Homeowners put a great deal of thought, money and effort into selecting the doors and windows for their homes, yet often don’t give screening these openings a second thought! Sunlight and fresh air are two of the most important building blocks of life, and letting them into a residence is both pleasing and healthy. This makes selecting screens an important home design consideration.
Conventional framed screens tend to compromise the beauty of a home, block the views, diminish natural daylight, and make routine window cleaning difficult. Phantom Screens are a beautiful alternative to old-fashioned, framed screens. Phantom Screens retract out of sight when not in use, allowing the versatility of a screen that is there only when needed while integrating perfectly with the trim on your house.
Here are a few great reasons why Phantom’s retractable screens make your home more functional as well as beautiful.
Allow more natural light into your home
Phantom Screens allow you to enjoy uninterrupted views when the screens are retracted, and let in fresh air without the worry of letting flying insects into your home. Traditional screen mesh typically blocks 30% of the light coming through an opening. An old-fashioned, framed screen covers your doors or windows regardless of whether they are opened or closed. Retractable screens remain hidden when not in use, allowing all of the sunlight to shine through.
Preserve the design integrity of your home
Phantom Screens are available for virtually any opening – in-swing doors, out-swing doors, sliding glass doors, windows and large openings such as patios or decks. Phantom Screens come in a variety of colours to match virtually any décor, allowing them to blend perfectly with door and window trim. Included in Phantom’s palate of finishes are custom wood grain options, as well as a custom colour program which allows homeowners to match the screen’s trim to any colour they choose.
Phantom Screens’ new, whisper quiet Legacy Door Screen, features a new, ergonomic and intuitive Latch & Release handle with smooth operating slidebar. This aesthetically pleasing and innovative new design eliminates the need for a magnetic closure. Legacy introduces so many included features that it has become the new benchmark for the retractable screening industry.
Let fresh air in while keeping out insects out
Phantom’s Serene Window Screens are perfect for bringing cool breezes in while keeping flying pests out. Cross-ventilation by screening multiple windows in the same room is one of the best ways to reduce your dependence on air conditioning and lower energy costs. With environmental concerns at the forefront for so many homeowners these days, this is a simple way to contribute to a greener planet.
Phantom’s wide variety of mesh offerings provide UV shading options for windows and custom applications, effectively reducing solar heat gain while offering a range of UV/sun blockage choices, including the option of 100% sun/UV blockage.
Motorized Screens add additional living space to your home
A recent architectural trend is to bring the outside in through creating outdoor kitchens, dining rooms or sitting areas that extend living space out into the back yard, garden or pool area. Phantom’s Executive Motorized Retractable Screens can dramatically increase the usability of these spaces by enclosing the area at the touch of a button! Executive Screens can be recessed into the beams or walls of a building, thereby staying truly hidden when fully retracted.
Executive Screens can be programmed to come down and retract with sun and wind sensors, and be connected to home automation system to have the screens come down at a specific time of day, providing total versatility.
Phantom’s professional installation is the ideal way to ensure that design and size requirements are met and that the screens are properly installed for longevity of the parts, finishes and mesh. Look at your screening differently!