Archive for October, 2011

Retractable Screen Benefits That Will Benefit You

One of the best ways to enjoy your beautiful views AND have your doors or windows open is with retractable screens. What is a retractable screen door? Many people are still not aware of these fantastic product considering it is reported that only about 50% population is aware of the benefits of these wonderful screens. This article is designed to share their benefits and if you don’t already, you will see what a great solution they are to solve many of door and window dilemmas.

Retractable screens doors are custom made to your measurement for your windows, doors, skylights, garages, patios, porches, lanais, balconies, French doors and large enclosures like folding doors or pool areas. They provide you ideal insect and solar protection while in use. Yet when you are not using them, they retract back into their housing, out of sight and protected away. So there is no more taking down fixed screens in winter. Retractable ones are especially useful where a conventional screen door cannot be used because of lack of space. Some of these areas are: sliding glass patio doors, double French doors or doors where there is sufficient clearance available for you to open them.  Also, retractable screen doors use much less area when compared to their conventional counterpart, so they provide an added benefit over their contemporaries. Truly, it is sad when  you have these great glass windows and doors and do not open them up to allow fresh air and sunshine in.

Retractable screens benefits include a smooth and easy sliding open and close, that will  fit almost any doorway or window. They are a great option to allow you to take full advantage of the natural air ventilation, instead of having to use fans or air conditioning to cool your home or business. These products give you not only a  nice esthetic, but functional protection, as well.

These products are sometimes called disappearing screen doors because they retract away out of sight when not in use. They are affordable for most budgets and range from inexpensive do-it-yourself installed models to electric motorized custom made models. The nice thing for the DIYers out there, is that the assemble and installation requires just a few tools and the step up is simple and easy to do.

Retractable screen doors are a beautiful addition because they are available  in a variety of colours,  wood grain finishes, solar and pet mesh and so many more options that will meet your needs.

The most ideal feature of a retractable screen is that they  do not distract from your views because they disappear into the natural recesses of the frame thus, the appear virtually invisible. Enjoying your beautiful views from your home or office is a must and with these products as an option is that goal is attainable. Also, there are invisible screens that have a special clutch system that will NOT SLAM when retracting back!

When deciding on screens for your windows and doors, do not forget about retractable screens as a great solution. They provide more benefits over conventional ones and come in affordable price to suit any wallet.

So now that you know more about what is a retractable screen and all its benefits how could you not want one?

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Retractable French Door Screens – Ultra Glide or Power Screens

Retractable screens are a wonderful way to enjoy your patio or porch area. They allow you to open up your patio french doors and let the outside in! Most of the large or wider patio door screens on the market have a middle bar for support. However, we have a new type of French Door Screen that has NO middle bars. This means that you can open up your door and have an unobstructed view with  Bravo Retractable French door screens. It provides the same complete insect and solar protection, while maintaining your view!


These screens can be manual operated or motorized power screens, which ever operating system you prefer. For larger areas or wide or tall screens, motorization is recommended because of convenience and ease. Motorization provides less strain and easy opening and closing with a press of a button, flip of a switch or with motion controlled sensors.

The Ultra glide retractable screen pulls horizontally from one side, all the way across the french doors. It retracts back so smooth that it glides effortlessly. Upon opening, it will move back  to the half way spot to let you out, without retracting all the way back. This adjustment can be made during installation. Like all other Bravo Retractable Screens its easy to install and can be fitted in-swing & out-swing French Doors, as well as standard doors, patio and porch doors. There are so many options for screening your windows and doors with Bravo!

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