Press Release Stoett Industries, Inc. of Ohio Purchases New Facility Stoett Industries, Inc., parent company of Stoett Retractable Screens and Libart North America, has moved into a 70,000 square foot facility in Hicksville, Ohio, doubling the square footage of its previous facility in Defiance, Ohio.
Patio Shading Options: Screens, Blinds, Shades, and Awnings So, what are all the competing options for patio shading? There is quite a few. But, let’s define what type of opening we are looking to cover. A patio opening, by my definition, is an opening on the exterior of a home with columns, pillars, or the actual building itself on […]
It’s a Grabby Handle This is a new standard. A high standard. Stoett Industries is proud to announce this new solid aluminum D Handle now standard on all StowAway™ door products. They are solid, rock hard aluminum that make pulling and using your screen much easier.
Gallinippers, Cicadas, and Kudzus, Oh My! Ever had mosquito issues in your back yard because of the river nearby? Or maybe boxelder bugs taking over every square inch of your house (like in Utah during fall 2012)? Maybe even the kudzu bugs in North Carolina crowding your outdoor space? I know the nuisance of them. Ugh. But what about […]
With 12 Standard Colors and Paintable Wood to Match ANY Door Their beauty is in their slimness, ability to adapt, and their inconspicuous protection. That sounds like an introduction to a documentary about lizards, but it’s not! It’s about retractable door screens. The simple but durable product can be installed after-the-fact in many door cases. It makes sense for […]
Arizona may have an excruciating hot and dry summer climate, but they can still use their retractable door screens during the milder ends of that season. With limited backyard space often being the case, opening up the doors for air and gaining some of the outdoors is certainly desired for residents. And placing such a high value on outdoor activity […]
Retractable Vinyl Panorama Shades for Architectural openings and windows This porch near Rehoboth Beach in Delaware was made for outdoor living, for being outside every chance they get, for getting as much sunshine and fresh air as possible. It is used nearly year-round, sometimes even opened in the winter when nature surprises this beach community with a 70 degree afternoon.
It’s interesting how you can add a few items to an empty or neglected living space and it is suddenly transformed into a place you’ll want to hang out. Add a television and a few pictures of sports figures to a ho-hum garage and you suddenly have a “man cave” where the guys will want to hang out and watch […]
Before the paint dried on Tom’s dream home, an elegant abode that offered a commanding view of a wide river, he decided there was one more thing he couldn’t do without: custom retractable screens for a large second floor porch that would provide an unobstructed view of the river while keeping the insects out.
What’s the big deal about cross ventilation? Well, it’s not a big deal. It’s probably not the first reason someone is interested in a retractable screen, but it sure is a lovely side benefit. Cross ventilation is where cool air clears out warm air from a structure and at the same time also clears out indoor pollutants. If done frequently, […]
This back patio room overlooking the placid pool was the perfect place to relax in the evenings away from the bugs without compromising breeze, sounds, or view. This homeowner wanted to utilize that room and blur indoor/outdoor environments with screens. The room has three sets of French doorways and this homeowner had the option of two StowAway™ door screens to […]
Retractable Screens Can Help to Reduce Solar Heat Gain During Hot Months I didn’t care as much about solar heat gain and reducing it in the summer months until we recently had a power outage for over a week in the Midwest. I think the outage caused people to think more about blocking the sun out to reduce heat gain […]