Retractable Garage Screens

Retractable garage screens
Double Garage Door Screen

Retractable Garage Screens

Retractable garage screens during hot summer months  can make bearing with the heat more comfortable. Everyone wants to open their doors and windows to increase cool air breezes, but do not want bug, flies and mosquitoes getting in! This can be a real dilemma. Well, the best solution is a retractable screen for windows and doors because it allows for the ideal amount of air circulation while keeping those nasty insects out!

Taking this thought one step farther, is having a retractable garage screens . Having one installed allows you to have you garage door open for greater air circulation without insects and flying debris and unwanted critters getting!

With the addition of a retractable garage screen, your garage is now transformed into a cooler temperature work space, recreational area or even a gym area for those highly motivated individuals! With a retractable garage screens, your garage now becomes a versatile living space not just a storage space for the car and other little used items.

These retracting screen door has a flexible fiberglass mesh fabric that acts as a barrier to the entrance of unwanted nuisances. They can be purchased ready to install or in a DIY kit for those handy people that like a summer project! Retractable screens provide you with the ultimate in sun protection, privacy and fresh air ventilation during these tough summer months.

A neat feature option available for these screens is motorization. With the press of a single button, your screen will automatically extend out to enclose and protect your space or retract back into its protective housing, thus opening up your garage.

Retractable garage screens allow you to truly enjoy the best the summer months offer, while keeping the worst it brings outside! Try a retractable garage door screen, it will change you life.

Skylight Shades & Screens – Save Money

Skylight ShadeSkylight Screen

With summer upon us and the thermometer rising, increased temperatures in the our homes can be a problem. One of the ways to combat the problem is with a skylight or screen. These products are custom fabricated coverings that are used to block sun rays from entering your home through your skylight. Although, we love skylights because they allow extra natural lightening into our homes, the sun’s damaging UV rays can increase temperatures in your home up to an extra 15, as well as cause fading of your valuable furniture, carpeting and hardwood floors. Some of the skylight shades depending on the choice of materials can offer complete UV blockage and protection. While other materials only filter and subdue the amount of light that is allowed into the room. Skylight shades  are a more efficient and cost cutting way to reduce your energy bills!

Skylight screens are a great addition for any building structure with an open skylight. Flying debris, annoying bugs and insects can become a pesky problem. However with the use of a skylight screen that problem is instantly corrected! Now, you are able to enjoy all the benefits of your open screen without any of the drawbacks.

The frames for your Skylight shades and Skylight screens can be selected from a wide variety of colors or a custom color to match your home or business’ esthetic. In addition, one unique features available is motorized skylight shade or screen. Skylights are usually placed quite high up and retracting or expanding the shade or screen can be a bit troublesome. However, with a motorization, in only one click of a button on your TV remote control, you can open or close your shade or screen. No muss, no fuss!

With skylight screens and shade, there is no other way to keep your house or business cool from the summer sun!

A fix for Problem Sliding Door Screen

Sliding Door
Sliding Door

If you have ever had a problematic sliding screen door, then you are familiar with the numerous headaches that come with this type of screen door. Many are constructed with flimsy metal frames that bend easily with the least amount of pressure applied. Once bent these sliding fiberglass mesh doors must be replaced. In addition, the rollers that are supposed to allow easy sliding open and close jam and jump off the tracks making the screen virtually useless. Also, most of these types of screen doors do not allow for replacement of individual components, but rather require to whole screen to be replaced. However, the biggest drawback is that when not in use, screen is still out in the open to collect dirt and dust and block your views!

What is your alternative? Well, in the past there has not been one, but now there is: the retractable  sliding screen door. Gone are the days in which you are at the mercy of screen.
Retracting sliding screen doors are a completely different product than the conventional screen options. They have many distinct features and many more advantages.

Retracting sliding door screens retract entirely back into their protective housing free from collecting dirt and debris, but more importantly they are completely invisible from sight when not in use. In addition, there frames are made with durable materials and construction helping to ensure that there is no bending or distorting.

Bravo sliding door screens have a recessed mount design that allows them to to blend into the door’s frame and remain virtually unnoticeable. In addition, there is minimal to no maintenance, thereby allowing you to enjoy your screen without hassles or headaches!

Retractable sliding screen door frames are available in a variety of colors and wood veneer finishes to match your decor. As well, the powder coating finish helps to ensure a better finish and lasting appearance, so you can enjoy your screen for years to come.

