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Reflection Reduction with an Oyster Pearl Grey Screen

Phantom Screens customers often come to us with a clear vision of what they want to achieve and how they plan to go about it - and this installation was no different. The family who reached out to us had a large, glazed opening to the rear of their property and they were conscious that, in the evening, their indoor lighting could cause distracting reflections in the five-panel bi-fold doors. Phantom Screens worked with them to find a solution that would maintain their excellent views by day, provide extra privacy 24/7, and prevent those unsightly reflections at night.

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Although the meshes that Phantom Screens supplies are usually dark in colour to reduce glare from the sun, in this case an Oyster Pearl Grey mesh was used. This screen was measuring 5 metres wide by 2.3 metres high and possessed three important properties that appealed to the homeowner.

Firstly, on a sunny day, when conditions were brighter outside than inside, the pale-coloured mesh would have the effect of leaving the outdoors visible, while softening bright highlights and dark shadows. This would allow them to enjoy the space and fresh air, enhancing the indoor-outdoor lifestyle afforded by large bifold doors.

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Secondly, when viewed from the outside, the Sheer Weave 2360 screen gives the windows a mirror-like finish that provides extra privacy. Bright objects outside are reflected in the glass obscuring the view. Points of light indoors that would otherwise be visible are muted by the screen, so they are not visible.

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Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, when viewed from inside the house in the evenings, the white screen appears opaque and acts as an interior blind. The white mesh prevents reflections, which reduces the number of perceived points of light and reduces visual noise, creating a sense of intimacy and tranquillity.

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Phantom Screens specialises in fully recessed installations for large openings up to 12 metres wide. In this case, the customer was in the middle of a renovation project that gave them the option of designing the opening with a recessed solar screen installation in mind. They opted for recessed side tracks, which meant that the track guiding the automated screen would be hidden out of sight for a cleaner, sleeker finish.

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By colour matching the frame, tracks and cassette with the existing structure, Phantom Screens was able to ensure that the screen blended seamlessly with the rest of the property. The result was an installation that provided the privacy and performance that the homeowners needed, in a high-tech, automated package that worked in harmony with their home.

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