Historic Boston Home
- When purchased by the homeowners in 2006, the historic Boston Colonial home was on the verge of
complete deterioration after decades of neglect. The result of the homeowners’ four-year renovation
process is a blend of historic architectural details and materials with modern conveniences, including
high-performance electronics, a state-of-the-art kitchen and a modern climate control system.
- The homeowners had to carefully follow Massachusetts Historical Society guidelines and rules throughout
the renovation process. As they had to preserve the original windows & doors that dated from 1912,
they could not add any fixed screens for shading and insect protection. They therefore needed a screen
solution that met the Society guidelines while providing insect protection, solar shade, and ventilation.
- The homeowners selected retractable Serene window screens by Phantom®
and a Professional door screen as the best solution for their home. The screens are
custom made and professionally installed to match the varying sizes and colors of each opening in the home.
The selected mesh type (Fiberglass 18/14 mesh by Phifer) in silver grey finish provides ventilation and insect
protection when the screens are lowered, and blocks 40% of UV rays during
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