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 tube that runs on bearings onto which the screen fabric is coiled. Sharing the same basic design, they also all share the same basic problems. Some of these problems are: high initial cost due to the complexity of the mechanism, difficulty adapting to the real world out-of-square and out-of-level door openings and wind related failure. Wind related failure causes the screen to either come out of the track or pop open because the fabric is held in place by spring tension alone.

A New Retractable Screen Design

Screen Solutions Inc has an alternative to this design with the introduction of the Plissé (PLEE’-say) retractable screen. The Plissé uses the same type of aluminum frame and accessories, but utilizes a unique pleated screen fabric to fold rather than coil. This simple design makes the Plissé more affordable, costing about the same amount as a traditional hinged screen door. The Plissé is also much more adaptable than those coiling retractable screens to the type of openings that you will find in the average home. This adaptability makes the Plissé easy enough for almost anyone to install thus also saving money on installation. The Plissé design doesn’t suffer from wind related failures. In a test with a common household fan two feet away and set on high the fabric on a Mirage, which is identical to the Phantom screen door, came out of the track in less than 10 seconds. When the Plisse was tested, even with the fan set as close as possible, the fabric never came out of the track.

7 Responses on “Phantom® Screen Door

  1. Mike says:

    hi ,
    I have a gazebo 14′ x 14′ octagon ( 8 sided ) and thinking about retractable screen ,, in this octagon gazebo there is 4 sides which are 58″ and other 4 sides are 62″ would you please tell me how much it takes ( the most economic way ) to have retractable screen ?
    please email me at

    1. We received your comment on our website and I’m contacting you today to hopefully help you figure out how to best screen in your gazebo. It sounds like you have 4 openings that are 58″ wide and 4 that are 62″ wide. You didn’t mention the height so I’ll assume that they are less than 82″ tall (if not just add $10 to each screen for the correct price).

      Since the openings are wider than 50″ each would be screened with a double Plisse retractable screen. This means that you have to units that pull from each side of the opening to meet together in the middle. These units are $359 each, including shipping via UPS ground to the lower 48 states and 7% sales tax only if shipped to a Texas address.

      For 8 units at $359 each your total would be $2872 before your quantity discount of $199, which would leave $2673.

      If you are interested but would like to get the price down more I would be happy to check and see if we could do the smaller (58″) openings with single Plisse retractable screens. They are only $199 so 4 of those would be $796 + 4 doubles at $359 each would be another $1436 for a total of $2232 before the $199 discount for a final total of $2033.

      Let me know if you have any questions.

      Thanks for considering Plisse retractable screens for your screening needs.

  2. carl curry says:

    i,m looking into getting a screen door my garage. something that has no motor and slides under the rail of the garage door. i,ve seen some but, don,t know where they came from. they look like they would be not very inexpensive. i have what they call car and half garage. room for a car and golfcart. thank you

    1. Hi Carl,

      Thank you for contacting us for a retractable screen for your garage opening. If you can tell me the approximate dimensions of the opening I would be happy to let you know if it is something we can do and if so what the cost would be. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

      Doug, the Screen Guy

  3. carl curry says:

    looking for for a pull down screen door with no motor. i have a car and a half garage

  4. Diane Norwood says:

    Looking for a sliding screen door for our pool room to patio ….One side only!!!

    Measurement by a woman’s out look is maybe ???

    Measures maybe 47 by 78 ????

    Thank you

    What would be the price …

    Diane Norwood

    1. Hi Diane,

      Thank you for contacting us for a retractable door screen for your pool/patio doorway. If you’re measurements are correct the price for a Plisse retractable door screen to cover that opening would be $199, including free UPS ground shipping. If you need help planning the installation or taking your measurements feel free to email me a few pictures and I’d be happy to respond with pointers on what would work best.

      Thanks and good luck!
      Doug, the Screen Guy

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