What is a Retractable Screen Door ?

Retractable Screens, Motorized Retractable Screens
Retractable Screens & Retractable Shades by Bravo Screens

This is a frequently asked question that we are going to answer today.
Retractable screen door is a flexible fiberglass screen surrounded by an aluminum frame. They are designed to “roll up” or retract into its protective case or a wall pockets and disappear into its recesses. Unlike fixed screens, retractable screens are able to discreetly disappear out of sight. As well, they are custom fit to each door, window perfectly. Retractable screen doors are made to the customer’s specifications, where as fixed screens are standard and bought directly off the shelf. Retractable screens are also made for windows, skylights, patios and so many more applications.

At Bravo, we manufacture our screen doors or “invisible screens”. When in use, Retractable screens by Bravo do not obstruct or impede your views. Actually, they make your views appear sharper, clearer and more brilliant when viewing through your screen. Thus, Bravo screens enhance your views. In addition, the durable fiberglass screen mesh provides the ultimate insect and solar protection. Our screens protect against even the smallest of insects and bugs that try to enter into your space. Our retractable screens also have a double thick insect pile or barrier that prevents bugs from trying to crawl in between the screen and the ground, giving you a double layer of protection.

In addition to the maximum insect protection, Bravo screen allow 100% air circulation through. They do not inhibit air flow, but rather, they allow free flowing of air to circulate through the mesh, giving you fresh air ventilation. Our screens help to keep your patio, garage, home, or business cool with fresh air circulation minus the bugs!

A great safety feature of Bravo products is if small children or pets run into our screen, they are designed to expand on impact preventing damaged to the screen and personal injury. In addition, the door handles are adjustable making it easy and safe for everyone to open or close.

Another fantastic feature of Bravo retractable or ‘disappearing’ screens is that they are manufactured with no wheels or rollers, resulting in no impediment of smoothly opening and closing. They glide effortlessly and allow you to enjoy your living space with fuss.

A Bravo screen is also available as power screens or motorized screen. By pressing a button, your screen is automatically opens up your home to the outside. Power screens are ideal for large or wide areas because it allows for effortless opening and closing.

Bravo’s stainless steel spring with patented clutch allows it to operate smoothly for easy opening and closing. In addition, this clutch prevents our retractable screens from slamming upon retraction – so no more slamming, unlike many other company’s screens.

Bravo products are available in a variety of colors, so your screen will blend in with your door frames and windows. They appear to a part of the frame. There is minimal maintenance and their housings allows complete protection so they maintain their look. There are so many benefits and applications for retractable screens, there is no reason not to have one!

* Doors
* Patio
* Porches
* Lanais
* Sliding Doors
* French Doors
* Garage Doors
* Large Enclosures
* Folding Doors
* Pool Areas
* Gyms
* Windows
* Skylights
* Green houses
* Boats
* Houseboats
* RVs
* and so many more uses

So that is what a retractable screen is! If you want more info or how to purchase a retractable screen – visit us at Bravo Screens for manual screens or Bravo motorized screens.

Motorized Retractable Screen – A Perfect Solution

Motorized Screen

We were recently contacted by a local contractor who had a unique challenge. He has a business that provides services for handy capable customers. He had a customer who needed wheelchair accessible retractable screens for his patio and garage doors. We were delighted to be inform him, we had several options for his customer to choose from.

The first option is a manual operated (chain operated) retractable screen motorized with no floor tracts. This product is easy to operate and with a small amount of effort, access in and out is very simple and straightforward. The great aspect this retractable screen is that there are no floor tracts, which means that there is no impediment in allowing wheelchair access in or out.

The second option is a motorized retractable screen or power screen. Motorization allows the automatic opening and closing of our screens with ease and minimal effort. Now, here is the exciting part! How does Bravo motorized screens activate? Bravo Screens has 3 uniquely different features that operate their motorized screens.

First, the motorized screens can be activated by motion sensors. There are discreet sensors that when activated, can effortless operand close your retractable screen.

Secondly, activation can be triggered with the use of your own TV remote control. So with one push of a button, your screens can be set in motion! (pun intended)

Lastly, Bravo motorized retractable screens can be operated by a wall switch. So again with the flip of a switch, your screen opens and closes with little to no effort.

Where can you find so many options? Bravo is your answer for all that and more. So, now the question is which option did the customer choose? We will keep you guessing !

