How to Protect Your Backyard from Bugs All Year Round

Posted August 5, 2021 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Design/Build, Patio and Walkway

Selecting the right screens for your backyard can help protect you and your family from painful bug bites while allowing you to enjoy the fresh air! The right outdoor screens can also make dining outdoors much safer and more enjoyable. Unfortunately, some screens can disrupt the harmony between your new outdoor living space and nature.

To preserve your outdoor views you will want to make sure the screens you select aren’t too bulky so you don’t miss the beautiful views of your backyard. You will also want to make sure your screens are not too dark so you don’t miss out on natural light. Here are three reasons you should consider a phantom screen system for your covered deck in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:

  • Allow fresh air in but keep the bugs out 

There’s nothing like leaving your door wide open to enjoy a summer breeze, but many of us worry about letting bugs into our homes. Phantom Screen Systems feature a mesh that pulls across your doorways and windows to keep the bugs out while letting the fresh air in!

Your new Phantom Screen System will easily tie into your attached roof system to protect you from bugs while allowing you to enjoy the fresh air and cool summer breeze!

  • Clear unobstructed views of your backyard

A fixed screen on your deck can help protect you and your family from bugs, ticks, and other pests. However, a fixed screened-in deck in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania could potentially obstruct your views or create glares under certain lights. We sometimes offer fixed screens as solutions but are installed to be removable as needed.

We understand that you typically will only need screens on your new deck in Royersford, Pennsylvania for three to four months out of the year and we think you deserve to enjoy all the beautiful views of your new backyard. This is why we use a retractable screen system that is operated by one simple button. Your Phantom Screen is user friendly and easy to operate so you never have to worry about missing out on the views from your new space.

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  • Protect your skin from the sun and add privacy

The phantom screen system can help limit the amount of harmful UVA rays that infiltrate your new outdoor living space and pass through your windows.  A privacy mesh option can be added to your retractable phantom screen system in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to block up to 90 percent of UV Rays and promote privacy in your backyard.

The mesh system allows you to enjoy all the natural healing powers of the outdoors while shielding your skin from harmful sun rays.

Innovative Design Solutions for Every Backyard and Lifestyle →

Designing and building a new outdoor living space should be an exciting experience, but we get that you don’t want to work with a contractor that will waste your money and you don’t want to get stuck wasting your valuable time managing multiple crews, contracts, permit applications, and other important details.  You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners – just like you – to eliminate the stress and hassle when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.  We make your unique journey stress-free by using our award-winning design/build process to handle all communication with your HOA and township, develop your plans, obtain your building permits, manage any and all engineering, schedule your inspections and so much more!

Here’s how to do it:

Call: Schedule your meeting!

Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!


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In the meantime, download your exclusive copy of the Top 5 Design Secrets your Contractor Doesn’t Know. So you can stop fearing that you will make the wrong decisions about your new outdoor living space and instead be confident when selecting the right firm to help transform your backyard into the outdoor living space you always dreamed of!

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