Retractable Screens

Woman-closing-retractable-screenRod Ladman’s Window Designs is now an authorized dealer for Mirage Retractable Screen Systems. These retractable screens made in British Columbia and are manufactured to the highest quality standards to ensure the longest trouble- free life possible. Unlike some flimsy and low quality screens on the market, these products are put through rigorous testing. In fact, their products have been cycle tested through 250,000 operational uses without incident. (in a real world example, using your screens 10 times a day, every day, would give you 69 years of trouble-free service. Incredible!

A retractable window screen is basically an insect or solar screen which retracts into a compact housing on the window. This prevents it from interfering with the operation or aesthetic considerations of the window when not in use

Mirage window and door screens are available in standard sizes, as well as custom orders which are”cut to size”, so they can accommodate any configuration your home may need. Mirage screens are also available with the convenient option of motorization. large opening?, no problem. These screens are manufactured up to 25′ wide and 16 feet high!

For more choice in retractable screens, read about the beautiful line of Sunesta products we carry on our Awnings New Hampshire site here

Homeowners love the Mirage product line, not only for their inherent high quality, but also for the sheer choice of colors and styles available.They feature the latest architectural colors in line with today’s home decorating trends. For both the window screen and screen door lines, you have a choice of 7 standard colors, 27 unique design colors available in a powder finish, and 10 beautiful wood grain finish colors, and, if you still can’t find a color that compliments your home, your authorized Mirage Dealer can help you pick a custom color where every hue and shade imaginable is an option!

Watch this helpful video to see the application and installation options for Mirage screen doors:

Benefits of the Mirage Retractable Window Screen

  • Limited LIFETIME warranty on parts and workmanship
  • They remain hidden in their housing when not in use
  • They allow refreshing air to enter while keeping insects out
    Invigorating cross ventilation saves energy costs and keeps the utility bill down
  • The window screen guides (plastics that lead the screen mesh down the window) are made of an extremely durable material that has lubricant incorporated right into it allowing smooth screen operation with very little deterioration, delivering years of use and enjoyment.
  • A long lasting lubricant that is temperature resistant treats all the internal, operable parts of the screens, which ensures smooth movement for years without corroding or squeaking
  • The inner shaft turns in a brass bushing made of silicon. This allows the retractable window screen to withstand thousands and thousands of openings and closings without weakening the essential components.

If you’d like to learn more about the retractable screen, check out this article in Wikipedia

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 What is a Retractable Screen Door?

For those new to using  retractable screen doors , these are insect screens that roll right into a compact housing. Retractable screen doors are designed so that they don’t interfere with your regular door function and, you only see the door screen when it is in use. The retractable screen extends from the housing easily and is held in place by a magnetic latch. The door screen retracts easily with the help of a spring-loaded roller tube that is built right into the unit housing. Most homeowners prefer a retractable screen door over more traditional slider doors because they obstruct neither landscape or vista views. When you arrange for a retractable screen door consultation with your local authorized Mirage Screen Dealer, he can demonstrate how retractable screens works, using a tabletop model. This will help you visualize how it can work right in your own home Alternately, please view our retractable screen door video above,  or check out the many other videos we have available online.

Is the Mirage Retractable Screen Door strong and durable?

The best way to answer this question is to report that most of the feedback we receive from our dealers across North America (who install various types of screen doors) is extremely positive with continual compliments on just how durable our retractable screens really are. Mirage Screen Systems are, for all intents and purposes, free of service calls, from day to day, and from year to year. Unlike other flimsy and mediocre quality retractable door screens, Mirage Screens are practically problem free!

What kind of doors do Mirage Retractable Screens work with?

Mirage retractable screen doors are  custom made with each order and can be made to fit almost any type or size of door style including those doors that are in-swing or out-swing.  Mirage Screens also work fine on sliding glass patio doors as well as double doors (“French” doors).  Your local Mirage dealer can custom install your new retractable screen door with heights up  to 108″and up to 55” wide (or 110” wide for a double door). For large door openings, Mirage Screens also sell motorized screens up to 25 feet wide and as high as 16 feet in a single unit. Motorized screens can also be as small as 3 feet by 3 feet. Please talk to your dealer for additional information on automated screen solutions.  You’ll have all the control you’ll need at just the touch of a button.

Why do you claim that the Mirage retractable screen doors are the best on the market?

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!

How much do Mirage’s retractable door screens cost?

Considering the high quality materials and operation, customer service and professional installation, you’ll see that Mirage Retractable Door Screens are very competitively priced. Each screen door manufactured is unique and customized for your specific situation.  Your Mirage Dealer will provide an accurate cost estimate. A quick phone call to a local dealer is often all it takes to get a quote The Mirage Screen Door Dealer will have a few questions for you to make sure you get the right retractable screen door, and then estimate the cost. On occasion, some door screen projects may require an in-home visit before an accurate quote can be given.

Do Mirage Retractable Screen Doors require cleaning and maintenance?

You’ll be surprised how simple our retractable screen doors are to maintain and keep clean. With regular maintenance, the doors operate  smoothly and keep a like-new appearance. The majority of our customers love 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.

