When you think of screen doors, most think of those flimsy screen doors that are standard in most homes. They do the job to keep the bugs out but usually are not durable and need replacing consistently.  

So, what is a retractable screen door you ask? Well, we happen to know this subject very well.  

  • They Vanish: Unlike a traditional screen door, retractable screen doors simply vanish. You can match the housing unit to the colour of the doorway, so they hide nicely on each side. There when you need them and gone when you don’t. 
  • Sun & Bug ControlIf you are looking for the perfect solution to keep the bugs out, control the sun rays in the warm months and maintain privacy, retractable screens are itA variety of mesh options give you the opportunity to choose one that is right for you. From more transparent to opaque, you will find something that fits your lifestyle and needs. 
  • Aesthetic appealOverall, a retractable screen blends into the colour and design of your home. It is not an “eye sore” like traditional screen doors. 
  • Smooth: Mirage Retractable Screens especially, are extremely smooth and glide along the track effortlessly. The Teflon infused, and wider guides allow the door to run smoothly along its tracks. 
  • Durable: Retractable screens unlike traditional screen doors are made from more durable material. Mirage’s proprietary brass bushing in our housing cap ensures the screen will last for decades. 

Retractable screens are attached to the interior or exterior of a doorway. The mesh screen material is attached to a roller tube that is then attached to a vertical pull bar that when pulled, glides along a track on the top and bottom. It then latches with a magnet either to another door for French doors or to the other side of the doorway. 

Mirage Retractable Screens also have the option of a handle that pivots called the “Pivot Pro” handle. This allows for a smooth, easy release every time you open the door. 

The best part about a retractable screen is you can customize it to your liking. Upgrade your indoor/outdoor living space today 1 (855) 488-7655. 

motorized screen

Many of us this past year and a half have been working from home whereas some business owners and entrepreneurs have been used to this for much longer. When it comes to working from your home it can be great in many ways but also hard to escape household distractions. Many don’t have the luxury of separate office space in their home, so their office is often a makeshift space either in a kitchen, bedroom, balcony, patio, or garage. 

Recently, Mirage Screen Systems was able to help a client (Kaitlin Hargreaves),  summer”ize” her office space that had already been transformed into an amazing oasis. The two-car garage was transformed into something we had never seen before. It had been insulated to stay warm in the winter and to keep it cool in the summer. The floors had epoxy coating making it easy to clean but also easy to transform back into a garage. The design element included dried and faux flowers to brighten and create a more welcoming space.  

Kaitlin's Home Office

“Keeping the garage door open in the summer is very hard to do as there is no privacy from people walking by. In the summer especially, the sun rays can beam into the space and the bugs easily make their way in.” – Kaitlin Hargreaves 

Mirage Screen Systems Motorized Screen

Mirage came to the rescue and installed a motorized screen door on the outside of her garage door. Mirage motorized screens are ideal for letting that fresh air in while also keeping bugs out. They are perfect for making an indoor/outdoor space feel open and private while also controlling that sun glare.  Kaitlin chose a mesh called Suntex 90, that is fade resistant and blocks 90% of the suns hot rays before they enter. This is a very durable mesh that is visible from the inside out during the day but not the outside in. When its dark outside and the lights are on inside, the office space is visible.  

Mirage Screen Systems Motorized Screens

Here are some of the reasons Mirage motorized screens are so great when it comes to summer”izing” your office. 

  • Durability: Mirage motorized screens use quality materials- sturdy aluminum with an attractive powder-coating finish to keep it lasting for years. This means it will endure many up or down uses of the screen over the summer months. 
  • Smooth operation:  The operation is extremely smooth; at the press of the button, it quietly and effortlessly rolls up or down. There is a reason why Mirage screens are called the world’s smoothest retractable screens 
  • Sleek Style: Mirage screens are designed to blend into your design and décor. They hide away nicely as you can choose from 7 different colour options and a variety of mesh colours and types. 
  • Warranty: The motors and accessories are warrantied for five years and the aluminum for life. 
  • Safety: The motor has an auto-stop detection, when it detects an object underneath the screen like a pet or child, it automatically stops. 

If you are looking to summer”ize” your home office or living space, contact Mirage Screen Systems today for a Motorized or Retractable Door for your standard or large opening door.