Retractable Door, Window Screens a Design Solution
On hand at this week’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., Phantom Screens (Booth W7429) will demonstrate to builders and architects how retractable screens for doors, windows and oversized applications can be used to preserve views and the beauty of the home while at the same time providing full ventilation, shading from the sun and UV rays, protection from pests and enhanced privacy.
In one case cited by the manufacturer, Wallace and Claire Hughes required a screening solution for the windows surrounding the indoor pool in their home in Orange Beach, Ala., one that could be tailored to their specific needs without detracting from their view and decor. The Hughes decided against conventional screens on the outside of their windows, because they would have been a challenge to clean and would have been susceptible to damage from the battering wind and rain common in the Gulf Coast area.
Six of the 12 windows in the pool area were on the main floor and six were in an upper floor loft, providing a beautiful view of the waterfront property. Most were sliding windows, precluding the use of fixed inside screens.
On the Internet, the Hughes located Island Retractables
in Orange Beach, Ala., an authorized distributor of Phantom Screens, and determined that the Serene retractable window screen was the answer to their problem.
The unobtrusive custom-built screens were installed inside the window frame. Small profile housings for storing the mesh when it is not being used were mounted into the top of the window frame, with perpendicular tracks mounted on the left and right side of the window frame. The Hughes chose a standard insect mesh over a solar mesh option, but still benefit from a 30% reduction in UV rays and glare while being able to open the sliding windows and pull the screens into place to obtain a fresh breeze into their pool area without worrying about insects.
When the windows need to be cleaned, the screens can retract into their protective housings.
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