Retractable Screens

How are Retractable Screens Installed?

Retractable Screens Dallas TX

Want to create more privacy between your home and the outside world? Tired of mosquitos snacking on you all day? Maybe you’re ready to cool things down during the hot Dallas summers.

Retractable screens are a great solution—especially motorized ones which you can control at the press of a button. If you’re thinking about having retractable screens installed at your Dallas home, you probably want to learn more about what the process looks like first.

Here’s how a typical Next Century Screens project timeline works!


The first step toward getting your new retractable screens is to contact us to get a free price estimate for your new retractable screens. We’ll talk about your needs and what you want to achieve with these screens, so we can choose the right type of screens together. Then, we’ll come up with a project timeline together, and we’ll let you know what to expect every step of the way.

Then, your dedicated project manager will fill in our installers on all the details about your project. We’ll communicate about the products needed and installation locations so we’re all on the same page before the site visit.

Home Visit

Next up: your project manager and installers will head over to your home to scope out the details of the project. They’ll take time to figure out the requirements necessary for installation for your new retractable screens, including:

  • Taking necessary measurements
  • Noting the location of the recessed screen cavity
  • Figuring out any other access needs

After the site visit, we’ll have everything we need to get the show on the road!

It’s Time to Lay the Groundwork

After gathering the necessary information, our installers will get to work. They’ll start by framing out the recessed track housing. They’ll need to spend a few hours building your new motorized screen’s housing into your existing posts. This’ll make your screen flush with the wall or posts, which will create a smooth, seamless look you’ll love.

Final Steps

After framing the track housing, we’ll confirm all our measurements and start creating your custom screen. You can choose from 15 wood grains and 10 signature colors for your frame to ensure your screens match your home. We’ll handmake your screens according to your home’s exact specifications, which guarantees flawless function and a perfect fit.

The final stage: installation day! We’ll come over and insert the tracks, hang the roller, and apply your new, custom-made mesh. This process typically takes about one day. After that, you can start reaping the benefits of your motorized retractable screens immediately, which include:

  • Increased privacy – Avoid prying eyes without sacrificing fresh air.
  • Lush shade – Say goodbye to direct sun rays and hello to soft, diffused light.
  • Protection from bugs – Never swat a mosquito indoors or on your porch again.

We’ll also keep in touch throughout the entire project, because we know customer service is the secret sauce for successful projects!


At Next Century Screens, we pride ourselves on our customer service. We want to make sure you’re 100 percent satisfied with your new retractable screens, which is why we’ll follow up with you after installation to make sure you love your new retractable screens.

Ready to get the screens rolling in your Dallas home? Contact us today for a free estimate on custom-made retractable screens for your windows or patio!

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