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There’s nothing like being able to leave your home wide open to enjoy the breeze without letting the insects in. Brio’s retractable insect screen for doors and offers an innovative and functional solution to screening large openings including Double-French doors, In-Swing or Out-Swing doors, Sliding, Single and Bi-Fold doors. Stacker and oversized doorways. Just ask!
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Frequently Asked Questions:
We get a lot of special requests for different types of doors that need screening from flies or insects. In some cases the architect will consider a screen during the planning phase. So, we can recess the door screen and tracks into the wall and joinery during the build.
However, more often than not, it is extra work for the architect. And we come in after the build has finished, when the home owners realise that insect screens will enhance the functional aspect of their home.
While door screens are common, one of the less common requests are for doors on post-less corners. But do they look great!
Post-less corners are designed for outlook and airflow. Considering the project pictured below, the owners of the home had been shutting the doors to keep the insects out. Completely defeating the purposefully designed openness.
In our personal experience, one of our senior installers went back to the saw three times. So each side of the screen was exactly to measurement in order too, blend perfect architecture with functionality.
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Phantom Screens has a premium range of solar screens that can also keep the annoying bugs out of your home. In addition to protecting you from the elements.
Screening the direct sun can keep you cool in summer, but warm in winter. Due to years of experience, Phantom was able to develop a mesh that did just that.
Solar for our screens means the protection provided by the screen not as a means of powering your screen. In saying that, if your home relies on solar energy that these screens couldn’t derive power from this method.
Our experts know the best solution for your home and our products are higher in quality, look better and last longer than other options. The component that helps with shielding is the mesh. As discussed in our blog posts, it is all down to the mesh!
The best part is when the screen is not in use, it retracts out of the way and you wouldn’t even know it is there. It seamlessly matches your decor.
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A retractable screen is a screen that rolls away onto a roller (sometimes pleats or folds away), when not in use. Our retractable screens, have tracks down both sides and a cassette at the top. This is to close any gaps around the screen.
The styles of retractable or rollaway screens are available throughout our products. From a window serene screen, to a legacy door screen and finally our outdoor awning screens. All of the screens mentioned have the ability to be upgraded by recessing the tracks. This has been done for multiple newly built or renovated homes. It’s all of a matter of chatting to our experts!
Phantom Screens are New Zealand’s original and leading provider in retractable screens. A rollaway screen retracts out of the way, and you wouldn’t even know it is there as it is seamlessly matched to your decor.
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Take control of the climate, insects or your privacy with our elegant and premium retractable screen products. Our experts know the best solution for your home and our products are higher in quality, look better and last longer than other options.
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Pleated screen is the term used to describe, insect mesh that folds back onto itself, when retracted. Phantom Screens use the concertina (or pleats) for an out of sight, out of mind style.
Unlike other screen options, the Brio pleated screen does not feature a cassette with a spring-tensioned mechanism. Instead, it is a braided string that threads through four to six (depending on height), sections of the screen. This braided string self tensions, utilising the bottom track as a pathway to push and pull. As you pull or push the screen to open and close. The bottom track features a small glide aluminium in the chosen colour to fit over the tensioning strings that helps guide the screen when pulled. The top track acts as a “push” as it keeps your screen firmly in place as you use it.
The beauty of this style of material, is that in years (and we mean years) to come the only part that will need replacing, is the braided thread.This repair depends on where the screen has been installed. If you have it on the sunniest side of your home, the thread tends to dry quicker.
For larger openings, a brio pleated screen is the perfect option for a wide range of architectural openings such as bi-folding panels, french doors, windows and sliding panels. It has the ability to screen 3.2 metres high and 9 metres wide, with a double screen that meets in the middle. The screen then becomes two, so you have the ability to isolate one side as need be.
Recently, we have used this particular screens in yoga rooms, with bifold windows. In small doorways, with one opening side. And in larger family rooms with 3m wide stacking sliders. The flexibility of these screens is endless.
