Screen Choices

Outback Automated Shades makes selecting the perfect fabric easy and enhance your outdoor lifestyle! Your local authorized Outback Automated Shades representative will assist you in selecting the perfect fabric, controls, motors, size and color to fit your needs and enhance your outdoor living area.

Which One Is Right For You?

  • INSECT SCREEN (bug protection only, minimal shading of 50% of less)

  • SOLAR SCREEN 80% (80% UV protection, provide 20% airflow) 

  • SOLAR SCREEN 90% (90% UV protection, Provide 10% airflow) 

  • SOLAR SCREEN 95% (95% UV protection, Provide 5% airflow) 

  • SOLAR SCREEN 97% (97% UV protection, Provide 3% airflow) 

  • Soltis: Soltis 86,88,92 (Provide a vast color range of fabrics to select from that will enhance the aesthetic appeal to your outdoor area.  


Solar mesh types reduce heat and glare by up to 97% as well as keeping insects out. Solar mesh is perfect for keeping your home cooler and protecting your carpets, drapes and furniture from fading.

Climate controlled spaces:

Our MagnaTrack Commercial system with Clear vinyl window panels create the perfect transitional living space to entertain your guests throughout the year. In colder months it reduces heat loss, while in the warm months it helps contain the air flow from the home and extends the outdoor living area. These screens can be added by themselves, or as part of a dual system that lets you choose between one of our other mesh options, or Hurricane protection mesh.

Increasing privacy:

Privacy mesh and fabrics Blocks between 80-100% of UV rays, and is available in multiple screen colors and openness factors depending on your airflow requirements. White and light colored fabrics are reflective of light and provide complete privacy during the day but at night they have a reverse effect. Black and dark colors are absorbent of light and provide the best visibility day and night. To get total privacy day and night a 100% Black Out material would be required (No visibility).

Protecting my home from UV rays:

All of our fabrics block UV rays to various extents. Our privacy and solar meshes can all block between 80%-97% of UV rays from entering your home. Insect and solar meshes can also provide as much as 50% UV protection.

Protecting my home from insects:

Insect mesh is ideal where bugs are a problem, this mesh type also reduces up to 50% of UV rays. Insect mesh also features a higher openness factor, which gives you more ventilation and visibility to the outside. Special meshes to deal with no see ums and other tiny insects are available.

Increasing airflow:

Meshes with high openness factors such as our insect meshes, will maximize the airflow and protect you from insects. For maximum air flow and visibility we recommend our 16/14 mesh (Available in Wht or Blk) and up to 138″ with out a seam. 

Seam Height:

Please refer to seam height chart to determine the right fabric selection based on the width and height of your opening. If the opening is wider or taller than the height of the fabric is woven to, then it would require us to seam/weld two sections of the material together to create the perfect size screen for your application. Your authorized Progressive Screens dealer will be happy to assist you during this process.

What kind of opening are you trying to screen?

Our MagnaTrack system is customizable to fit your lifestyle, enhance your outdoor living area and maintain the aesthetic appeal of your home. Our MagnaTrack system can be recessed from view and concealed within the building structure, surface-mounted onto existing structures, or installed inside your existing opening. MagnaTrack can be integrated into every type of building material including wood, brick, stucco, natural stone, and concrete.

What size do you need?

Our MagnaTrack motorized screens are custom made for your home. We can accommodate openings ranging from 3’-30’ wide and 3’-24’ high.

Color options

Our standard colors are White, Bronze, Beige, and Ivory. Custom colors are available at an additional charge, and any standard RAL powder coat finish is available. Black and Adobe will be available mid January 2018

Remote Controls

Several types of remotes are available for the system. Hand held remotes are available in single channel, 5 channel, and 16 channel, and 90 channel options depending on motor selection. In wall remotes are available in single channel and 5 channel options.