The Benefits of Installing a Retractable Screen with Magnet Closure

Phantom Screens / July 8, 2021

As you look to make improvements to your home, one simple upgrade to consider is installing a retractable screen to your existing doors. Depending on your needs, Phantom Screens gives you the option to choose and install retractable screen doors with magnetic closure options, which are one of the most accessible versions of mesh screens on the market. These mesh screen doors feature magnetic hardware that creates an easy in-and-out user experience for homeowners.

Retractable screen doors are an easy and stylish way to customize your doors as they can screen a beautiful, decorative entry door without detracting from the design’s beauty. They both protect your doorways from potential dirt and pests while also disappearing seamlessly into protective housing when not in use. By opting for the magnetic screen latch hardware, your screen doors will benefit from a more secure and simple closure option. 

Choosing between standard sliding and retractable screen doors

Standard sliding retractable screen doors are the most well-known type for homeowners. These screen doors are installed across top and bottom tracks horizontally that allows them to easily slide open and close. These screens provide homes with the comfort of protective mesh, while also preserving the design integrity of your doors. 

However, our retractable screen doors aren’t limited to sliding doors and you have the option to open and close them the way that best fits your home. The main benefit is that all of our models can also slide effortlessly into a protective fabric on the sides that hide the mesh when not in use. 

Retractable screen doors with a magnetic closure are even easier to use than the traditional sliding model. The magnetic screen latch utilizes a magnetic strip — a set of powerful magnets that run vertically down the middle of the two panels of mesh. The magnetic screen latch is extremely user-friendly and allows adults, kids and even pets to simply walk through to open the retractable doors. Once through, the magnetic door can automatically attach back into place for proper closure, protecting your home from pests straight away.

Protection and privacy-focused screen doors to fit your needs

Beyond ease of use, our retractable screen doors can also be customized to perfectly fit your personal home needs. Every retractable screen door is measured and sized to fit almost any standard and oversized door openings on your home, including sliding glass doors, for easy installation.

Phantom’s wide range of mesh options helps you make any space more comfortable! Choose from a variety of mesh options for your screen doors that vary from different levels of privacy or protection from sun and pests. Before choosing your mesh type, be sure to consider the locations of your doors. How exposed are your doors to sunlight, wind or insects? A thicker weave of mesh curtain will guarantee increased privacy and may affect sunlight and airflow through the screen, potentially reducing your household’s energy use over time.

Durability and maintenance of your retractable screen door

As the summer progresses, it’s more than likely that your home will keep more doors open to enjoy the nicer weather. Retractable screen doors with magnetic latches will optimize your day-to-day use while also keeping out the debris, insects and damaging UV rays that can enter your home’s open doorways. 

However, when your retractable screen doors aren’t in use, they’re seamlessly retracted into a protective housing that keeps them safe from potential damage during wet and cold weather. The easy ability to store your retractable screens is a significant benefit as it will preserve and extend its life when not in use. For general upkeep, clean your screens with a mild detergent and water seasonally. Be sure to avoid harsh chemicals, which aren’t necessary for screen mesh doors.

Durability is guaranteed with Phantom Screens’ retractable screen doors and magnetic closure options, which is why all purchases come with a limited lifetime warranty. With regular upkeep, your screen doors will protect your home doorways for many years. If an accident does occur to your retractable screen door, Phantom Screens’ factory-trained installers can come to your home to fit a screen for a replacement mesh or perform maintenance services for a small cost. After all, quality will never go out of style.

To learn more about how your home can benefit from magnetic retractable screen doors, contact our team at Phantom Screens today.