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New Motorized Shading Options for your Home

As the rainy days of spring turn to summer sunshine, we relish the opportunity to head outside and bask in the sun’s glory. But what about when that sunshine adds too much glare, heat or leaves us looking for a bit of shade?

For decades now, Phantom Screens has provided solar shading options for windows, decks and patios with their suite of manual and motorized screen solutions. Now Phantom Screens is pleased to announce their new motorized exterior Cable Guide solar shade solution. Mounted on the exterior of the home or outdoor space, Phantom’s cable guided shade can attach to structures which have no posts or walls, and is ideal for windows and oversized openings such as decks or patios.

Freedom from Posts, Columns or Tracks

As home owners and builders look towards minimalism in their home designs and décor, the cable technology, which requires less structural framework than track systems, opens up solar shading options to a greater variety of space configurations. Unlike free-hanging solar shades, Phantom’s cable system holds the screen and slidebar in place during breezy conditions, while the self-tensioning technology maintains the mesh and cable tautness even in changing outdoor temperatures, wind or moisture.

Reduce Glare at the Touch of a Button

Phantom’s motorized exterior Cable Guide retractable shades reduce solar heat gain and glare on large windows, covered outdoor spaces such as patios, and various openings including open corners without posts. Best of all, they can be mounted to the exterior of the building making them 7X more effective at keeping spaces cool compared to interior shades.

Create Shade from the Sun’s UV Rays

Phantom’s new Cable Guide shades are available in widths as wide as 25 feet. Since home owners can choose between having the low-profile cable mounts positioned on the wall or floor, configuration options are endless! These shades appear at the touch of a button — and retract out of sight when not needed, protecting views and maintaining the aesthetics of the home’s design.

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Completely Customizable

All of Phantom’s motorized solutions offer the choice of recessed or surface mounted rollers. Motorized screens can be installed on new construction, be included in any renovation or be retrofit to an existing home.  Phantom offers a full palate of colour options, including woodgrain finishes, for a seamless appearance.  The screens come in a wide variety of densities and degrees of solar protection, allowing for complete customization.

For more about Phantom Screens complete line of screen solutions, visit

For details about Phantom Screens’ new Cable Guide motorized screen, click here.

Crafted by hand and professionally installed, Phantom Screens merge perfectly with a home’s décor to maintain the integrity of design.  Get more enjoyment from your outdoor living spaces.  Call 1-888-PHANTOM or visit and to find out more about motorized screens for your home. ______________________________________________________________________________

Holly Attfield is an architectural technologist and project manager with Ontario Screen Systems Inc., Ontario’s distributor of Phantom Screens.  For more information, visit or call 1-888-PHANTOM.

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