Many of the retracting sliding door screens are constructed so that individual parts can be replaced at an affordable price, unlike the old screen types. The new ones have benefits are endless when compared to the standard conventional screens.
During these summer months, why not enjoy your outdoor patio and porch areas with a retractable screen door for your sliding doors. Let your troubles and headaches with your sliding door screens be a thing of the past!

Beating the Summer Heat With A Retractable Screen!

Retractable Screens for the summer
Retractable Screens for the summer

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year. If you are like me, you look forward to is the bright, sunny days. However, one thing I do not enjoy is the unbearable heat and glare that the sun brings into my home. The sun’s rays through windows, doors and skylights allow natural light to illuminate my home, but also create a stiffing, environment that it not enjoyable or relaxing. Opening the windows and doors to allow cool breezes in is great, except that is not the only thing that enters the house. Pesky bugs and insects also seem to find there way in as well. Another option is using an air conditioner, but it is so costly. Well, there is one other way – Retractable Screens for your doors, windows and skylights.

A retractable screen allows you to open your windows, doors or patio doors to bring in those refreshing breezes to cool your home or work space, without allowing any annoying bugs or insects in. Retractable screens also protect your furnishings, carpeting and hard wood floors from the damaging effects of the sun’s harmful rays, thus, helping to ensure the longevity and value of your home.

Retractable screens are constructed with durable mesh that allows for maximum air circulation and ventilation. The mesh is so discreet that it appears also invisible and allows you to enjoy the views from your windows and doors unobstructed. The mesh fabric also provides you with additional privacy due to its construction. When not in use, retractable screens conveniently retract back into their casing allowing them to completely disappear from sight!

Retractable screens will fit almost any door, window, skylight or large opening. Their casings come in a variety of colours and real wood veneer in order to perfectly compliment your home. They are easy to install and provide years of enjoyment.

Summer is a great time of the year and retractable screens are the ideal help to provide a healthy environment for you and your family, while reducing your energy costs. Happy summer everyone!

Retractable Patio Screen – A Great Way To Enjoy Your Views, Bug Free!

Large Retractable Patio Screen
Large Retractable Patio Screen

With spring upon us and summer approaching quickly, your patio area is going to become one of the most popular areas of your home. It is a perfect spot to entertain friends, have family barbecues or even as a solitary place to relax and unwind. This area has so many purposes, even now becoming a play area for our small children. However, one thing I do not like is that it become nasty havens for mosquitoes, insects and bugs to collect around. Truly,I find nothing worse than having to swat away flies and other pesky critters as I am enjoying a meal or seeing my children be bitten to pieces by those awful mosquitoes. Well, this has soon become a problem of the past, as I have found a perfect solution to all my patio / porch woes. The answer is a Retractable Patio Door Screen .

Truly, this has been a godsend. One of the best things about my Patio Screen is that allowed me and my family have fresh air ventilation freely flowing through, but without any of annoying insects that no longer can enter. There is nothing like fresh air breezes without any bugs! I also noticed that our new retractable screen provides the perfect amount of shade from the sun at its peak time, as well as cutting down on the glare. It makes reading or writing this blog so much easier without the sun obscuring my computer.

When researching screens, I found that retractable screens or Retractable Patio Screens have quickly become a popular choice. After having mine, I have to say that I agree. It moves so easily along its small discreet tracts and retract easily back into their housings when not in use, without slamming shut! This is especially great to cut down on the noise during my kid’s naptime!

There were several model and operating systems to choose from. So with a little guidance, I was able to select the right one. I found that the two most important factors in determining which model was right were: the size of the area and the wind conditions, as some screens can experience blow out under higher wind conditions.

I loved that there were several colour options to choose and I was able to select one that perfectly matched our house’s trim. The retractable screen appears almost see-thru when viewing through it. Actually, it almost gives a 3D effect. I was concerned that a screen although functional, would obscure our views, but this was not the case.

For our screen mesh, we choose the solar-coated insect mesh which guarantees to reduce up to 65% of the sun’s heat, glare and rays. This was a great benefit, plus it will reduce fading our patio furniture that also happens over time. Also, another benefit was that it keeps the patio cooler so it is easier when my kids are barefoot and playing on ground.

We decided to install our screen ourselves. I have to say the installation was a simple and easy and in no time, we are enjoying all the benefits of our patio area, without any of the old drawbacks. Now, the only thing I wish for is a few more sunny days to enjoy my new area, but don’t we all! Anyway, thanks Bravo screens for the great screen and helpful service!

