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Retractable Patio Screens

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT

Motorized retractable screens for patios and porches appear effortlessly with the touch of a button and retract out of sight when no longer needed.

Designed to enclose any outdoor living or dining space, our custom made and professionally installed drop down screens can provide shade from the sun, natural ventilation, climate control, protection from insects or enhanced privacy, depending on your unique needs.

INSECT VS. SOLAR ROLL-UP SCREENS

Depending on your goals for your outdoor area, custom retractable patio screens are most often manufactured with either an insect mesh or solar mesh.

Insect Screens:

  • The most popular choice in the Houston climate, “bug screens” reduce up to 55% of UV rays and keeps mosquitoes and other insects out
  • Feature a higher openness factor to allow more natural airflow and breeze
  • Maintain visibility to the outside so that you can still enjoy your view

Solar Screens:

  • Reduce heat and glare by up to 75%, creating more shade and UV protection
  • Keep mosquitos and other pesky bugs out
  • Due to their lower openness factor, solar screens do not allow for as much natural ventilation - a benefit if you have an air-conditioned or heated patio and want to create a climate-controlled space.

INSTALLATION & MOUNTING OPTIONS

Our custom patio drop screens are most often guided by a weighted slidebar that runs between parallel tracks on each side of your patio’s opening(s), allowing you to create a truly enclosed outdoor space on demand. This type of motorized retractable screens can either be surface-mounted onto an existing structure or completely recessed into walls, columns, and ceiling cavities during the construction phase.

If your home patio or restaurant outdoor dining space does not have posts or has purely decorative columns – meaning there is not a suitable place for installing a track system – we also offer a self-tensioning cable-guided patio screen. While it will not fully enclose the space to protect from insects, it is still an exceptional solution for on-demand solar protection.

AUTOMATION & ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS

We partner with leading home automation companies such as Somfy Systems, Lutron, and Crestron to provide several options in screen automation and control. Automated screens can be controlled with either a wall-mounted switch, a hand-held remote, or via a smartphone app. For ultimate convenience, we can also integrate your motorized screens with your existing home automation system.

Optional environmental sensors will also allow your motorized screens to respond to weather conditions. Sun sensors automatically lower your screens during warmer times of the day to reduce heat gain, while wind sensors can automatically retract your screens into their protective housings during high winds.

COMPLEMENT YOUR STYLE

Motorized screens are ideal for many applications, both residential and commercial. Our team of professional installers has ample experience installing on home patios, porches, large expanses of windows, restaurants, bars, hotels, and more. Retractable screens can be seamlessly integrated into any type of building material, including wood, brick, stucco, natural stone, and concrete.

Our patio screens are custom manufactured by Phantom Screens to the exact specifications of your project. Whether your openings are standard, arched, or angled, our motorized screens can maintain the integrity of your home’s architecture and design with standard or custom-matched frame colors and a variety of mesh colors.

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Our Easy Process

Start by choosing your window treatment or outdoor shading solution from our vast selection and finish with our professional installation

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Any Questions?

Our experienced staff is always happy to help. Please visit our showroom at any time, give us a call, or fill out the form below. If you are interested in a preliminary quotation, feel free to provide approximate dimensions in the comments field.