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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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Invisible Screens: We Have Your Answers


Invisible Screen

Invisible Screen

We have had several questions about  invisible screens.

The first is :”Why are they called invisible?” Retractable screens are flexible fiberglass mesh screens that are enclosed with an aluminum frame that are custom manufactured and fit to your door, window or opening. When  your screen is not in use, it is constructed so that it is able to retract back into its protective casing and disappears out-of-sight.

Our second question is: “Where does my screen disappear to?” Retractable screens are can either be installed on an existing window, door or large opening frames so that they will retract back into their protective casing or housing. In other cases, you can mount your screen so that it will emerge from an overhead pocket for large openings, such as patios, porches, lanais, garage area or commercial applications .

Third question is : “Can it be motorized?”. Bravo screens can operate manually or motorized. When  you have large, wide or tall openings, manual operation can be cumbersome and require more effort. With power screens, operation is easy and effortless. With a TV remote control, a wall switch or activation of motion sensor, you can open or close your screen. Motorization also allows you to adjust large screens partially or semi-open to allow people and pet through, but still keep insects and bugs out.

Fourth question is: ” Can a  disappearing screen be used anywhere?” Yes and no. There are many, many applications for this product. They will fit most doors, windows, garages, patios, French doors, skylights, porches, lanais, sliding doors, folding doors, pool areas, boats and large enclosures. Applications were these products are not suitable are odd shaped windows or doors.

Fifth question is: “What options do I have when choosing ordering my screen?” There are several options. Firstly, you have your choice of fiberglass mesh. There is standard mesh, solar mesh or pet proof mesh. All three provide the optimal insect and bug protection. Solar mesh provides the ultimate in UV ray protection. It protects you, your family, friends and in commercial use, your customers from the damaging effects of the sun’s rays and glare. Pet proof mesh is 7 times stronger and more resilient than standard mesh. It will not tear, rip or become damaged making it ideal as a pet screen.

There are different mounting options as well. You are able to choose if  want to mount your screen on a surface or inside mount. If you have an in-swing door or window, you can out your screen on the outside; or if you have an out-swing door, you can mount on the inside. Finally, you have a choice in the operation of your screen, from manual to motorized operation.

These are some of the questions that we have recently received, so our hope is that these answers will provide you with information that you need to help you pick the right products. Please visit us at Bravo to see our selection of screens.

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Folding Door Screen – Great Retractable Screen Idea for Your Home or Business


Folding Door Screen

Folding Door Screen by Bravo Screens

A popular feature that many people are including in their homes and businesses are folding glass doors. These doors are incredible because depending on your wall or door area, they can convert it to a complete glass wall or door. Folding glass doors allow the owners to open up their living spaces to the outside and allow fresh air circulation and the warmth of the sunshine in. These glass walls allow you to capture your views to the maximum experience, as well as give you unimpeded views and enhance the look and beauty of your home or business.

Many business are including these doors, such as restaurants, bars, pubs, gyms, retail store and so many more. Business owners want to allow the easy access for customers as well as a nice dining or shopping experience. Most people want to still enjoy the outdoors even when they have to do errands, run to the store and even meet friends for lunch, dinner or drinks. Folding glass doors allow patrons to still have all of this. Yet, when we let the outdoors in, we not only have the fresh air and warmth of the sun coming in, we also have annoying bugs and insects and damaging UV rays as well.

We at Bravo manufacture tilt and turn windows and doors including folding glass doors as well as the large retractable screens that will perfectly and custom fit your folding doors. Our folding door screens allow you to still enjoy all the benefits of your glass doors, as well as optimal and continuous flowing fresh air circulation, but without allowing nasty bugs, insects and debris into your living space. The added benefit of using Bravo products is that all our products appear almost invisible when in use and retract back into their protective housing or casing. Thus, causing them to be out-of-sight when not in use. Bravo invisible screens or disappearing screens allow your screen to be protected when not in use. So it is not in the way or can be damaged or exposed to weather conditions. Our protective casing allows your retractable screen to last longer and look better throughout the years.

Bravo folding door screens are available in manual or motorized operating options. Motorized or power screens are ideal in this application because of the length and width and even height of the screens. A motorized retractable screen allows you to very easily open and close it with little to no effort. With the use of a TV remote control, you can open,close  or adjust your folding door screen to where you like it. Bravo motorized or power screens are a perfect complement to your home or business because they are discreet, but allow you full insect and solar protection when you need it. Also, they allow you to enjoy all the outdoors, without any of the drawbacks. So if you have or are going to install  glass doors or walls, try a Bravo retractable screen to give you, your family and friends or customers full protection from the outdoors.

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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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