Advantages of Retractable Screens for Covered Decks and Porches

By: Danny Lipford

Installing Phantom Screens

Enclosing a porch or patio with a screen is a great way to maximize its use, since it allows you to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about mosquitoes and other insects.

If you would like to be able to open your porch up to the outside during months when insects aren’t a problem, retractable screens — such as those from Phantom Screens — are the answer.

Retractable screens can be made to fit any size opening, and range from manually operated door and window screens to motorized screens that cover entire wall openings and operate by remote control.

Watch this video to find out more.


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    Thomas Boni Says:
    July 16th, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Hi, Harry,
    Please include a photo with your question so we can better understand the issue.
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    Thanks so much!

  • Harry Says:
    July 8th, 2019 at 6:25 pm


    Do you have any ideas on how to paint the back wall of your house which has a screen 3/4 way up that wall? This is the pool’s screen in area…there is no space to put a ladder.


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    Thomas Boni Says:
    August 31st, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Hi, Brian!

    We appreciate your interest in being on the show. Here is more information about that process:

    Today’s Homeowner tapes most episodes within 100 miles of Mobile, Alabama. However, throughout the year, we have contests that allow homeowners across the country the chance to receive a visit from Danny and Chelsea. Keep following us on Facebook, where we post announcements and qualifications for those contests.

    You never know, we just might make it to Georgia!

    Take care!

  • Brian Toothill Says:
    August 30th, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    I have a front entry/ porch area I would like a expert to. One look at ang give me an estimate on a motorized screen option
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    Serious Inquirey. Thank you. BT

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Advantages of Retractable Screens for Covered Decks and Porches