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Retractable Window Screen Install Information

RollAway Retractable Window Screen Measuring Information


Roll-Away Retractable Window Screens Measure and Install

Roll-Away Retractable Window Screens. The screens retract discreetly away when not in use giving you a clean unobstructed view. Now you can open up your home allowing cool air in while keeping insects out..

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Window frames will sometimes vary from side to side (width) and from top to bottom (height).  When measuring the inside dimensions of the frame in which the Roll-Away® screen will fit, be sure to measure the width of each frame at the top, middle and bottom.  For each height measurement measure at the left and right side of each frame opening - see diagram A to the right   Measure to the nearest 1/16".  When ordering always use the smallest of each dimension. 
Roll-Away Retractable Screen Door Measure Diagram
In diagram A the measurements you should record would be 21" x 48", as 21" is the smallest width and 48" is the smallest height.  A 1/16" deduction in width and height demensions are necessary for a proper fit.  Therefore, Retractable Window Screen would be manufactured to measure 20 15/16" x 47 15/16"


RollAway Retractable Window Screen Standard Installation

Roll-Away™Standard Drawbar Installation

Two different installation styles are available for Roll-Away™ screens.  The way to distinguish the two is as follows: 

If the canopy or housing containing the screen projects out in front of the guides (or towards the inside of the window) it is a standard style - see diagram to the left





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Roll-Away™ Reverse Drawbar Installation

If the canopy or housing containing the screen projects behind the guides (or towards the outside of the window) it is a reverse style - see diagram to the right




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RollAway Retractable Winodw Screens Reverse Drawbar Installation


Installation Instructions for Series 2000

Materials List:

1) Roll-Away™ screen 
2) Two #6 flat head screws 
3) Two Roll-Away™ guides 
4) Four #4 flat head screws

1) Assemble guides to roller housing

Insert top of guides into the roller housing end-cap stems with the openings facing each other. (NOTE: the TOP of the guide is the end which is at least 5" from the nearest pre-punched latch stop. The BOTTOM end of the guide os 3/4" from the pre-punched latch stop.) Use the screw hole inside the end-cap stems to mark each guide for location of the installation screw.  Drill a 5/32" hole in each guide at the marked location.  If the guides need to be shortened trim from the TOP only!

2) Place assembled unit into window opening

Lift assembled unit by the guides and place into the window frame.  To allow proper operation of the window, the outside edge (window side) of the guides should be set back 1/8" from the window( standard draw bar R20 units only).  Make sure the Roll-Away™ is properly aligned and square inside the window frame.  With the unit in place, prior to fastening, test the operation by drawing the screen down to the sill.  Slowly retract the screen back into the housing and proceed with the installation.

3) Fasten guides at bottom

During step 2 the draw bar of your unit should have latched securely into the pre-punched stops at the bottom guides.  If it did not, you may need to slip a putty knife under each guide to insure proper clearence and fit into your window opening.  Once proper clearance has been established, fasten both guides to the window jamb at the bottom using #4 flat head screws provided.

4) Fasten housing to window frame

After checking for proper alignment, fasten the end-cap stem and the top of each guide to the window frame using the #6 flat head screws provided.  Check the proper operation of the unit to be sure it latches at the bottom.  Use additional #4 flat head screws provided to fasten the guides at the mid-point of height if needed.

Installation Instructions for Series 4000



Series 4000 Install Directions .pdf

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High Quality Aluminum Components:

All frame components are top of the line extrusions with baked on thermal setting polyester enamel finish.

Easy to Operate:

Screen and Draw Bar move freely in aluminum extruded guides on each side of the window, allowing for smooth operation while keeping the screen in place.

Maintenance Free:

Well designed spring construction coupled with the Roll-Away impact bumper keep the drawbar from damaging the housing and working smoothly for years.

Custom Made to Fit:
Roll-Away® screens are custom made and are available to fit practically every type and size window. When not in use they are rolled up like a window shade, giving an unobstructed view.

Easy to Install:

You need only a measuring tape, drill, hack-saw, file and a screw driver. You can install-it-yourself in less than an hour. Its easy! all hardware included.

Rolls Away When Not Needed:

Roll it out of the housing when your door is open. Roll it back into the housing, away from dirt, damage and view when your door is closed.

Modern Design:

Low Profile architecturally designed housing and frame blends with existing doors.

Retractable Screen:

When not in use the screen is concealed in an overhead housing which contains a spring, roller and bearing assembly for smooth operation.

Keeps Insects Out:

Constructed with Genuine Phifer Wire Insect Screen. Insuring insects stay out while fresh air comes in.


Results are typical for the product and are for reference purposes only. This data cannot be used as a certification or specification.