Make the Most of Your Home with Retractable Screens – On the House

Make the Most of Your Home with Retractable Screens

By on February 13, 2015

Do you want to keep your doors and windows open, but hate insects getting into your home? Maybe you have a problem with sunshine fading your furniture or making it too hot to enjoy an outdoor space? You can easily resolve all these issues by installing Phantom Screens`s retractable screens on your home. These retractable screens not only complement your home, but also fix all the problems you have ever had with old-fashioned static door or window screens in the past.

When you choose a retractable screen by Phantom, you have a list of options to be sure your screen blends with the design of your home. Your screen can fill whatever needs your home or your family has to increase privacy, decrease energy costs with UV protection and to make the most of your outdoor living spaces.

Seamless blending with your home`s design

Phantom Screens retractableProbably the last thing you want to do is cover up your beautiful entry or French doorway with an unsightly fixed screen or storm door.   It’s no wonder then that homeowners are throwing out the idea of conventional fixed screens and adopting retractable screens as the ideal solution. Retractable screens provide the utility of a conventional insect screen without the unsightly results, making it a perfect addition for any home. Regardless of the type of the opening, Phantoms retractable screens enhance the view from the interior and exterior. And Phantoms Legacy retractable door screen with unique latching handle even eliminates the need for any magnetic closures!

For wooden windows or doors, you can choose between many wood veneer species to ensure a natural look. The veneers are also stainable, so if the exact shade of your wood is not available, you can still match the screen’s housing to your door or window frame.

Phantom ScreensNo matter what window type you have, a Phantom’s screen can be fitted to it. Casement, single and double-hung, sliding and tilt-and-turn windows can all be fitted with a perfectly sized and custom built Serene window screen. This way, the screens blend so well you will hardly notice them.

These screens also retract completely out of sight when not in use. Large motorized Executive screens are a perfect example of how to blend function with comfort – these screens can be recessed into the beams or walls of a building, thereby staying truly hidden when fully retracted. The best part about using retractable screens is that these screens don’t diminish the views or esthetics, as they are visible only when needed. In other words, no matter what type of opening you are looking to screen, Phantom Screens can deliver a result that

Mesh options to suit all needs

As summer approaches, many of us are looking forward to spending more time on our patios and decks. Yet with the warmer weather come the bugs. Installing retractable screens on your home allows you to open up your living space without the nuisance of insects or sweltering heat from the sun. No matter whether you want to screen your doors, windows, or large openings like patios or lanais, Phantom retractable screens meet your needs.

Insect: If you need your screen to protect your patio or veranda from bugs, this is the mesh option for you. Enjoy your outdoor living spaces to the fullest by ensuring that bugs won’t be joining you. This mesh delivers great visibility so that while your screen is down, you can still enjoy the view. It also allows for ventilation and UV protection.

Solar: If your patio or windows get large amounts of sunlight, you may want to consider solar mesh. This option reduces 75 percent of heat and glare from the sun. Your home will remain cool and you will never have to worry about furniture or art fading from sunlight exposure. You may also choose to upgrade to premium solar mesh. This custom option blocks 80 percent of UV rays while maintaining outward visibility.

Privacy: If your main concern is what your neighbors can see, privacy mesh is your best option. This mesh is woven tighter to block up to 90 percent of UV rays and keep wandering eyes from seeing in. With the most color options, privacy mesh is sure to blend into your home’s design.

Automation options

Not only does the customization process allow you to choose wood and mesh to suit your home, but you also have a number of ways to control your retractable screen systems. Phantom`s Executive screens can be programmed to lower and retract with sun and wind sensors, and be connected to the general building automation system when needing extra shade or insect protection even when you are not at home to operate the screens. Between motorization and sensors, your screens are sure to fit your needs.

And Phantom`s new SMART STOP feature, now a standard for most of their motorized screens, delivers added peace of mind for homeowners: it eliminates the risk of damage to the mesh due to objects preventing a clear path for the screen to descend.

Motorization: Motorized retractable screens come with wall-mounted controls and a remote. With multiple channels, the system allows for several functions. Screens can also be connected into your existing home automation system for ease and convenience.

Sensors: Sensors react to the environment to ensure your home is cool even when you are not there to do it. Sun sensors monitor the amount of UV light present and descend automatically to reduce energy costs and maximize efficiency. Wind sensors retract the screen to prevent damage on stormy days.

All in all, with Phantom Screens, you have no shortage of ways to customize your retractable screen systems and add comfort to your life. More info about how Phantom`s screens can deliver comfort, shade, and protection from the bugs can be found at


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