Historic Boston Home

When purchased by the homeowners in 2006, the historic Boston Colonial home was on the verge of complete deterioration after decades of neglect. The result of the homeowners’ four-year renovation process is a blend of historic architectural details and materials with modern conveniences, including high-performance electronics, a state-of-the-art kitchen and a modern climate control system.
The homeowners had to carefully follow Massachusetts Historical Society guidelines and rules throughout the renovation process. As they had to preserve the original doors that dated from 1912, they could not add any fixed screens for shading and insect protection. They therefore needed a screen solution that met the Society guidelines while providing insect protection, solar shade, and ventilation.
The homeowners selected Professional retractable screen doors for their back doorway to create additional cross-ventilation during warm summer months while preventing insects from entering the home. Customized to match the homes color palette, the Professional Series retractable screen doors blend with the design of the doorway and stays out of sight when not in use. The selected mesh type (Fiberglass 18/14 mesh by Phifer) in a silver grey finish provides ventilation and insect protection when the screens are lowered, and blocks 40% of UV rays during sunny days.

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