Key Points of Difference Pleated Screens V’s Flat Mesh Screens Retractable Insect Screens

Below find the major differences when comparing our unique range of “Pleated Retractable Insect Screens” to traditional “Flat Mesh Retractable Screens”.

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

The Monarch Range of “Pleated Retractable Insect Screens”, look more like an up- market blind than an insect screen, the mesh is attractive and does not impede the view. Yet when you get close to the door opening the screen is more visible than Flat Mesh Screens reducing the incidence of people and animals walking into the screen.
Close Up of Pleated Mesh From a Retractable Fly Screen
Monarch Plus and Monarch Maxi “Pleated Retractable Insect Screens”, have a guide channel that holds the screen in position at the sill. When the screen is opened mesh channel guide retracts, leaving nothing on the floor 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 this can be dangerous to the un-initiated. You do have the option of rebating the flat mesh guide into the floor which can be costly and difficult to keep clean.

The Monarch Range of “Pleated Retractable Insect Screens”, have a special clip that connects to the insect mesh which 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. 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.
Butterfly Clips system on Pleated Retractable Fly Screens
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 the screen either fully retracts or requires a brake or barrel bolt fitted to stop the screen in position, 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.

Monarch; “Pleated Retractable Insect Screens”, are easy to fit and are supplied fully manufactured ready to install. The screen has a building in tolerance of +/- 10mm and can be adjusted to suit jambs that are up to 10mm out of plumb. There are no brakes to fit or on site adjustment required of the operating system.