In the Canadian climate, we are so limited in the time of year we can spend outdoors. Phantom’s motorized retractable screens can help homeowners to extend outdoor living season! So don’t pack away that patio furniture yet – there is still plenty of outdoor enjoyment to be had! Here are some tips on making the most of this time of year.
Outdoor kitchens have been a big trend in home design in recent years. The prevalence of mosquitoes, wasps, ladybugs and hornets, however, sometimes keep your guests retreating inside. One beautiful solution to this dilemma is using retractable screens to enclose outdoor spaces, maintaining the home’s sense of design while resolving these issues.
Motorized screens by Phantom Screens are the perfect addition to any outdoor space and are now available in widths as wide as 40 feet, making virtually any opening, patio, porch or deck screenable. Phantom’s motorized screens can be recessed into pillars, walls, ceilings or archways to maintain the clean lines of a home’s design and making the screens literally undetectable when not in use. They are easy to operate using remote control or wall-mounted switches, and can even be incorporated into the home’s automation system.
A wide variety of mesh options are available, including insect mesh to protect from flying pests, and solar mesh to block out summer heat and glare. Additionally, Phantom Screens recently launched a clear vinyl alternative for motorized screens, turning outdoor living and dining spaces into a pest-free oasis that is also protected from wind, rain – even sleet
Clear vinyl walls create the perfect transitional living space to entertain your guests throughout the year. Suited to all weather conditions, retractable vinyl is designed to keep warmth in during the colder months and retain cool air during the summer. This allows homeowners to enjoy their outdoor space year-round without sacrificing their views to the outside.
Vinyl screens can be added by themselves, or as part of a dual roller system that lets you choose between the clear vinyl and one of our other mesh options such as insect or solar mesh, on each opening in your outdoor space. Lower the insect mesh during the day to keep flying pests away from your guests; then switch to vinyl as the sun sets to maintain your view and keep the chill out while dining.
Many consumers are making significant investments to create outdoor ‘rooms’. Phantom Screens is an easier option! Enclose your pre-existing spaces, such as roofed decks or patios, with screens and avoid having to build walls and endure grueling renovations. So don’t limit your time outdoors. Enjoy your home even more with motorized retractable screens from Phantom Screens.
Holly Attfield is an architectural technologist and project manager with Ontario Screen Systems Inc., Ontario’s distributor of Phantom Screens. For more information, visit phantomscreens.com or call 1-888-PHANTOM.