Frequently Asked Questions About Mirage Screen Doors (FAQs)

Mirage Screen Systems is dedicated to helping you find the right retractable screen door solution for your home or unique outdoor space. This retractable screen door FAQs page should answer most of your questions. For any additional questions please contact your local authorized Mirage dealer who would be more than happy to provide a free consultation. To find an authorized dealer near you, use our Dealer Locator tool.

For those who have not used a retractable screen door before, these are insect screens that roll into a compact housing. Retractable screen doors are designed to not interfere with your regular door function and you only see the door screen when it is in use. The retractable screen easily extends from the housing and is held in place by a magnetic latch. The door screen easily retracts with the help of a spring-loaded roller tube that is built into the unit housing. The majority of homeowners prefer a retractable screen door over more traditional slider doors as they do not obstruct landscape or vista views. When you book a retractable screen door consultation your local authorized Mirage Screen Dealer can demonstrate how the retractable screen works, using a tabletop model.

Our retractable screen doors are available throughout North America through our Authorized Dealers.

Perhaps the best way to answer this question is to say that the majority of feedback from our dealers across North America (who install various types of screen doors) is on how durable our retractable screens really are. Mirage Screen Systems is virtually free from service calls, from day to day, and from year to year. Unlike other flimsy and mediocre quality retractable door screen brands, Mirage Screens are practically problem free! Learn more about Mirages’ built to last mantra!

Yes! Mirage retractable screen doors are fully customizable to fit almost any type or size of door including in-swing and out-swing doors. You will be glad to know that Mirage Screens also work on French (double) doors as well as sliding glass patio doors. Your local screen door dealer can custom install your new Mirage retractable screen door; up to 108” high and up to 55” wide (or 110” wide for a French door). If you have a large door opening, Mirage Screens also offers motorized screens as wide as 25 feet and as high as 16 feet in a single unit. These motorized screens can be as small as 3 feet by 3 feet. Please ask your local authorized Mirage Screen Dealer for additional information on automated screen solutions at just the touch of a button.

Rather than sales copy here we’ll just say that in a side-by-side comparison, our product’s quality is evident and can speak for itself. Not all products on the market are the same. Mirage was one of the first retractable screens on the market and has the experience to ensure an extremely high-quality product. We highly recommend you shop around and compare retractable screen doors to make sure you get the right one for your home. The screen specialist who takes care of your customization and installation is also important during this buying process!

When you factor in the level of quality, customer service, and skilled installation, you’ll find that Mirage Retractable Door Screens are very competitively priced. Each screen door is unique and customized for your entryway(s) and as such an authorized Mirage Dealer will be able to provide an accurate cost estimate. A simple phone call with a dealer is often all it takes to get a quote! The Mirage Screen Door Dealer will ask a few questions to make sure you get the right retractable screen door for your home and then provide a price. Please note that some door screen solutions may require an in-home visit before the quote can be provided.

Re-screening our retractable screen doors isn’t a big deal. Just contact your local authorized Mirage dealer to arrange a re-screening appointment.

You’ll be amazed by how simple our retractable screen doors are to clean and maintain. And when you do, they operate incredibly smoothly and maintain a like-new appearance. In fact, most of our customers are drawn to the fact that Mirage door screens are very low maintenance. Our annual maintenance plan recommends that once a year you clean and clear the tracks, vacuum the housing for dirt and debris, and then liberally lubricate the top and bottom tracks and plastic guides with Mirage’s silicone spray lubricant (available from your dealer). We also recommend that you inspect the door screens for cuts, scratches or holes. If you find holes or damage, we recommend repairing and replacing damaged screens right away. You can read more details about door screen cleaning and maintenance or speak directly with your local Mirage dealer.

Yes! With our secure Super Magnet latch system that is 3 times stronger than our competitor latches, you can be sure that the Mirage retractable screen door will stay closed. The Mirage Super Magnet latch is anti-corrosive, unlike any other competitor screen system, which means no more rust.

We offer a limitless selection of colors with our unique custom color match program. Mirage Screen Doors come in eight standard colors and 25+ designer screen colors. Your Mirage Screen dealer can help you pick a color that blends with your home’s style or makes a bold statement.