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A Retractable Screen for your windows and doors is the answer!

Retractable Screens, Motorized Retractable Screens

A retractable screen is a great addition to any door or window because they allow easy operation while keeping your home or office free from nasty bugs and insects. They also allow the perfect air circulation to keep your living space cool and comfortable during those hot summer months. Retractable screens are used almost any type of window, including casement, tilt and turn windows and doors and custom wood windows. In addition, they are ideal for patios, garages, porches, lanais, sliding doors, patio French doors, single and double doors, folding glass doors and large enclosures.

Bravo retracting window and door screens are custom manufactured to your specifications. There is no buying off the shelf and not having it fit when you get it home. Instead, it is made to fit perfectly. There are also a lot of options available to customize your  screen even more. Bravo has a great selection of colors and even custom coloring, so your screen’s frame will seamlessly blend into the door or window jamb, making it appear part of the original structure.

Another option is the type of screen mesh fabric. You can choose from:

1. Reinforced fiberglass mesh fabric

This mesh is strong and durable and will hold up to everyday uses of your screen for years to come. This mesh is stronger than standard screen mesh and will provide 100% insect protection as well as 100% visibility through your screen. This mesh will not obstruct or impede your views while in use.

2. Solar coated fiberglass mesh

This mesh provides all the great features of the reinforced fiberglass mesh, but in addition, it will give you optimal protection against harmful UV rays, glare and heat. This mesh is ideal for windows and doors which receive lots of sun. Also, the solar coating will help to protect your screen from becoming brittle and fragile over years of having the sun beating down on it.

3. Pet Screen mesh

For those of us that have cats and dogs that like to jump up or scratch at the screens, pet screen mesh is your choice. This pet screenmesh is 7 times stronger that the reinforced fiberglass mesh, so this mesh will NOT rip, tear or get damaged from the claws and paws of our pets.

Lastly, one of our favorite options is with operating your screen. There is manual or motorization. Manual screens are manufactured with a patented clutch system that allows you to open and close your screen without slamming back into their protective casing. Motorized screens or power screens are ideal for large and wide opening on garages, patios, folding glass doors or for handicap access areas. With the  touch of a button on your remote control, you can easily and conveniently open and close your screen without and fuss or muss. Motorized operation is also available with motion detection sensors, which provide easy access for  wheelchairs, scooters and even small pet to come and go.

With Bravo, we can fully customize your screen to be all that you need. So if you are looking for a retractable screen, see us at Bravo Screens.

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Why a Retractable Patio Screen is the Choice


Bravo Retractable Patio Screen

Bravo Retractable Patio Screen

Well, it is that time again. Summer is upon us. For many of us, summer is our most favorite season because the weather is wonderful and we spent a lot of our time outside. Around our homes, our patio and porch areas are a popular spot were we entertain, hang out and relax with family and friends. Barbecuing and eating out on our patios is a staple of summer, but one of the annoying nuisances to deal with are pesky bugs and insects flying around our food. A Retractable patio screen and retractable porch screen are a perfect solution to address these problems and so many more.

With your own children or neighbors or friend’s children, you want to create a safe and protected patio or porch areas. Patio screen doors are so important to creating this environment, but a retractable patio screen is better. These screens give you easy access in and out of your home and patio areas and allow the outdoors in. Yet, they provide you with full insect protection as well as provide the ideal amount of solar protection. These retractable screens have solar-coated screen fabric mesh that block out UV rays, as well as the sun’s heat and glare.

By blocking out the sun’s UV rays, these retracting screens help protect you, your family and friends from the dangerous UV rays that cause sunburns and contribute to causing cancer. Also by blocking out the sun’s glare, you have an environment in which you can watch TV, work on your computer or just have a conversation with the annoying glare that comes with sitting outside.

When deciding on a patio screen door, a retracting one provides the perfect protection when in use. Yet when it is not, the screen conveniently and easily retracts back into its casing. These retractable screens are sometimes called disappearing screens because the disappear into their casing when not in use. The casing provides an additional protection for your screen that keeps it looking new and prevents damage when not in use.

Because retracting screens are custom made according to your measurements, you can choose many options that are unique to your screen. One of those options has to do with screen mesh material. Most  screen mesh fabric provides great visibility through it. That is you are able to perfectly and easily “see thru” it. It will not and does not obstruct from your views thus, allowing you to see everything that is going on around you. There are other screen fabrics that provide you and your family more privacy. They have a complete “see out” ability, but limit the amount of “seeing in”. This is great option if you sunbathe or have pool areas or just want more privacy.

There are many more options to choose from when selecting your screen, from color choices to manual or motorized options. Motorized screens or power screens are a great idea for large or wide screens that cover a large area or enclosure. They allow for easy opening and closing without a lot of muscle!

So, if you are looking to spend a lot of time outdoors this summer in your patio or porch area, think about a retractable patio screen. It will provide you with unlimited quality time with your family and friends, or even just relaxing alone.

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A Motorized Skylight Shade Help Reduce Your Energy Costs


With the hot summer days quickly approaching, what better way to keep your home or office cool than with a skylight shade. Most people remember to close their window blinds or shades to keep their rooms cooler, but they do not think about their skylights. Having a skylight shade will allow you to better control the room’s temperature and block out the damaging UV rays that leading to fading of your furniture, carpet and hardwood floors.

 A motorized skylight shade makes opening and closing a piece of cake. There is no more fiddling around with rods or poles and trying to adjust your shade. Now with a press of a button, you can make those quick changes. Bravo also has temperature sensor operation of your skylight shade. When the temperature rises above your pre-determined level, your screen will close, even when you are not home! The pre-determined levels are chosen by you, so you can ensure that your room has the ideal climate to keep your comfortable and cool.

Skylight shades are not only valuable in the summer, but vital in the winter. As you heat your house in the winter, that heat is rising and escaping through that skylight. So you are paying higher energy costs that are escaping from your home. A skylight shade is made from cellular shade or honeycomb shade material, so it acts as a barrier to keep unwanted heat out, but also to keep valuable heat in! It is estimated that home or business owners can lose 2-5% of their heat through skylights in the winter. So rather than paying higher prices in energy bills for years to come, invest in a skylight shade.

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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, Bravo retractable screens 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.

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Motorized Screens – So Many Options On Our Retractable Screens

We just purchased  a new very cool motorized screens for our doors and windows from Bravo Screens and Bravo Blinds . We can use our TV Remote, Wall Switch or a Motion Sensor to activate it. After installing and enjoying it for a month, we are wondering how we lived without it for so long. It truly has made our life easier.

Here is a few interesting points about our motorized screen:

* The TV remote can operate up 2000 shades & screens.We only have use the up or down button and our screen is moving!

* Our screen system is  compatible with other home automation systems.

* The coolest of all is the motion activated screen system for any door or openings  because when you walk up to the door screens it goes up after you pass through it comes down. This is great for our pets and for wheelchair access.

The people at Bravo Screens know how to come up with the coolest products for your home. Their system 36 is the smallest motorized screen system in the world. It is so compact that it is barely noticeable! Also, their motorized retractable screens have a new solar -coated fabric that gives you 99% view out, but cannot see in!  It is a great feature that not only gives you and your family privacy, but stops UV rays. It will keep your home cooler in the summer months and reduce your energy bills as air conditioning will not be needed as much.

We purchased a retractable screen for door with the new view fabric. I have to tell you what difference it makes. Another great feature is that the fabric comes in quite a few colors.

Here is a picture of our motorized screen.  (P.S. It even fits our special tilt & glide door!)

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