Phantom Retractable Screens
Retractable screens are a simple way to enjoy the best of spring, summer and fall without letting insects into your home. NuReDo magazine spoke with Heidi Roy from the Tulsa Area Screen Co. to find out how new screen technology is bringing a breath of fresh air to homes. Here’s what Heidi had to say…
“I love the summer. I love the long evenings and the relaxed way of life. I love the smell of the grill and the sound of laughter drifting over the backyard from impromptu get-togethers. It’s a perfect time of year.
But there’s one thing that I really hate about summer. And I’m not alone. I really hate bugs. They’re annoying and irritating. There are a million and one ways to get rid of them from your home, but what works best is to keep them out in the first place.
Fixed bug screens have been used for generations to act as a barrier to insects – but they can spoil the look of your home, and views to the outside. And that’s where retractable screens can really transform your home.
Retractable screens remain out of sight until you need them, restoring your complete view to the outdoors and preserving the look and design of your doorways and windows. The mesh retracts into a discreet housing which means you don’t have to cover your view during the times of year when you don’t need the screens.
At the Tulsa Area Screen Company, we’re very excited to introduce Legacy - a brand new retractable door screen by Phantom Screens. Created to give you ultimate control, the Legacy retractable door screen is easy to use, whisper quiet and designed to make for easy summer living.
The new Legacy retractable door screen features the latest innovative technology – including an ergonomic and simple to operate Latch & Release handle as well as built-in lubricant that helps maintain easy movement of the slidebar across the door frame. The Latch and Release handle automatically latches the screen in the closed position to prevent it from opening in breezy conditions.
Legacy retractable screens fit a wide variety of door types including single and double doors, out-swing and in-swing doors and sliding patio doors. To preserve the aesthetics of a double-French doorway, two Legacy door screens can be mounted to the door frame, one on each side. To operate the screens, the slidebars are pulled to the center of the opening and held in place with the Latch and Release handle.
And it’s not just for new homes. Legacy works equally well on existing homes too – making it perfect for retrofitting as part of a home’s renovation. For those of you who already have the Phantom Professional Series door screen which is closed by magnets, you can now upgrade to the new Latch and Release handle by purchasing a Smooth Control Upgrade Kit. It’s incredible value and will really enhance the operation of your existing screens."
Heidi Roy, Owner
Tulsa Area Screen Company
What Heidi didn’t mention is that her company offers powered screening solutions including large units perfect for outdoor living spaces. They will soon offer powered retractable screen systems for overhead shading. These units can be used as a standalone overhead shade solution or in conjunction with arbors or other overhead structures such as pergolas and sunrooms. All powered units can operate from a hand-held remote.
Want to find out more? Visit the Tulsa Area Screen Company in booth 909 at the Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show, March 8-11, 2012. You’ll be able to see the new Legacy screen and other screening solutions in action, ask questions, arrange for a FREE estimate and receive 10% off your order if you mention NuReDo magazine. To reach Heidi directly, call 918-249-1756 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.