If you have one of these already installed. And you want to get the most out of your brio’s life. We recommend these cleaning tips:
- Vacuum the bottom track
- Wipe with a soft cloth and non abrasive cleaner
- Wipe both the top and bottom of the pull bar
- Spray the bottom and top track with silicone
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High visibility screen refers too, easily viewing your property from the inside. While it is easy to see through, it must also be closed enough to prevent insects, from coming into the home.
A high visibility screen mesh is at 90%. This means that you must choose a darker colour that has larger “gaps”. The reason a darker mesh is recommended, is because it is easier on the eyes during the summer months, when light reflection is at its peak. That being said, it is also easier for glare purposes, in the winter time.
Phantom screens recommend, installing a highly visible screen, in scenic areas of your home. For example, the kitchen window, that overlooks your property. Or the master bedroom, with the view of the lake. There are options for all parts, of your home.
For privacy, we believe that it is best to have, smaller gapped mesh. This could be for a lounge, that is visible from the roadside. Or a spare room, seen into by neighbours. Not every screen in your home, has to have the same mesh. So think about the layout of your property. What you do, and don’t want to see, or be seen doing. All of our screens are manufactured, using the highest quality components. Every screen fits effortlessly, into your joinery, and is colour matched to your homes decor.
The image below, is an example of our rollaway screen. This is a clear of example, of a customer who wanted to stop insects, but preserve their view. All Phantom Screens have a selection of mesh options for you to choose from, that are higher or lower in visibility. Ask to see your options when an on-site measure takes place.
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Insect screens can be fitted to stacker doors, with Phantom Screens. Stacker doors, have two or more panels that slide in the same direction, stacking behind a fixed panel. Sometimes, they can have windows in the fixed panel of the door.
In some cases, a stacker door can be part of a post-less corner. Where two sliding doors meet in the middle, without a post. Stacker doors can also be recessed. Or have panes combined to stack away from each other.
When we fit a fly screen, to a stacker door. The screen is mounted to the opposite side, of where the doors stack. For example, if the doors stack to the outside, we mount the screen on the inside of the door. This allows us to clear the door handle. To allow the screen to slide out and meet with the first panels. The alternative, is to screen the whole door. So the fly screen is across the entire space, even if the door is only partially opened.
If your home has carpet up to the stacker door. A Phantom expert will discuss the option of retrofitting the screen to the outside. In basic terms, we would be adding fixing the tracks and frame of the screen to the outside of the original door. This has recently been done with a slider used as a front door. For this option, we would ask you to consider the aesthetics of your homes build. Do you think in a scenario like this, that a pleated fold away screen would be better? Are all important questions to consider.
The most commonly used screen for larger openings is the Brio-pleated screen. However, our legacy screen can also be fitted to this style of door, depending on the width and how well the handle will clear the original door handle.
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This concept is a little difficult to explain, but we can take you through the best suited option when a measurement is done at your property.
Fly screens can be fitted to Bi-fold doors. The bi-fold stacks away to one or both sides. Similar to a hinged and French door.
A Bi-fold door set can include a free-swinging hinged door, that opens without disturbing the other panels.
We can install a fly screen on the inner side, of where the door fold outwards. The screen that suits this type of door is, a Brio-Pleated screen. The screen doesn’t add bulk where the doors fold away. In saying that, the style of screen, is completely up to the customer.
We have in the past installed the below screens on bifold doors:
– Flat mesh legacy screens
– An outdoor Executive screen (at the customers request to block sun)
– As mentioned, a Brio pleated screen
The flat mesh screen has a cassette with bottom and top tracks. This will add to the appearance of a screen. An executive has the cassette at te top of the screen for a “pulled down” affect. The brio does not have a cassette and instead folds away into itself.
Fly screens on Bi-fold doors, are no challenge for Phantom Screens to install. Book an on-site measure with our expert to thoroughly discuss your situation and needs. As mentioned in our “Can I choose a colour” blog, we are happy to work with bespoke wood finishings. Our screens will come matched to your exact requirements and as always, discrete for elegance.
