A popular and convenient alternative to retractable screens
A great option if you’re looking for something different than a retractable screen, the Pleated Insect Screen is incredibly easy to use, as it does not feature a cassette with a spring-tensioned mechanism. Instead it uses pleats, which conveniently stack back when you put the screen away.
- low maintenance
A smooth, free sliding, concertina design
Instead of having mesh that rolls into a cassette, the mesh of the pleated screens works like an accordion or a concertina. This means once the pleats are retracted, they fold and stack back on to each other with great ease.
This is in contrast to most retractable fly screens that require a spring-loaded tube in order to make the mesh roll into it. From a user’s point of view this can sometimes prove to be frustrating – particularly for the elderly or small children — as they are forced to “fight” against the tension to extend the screen.