Is this guard retractable?
If the child is not in the room, can the guard be retracted so I can see out the window with an unobstructed view or does the guard have to be "removed"?
The Mesh Window Guard is not retractable. However, the guard is designed with quick release hardware in the event of an emergency or whenever you want to remove the guard. To open, you simply push in on either of the top pins and lift guard out of upper and lower housings and swing open. To reengage the guard, swing the guard closed and place both top and bottom pins in housings. You will hear a click when you push down on top of the pin and the latch resets.