patio immediately.

Steps for Installing Your New Screen System

Installation is a breeze with our retractable pleated screens. Due to its low profile, your screen can be installed virtually anywhere including openings that may not be perfectly square or levelled. Before you begin, make sure you have all the required tools and materials and read the instructions carefully. By following a few easy steps, you can begin using your retractable screen in no time:

  1. Clear the Area – Once you have established the area where you would like to install your retractable screen, ensure that the opening is level and clean. However, Craft-Bilt pleated screens are extremely forgiving and do not necessarily require a level opening. For instance, along the run of your opening, our screens will allow a rise of ½ an inch or a drop of ¼ inch.
  1. Installation Process – We take pride in how easy and effective our pleated screen installation can be for you. After laying out all your parts, begin by fastening your top track, followed by fastening your jamb and base-jamb to the sides of the opening, and finally lay down the ultra low sill that features convenient two-sided tape. Once these parts are correctly installed, it is time to insert the screen cartridge. Using a piece of wood to spread the top track, line up the pull-bar retainer and insert. Remove the wood and align the bottom of the screen cartridge to the bottom sill until it snaps into place.
  1. Ensure Smooth Operation – After the installation process is complete, make sure your pleated screen runs smoothly by extending and retracting it. If you find that the pull-bar does not completely close to the jamb, your screen does not fully retract, or the system is not operating smoothly, refer to our trouble-shooting guide.

Work with Us for Simple Retractable Screen Installation in Canada

This year, and ever after, don’t let pesky insects ruin your enjoyment of the outdoors. If you are searching for the perfect retractable screen for your home, we have you covered. At retractablescreen.ca, our products are simple to install and the absence of any complicated moving parts also make them very easy to operate. Don’t wait! Screen in your porch or pergola today for a truly transformative backyard experience.

For more information on our retractable screens, call us at 1-800-668-6430 or contact us online and we will be happy to assist you.