Do I have to have a Rope and Pull Kit to roll up my screen?
No. Rope and pull kits are designed to allow you to roll the garage screen up by pulling the rope and then secure the bundle by winding the cord(s) around the cleat. Additional assembly is required for rope and pull kits, and all of the hardware required is included in the kit. You can still enjoy retractable Fresh Air Screens without ropes by selecting a model with Buckles and Straps.
What are Buckles and Straps?
Buckles and straps create a system that can hold the panel of the garage screen when it has been rolled up by hand. Because the small parts are high, they make a great alternative for families with young children or curious pets that may get entangled in ropes. Garage door screens with buckles and straps do not require hardware.
Can Rope and Pull Kits be used on all Fresh Air Screens?
No. Rope and pull kits only work on retractable garage screens (Model C and Model D). Rope and pull kits can be added to retractable screens at any time, even with buckles and straps. They are designed to not interfere with the buckles or with any garage mechanism. By design, kits are created specifically for the model it is being used on and are not interchangeable with any other model (i.e. a kit for a Model C will not work on a Model D screen and vice versa). Please check your screen details prior to placing your order to ensure the right fit. If you are unsure of what kit will fit your screen, please contact us to speak with a representative.
*Stationary screens (Model A and Model B) do not roll up and will not be compatible with any rope and pull kits
Can My Screen Feature Both Systems?
Yes. A screen can feature both systems for changing lifestyles and purposes. You can purchase them both together by selecting a standard screen with buckles and straps and adding the rope and pull kit separately, or by letting us know you want to keep the buckles and straps as soon as you've placed an order for a model with a rope and pull kit. Please note that buckles and straps cannot be added separately later like other accessories.