Retractable Motorized Shades or Screens

Motorized Screen Vertical with Remote

When selecting a retractable screen or shade for your window, door or large opening, you must choose from the manual or automated features.So what is a motorized shade or screen and how do I choose if I want one or not?

Well let’s start with what are automated or motorized shades and screens? These screens and shades are powered with a 120 V electric motor that is operated by a remote control. You can have a single or multiple system operation, meaning that your remote control operates one or a multiple of products. The screens and shades operate in a vertical glide motion and have their mesh or fabric fixed properly in order to prevent blowing out.

Now that we understand motorization, we need to decide if that is an option we should choose. Well, there are a few things to consider you making the choice. One is the size of the screen. For relatively small screens a manual option is probably a better choice. However, for those large openings such as garages, patios, porches, lanais, large doors or if you have a folding wall system then a motorized shade or screen is a great choice. Having to open or close a
retractable screen or shade over a large area is quite strenuous and bothersome.

The second thing to consider is access. If you have screens and shades that are easily accessible and easy to operate then again a manual option is a good choice. However, if you have window that is inconvenient or out of reach areas, then a motorized screen or shade is a great option. In addition, the motorized option is ideal choice for retractable skylight shades or screens, since their access is difficult and often cumbersome.

One of the most popular reasons for choosing motorization is convenience. This feature provides an effortless way to manage your screens and shades. It is an ideal feature for anyone that has a physically handicap or is unable to manage their screens and shades, but still desires to use them efficiently and effectively. Truly, there is nothing easier than being able to lower or raise your screens or shades with the press of a single button.

If you are thinking about a retractable motorized shades or screens, you should look at Bravo Screens. They manufacture the most sophisticated and compact systems available on the market today. The casing or covering that protect Bravo’s motorized units begin at 1.5” as compared to closest competition at 4”. What would you prefer a 4″ box or a small, discreet 1.5 ” box? Therefore, one can see that Bravo produces the most concealed or hidden motorized units available on the market today!

So, when thinking about whether or not to choose motorization or not, these are some key and salient points to consider. Happy retractable screen shopping!

Garage Door Screen – A Retractable Solution

Motorized Garage Door Screen

There is no denying your garage can become unbearably hot during the summer months. Opening up the garage door allows fresh air to circulate but brings many unwanted insects, bugs and debris into your space.This annoying dilemma is easily solved with retractable garage door screens . This simple and affordable option provides you with the ultimate protection from all those pesky insects – bees, flies and mosquitoes. With a garage door screens, you can enjoy all the satisfaction and relaxation that you want throughout the whole year.

In order for every homeowner to be able to find the best system for their garage, there are several tips that you must consider.

Firstly, have the exact measurements of your garage or space before ordering. It is also important not to round up or down on measurement, unless the manufacturer suggests. Thus, it is crucial that you have the precise measurements as your door is custom made.

Secondly, you have to decide whether you want a garage screen door readily to install or whether you want a DIY kit. The kit contains all the essential equipment that one needs for the installation. This is a more affordable option. DYI garage screen door kits are simple to install and only require small adjustments to size your screen. Easy to follow instructions are included. Since there are a lot of competing companies, pricing is important to consider because it can differ one site to another.

Finally, a good garage door screen should be able to provide you with full protection from the sun’s UV rays, as well as protect you from the distracting pests and insects. You can choose all kinds of designs, styles, color and operation options that you want for your garage. Retracting garage door screens are a continued favorite because of they are the easiest to operate and conveniently retract out of sight when not in use.

Pet Screen – A Great Way To Protect Your Windows and Doors


Real Pet Proof Retractable Screen
Our pet provide us with such joy and companionship. Yet, they can cause a lot of damage to our homes and possessions. One of the biggest nuisances that I have encountered is my dog causing damage to our patio door. He would claw at the door screen and tear it up. Then, we found the perfect solution – Bravo pet screens.

Unlike a standard retractable screen doors, the Bravo pet proof screens are 7 times stronger and more durable than standard insect screen mesh. The Bravo retractable pet screen is made from strong vinyl-coated polyester mesh that resists virtually any damage that dogs or cats could inflict on it. Believe me, our dog certain has tried!

Our Bravo pet screen has great visibility through it, which means that we can still enjoy our views and keep an eye on what our pup is up to! Also, our screen provides the ultimate in insect and solar protection for our home and our family. There was a good selection of colors to choose from, so the screen’s frame and casing perfectly blended with its surroundings.

Our retractable pet screen has been the perfect addition to our home. The screen retracts out of sight when not in use into its casing; therefore, it well protected during fall and winter months.

