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Expand Your Home With a Garage Screen

“A garage door screen lets the fresh air in and keeps the bugs, leaves and pests out.”


A garage screen lets the fresh air in and keep the bugs, leaves and pests out. They are easy to install and inexpensive to buy. Avoid a long, expensive remodel by installing one in minutes!

Have you every dreamed of having a screened in porch? How about a new family room or recreation room? For less than $200 and an hour of your time, you can have just that!

What is it?

Simply put, a garage screen is a poly or fiberglass woven mesh screen made to easily enclose your garage with the garage door open. Some are permanent, roll-up installations, but the most popular are installed using hook and loop fastening strips (think Velcro®).

What are the benefits?

  • Lets the light in but keeps the wind, leaves and bugs out
  • Most are easy for a do-it-yourselfer to install
  • Expands your home by adding new uses to the garage
  • Allows continued use of the garage door
  • Adds ventilation to your workshop area

What are some new ways to use the garage?

For most people, their garage is the largest room in their home. A well organized garage can provide so many new uses to your home. Here are just a few:

  • Create an indoor picnic area
  • Multi-function recreation area for the kids
  • Open-air fitness room
  • Home office space
  • Entertainment room

HELPFUL TIP: If you are frustrated with your garage and you need some help with organization, take a look at our garage organization page for tips, techniques and resources.

Will it work for your garage?

Most inexpensive, but durable do-it-yourself models come in standard sizes for most garage doors. Custom sizes are available from some manufacturers, although they are generally more expensive.

A garage door screen can even be used for other areas such as gazebos, porches, carports, etc., depending on the size of the space you want to enclose.

8x7 Garage Screen with Roll Up Pipe

How much will this really cost?

Standard sizes for the do-it-yourselfer generally cost between $100 and $200 for the hook and loop-type installation. If you need a custom size, prices increase beyond $200 to nearly $400.

Higher end models are also available for those who want a more built-in look. Installation is a little more difficult and the price rises beyond $500 to nearly $1,000.

Helpful Resources

If you want to add new functionality to your garage with a very small investment of time and money, a garage screen may be just the ticket. Measure your garage door, then check prices for comparison.

If you want to see a great selection of garage organization products and useful accessories for your garage, check out the Stacks and Stacks website where you will find a wide variety of shelves, cabinets, garage flooring products and other helpful garage-related items.


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