As a homeowner, you’re always looking for ways to maximize square footage. Finding unique, cost-effective ways to better utilize your space can add value to your house or add to your home’s functionality. Adding a garage door screen to your garage is one of the best ways to accomplish this, and with your new indoor-outdoor space, you can enjoy several additional benefits.


Garages usually aren’t connected to your home’s HVAC system, so they are subject to the weather. During summer, it’s too hot to spend time in a closed garage and portable air conditioning units can be expensive. Keeping the door open, however, may let in pests, pollen, or plant debris, which risks damage to your property and creates a need for regular cleaning.

Whether you’re working or relaxing, installing a garage door screen allows you to enjoy a garage that’s well-ventilated and protected from the elements. To further improve the space, consider installing your garage door screen with a pollen filter.


Keeping your garage can be difficult to do when an open door exposes it to the elements and animal life. A garage door screen can help you keep out animal droppings and plant debris, reducing your garage maintenance and leaving you more time to enjoy the space. However, keep in mind your garage door screen will still need attention, mainly in the form of regular cleaning.


For times when you may want to work or relax in your garage, you may not want the space open to the outside world. There are many garage door screen types, so you can choose one that offers your desired level of privacy.


Your home should be aesthetically cohesive to keep your curb appeal high. If it doesn't match, your garage door should at least complement the style, design, and colors of your home. With the wide variety of garage door screen options on the market, you can fully customize your screen's frame color, screen color, material type, paneling, and access points. Not sure which options are right for your home? Get advice from a professional.


There are plenty of benefits to installing a garage door screen, but it may take some time to figure out exactly what you need to make your garage work best for you. Once that’s done, you’ll still need preventative maintenance and the occasional repair. Whether you need a full installation, service, or new parts, count on American Door Works for all your garage door screen needs.