Stationary Screens on a Gazebo

One day you are full of energy and ambition, and the next day you wake up and realize your weekend to-do list suddenly became list of a Things I Wish I Did but Didn’t. “Welcome to the real world, kid,” a wise friend once said to me. “Life is full of things to do, but you only get to choose some.”

I think, for this reason, I love low maintenance projects. These are projects that I can do with the kids, and once it is done – it is done. We can sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor without any more hassle. One and done, my friends, one and done! For projects like decorating a porch or finishing a deck, adding a stationary screen can be the step that makes your project low maintenance. Nothing takes the joy out of having an outdoor haven more than having to clean up what the wind blows in.

Stationary Screens

Stationary screens are Fresh Air Screens that do not roll-up. They are an alternative to garage door screens for places that do not require vehicle entry. Some stationary screens allow walk-throughs, while some do not have an opening at all – allowing an uninterrupted view for certain areas.

All Fresh Air Screens use the adhesive loop to attach to the structure’s frame, but you do not have to mess with rolling them up and buckling them at the top or installing a rope and pull kit. Those are great, do not get me wrong, but if you do not need a large opening, then you also do not need the hassle of extra installation either. Like all Fresh Air Screens, stationary screens also feature a rod pocket at the bottom of the screen. This allows a PVC (or similar) rod to be inserted in the bottom for weight and extra security.

Best Places for Stationary Screens

Porches/patios – Porches and patios are where all good smells come from. Potted flowers and outdoor brunches can bring back warm memories, but they also can attract bees and other unwanted pests. You don’t have to avoid sitting out on the porch if you can defend it with a screen.

Gazebos and Pergolas – Few things are more luxurious than adding a gazebo or pergola to your outdoor retreat. But it can also be less than rewarding if you are swatting at mosquitos or sweeping out leaves from nearby trees. Honestly, the leaves are more annoying – from experience, those leaves can really get trapped in gazebos. 

Stationary Models

There has been some confusion on which models roll up, and which do not roll-up. A good rule of thumb to remember is that if there are at least two zippers (once on each side of the screen), it is meant to roll up. These screens do not have outer zippers, so they were not designed to roll up.

Model AModel A

Model A is a stationary (non-retractable) screen that does not feature any zippers. The installation is easy, and the view is seamless. These are particularly useful in places that do not require any entry or walk-through. 

Model B

Model B

Model B is stationary (non-retractable) that allows entry through the middle with a single zipper. The zipper is heavy-duty with a double zipper pull so that you can enter and leave from either side of the screen. This is particularly useful when creating walk-throughs for gazebos and pergolas.


What Customers Want to Know

Q. What do you do with the screen when it is not in use?

A. Gently pull the screen away from the adhesive loop (the strip that is attached to the garage), then fold it and store it in a dry area. We recommend making sure your screen is clean and free of debris before storing it.  

Q. How do you get in and out with the screen up? 

A. Model A is not intended to create an entrance and is for places that only provide a view. If you need a walk-through entrance, we recommend model B, which has a middle zipper for the entryway. For vehicles, please see our roll-up (retractable models).

Q. What accessories are available for these screens?  

A. Over time, you may want to replace your adhesive loop, which attaches to the garage and holds the screen. You will not need any other accessory with stationary screens, because they do not have the roll-up function.  

Tips from Our Production Experts

Our production team would like to share some helpful tips for preparing a great experience using your screen.

Installing Stationary Screens

All our screens are applied to the structure using the adhesive hook and loop (Velcro). This system allows you to remove the screens for storage, although if you prefer, it will not hurt the screens to stay up all year long. You will not need hardware to install these screens; however, if you feel your screen needs additional support, you can apply marine screws or roofing nails approximately every six inches in the adhesive loop. Do not apply the nails through the screen as this will permanently damage the screen.

For more information, visit our support center


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