5 benefits of power screens for glazed living

Are you finding your bifolding doors lack privacy, heat up your living area far too much or just let in too much light? We round up the advantages of installing mesh power screens instead of traditional blinds or curtains so you can enjoy all the advantages of having glass surround windows and doors.

By Jenny Mcfarlane | 25 June 2018

Too much light, heat and lack of privacy are just some of the concerns house owners face after they install large glass surrounds. Enjoy your glazed living area again with the benefits of power screens by Phantom Screens.


phantom screens large power screen in a modern open plan living area with black sofas, minimalist decor

Image: Phantom Screens

Big glass doors and oversized openings are the 21st Century home-development zeitgeist. This year, we’re falling in love with the ever-growing range of bifold and sliding doors, and building longer relationships with our homes. In short, if we’re not building from scratch, we’re improving our homes – and loving it.

The visual impact of very large glass doors is delivering on expectations, but the consequent gain in light, heat, bugs (and onlookers), has taken some renovators and self-builders by surprise. Phantom Screens says the solution could be screens; more specifically, hi-tech mesh power screens – fit for 21st Century homes.

Here are their top five advantages to including power screens in your renovation or build plans.

Retain Clean Architectural Lines

Having invested in a build project, we want to enjoy clean, open architecture and are reluctant to compromise the look with bulky curtain fabric. Retractable, fully recessed screens don’t impact on architectural design; they simply disappear from view when not in use.

This means homeowners can maximise every inch of available light with no distraction from architectural lines. Further subtlety is created by drop bars and frames that match any RAL colour to blend seamlessly with existing door colour palettes. Phantom Screens is the only UK company currently offering a recessed, four-sided zipped screen up to 12m wide in a single span to meet the demands of contemporary architecture.