To elevate the overall aesthetic of your home. Consider recessing the bottom tracks of the screen into your flooring. By doing this, the screen stays flush with your original flooring. Our installers are not builders, so we recommend that during the building process you raise this with the builder. Then, our professionals can breeze in, and at minimum install the bottom tracks until your home is at a point to have the rest of the screen installed. The best time for this is preferably after the paint has dried on your joinery.
At the end of the day, we want your home to feel like a breath of fresh air, with no flies. So, why not take those extra steps for your home to be at its’ highest potential.
For more information on your particular circumstance. Feel free to send us some photos, or enquire so we can work with you onsite.
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A french door are two swinging doors that meet at the middle. We are often asked if insect screens can be fitted to French doors and the answer is, Yes.
The insect screen is mounted on the inside of the door, on the opposite side of the direction the doors swing.
We would typically do this with a single insect screen that pulls across from one side. But it is possible to have screens that meet in the middle.
In most cases the screen is mounted on the side of the door that is used most. This allows the other door to remain closed and the fly screen to be pulled across the opened door, only to meet with the edge of the door that remains closed.
French doors pose no issue for Phantom installers. Again, we will discuss your preference during a measure, and on the install day. The types of considerations we will discuss with you are:
– Which side of the door is most used
– Whether you want it to meet in the middle or be a single screen
– The advise given depending on the height of the bi-fold door handles
– The overall aesthetics of the screen to ensure low visibility of the screen
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We are known for the best warranty in the industry. This is possible because we only use the highest quality products and materials available.
We keep your details for reference but it is wise to keep a copy of your purchase for future reference to make things quick and easy should any issue arise.
We stand by our products so even if accidents happen, we will look after you. Repairs and maintenance are part of the service. We have been here for over twenty years and plan to be here for many more. So just let us know, if you ever have an issue.
Our warranty is a guarantee that you have a quality product, installed in your home. To maintain your screens quality, follow some of our helpful tips below:
- Using the upholstery nozzle on your vacuum. Clean out the bottom tracks
- With a non-abrasive cloth wipe both the top and bottom tracks
- Lightly spray the tracks with a silicone spray
By doing these simple steps, you will extend the already long life of your screen. This keeps the screen sliding with ease, which is the most important part of using the screen.
The warranty document is available on our resources page or downloadable on the below link.
The purchase price of your screen, depends on the width and height, of the opening. Phantom screens, are custom made. The cost outweighs the years of fly spray, exterminations and aircon’s in your home.
For inside the home, the pricing generally starts here:
- Retractable window screens start at around $300.00. For smaller spaces.
- Brio’s start at around $1,200.00. For a single doorway opening.
- A legacy door screen beginning price is $893.00. Single doorway.
For outside the home, the pricing generally begins here:
- A Cocha weather screen starts at $1,161.00. Without a motor, remote or app.
- An Executive begins at $3,774.00. Without a motor, remote or app.
These prices are subject to change, depending on the size of the opening. The prices you see above do not include, the cost of travel or install. Once a measure takes place, a quote is generated and your prices, are based on automated calculations.
The measure is free. A quote is then emailed to you, with everything included (e.g.) cost of travel, install and the materials needed to complete your screens. When you have accepted the quote, it is broken down into a 40% deposit. And a 60% final invoice, once the install is complete. There are no hidden costs.
If you are eager to get a price, based on your own measurements. It is important to read over our measuring guide, this is found on the resources page. We are happy to provide our customers, with unmeasured quotes. If you would like to move forward after this, we will still measure on-site. Our “Quick Guide & Next Steps” can be downloaded. It offers a comprehensive guide, to our process.
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It is possible to fit our screens yourself. Phantom screens will provide instructions, support and delivery/pick options. Our screens are always fitted by Phantom-trained experts. So you don’t have to worry about learning the technicalities of the installation, if that is what you prefer.
The quote price of your screens always include the cost of installation. Unless otherwise specified. Our aim is, that the whole process will feel like nothing more than a gentle breeze.
However, there are particular screens that can be fitted by you. And there are scenarios that we have in fact done this.
