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Magnetic Window Screens

Versatile and economic, the magnetic flyscreen forms a complete seal to keep the insects out.

Magnetic screens for flies and insects are a very popular midrange insect screen for windows and smaller openings.

Magnetic fly screens can be colour matched to the joinery and while they lack the elegance of a retractable window screen like the Serene,  they do a great job in keeping the insects out.

When not in use, they can be put away in storage somewhere. Magnetics are DIY friendly (at your own risk) but if you would like us to supply and install then book a home survey.

Professional Installation

Professionally installed by local experts who know the product so you get the most from this incredible accessory.

Fits Most Window Sizes

Our screens fit nearly all window types including casement, awning, single & double-hung, sliding and tilt & turn.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a High Visibility Fly Screen?

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.

To view a screen that is rated, our most popular, in visibility. Click Here!

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High Visibility Screen

What is your warranty on the screens?

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 suture 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.

The warranty document is available on our resources page or downloadable on the below link.

How much does a screen cost?

Phantom screens are custom made to measure. In most cases the price of the screen is determined by its size.

If you are eager to get a price based on your own measurements, then it is important to make sure you take the correct measurements. You can find measuring guides on our resources page that indicate how to measure openings (not any fixed panels).

We will need to visit and confirm the measurements to make sure we have what is required for the best possible outcome for your home.

Our “Quick Guide & Next Steps” document can be downloaded below here, it offers a bit of a guide for a few different sized screens to give you an idea. It is important to note that Phantom Screens does not cater for the “cheapest” screen. We only work with and deliver the best available products so we always advise to check sample or display products closely and ask about warranties and how the screens are fitted.

 

Can I fit them myself? DIY Friendly?

Our screens are always fitted by Phantom-trained experts. So you don’t have to worry about learning the technicalities of the installation. 

The 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.

If you would like to view a screen being simply installed. Click here.

Phantom Screens windows serene

When will my screen be installed?

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.

Can I choose the the colour of the screen?

You can choose any colour that pertains, to the aluminium components of the screen. Phantom use, the Dulux powder-coating colour range. When an on-site measurement is done. Your chosen colour, will be confirmed on-site. Depending on the product you are interested in. The colour charts vary slightly in name. Between New Zealand, and Australia.

When the measure is complete, that is the 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 decor. 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. This means we will order your custom colour from the New Zealand Dulux range, and ship it to our Australian suppliers so the frame can be the colour you have requested. Custom colours do carry an extra charge, but this will be discussed with you before sending the first deposit invoice. 

Resources:

To view the colour selection, from Dulux directly. Follow this link. DULUX

To view mesh samples, for colour coordination. Follow this link. MESH

Are good quality insect screens worth it?

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. 

Resources:

To view our screen in the video below, click HERE!

To fact check us, view this article HERE!

Quality insect screens

How do fly screens stop mosquitos?

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. 

Mosquito Screen

Do we offer Pet Proof Screens?

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.

Our Experience

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.

To view our products in action, view this short video.

How are the insect screens fitted?

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.

By Whom?

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.

Our Ethics

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.

Process of insect screen

Quality Magnetic Fly Screen NZ

Quality Magnetic fly screens, are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Phantoms customisation, mean our magnetic screens can be installed directly on the window frame, or surrounding wall.

A magnetic fly screen is flexible and easy to use. They let fresh air in, while keeping the bugs out! They are simply removed, by peeling back a corner too open and close the window, or to pass objects through. Because this creates ease of use for you. Which is always our focus.

Albeit, that these screens are lower in price, comparably to the serene screen. They still keep customers all over New Zealand happy. Without risking quality on the product or installation. Because, it is all about quality for Phantom!

Our recommendation, is to use these for windows you are less likely to open and close regularly. These could be, windows that are above the kitchen stove, for ventilation while cooking. Windows in the toilet area, to keep the fresh air flowing all day long.

Every screen handmade by Phantom, are measured to fit your exact window, powder coated to last the test of time and installed. All by the professionals! So you don’t have to lift a finger, or swat away the insects!

Phantom screens has specialised, in the installation of insect screens for over 20 years. At any stage, of your build and renovation. Phantom are willing to aide you, in incorporating an insect screen into your house plans or established home. It is vital, to consider how a magnetic screen can add comfort, value and style to your residence. Now and in the future!

To find out whether this product is best for you. Contact us via our enquiry page today for further assistance, or to book a measurement. We are always happy to help!

 

References:

Fly infestation article

How hot whether impacts an increase in flies