In Austin, bugs are a year-round nuisance thanks to our hot, humid summers and mild winters.
Retractable insect screens help you keep the bugs out while letting the sunshine in. They are made with denser fabrics that block more sun and keep insects from nesting in your home or outdoor areas.
Why buy an insect screen?
With so many pest control options available, it’s important to know what sets a motorized insect screen apart from the rest. While a patio screen will certainly give you shade, you need year-round bug protection available. A retractable insect screen is designed to give you the best amount of security from outside pests. Our insect screens also have the amenities of our awnings, allowing you to customize your screen and retract them at the push of a button.
Year-Round Bug Protection for Year-Round Bugs
In the heat of the summer (and especially after a rainy day), mosquitos lay eggs in warm, wet environments. Standing water on your lawn is the perfect place to start a new mosquito family, and Austin pests will take full advantage. Swarms of mosquitos can keep you from enjoying the outdoor areas of your home – until you get a retractable insect screen from Shading Texas to keep them at bay.
Austin is also famous for cicadas that love to sing in the heat, as well as huge families of grasshoppers and small swarms of pesky gnats that relish the warm weather. In the cold, spiders get frosty and move toward the heat of your home. Stop them at the gates by deploying your motorized insect screen. Beetles and moths also don’t do well in the cold and will start moving toward your home the moment they detect heat.
Bonus Sun Shading
Our retractable insect screens also block harmful UV rays from entering your home or outdoor recreation areas. While our standard patio shades are made to block the sun and let in light, insect shades are made from a much more dense fabric that blocks entry to insects. This fabric provides intensified protection from the sun and lets in less light than our standard shades.
But don’t worry, they don’t block all of the light. Retractable insect screens are made for enjoyment of the outdoors in mind, and your outdoor views will still beautiful even when the screen is down.
Plenty of Room for Breeze
Insect screens are densely woven – but not too densely. Feel the breeze while blocking out insects to enjoy your home or outdoor areas the way they were meant to be enjoyed. Combine insect and sun protection with an Austin breeze to experience true ease and comfort.
Since our shades are motorized, you can choose when to let the bugs roam free and when to shelter your home with a simple touch. Screens can be rolled up or down by linking with the Somfy myLink application on your smartphone or tablet.
What options do I have for my insect screen?
Shading Texas offers a variety of dense fabrics with different weaves to suit your personal needs. Opt for higher visibility or more versatile bug protection – the choice is yours.
Also choose from a diverse palette of cloth colors and take advantage of Shading Texas’s custom color powder coating to match the colors of your house with your screen’s guide rails.
If you have one of our incredible sun shades already, add extra utility with a bug strip. Made of the same high-quality materials as our motorized insect screens, a bug strip takes your sun shade to the next level of protection.
All of our fabrics are by Mermet. They are fiberglass wrapped with vinyl and formulated to stand against high wind, heavy rain, dust, sand, sun, and snow.
Shading Texas offers lifetime warranty on all frames!
We believe so highly in our products that we offer warranties on all of them. Our Mermet fiberglass come with a 10-year fabric warranty against wear and natural damage. The frames and rails that hold your screen in place and guide its movement are so strong, we give them a lifetime warranty. Breathe easy knowing that your insect screen is made and installed to protect you and your family for a long, long time.
Want to see how our retractable insect screens can improve your lifestyle? Call us or fill out our contact form to get started finding a solution today!