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Old 07-29-2018, 10:37 PM
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What's your preference for a screen on the large garage door. The partition type that slides across a track or the motorized kind that rolls down? What is the difference in price? Whom would be a recommended installer?
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:47 PM
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The sliders are much cheaper (less than 1/2 the price of motorized last time I checked) since they have no motor. I personally prefer the slider because you can just open it a couple feet to one side to walk in/out of garage with the motorized you have to raise the entire screen. Also slider is simpler with no expensive motor to fail. Slider does have a track on the bottom which could get jammed up with debris (but is easy enough to clean with a broom). Slider also has 4 smaller screens and therefore are cheaper to replace if you put a hole in one panel where if you rip the motorized one either you need an ugly patch or have to replace the entire screen which means taking down the whole unit. Motorized is easier to control just like a garage door opener (you can do it from your car when it rains).

Sliders seem harder to find these days because most of the companies prefer to sell the more expensive motorized.
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Old 07-30-2018, 07:17 AM
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Roll up model. So much nicer. Always out of the way when not being used. Looks so much better on your home.
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Old 07-30-2018, 07:22 AM
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I have sliders, but I bought the top hung roller version, so when the bottom track gets debris in it, it doesn't effect the door's performance. Bought them from Michelle's Hide-Away Screens at the Marion Market. They've performed very well for almost five years now and still look like new. Michelle's also sells the motorized screens.
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:01 AM
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Thumper installs a motorized garage door screen that operates on the same track as your garage door. I have had one for about 8 years and have had no problems. Very convenient.
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Old 07-30-2018, 05:48 PM
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Thumper installs a motorized garage door screen that operates on the same track as your garage door. I have had one for about 8 years and have had no problems. Very convenient.
2nd vote for Thumpers. Great company.
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:36 PM
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It comes down to personal preference. We have a roll up and are very happy. The main difference between the two type, for me, is with the roll up you can have both the door and screen down at the same time. With the screen that shares the garage door tracks, it is either the screen or door. If it is raining I can have the screen down and the garage door 3/4 of the way down. This gives me air circulation in the garage while keeping the rain out.

Cool Breeze is a good place to look for a roll up screen. They advertise on this site. Give them a call.
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Old 07-30-2018, 09:57 PM
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It comes down to personal preference. We have a roll up and are very happy. The main difference between the two type, for me, is with the roll up you can have both the door and screen down at the same time. With the screen that shares the garage door tracks, it is either the screen or door. If it is raining I can have the screen down and the garage door 3/4 of the way down. This gives me air circulation in the garage while keeping the rain out.

Cool Breeze is a good place to look for a roll up screen. They advertise on this site. Give them a call.

The sliders are not affected by the garage door at all as they are in front of it. There are 4 sliding panels, you can slide 1 panel over and walk in/out without having to raise the whole thing every time. Yes, it is personal preference.
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:27 AM
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Cool Breeze did my door.
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:53 AM
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The sliders are not affected by the garage door at all as they are in front of it. There are 4 sliding panels, you can slide 1 panel over and walk in/out without having to raise the whole thing every time. Yes, it is personal preference.
Who did your screens? Thanks in advance.
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