STEP 1 – PRODUCT AGREEMENT AND CONSULTATION
This stage is at the very beginning of the home building process. Heidi Roy, owner of Tulsa Area Screen Co. will consult with the builder and home owner to review what products they want and their locations. The entire process will be explained and samples will be provided. We will also discuss best practices, and answer any questions the builder may have. A deposit of 1/2 down of the total amount will need to be collected and contract signed. For recessed applications, before we can move on to step 2, the recessed track color needs to be selected and the track needs to be ordered. (Please note that RECESSED TRACK HOUSING product takes 2-3 weeks for delivery from manufacture. It is not something we carry in stock!)
STEP 2 – FRAMING STAGE
This will entail a job-site visit to meet with the builder (if necessary), job superintendent, and framer(s). This meeting will discuss the framing needs for recessed screen cavities and access requirements for Phantom Executive Motorized Retractable Screens. We will also show where electrical outlets for power are to be placed. (Cavity dimension need to be minimum of 7″ wide by 10″ tall for an arch or square recessed application)
STEP 3 – RECESSED TRACK HOUSING INSTALLATION
The recessed track housing or U-channel goes in BEFORE any exterior brick, stucco or rock is applied to the home. This task takes several hours depending on the number of screens and the complexity of installation. The purpose of the recessed track housing is to allow for the exterior material to be installed flush to the opening which will provide for the track to be recessed into the post. It is completed during the framing stage when headers/LVLs and load bearing posts are in place.
STEP 4 – FINAL MEASUREMENTS AND PRODUCT ORDERING
Heidi will obtain final measurements for product ordering purposes roughly 9 weeks out from completion of the home. Phantom Executive Motorized Retractable Screens are custom made for each opening to insure precise fit and function. The finished floor needs to be completed before final measurements are taken to allow for any slope in the curtain.
STEP 5 – INSTALLATION
The installation of Phantom Executive Motorized Retractable Screens is normally a 1 day process, depending on the number of screens to be installed. This process involves the mounting of brackets, track insertion, hanging of roller, application of the mesh, fitting of slide bar, and all the necessary adjustments for proper installation.
Phantom Screens will provide consultations and job-site meetings (as necessary) throughout the building process for the builder.