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The Benefits of Phantom Screens

by Kuhrich on Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Phantom Screen

Having a porch can be a wonderful thing, but it presents a problem: how are you to enjoy that porch when the weather is being uncooperative? After all, a porch isn’t just the decking under you; it is the many ways you can get enjoyment out of the space, from watching television to listening to the radio, enjoying a fire pit, reading a book, or just spending time with friends. Nobody wants to do these things on your porch or deck when it is raining or snowing outside, however, which leads your porch to become unused, an abandoned spot in your home that had quite a bit of time and design put into it! You can avoid all of this, however, with the phantom screen!

A Minimal Barrier

A phantom screen is essentially a motorized screen that, unlike most screens that are either around your porch or deck 24/7, are kept stored in pillars and in the roof/covering of your porch. The screen is then rolled out mechanically – using a simple manual handle in some cases, or an actual electronic system in more modern uses of the phantom screen. This allows the screen to stay out of your way during nice weather, which lets you enjoy pleasant days on your porch or deck, while it can also be easily and quickly deployed when the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Silent, Invisible, Modern

The kind of screen that you choose can change how well it insulates your porch, how well it keeps pests and other unwanted things outside, and how well it “breathes” or otherwise allows you to enjoy the fact that you are still, after all, outside and enjoying the natural world! Of course, you don’t have to limit your use of phantom screens to a porch, deck, or patio; you can also expand them to a window or even a door! Screen doors and window screens are common things, after all, though they rarely seem very effective; phantom screens, on the other hand, can be used across your home wherever outside meets inside! Keep yourself protected – in a silent, invisible, and modern way!

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com