Category Archives: Other Retractable Screens

Plisse vs. ODL Retractable Screen

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If you’ve been shopping around for a retractable screen for your home you’re probably finding that there are several options out there. One option many customers find is the ODL retractable screen which can be purchased online as well as through several of the big box home improvement retailers. Our customers often come to us […]

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No Magnets Necessary

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Customers often ask what keeps our Plissé retractable screens closed when in use. Sometimes we say nothing just to get a giggle out of how confusing that answer can be. But it’s true. You see, since our Plissé screens don’t utilize the traditional spring-loaded retraction design (like that found with the Phantom, Mirage, Eclipse, Genius […]

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Meet Doug, the Screen Guy

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Hi, I’m Doug, the Screen Guy.  I’ve been in the retractable screen business for more years than I care to admit to at this point.  But all those years of experience within the screening industry have helped me to develop a product that I can really stand behind. Our Plissé retractable screens are the industry leader.  […]

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Questions & Answers

We received a comment on the Plisse retractable door screens page today that included some great questions. Often customers don’t quite get what makes our retractable screens different (and superior in our modest opinion) from those traditional spring-loaded retractable screens you see in the big box stores and being sold for twice the money from […]

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Retractable Screen Companies

Tim Carter recently wrote an article on his blog, askthebuilder.com, titled “Retractable Screen Companies” that intends to advise his readers on how best choose a retractable screen company. While we were not included in the handful of retractable screen companies Carter chose to contact and then review (likely because our customers are often pleasantly surprised […]

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Phantom® Screen Door

A New Solution to the Problems of Spring Loaded Retractable Screens at a More Economical Price Point Phantom®, along with Mirage®, Eclipse®, Larson®, Dreamscreens® and others, make a quality retractable screen door with a powder coated aluminum frame, high quality plastic and stainless steel accessories. These brands depend on a design using a spring loaded […]

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Phantom® Retractable Screen

Now A New and Better Alternative to Phantom’s Coiling Retractable Screens Phantom® retractable screen doors are one of many brands of coiling retractable screen doors available. Phantom®, along with Mirage®, Eclipse®, Dreamscreens® and Screen Time®, all use the same basic design: a tube, mounted on bearings that is spring loaded, which retracts the screen fabric […]

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Mirage® Screens

Coiling Retractable Screens vs. Pleated Retractable Screens If you have heard about retractable screens you are probably familiar with Mirage® Screens, who along with Phantom®, Eclipse® and many others, make conventional coiling retractable screens. These coiling retractable screens are a huge improvement over traditional hinged screen doors and fixed screen windows by storing out of […]

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