Functional Design For Outdoor Screens
Longhorn motorized retractable patio screens are designed to provide functional, flexible shading from sun, rain, wind and insects. Additionally, roll-away shades create instant privacy for an otherwise open patio space. With our shades, homeowners are enjoying their patio spaces throughout the year, independent of what mother nature delivers.
Enjoy Your Patio More
Motorized retractable patio screens make a patio more enjoyable throughout the year. These screens can block sun, reduce the impact of rain and wind and provide shelter from insects. They enable a homeowner to have patio privacy when desired, without impacting the view.
Designed To Create Shade For All Patios
Because they are retractable, motorized retractable patio screens can be switched on when desired, and create shade within a matter of minutes. Situational needs can be addressed easily. Homeowners with a western-facing patio, for example, may find they only desire their shade down in the afternoon. During mosquito season, motorized retractable patio screens can provide truly important protection. During a storm, motorized retractable patio screens can block the wind and rain, allowing for patio enjoyment despite the weather. Our motorized retractable patio screens can be used when patio French doors are open to keep insects outside of the home, and they can be used to create an instant screened-in porch.
Energy Conservation & Sun Protection
Motorized retractable patio screens can contribute to energy conservation by reducing the gain of heat inside the home from sunlight. Many homeowners have found the afternoon shading to enable better enjoyment of sunrooms, and many types of western-facing rooms in the home. They can also protect the contents of the home from the damage of sun rays, including fabric on furniture and decorative rugs.
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Motorized Retractable Patio Screens
At Longhorn, we use Twitchell Textilene and Phifer Suntex solar screening fabrics. These are specially designed, PVC-coated polyester textiles designed to withstand the harsh outside elements. The pigments are UV-stable, meaning the likelihood of fading is significantly reduced. These fabrics are mildew-resistant and easy to clean.
Engineered to Perfection
Retractable, the shade is housed in the hood when rolled up. At Longhorn, we offer the only extruded hood on the market. It is 66% thicker than sheet-roll formed hoods, making it greatly dent and impact resistant. The hood side caps feature steel-threaded galvanized inserts, making the unit highly durable and aesthetically pleasing.
Manual Roll-Away Shades
We specialize in motorized screens with a canister and shyzip side tracks using Somfy motors and a remote with Phifer screening. We also offer an open roll (no canister) manual crank-operated screen with cable side tracks which compliments certain situations. Some choose motorized retractable patio screens for convenience, though those with hard-to-reach, or large-coverage shades may find motorization to be a true necessity. Retractable exterior solar screens provide energy efficient sun shading, shelter from insects, and rain and wind reduction. Whether increasing the value of your home or extending the use of outside areas, our retractable exterior screens help enhance the comfort and the energy efficiency of your home. Contact us today to learn more!