Pleated Screens Features


Key Points of Difference, when comparing our unique range of ‘Pleated Retractable Insect Screens’ to traditional ‘Flat Mesh Retractable Screens’.

Monarch; Pleated Retractable Insect Screens, as the name suggests, are manufactured using a Pleated Polyester Insect Mesh that is considered to be more durable than fibre glass mesh and is the foundation of the unique features that our screen systems offer. Many of these features are not possible using conventional Flat Mesh Retractable Screens.

Monarch; Pleated Retractable Insect Screens, look more like an upmarket blind than an insect screen, the mesh is quite attractive and does not impede the view. Yet when you get close to the door opening the screen is more visible that Flat Mesh Screens reducing the incidence of people and animals walking into the screen.

Monarch; Pleated Retractable Insect Screens, have a guide channel that holds the screen in position as the sill retracts along with the insect mesh. This means there is nothing for you to trip over when entering or exiting the room. Conventional Flat Mesh Retractable screens have a channel fitted to the floor that sits up between 20 and 35mm high which can be dangerous to the un-initiated. You do have the option of rebating the channel in the floor this is generally costly and some times can be quite messy.

Monarch; Pleated Retractable Insect Screens, retracting mesh guide has a special clip that connects to the insect mesh that assists in stopping the screen from blowing out of the track when there is a breeze. A similar clip is installed at the head of the screen also. This improves the effectiveness of screen to keep insects out. Conventional Flat Mesh Retractable screens have no such system to stop the mesh from releasing from the channel guides.

Monarch; Pleated Retractable Insect Screens, do not use a tensioned spring or a counter balance mechanism to operate the screen. Thus the screen is not under tension and can be moved as fast or as slow as you like without the risk of the screen slipping out of your hand and fully retracting. This feature also eliminates the need for a brake to be fitted to the screen making the screen safer and easier to operate especially for children. Conventional Retractable screens only use a spring tensioned concept of operation and thus when operated either fully retracts when or have a brake or barrel bolt fitted to stop the screen, which at times can be difficult to operate.

Monarch; Pleated Retractable Insect Screens, have been specifically developed to screen large openings and as such it is the unique features outlined above that set our screens apart from our competitors.

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