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Fall is a Fantastic Time for Retractable Screens

Autumn brings the beauty of falling leaves in an earthy collection of colours, but it also brings wasps, hornets, mosquitoes and ladybugs.  Did you know that autumn is the perfect time of year to keep flying pests out of your home with retractable screens by Phantom Screens?

 Fall offers refreshing breezes

Cross-ventilation by screening multiple openings in the same room is one of the best ways to keep your home fresh and comfortable during the refreshing fall.  With environmental concerns at the forefront for so many homeowners these days, retractable screens are a simple way to control the temperature in your home while contributing to a greener planet.

Phantom’s screens retract out of sight when not in use, allowing the versatility of a screen that is there only when needed.  Available for virtually any opening – in-swing doors, out-swing doors, sliding glass doors, windows and large openings such as patios or decks, Phantom Screens come in a variety of colours to match virtually any décor.

 Natural sunlight brightens

Conventional framed screens tend to compromise the beauty of a home, block the views, diminish natural daylight and make routine window cleaning difficult.  Since traditional screens remain in place regardless of whether they are in use, they block up to 30% of daylight coming into your home. Phantom Screens are the ideal way to maximize the decreasingly available autumn daylight and enjoy the crisp, fresh fall air.

 Committed to innovation

Originally held in place magnetically, Phantom Screens presents the newest industry innovation – a retractable door screen held in place without magnets!


At the heart of the new Legacy door screen is Phantom’s Latch and Release handle.  This intuitive handle automatically latches the screen in place, making unexpected screen openings a thing of the past.  It is easily released by simply pressing the subtle thumb lever, eliminating the need for magnets to hold the screen in place. This new design makes Phantom Screens even more effective at virtually disappearing when not in use

 Motorized Screens help to extend the season

A recent architectural trend is to bring the outside in through creating outdoor kitchens, dining rooms or sitting areas that extend living space out into the back yard, garden or pool area. Phantom’s Executive Screens are motorized retractable screens which can dramatically increase the usability of these spaces by enclosing the area at the touch of a button!  Extend your summer into the refreshing autumn months, while it is still warm enough to dine outdoors. Motorized Executive Screens enclose your deck, patio, outdoor kitchen or barbeque area, keeping the bugs out while you and your guests enjoy the fall breeze, day or night.

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About the Author: Holly Attfield is an architectural technologist and project manager with Ontario Screen Systems Inc., Ontario’s distributor of Phantom Screens.

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