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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 know that it will withstand your daily lifestyle and furry family members.
Mirage Screen Systems offers a choice of mesh called TuffScreen, which is also known as pet mesh. The mesh is made by Phifer and is a heavy-duty mesh that is made from vinyl-coated polyester, which makes it tear and puncture resistant.
There of course could be the chance of a pet being stronger than the mesh but overall you can feel ease of owning a retractable screen door with your pets around.
If you had a hesitancy about purchasing a retractable screen door due to pets in your household, you now know that there is an option.

The stronger mesh also helps withstand general every day use.

Mirage has a variety of mesh options that can help with your home’s needs. Whether it is pets you are worried about or small pesky bugs that make their way into your space, Mirage has options for you.
We always want to note that retractable screens are not designed to keep pets or children inside your home.

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 want to look at some of the key features that will make all the difference.


  1. It lasts for years – A proprietary brass bushing in the Mirage screens housing cap ensures the screen will last for decades.
  2.  Durability – Durable mesh with a variety of mesh options and overall high-quality materials help the door withstand all life’s activities.

3. The Smoothness –Mirage Screens have Teflon infused and wider guides that allow the door to run smoothly along its tracks.

4. The Handle – Available only with Mirage, the PivotPro handle allows for a smooth, easy release every time you open the door.

5. Magnetic latch system– A magnetic latch system on retractable screen doors creates a secure closing mechanism and easy opening when needed.

When you choose a retractable screen that has all the key features, you can rest assured you will not only have a bug free home and natural airflow, but you will have ease of use. When you research the right brand for you, your indoor/outdoor living experience will be much more enjoyable.

outdoor living room
Horizon 2800 Large Opening Retractable Screen installed on porch