Smooth Gliding French Door Screens For Easy Opening and Closing

Ultra Glide Retracting Screen

One of our customers had purchased a while back a large retractable screen for their French Doors. His wife had being struggling with arthritis and was finding it difficult to close the screen due to her condition. He phoned us up and asked if there was anything we could do. We sent someone out and after assessing the situation, we recommended upgrading to our Ultra Glide Retractable French Door Screen .

The Ultra Glide provides all the essential benefits of a retractable screen . The standard benefits of these screen doors are that they provide complete insect protection while allowing free flowing fresh air circulation. The Ultra Glide retractable screen has extra benefits that make it perfect for this customer. It has a custom design that allows for the easiest opening and closing. The effortless pulling of the screen helped our customer to independently open her screen. This solution was the answer for her and her family, as well as the many other customers that have dexterity or strength problems with their hands.

The Ultra Glide screens is designed to be able to expand out to 100 feet , but requires heights of 12 feet or greater. This screen is also fabricated without a bars in the screen so it will not impede or interfere with your views. There are also no rollers or wheels used, so there is no jumped off the tract. They are truly remarkable screen doors that is barely noticeable when in use and retracts back into its housing when not. It is durable and because it comes in an array of colour (and custom colours) it will blend seamlessly into the background.

For our customer, the Retractable French Door screens was the answer. If you or anyone else you know has the same problem, Ultra Glide screen doors may be your answer too.

Retractable Window Screens Give You Comfortable Sleep Without Pesky Annoyances

retractable vertical window screen
Window Screen Kit Vertical
Window Retractable screen
Slider Window Screen Kit

A good night sleep is one of the best things. Many people like to have the window open at night to allow fresh air in. That cool crisp air is great while you snuggle under the covers. Well, one of the things that is not so great is when bugs, insects and debris fly in through that open window. One of the best options to combat that problem is a retractable window screen.

At night when the windows are open, the screen can be protecting your room and filtering out unwanted annoyance from entering. But, when the windows are closed, the retractable window screen conveniently withdraws back into its protective housing allowing it to remain out of sight.

The nice thing about retractable window screens are that they are custom made to fit your window thus, ensuring a perfect fit and will not bang or rattle during windy days and nights. Also, they are very affordable for any pocket book and yet they are custom fit, pretty cool! The screens come in many different colours, so finding one that matches or blends seamlessly is easy!

Another option for retractable window screens are DIY kits. Kits require a small amount of assembly and a little time, but a even less expensive. The DIY kits truly require very little time and have easy to follow instructions and within minutes you will be enjoying all the benefits. The are DIY kits for vertical windows and DIY kits for horizontal windows as well.

Think about retractable window screens for your home, office or living space, you will not regret it!

Retractable French Door Screens – Now Open Up Your Doors!

retractable screens for french doors
French Door Retractable Screen

Today we are going to talk about French Doors. They are stylish and a beautiful addition to many homes or offices. Although they look beautiful, the functional aspect is another question. So many people do not open their doors because they allow in pesky bugs, insects and outside debris. The best way to enjoy the esthetics and function of your French Doors is with a Bravo Retractable French Door Screen.

Bravo screens allows you to open up those doors and invite fresh air to circulate in your home or office, without any annoying outside critters from entering. These screens protect your living space, allow for fresh air ventilation all the while still maintain the great views that are captured with French Doors. When the screens are not in use, they conveniently retract back into a protective casing that shields the screen from outside elements but remains discreetly out of sight when not in use. This is unlike the standard screens that become a distraction and quite frankly an eyesore when not in use.

The great things about Bravo door screens is that they are each custom made to fit to the owner’s specifications. That means that your screen will fit PERFECTLY. No fiddling around with a stock screen that was not meant to fit the specification of your door. Bravo screens are fantastic because they have discreet, subtle tracks that contain NO rollers or wheels – which means no jumping off the tracks and no fiddling to get them back on! Bravo retractable screens truly glide effortlessly open and close and there is NO slamming when retracted back!

Oh, did I tell you that Bravo screens come in a wide variety of colours, so it is easy to pick the perfect colour that will blend seamlessly into the background. Retractable door screens are the perfect choice to truly capture the full benefit of your doors- both esthetically and functionally. Try them and you will see for yourself!