If you are building or renovating your home, and have discussed with your builder the option of insect screens. We are happy to provide a 20% discount of the items. If he or she is happy to install these for you. There are guidelines provided, if this is an option you would like to consider.
Like most kiwis, we have a can-do attitude. And if you think you are more than capable of installing these yourself, we are happy to guide you through that process.
If you are interested in becoming a Phantom screens installer in your area then please contact us.
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At Phantom we endeavour to have your screen ordered, powder coated (to your desired colour), assembled and installed within a four to eight weeks from the approval of the quote. Some products are made in our factory in Australia and that can add a couple of weeks to the process if transport isn’t effective at the time.
At times we have experienced supply and “pandemic” issues that has unfortunately prolonged timeframes. We are forever making improvements to prevent this from happening.
Also expect some delay to the above timeframe during peak seasons when demand can quadruple overnight.
We powder coat the screens components. So any colour that matches your decor will be coated in quality Dulux powder. This will be specified with you. When an on-site measurement is done.
When the measure is complete, this is perfect time to discuss your colour selection. When you choose to go ahead, this will save time delays in ordering. If your house has recently been built, the colour of your joinery would have been discussed. The colour will be found on the joinery specific plans.
For those of you who are unsure of the colour of your joinery. Our experts always carry a colour book. And will use windows and doors as a reference guide. To ensure seamless integration of your decor, with our screens. We will consider any custom finishes, or bespoke colours.
The powder-coating colour guide is endless, in terms of finish. Powder-coated colours are finished with a sparkle, meaning the paint reflects light rather than absorbs it. All powder-coated products, are sent to a Dulux accredited powder coater, for premium results.
Colours that are not finished in a sparkle, are those that are matte finished. A product with a matte finish, absorbs the light rather than reflecting it.
The pleated screen has a set colour range of black or white. We are happy to have the colour combination you have requested. The process to have this done is as follows:
- Discussed on measurement day
- Added as an extra cost into the quote
- Once the quote amount is accepted
- Ordered from Dulux NZ
- Shipped to our Australian supplier
- Powder coated your specified colour
- Shipped back to NZ
Requesting a custom colour for the mesh, can not be done. Our Pleated screens have a fibreglass mesh that cannot be changed due to design. Custom colours do carry an extra charge, but this will be discussed with you before sending the first deposit invoice.
To view the colour selection, from Dulux directly. Follow this link. DULUX
To view mesh samples, for colour coordination. Follow this link. MESH
Yes, yes & yes! While we maybe a little biased. But without even considering the huge saving of annoyance, from flies and mosquitoes.
Consider the cost of ten years worth of cans of fly spray. Now consider, the cost of cooling your house when the doors are closed. Or the fly poo on paint work, being cleaned or repainted. By far, a fly screen is cheaper in the long run. In comparison to paying a painter or having to steam mop your walls!
For instance, a quality insect screen installed by Phantom, isn’t just down to the screen itself. Phantoms quality screens lie in the overall components, that make up the screen. It is down to the science of mesh holes and longevity, the aluminium that is used, the powder-coaters we work with, and the ease of use. Who else makes a better retractable screen? We challenge you to find a quality comparison you don’t have to assemble, and install yourself.
Consequently, living costs are only ever rising. Because of this, it is important to understand and examine all of your options. Phantom want you to enjoy your home. Just as much as we enjoy installing long-term, cost effective screens in your home. If you are struggling to make a decision. We have customers only coming back to us after 17+ years, to have minor parts changed or repaired. In terms of minor repairs, we are talking sun fade on the strings in a brio, a small tear in a flat mesh screen, or a popped out rollaway screen. Because of these small adjustments, customers are only being charged between two-three hundred dollars. WOW! What a saving, if you take into account the fact that they paid $2,000.00, 17+ years prior.
Get them, you won’t regret ’em and when choosing, buy nice or buy twice.
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The “holes” or “air pockets” in our mesh, are large enough to allow free flow air. In saying that, they are small in size for a mosquitos diameter to not fit through. Which stops them from entering your home. Mosquitos are initially attracted to the light. So if you notice a gap, in your mesh. It is likely that shear persistence, is how these little guys are finding their way through.
