You don’t need to be intimidated by choosing motorized retractable screens! There are a few steps below that will help your local authorized Phantom Screens representative with specification, pricing and ordering. You don’t have to complete these steps on your own – just get in touch with your local rep and ask them any questions.
I need Phantom Screens for…
• Shading my home
Solar mesh types reduce heat and glare by up to 75% as well as keeping insects out. Solar mesh is perfect for keeping your home cooler and protecting your carpets, drapes and furniture from fading.
• Creating climate controlled spaces
Clear vinyl walls create the perfect transitional living space to entertain your guests throughout the year. In the colder months, studies have shown that it reduces heat loss, while in the warm months it helps to keep your living space cool. These screens can be added by themselves, or as part of a dual roller system that lets you choose between the clear vinyl or one of our other mesh options.
• Increasing privacy
Privacy mesh and fabrics Blocks up to 100% of UV rays, and is available in multiple screen colors and mesh or fabric options. These solutions are also Greenguard, Lead Free, and Microban certified.
• Protecting my home from UV rays
All of our products block UV rays to various extents. Our privacy and solar meshes and our clear vinyl can all block over 80% of UV rays from entering your home. Insect and solar meshes can also provide above 50% UV protection.
• Protecting my home from insects
Insect mesh is ideal where bugs are a problem, this mesh type also reduces up to 55% of UV rays. Insect mesh also features a higher openness factor, which gives you more ventilation and visibility to the outside. Special meshes to deal with no see ums and other tiny insects are available.
• Increasing airflow
If bug-free airflow through your home is important – stick to meshes with high openness factors such as our insect meshes. The higher the openness factor, the easier it is for air and light to pass through.
What kind of opening are you trying to screen?
Motorized retractable screens are built and customized for each building project, so they will merge perfectly with your décor to maintain the integrity of your design. Our motorized retractable screens can be recessed from view by integrating with the building structure or surface-mounted onto existing structures.
Motorized screens can be integrated into every type of building material including wood, brick, stucco, natural stone, and concrete.
What size do you need?
Our motorized screens are custom made for your home – which means they’ll fit perfectly with your outdoor or indoor living spaces for openings as large as 40 feet wide. Refer to the chart below for maximum and minimum size dimensions.
– Size limitations exist based on width and height ratio. Your Phantom Screens Representative will confirm based on dimensions.
– For clear vinyl sizing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What color is right for your home?
Motorized screens are available in nine standard colors that are ready to order.
Our screens are also available in virtually any custom color and can even be matched to your décor – all you need to do is let us have a color swatch.
If you want the housing and slidebar of your motorized screens to have a wood grain finish – we can do that too with a variety of Decoral® decorative wood grain finishes.
What kind of control options are best for you?
We’re very happy to partner with Somfy Systems to provide lots of screen automation and control options including remote controls and devices that respond to environmental conditions.
Don’t worry if these options are confusing – your authorized Phantom Screens representative will help you choose controls most applicable to your screening needs.
Controls and Automation Devices
We can provide either wall mounted switches or hand-held remotes to lower or retract your screens whenever you choose.
We have created an app in partnership with Somfy called Phantom Screens myLink for use with Apple devices.
Multiple channel controls can be used to operate any number of screens with settings programmed to your liking. It is also possible to integrate motorized screens with your existing home automation system for ultimate convenience.
Motorized screens can respond to the outdoor conditions of your home thanks to Somfy technology. We can help you save on air conditioning costs, improve climate control and maximize energy efficiency.
Sun sensor controls automatically lower your screens during warmer times of the day to reduce building heat gain. If you live in an area with high winds, a wind sensor can be used to automatically retract your screens into their protective housings in stormy conditions.
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