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Porch Screens take the bite out of outdoor living

The warmer weather is on its way, which means more time spent outside. Whether barbecuing, dining alfresco, or simply sitting with friends, time spent outdoors can be an absolute pleasure … but not for everyone.

For individuals who are allergic to or even afraid of insects like bees and wasps, time outdoors can be anything but enjoyable. Then, when the sun goes down mosquitoes can become a real problem for everyone.

That’s why EiEi Home took a moment to speak with Holly Attfield of Phantom Screens, about taking the bite out of outdoor living with the addition of porch screens.

“Screened outdoor spaces are becoming increasingly popular today,” says Attfield. “From sunrooms to outdoor kitchens to games rooms, Canadians are embracing the concept of bringing the outdoors in”.

porch screenThe benefits of screening your porch (or other outdoors space) include:

  • Insect protection,
  • Natural ventilation
  • Increased privacy
  • Improved daylight
  • Solar heat control.

Getting Creative with Porch Screens

When an outdoor living space is screened in, its functionality is instantly improved. In fact, it’s as if your home gains a new room.

“A covered patio with a barbeque and table and chairs functions nicely for family brunches, but may have too many bugs to be used well into the evening,” Attfield explains. “Not only can it enable the homeowners to entertain and dine after the sun has set, it also offers the option of brining in a TV for an outdoor movie experience, or even having friends over at sunrise for a yoga session to the sound of the birds awakening”.

“Homeowners often feel that their home is too small, but when they use screens to create multiple uses for a space, they grow the enjoyment of their home without changing the square footage”.

Unlimited Optionsporch screen

“Almost any space can be screened, including a large gazebo, deck, patio, balcony or covered porch,” Attfield says. “Phantom’s motorized Executive Screens can screen in opening as wide as 25 feet in one unit, making virtually any space screenable.  But even a small patio or balcony can benefit from motorized screens”.

Did you know that if your home-sweet-home happens to be a condo and not a house, you can still screen in your outdoor living space?

“It’s difficult to enjoy the outdoors from a high-rise, but when the balcony can be screened to keep pests out, enjoying the outdoors becomes so much easier”.

Working with Phantom Screens

Phantom Screens has a wealth of experience dealing with every type of opening, on a wide variety of home styles and designs.

“From condos and townhomes and from porches, outdoor kitchens to garages, we can meet any family’s needs”.

To learn more about porch screen, visit Phantom Screens here on EiEi

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