Insect & Fly Screens For Windows

Serene Pull Down Retractable Window Screens

The Serene insect screen is undoubtedly the most practical addition to any home window. It is powder-coated in any colour to match your joinery and is virtually invisible when installed against the joinery.

This elegant solution provides long-lasting protection from pesky insects for decades to come. You’ll wonder why you didn’t install them sooner. The Serene insect screens are perfect for any home, complementing any decor and providing a functional and discreet option for keeping insects out of your home.

Upgrade your living space and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors without the hassle of bugs with the Serene insect screen.

The Serene window screen can alternatively be fitted with 100% Blockout material providing a no-gaps zero light roller blind for bedrooms or media rooms.

Magnetic Fly Screens

Magnetic screens for flies and insects are a very popular midrange option for windows and smaller openings in New Zealand.

They come in different colours, and while they may not be the most visually appealing when fitted, they are highly effective in keeping insects out.

While not as durable as our Serene retractable screens, magnetic screens are a great alternative for protecting your home from insects.

Discover New Zealand’s Premier Retractable Window Screens

At Phantom Screens, we are confident that our Serene Screen retractable window fly screens stand above the rest in New Zealand. Crafted with premium materials, innovative design, and stunning aesthetics, these screens are the epitome of quality and functionality.

Where Elegance Meets Practicality

Our retractable window screens are more than just good-looking; they’re practical too. Enjoy the luxury of fresh air and natural light while keeping annoying insects at bay. Want to block out light completely? Our screens are perfect for ensuring a good night’s sleep or elevating your home cinema experience.

Energy-Efficient and Easy to Maintain

Save on air conditioning and heating bills by letting fresh air circulate through your home. Plus, the retractable design means there’s no need for seasonal storage. Cleaning, maintaining, and repairing your screen is a breeze.

Invest in Longevity and Value

We adhere to the principle of “buy nice, not twice.” Our window screens are designed to last, giving you unbeatable value for your money. With over two decades of experience in New Zealand, we’re honoured to be the exclusive supplier and manufacturer of these top-quality retractable window screens.

See and Feel the Difference

We invite you to explore our product samples, ask questions, and discover for yourself why Phantom Screens is the ultimate choice for your window screening needs.

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Frequent Questions About Fly Screen Windows

Retractable insect screens for windows retract up into a cassette when not needed, making them a much better all-around solution for windows. They are also more aesthetically pleasing and don’t disrupt the view and last 2-4 times longer. Take a look at the Serene window screen for more information.

Insect screens for windows can vary greatly in price depending on the quality of materials used and the type of product chosen.

For example, using high-quality retractable window screens, such as Phantom Screens, can cost as little as $350 for a small window, but the price can reach $600+ for large openings.

Magnetic screens are typically 20-30% less expensive than retractable screens, but there is a trade-off (even when using the best quality) in terms of aesthetics and longevity. They may need to be replaced 2-3 times more frequently than retractable screens over the course of several decades.

It is best to send an enquiry for a better indication of the price for your situation.

Fly screens have small mesh holes that allow fresh air to flow through while preventing mosquitoes from entering the home. The mesh size is small enough to prevent mosquitoes from fitting through, while still allowing light and maintaining the view. Phantom Screens offers several mesh options in various colours and depths of view.

Yes, good quality insect screens are worth it, as they can save money on fly spray and cooling costs, as well as prevent damage from fly poop and the annoyance of flies and mosquitoes. They also provide a long-term cost-effective solution. Phantom Screens offers a variety of mesh options that are measured to fit the framing and outdoor area to ensure no entry points for insects.

An insect screen for a window is a type of mosquito net that is placed over the opening of a window to protect against flying insects such as mosquitoes, flies, bees, wasps, pollen, and even spiders. It is made of an insect mesh that is filled with holes that are large enough to allow the breeze through but small enough to keep insects out, thus creating a healthy living space with fresh air.

Magnetic fly screens are a popular option for screening open windows, they involve a magnet that is glued around the window frame, and an insect mesh with a magnetised flexible border or frame sticks to the magnet on the window frame. The quality of magnetic fly screens can vary depending on the materials used. We use the best quality on the market, however, compared to our Serene retractable screens, they may have limitations in terms of aesthetics and longevity. Magnetic fly screens generally have a lifespan of 5-10 years while Serene screens are made of powder-coated aluminium and are designed to last more than 20 years.

Retractable insect screens can be powder-coated in a variety of colours, including matching existing joinery using the Dulux powder-coat colour range.

Phantom Screens manufactures retractable fly screens for windows and some door screen components in Tauranga, New Zealand. The mesh component for the screen doors is made to order in our sister factory in Australia and shipped to us on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.

Serene window screens require occasional cleaning, lubricating the tracks and removing debris, and storing the screens away when they are not in use in order to extend their lifespan.

If Magnetic window screens are ever removed they must be laid out flat for storage as the plastic frame won’t last long if bent. 

The retractable insect screens for windows are fitted to the inside of the joinery, with two tracks on either side and a cassette at the top where the screen rolls away. The tracks guide the mesh and bottom bar down as the screen is pulled. The screens are designed to ensure there are no gaps, preventing any bugs from entering the home.  The window screens should always be fitted by Phantom-trained experts, however, in some cases, the product may be available for supply only.

Not on window screens. Yes, we do provide pet-proof screens, known as Wall screens or  Executive screens for doors and outdoor areas, that are designed to withstand the force of pets pushing or pulling on the mesh.

Unfortunately, this option is not currently available for window screens, however, it’s not a common concern as we rarely receive complaints about pets breaking through them.