Welcome Fresh Air Into Your Home with These Detachable Screen Doors
Opening a window is one way to get fresh air into your home, but if you're looking to welcome a breeze or cool down your space faster, opening a full-size door is a better option. Thanks to detachable screen doors that you can install yourself whenever you please, letting fresh air into your space without bringing in unwelcome guests—think: bugs and rodents—is easy. And keeping critters out isn't the only advantage to these screens. "The main benefit is that you're not making a permanent change to your home," says Kevin Busch, the vice president of operations at Mr. Handyman, a Neighborly company. "This is a perk especially for renters. If properly installed and removed, the detachable door should not make any damage to your door frame."
When considering which option would be best for you, Busch says to think about how much money you want to spend on the features you seek. "Many models come with magnetic seal options, making it possible to enter and exit 'hands-free,'" says Busch, adding that this is a must when helping little ones inside or unloading the car. "From a cost perspective, various detachable doors are also a lot more affordable than adding a permanent screen door. Finally, in theory, you could DIY install a detachable screen door yourself." If you have questions along the way or need a hand installing a more permanent screen door to frame the door already existing in your home, hiring a home repair and improvement professional could do the trick. Otherwise, look to these screen doors on the market that you can install to let fresh air in your home in no time.
- Best Magnetic Screen Door: Koview Magnetic Screen Door
- Best Standard Screen Door: Brisa Brown Standard Double Retractable Screen Door Kit
- Best Hanging Screen Door: Magzo Hanging Screen Door
- Best Garage Screen Door: Loobani Garage Door Screen
- Best Pet-Friendly Screen Door: Ownpets Pet Screen Door
- Best Budget-Friendly Screen Door: Everyday Home Magnetic Screen Door with Heavy Duty Magnets and Mesh Curtain
- Best Wide Screen Door: Yotache Wide Magnetic Screen Door