Phantom Screens are retractable screens, meaning they aren’t fixed, hinged, or sliding. Instead they retract into your wall or a recess where they can be hidden from view. It’s challenging to explain how awesome they really are unless you see them in person, as many people are used to old fashioned screens. This is why we’ve come up with six ways why Phantom screens are amazing.
1. Phantom Screens won’t obstruct your view
Retractable screens disappear from view when you don’t need them. So, when you close your windows, you can retract the screens and only look through glass, rather than glass and a fixed screen. Fixed screens are there all year round and looking through them can get really annoying. Especially with patio doors, as the view just isn’t as nice with a screen door always in view. With retractable screens you can enjoy the perfect view. This comes in handy if you are an avid birdwatcher or animal lover and you want to snap a quick picture through a window. Fixed screens will distort your picture, however, with retractable screens you won’t have this problem.
2. Phantom Screens can preserve your architectural integrity
Phantom screens come in a variety of sizes, colours and wood grain finishes so they can match any house. Depending on your type of retractable screen, they can be recessed so they are completely hidden from view until needed. You can put phantom screens on windows that stretch up to 25 long, or you can put phantom screens on patios, verandas and decks to enjoy mosquito free meals and lounging. Retractable screens are just that versatile.
3. French doors screens
Putting screens on French doors used to be difficult, however with Phantom screens Jans Awnings can place two screens that are mounted to each side of the door frame. The dual screens meet in the center and are held in place with a hidden latch system. This gives you all the benefits of screens, while preserving the look of your doors. With our system, you only need to open one screen at a time, which makes access in and out of the house easy!
4. Keep out UV rays
Retractable screens reduces the glare of the sun and keeps harmful UV rays out. This stops your furnishings, floors and artwork from fading. The screens then disappear when you don’t need them.
5. Reduce energy bills with Retractable Screens
Retractable screens reduce your air conditioning costs and lower the amount of energy used to cool your home. Exterior mounted retractable screens are much more effective at keeping the interior cool then blinds or curtains, which are on the inside. Because retractable screens are used only when needed, your daylight can be maximized delivering significant payoffs in energy efficiency as you spend less money on lighting the house with artificial light, and the breeze that comes through the screens will save you on air conditioning costs.
6. Phantom screens are protected from harsh weather
Because Phantom Screens retract, they don’t need to be out and exposed to the elements during the sometimes harsh Ottawa winters. All you need to do is retract the mesh into the housing before winter, and they won’t be damaged by wind, dirt or other elements. During those warm days we sometimes get in late winter, you can put the screens out and air out the home with ease.
There are more than six ways why Phantom Screens are beneficial to you. If you are interested in learning more, give us a call at 613-832-2345, or contact Jans Awnings and we can talk to you in person to answer any of your questions about Phantom Screens.