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Why Retractable Screens Are A Great Outdoor Solution

Patios and decks are truly wonderful ways to enjoy the serenity of the outdoors. These additions serve as liaisons between the comfort of your home’s interior and nature’s beauty. Unfortunately, using these spaces also means dealing with unwanted insects, dust, and even nosy neighbors.

The Screen Solution

The best way to protect yourself from uninvited company or curiosity is by screening in your porch. The physical barrier keeps insects and pests at bay so you can enjoy your space in peace. This is especially important when you’re serving food, as bugs can contaminate the meal.

Unfortunately, many people feel as though screens disrupt the harmony between their homes and nature. Individuals often complain about patio and deck screens being too dark or intrusive, even though they’re quite easy to see through. This is in addition to complaints about ruining curb appeal, since the screens can be rather distracting. Until fairly recently, people have been forced to choose between being comfortable and having their deck or patio look good.

 

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The Best of Both Worlds: MotionScreen

What if there was a product which offered the security of a screened-in deck or patio without any of the drawbacks? If you could enjoy insect protection but preserve your curb appeal, would you be interested?

MotionScreen is an innovative system that works to give you options. At the touch of a button you can fully retract or extend the screens around your deck or patio. Instead of settling for one configuration or the other, you can customize your deck to fit the weather, season, and even your mood.

How it Works

The MotionScreen System is designed to be efficient but discreet. The durable screens are hidden within sleek housing. There are seven stocked colors, including off-white, white, tan, black, champagne, brown, and bronze. We also offer custom painting options so you can find the perfect shade to minimize the presence of your screens. You can also choose from a variety of mesh textures and styles to offer the right coverage for your needs.

When you push the MotionScreen button, the screens will drop or retract accordingly. We custom design every system, too, so they’ll be precisely the right length no matter where you install them. Each screen is finished with a sleek, weighted bar across the bottom to keep them in place and prevent wrinkles or catches when retracting.

The Benefits of a Retractable Screen

It’s easy to say that MotionScreen is a good idea, but there are several benefits which come with retractable screens. If you choose to install one of our systems, you’ll enjoy:

    Solar screen provides patio shade and cool temperatures

  • Cooler temperatures, on demand. Using your MotionScreen will protect you from unwanted sunlight. In turn, you’ll enjoy lower temperatures on your patio or deck. This means you’ll be able to enjoy the space more, even in the heat of summer.
     
  • Protection from insects. This one is a given, but many people don’t realize how important it is to protect yourself from bugs. Mosquitoes can carry all sorts of diseases, and flies love to jump into food. With MotionScreen you can keep them out during spring and summer for more relaxing time outdoors.
     
  • Energy savings. Chances are your deck or patio is attached to several windows. With the MotionScreen deployed, less sunlight will enter your home, meaning indoor temperatures stay more consistent. Plus, we can install screens over your windows, themselves, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars each year.
     
  • Improved home value. MotionScreen retractable screens are often very popular with buyers since, of course, they offer all the benefits of a permanent screen with increased flexibility. If you have them installed, potential buyers will likely be very impressed, and in turn you could receive larger offers. A retractable screen could also boost your home’s value during an appraisal.
     
  • No sacrificing curb appeal. The MotionScreen housing is incredibly sleek, and as we mentioned before, it can be custom painted to match your home. Any time you’re not using your screen system, you can retract it and show off the full beauty of your deck or patio without harming your curb appeal.
     
  • More usable space. Aside from protecting you from bugs and offering comfortable shade, MotionScreens greatly increase your privacy. When you lower the screens you’ll instantly add a usable living area in almost every type of weather. Whatever the square footage of your deck or patio, it’ll become a comfortable extension of your home in no time.
     
  • Years of use. The MotionScreen system is designed to last. We use only the highest quality materials to ensure your setup will perform day-in and day-out without any headache for you. No matter the weather, you can count on our product.
     
  • Top-of-the-line automation. We want our screens to be as enjoyable as possible for you. Aside from the easy push-button controls, you can adjust the settings on your screens to work completely on their own. Patio shade products from Universal Screens - Dallas, TXOur sun sensors allow you to set the light percentage when the covers drop automatically. This means you can keep your interior temperatures cooler, even when you’re not home.
     
  • Complete personalization. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to homes, so why should all the screens look the same? At Universal Screens we pride ourselves on the level of customization we offer to our clients. Whether you want clear vinyl to create an additional room or a high-privacy screen, we’ll work with your needs to create the perfect plan for success.
     
  • Options for every room. We don’t just screen in decks and patios. Whether you’re looking for a complete set of window screens, a door covering, or even a way to temporarily transform your garage into another addition, we have you covered. Our team has the skills to make your dream come true.
     

There’s no reason to settle for imitations when MotionScreen offers so many incredible options and opportunities. When you’re ready to enjoy the best of both worlds and transform the look and efficiency of your home, give us a call. We have highly trained Dealers and Installers across the country and we can’t wait to help you build the system of your dreams.