Retractable Screens in DIY Kits

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Retractable Screens in DIY Kit

Are you looking for an affordable retractable screen option for your windows and doors? You consider think about a retractable screen kit. A DIY kit has all the benefits of a ready to made retracting screen, but requires additional adjustments. Even though they require extra assembly, they have additional savings.

Retractable screen DIY kits can be used for almost any window, horizontal or vertical as well as single doors, double doors and garage doors. They are popular for windows, patios, porches, garages, patio French doors, large folding glass door openings, sliding doors, single and double doors.

If you are not familiar with retractable screen doors and windows, they are the ideal screen. They provide the optimal bug and insect protection for your home, office, living space or room. They prevent even the smallest critters from getting through, yet they allow a continuous flowing of fresh air circulation through so your room stays nice and cool.

The great benefit of a retracting screen versus a fixed one is that when not in use, the retractable one will draw back into its cassette so that it is completely out of view. The cassette allows the screen to be protected from damage and wear and tear when not in use. This helps to ensure your screen will last longer.

In addition, a retracting screen is custom fit to your window or door. This is done as a ready to made screen or when you are doing it yourself. The custom fit ensures there is no gaps or voids, but a perfect adaptation.

With a Bravo retractable screen, you have many options. You can choose from several mesh options from reinforced fiberglass mesh, UV / solar mesh that blocks the majority of UV rays and pet resistant mesh that is 7 times stronger than standard fiberglass mesh and will not rip or tear. Each mesh offers the same 100% protection against bugs and insects while not obstructing or occluding your view.

Another option is color – Bravo offers you many color options for your aluminum frame, so that your screen will blend in perfectly with the door or window frame.

The last option is how you operate your screen. You can choose from manual, with easy, no slamming in to the cassette operation to complete motorization or automation. With motorized screens, you can easily open or close partially or fully with the press of a button. They operate with your own TV remote control. Motorized screens are ideal for large screens on patios, garages and large opening with folding doors.

So if you are looking for a retractable screen, think about a DIY kit that can be easily assembled by even the not so handy or a ready to made screen that is quickly installed. In no time you will be enjoying all the benefits of the outdoors, with none of the drawbacks.

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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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Bravo Retractable Screen: Creating New Living Space



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Here is our new image on our about page. At Bravo, we want to helo you to create the most beautiful spaces in your home or business. Bravo Home products including retractable screens for your windows and doors. Manual and motorized screens are available to help you bring the outdoors in, but without all the annoying bugs and insects. We would love for you to visit us at Bravo screens and Bravo motorized screens and skylights to see inspiring pictures of how you can open up your spaces with retracting screens.


We manufacture garage door screens, French door screens, patio screens and so much more! Helping you to create wonderful spaces that allow you and your family or customers to enjoy and look forward to spending time in your spaces is what we want. Let us inspire you, since your spaces have inspired us!



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