The installation was simple with easy to follow instructions. Our retractable screen is lightweight and easy to pull forward and does not slam back upon retract, so it is nice and quiet. Bravo provided me with a perfect solution that has saved me time, money and frustration. Thanks Bravo!

Retractable Skylight Shades

Manual Or Motorized Skylight Shades with Solar Control for Heat

Standard skylights are a great addition to any room in order to capture more natural light and to illuminate a room’s features.

However, I have noticed that they are not without their drawbacks. Two problems that are frequently encountered are lack of control of the amount of light that enters or exits your living space and consequently the amount of heat lost or gained through them. I have found the perfect solution to combat both these problems. It is the installation of a skylight Shades !

During those long, hot summer days, the temperatures outside and hence inside rise rapidly. Sometime during the day and into the evening, we find that the temperatures inside can become just as unbearable outside. We end up turning on the air conditioner, if we are blessed to have one, only to incur higher energy costs to cool our homes. The other result is to leave

windows open and hope that a nice gentle breeze will filter in without inviting pesky insects along. A skylight Shades provides an ideal solution. It helps to control that unwanted rise in temperature and thus helping to maintain a cooler climate in your home.

Conversely, during those long, cold wintery nights, the area around a skylight can drop approximately 5 to 10 degrees below

ambient temperatures. A skylight Shades works as a perfect insulator to minimize the valuable heat loss from your room due to your skylight.

Another problem encountered is the amount of excess light that your skylight allows in. During the night, your skylight allows extraneous light into your room, thus preventing you from trying to sleep. This is especially the case when trying to put a small child or baby down for a nap during the day. Skylight Black out Shade literally allow you to turn day into night.

In addition to the light that enters, your home or office through your skylight is the unwanted UV rays. These damaging rays have a profound effect on your floors, carpet and home furnishings causing them to dull or fade well before their time. The use of a skylight Shade is a great protector against the sun’s harmful rays and their damaging effects. The added bonus is that skylight screens come with a variety of options to make their use simple and trouble free.

Retractable skylight Shades:

These Shades are ideal for convenience, style and functionality. Their profiles subtly integrate with their surroundings and blend effortlessly with exterior and interior surroundings of your home or office. Most retractable skylight Shades can be matched to almost any color scheme.

Motorized Skylight Shades

This is one of the best features because it allows you greatest amount of ease when retracting your Shades. Literally with the touch of a button on your own TV remote you can adjust your motorized skylight Shade the perfect amount.

Temperature Sensor:

This feature is ingenious because in the controls it has a built in digital temperature sensor. Thus, when the temperature drops below or above your ambient control, the Shade will automatically open or close to allow more or less heat in. This design of temperature sensor motorization is the latest in new technology in the retractable Shade market.

Why Choose Retractable Screen Door over Traditional Styles?

Retractable Screens for all Type of Doors & Openings

Although only 50% of the population is aware of their benefits, there are two main reasons to install a retractable screen doors or windows. The first is that it can be challenging to find a standard size one to fit the space provided by some exterior doors and window styles. Garage openings, French doors, and even some sliding style doors can present serious obstacles when it comes to finding an option that is effective, functional, and attractive all at the same time. Since a retractable screen doors fits any door style, from traditional on up to the most unique designs, it is the perfect solution for any openings where traditional hanging options are not practical.

The second reason to choose a retractable screen door over standard models is the viewhttp:// Standard screens are in your line of sight year round, dulling your view of the outdoors, collecting dust and debris, and blocking sunlight. With a retractable screen door or window, all those obstacles cease that ceases to be a problem. These door and window screens seemlessly disappear when fully retracted, meaning the view out of your door or window is unobstructed and clear as day.

At Bravo, we offer the widest selection and options available, from motorization to temperature and motion sensor control of each product. We manufacturer retractable units for any large openings such as patios, verandas, balconies, gazeboes and so much more. Bravo products are know for their patent clutch system that ensures absolutely no slamming upon opening, but rather provides you a smooth retraction every time.

At Bravo, we are also known for the ease of installation of our products, which makes it easy for those of us that like to do it ourselves. In addition, we provide products that provide ideal control the sun’s exposure through our solar coated fabrics. These fabrics are ideal to help reduce fading of interior furnishings and hard wood floors, all the while still filtering out unwanted heat, glare and insects. At Bravo, we offers the most innovative screen designs are the cream of the crop, and their cutting edge technology and design is revolutionizing the industry.