Decades of experience have meant, Phantom have had time to work out the perfect balance between fresh air, keeping out the insects and light distribution. So, you don’t loose out on your view, airflow or light.
In addition to bite free skin, less chemicals and fresh air. Check out our mesh options, that are available in various colours and depths of view. When you are deciding to purchase a Phantom Screen, there is a guarantee that you will not be dealing with insects (crawling or the like), again.
Our insect specific screens range from:
- A classic, rollaway window screen
- The fibreglass meshed, Brio screen
- A legacy flat mesh screen
- And the popular Executive outdoor screen
A variety of mesh is offered, for the screens above. They are measured to fit your framing, or outdoor area to ensure no entry points in your screen, expose your home to unwanted guests.
To find out how our products deflect all types of insects. Review our “How is my screen fitted” blog. This gives an insight, into how our products are fixed to joinery. Our type of joinery fix means no flying or crawling in or around your screen.
Again, It is all in the MESH!
For more information, relating to the prevention of these pesky insects. Read this article, provided by NZ Health organisation. It gives a brief outline, to the varieties of mosquitos found right here in Aotearoa.
Yes, Phantom screens have developed a mesh for pets. Because we know, not all homes have the same needs. Because of this, we designed a “pet proof screen”. This means the mesh component of the screen is reinforced. Hooray! All of our screens are fit to measure. Phantom screens are happy to discuss a screen, with the appropriate pet mesh.
If a zip track model, of our outdoor or indoor screen is chosen. The pet mesh, can then be fitted inside the Cocha screen, and a Rollaway door screen. Because both screens are pulled tight, into the bottom tracks. Our furry counterparts will find it difficult to damage.
NOTE: This does not mean that consistent force, will not eventually cause wear and tear.
Are there other screen options?
The flat meshed screen can be easily replaced. This is a decent alternative for a small saving. It is advised, that this may not stand the test of time. Because the screen will need an entire replacement if it is scored.
A pleated door screen is stronger, because it is a fibreglass mesh. These pleats make it easily visible for your pets to visually see. Meaning the likelihood of unforeseen damage is lower.
Can I have an animal flap installed?
Phantom Screens are unable to offer this at the moment. Because our belief is, that it risks the integrity and life of your product. And a quality assurance is our priority.
After a seamless installation. A clients well-loved farm dog, ran full pelt into a pleated screen. The dog bounced off graciously, with no long-term issue to the screen.
Whether you need our maintenance handbook, a friendly chat, to book a repairman or a measurement. We are always willing to provide you with support. Contact us today.
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Phantom screens, are fitted to the inside of your joinery. They have two tracks on either side, and a cassette at the top, where the screen rolls away into. The tracks on either side are to guide the mesh, and bottom bar down as you pull.
The screens are made to ensure no gaps! This is so creepy crawlies have no way of getting inside your home.
For an in depth guide on the fitting process, follow our resource page. The page explains in great detail the exact way a window, door or outdoor screen is blended to your homes design. Alternatively, you can view this Phantom Screen installation video. All our screens are generally fitted in the same way. But, every house is built differently. So this may slightly differ.
Our screens are always fitted by Phantom-trained experts. So you don’t have to worry about learning the technicalities of the installation. Unless, you have a background in construction, and believe you can fit these yourself. We will consider certain products to be “supply” only. But we do prefer to have a discussion with our customers, regarding the roadblocks in pursuing this option.
Is this included in the quote price?
The price of your screens always includes the cost of installation, unless otherwise specified. Once you accept our quote, the initial 40% deposit and 60% final payment, are the only payments you will make on your screens. It is imperative to us that you are happy with your screen, and that you understand how to use and maintain its quality before completing the final transaction.
The goal on all installations is to make it look like the existing joinery, to blend in beautifully with your indoor or outdoor decor. Again, discretion is always key when it comes to selecting a screen with Phantom.
Enquire here, to review your options today.