Will Mirage Retractable Door Screens reduce glare on my TV or provide any solar protection?

At Mirage, we recognize the benefits of a multi-functional screen door solution. This is why we offer a number of solar protection options for your home, whether it is keeping the glare off your TV or adding shade to your outdoor space. Please speak with one of our authorized Mirage Dealers who can help you assess your requirements. Our Mirage dealers are up for the challenge of solving your problems with our quality product. Keeping your home livable and comfortable is our goal.

Do Mirage Retractable Screen Doors help reduce the cost of air conditioning?

Yes! Mirage Screen Doors are designed to boost the flow of fresh air into the home, which naturally cools your home. This is a great “green” energy efficient alternative to running costly air conditioning units. Remember, a better ventilated home not only reduces your air conditioning bill but also makes you and your family more comfortable.

Will the Retractable Screen Door stay closed when a person or pet brushes up against it?

Absolutely.  Our secure “Super Magnet” latch system is 3 times stronger than our competitor latches, so you can be sure that the Mirage retractable screen door will stay closed. The magnetic latch is system anti-corrosive, which means no more rust – unlike our competitor’s latches which do rust

Do I have a wide choice colors if I purchase a Mirage Screen Door?

The Mirage Screen team are designers at heart, and with our unique custom color match program , we offer a limitless choice of colors. Mirage Screen Doors come in 7 standard colors, 10 different wood grain colors, and 25+ designer screen colors. Your experienced installer can help you pick a color that makes a bold statement and also blends with your home’s style.

Do you have large retractable screen doors for an overhead garage door?

Absolutely! For this application the Mirage motorized screen door solution is probably best as it comes in sizes up to 25 feet wide and 16 feet tall. The best part of our garage door screens is that they are motorized – meaning you can open and close them at the push of a button. We invite you to visit our photo gallery to see how these motorize screen doors can work in your home. Or contact a local Mirage Dealer for further details.

Do Mirage Retractable Screen Doors have a backer on it?

No, because a backer is not beneficial. In order to clean your screen door each season (or year) you need to be able to completely extend the screen mesh material. A backer prevents you from doing this and would require you to hire a technician to come to your home to remove the backer and then reinstall it after the screen has been cleaned. Backers are not easy to remove and interfere with the normal maintenance of your screen door.

Do Mirage Retractable Screen Doors have a backer on it?

No, because a backer is not beneficial. In order to clean your screen door each season (or year) you need to be able to completely extend the screen mesh material. A backer prevents you from doing this and would require you to hire a technician to come to your home to remove the backer and then reinstall it after the screen has been cleaned. Backers are not easy to remove and interfere with the normal maintenance of your screen door.

How do I fix a Mirage Retractable Screen door if someone walks into it?

Rescreening our retractable screen doors isn’t a big deal. Just contact your local authorized Mirage dealer to arrange a rescreening appointment.

Will a Mirage Retractable Screen Door slam shut?

No. Nothing is more annoying than a screen door that slams shut, and Mirage screens will not do this. Your Mirage dealer will install your door so that it will open and close exactly how you choose. Perhaps you need a high tension screen to resist wind, or a very loose tension to reduce door slam.  Please keep in mind that the tauter the mesh screen is the longer it will last. In addition to tension control, Mirage Screen doors can also be equipped with Soft-Close technology that prevents accidental slamming. With Mirage, you are in complete control of how soft or quickly your retractable screen door closes.

Can I replace my sliding patio screen door with a Mirage Retractable Screen?

Most definitely! This is a popular alternative to rickety patio screen doors. The Mirage retractable screen is installed on the stationary panel in the center of the door. When you need the screen door in place simply pull the retractable screen door out to cover the opening. When not in use, simply retract the door screen and it won’t obstruct your view or get in your way!

Can I install a Mirage Retractable Screen on the door between my garage and house?

This too, is a popular screen option. In most cases this is superior to having a traditional screen door. Rather than having to open both the door and the screen door, the Mirage Screen Door retracts when not in use. This means you only have to open one door while balancing your load of groceries. This is the practical solution that makes sense!

Will I have to install the retractable screen door myself?

Not at all. Don’t worry about how to install your new retractable screen door. Your door screen will be custom made for your particular application and all Mirage retractable screen doors are installed by experienced screen professionals. Your Mirage dealer will install in-swing screens inside the doorjamb or outside on the door’s trim, and will install out-swing screens inside the home. During your free screen door consultation, your  Mirage dealer will discuss all the installation details you’ll need to know

What is the average install time for a Mirage Retractable Screen?

Between 1 and 2 hours is the normal range to install a Mirage retractable screen door, and that is, of course, depending on the type of application

What kind of warranty comes with the Mirage Retractable Screen Door?

Mirage proudly offers a full one-year warranty on parts and labor and a limited lifetime warranty on all parts under the normal use definition. The screen mesh and speed reducer products are specifically excluded from the warranty, so please take note of this. You can  contact our dealer Rod Ladman’s Window Designs for more details   at 603-455-6094

 

 

 

Check out some of our custom motorized screen installation videos
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Retractable Window Screens
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Solar Screens
Retractable Shelters
Motorized Window Treatments

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