Entries by Chiara Cassino

Pet Safe Mesh

Are you thinking about purchasing a retractable screen door but are worried your cat or dog may ruin it? You’re not alone. Pets can get the best of any piece of furniture or doors; they can scratch and claw at just about anything. Retractable screens are an investment in your home, so you want to […]

Choosing A Quality Retractable Screen Door

Screen doors may seem like a simple product that cannot be any different from brand to brand, but they are, especially retractable screen doors.   There are many factors that cause a screen door to be smoother and more durable, that will make it stand the test of time. When choosing a retractable screen door, you […]

Top 10 Home Trends in 2021

Knowing how to decorate your home or outdoor space can be challenging. Getting to know some of the current home trends could help you transform and organize your space to its full potential. Here are the top 10 trends that seem to be at the forefront of 2021. 1. Versatile Luxury This year it is more about versatility in your design. Chic […]

Retractable Vs. Traditional Screen Doors

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.