Selecting the Right Screen for Your Home

Published On: July 12, 2018|Categories: Phantom Screens, Retractable Screens, Screened Rooms|

We all know how short the warm weather season can be here in Ontario. When it finally arrives, we want to maximize our time outdoors. Screens provide the opportunity to do so! Here are the differences between the types of screens you can install at your home.

Retractable Screens

Enjoy your indoor and outdoor spaces with ease and comfort by installing a retractable screen!

retractable screens


Without blocking the view or detracting from your property’s design, retractable screens create a great option for patios, gazebos and sunrooms. When in use, they are barely visible, and when not in use, they fully disappear into their protective casing. This means that during those eight or nine months where bugs are not a worry, your screen can remain hidden from view.

All our retractable screens are motorized, making the process seamless when you want to enjoy your screen. They can even be used to connect two porch spaces such as an exterior deck to a ground level screen porch.

The material used in our retractable screening product enhances natural airflow, reduces glare and provides privacy and security…all while keeping pesky bugs away!

Phantom Screens

Let the fresh air in (without the bugs!) while at the same time eliminate slamming doors by installing a phantom screen. A phantom screen’s revolutionary design creates a screen that pulls out easily when needed and disappears out of sight when not in use.

phantom screens


Available in many colours, phantom screens are matched to fit your home’s décor.

Besides providing full ventilation and pest protection without view obstruction, they will fit almost every existing door frame. Double doors and wide spaces up to 25 feet long are accommodated with our phantom screen products.

Screened Rooms

Fixed screens, like those found in screened rooms, provide year-round protection from bugs and weather. With today’s innovative technology in screen material, screened-in rooms can look great – without barely even being noticeable.

When installed by professionals, they are easy to maintain and repair. Panels can be addressed individually, eliminating the need to reinstall the entire screen.

screened rooms


Plan on moving? Screened-in rooms provide a great selling feature!

The best part about installing a screened-in room? You’ll enjoy maximum visibility while breathing in fresh air!

All our screened rooms are custom-designed and manufactured to match your exact needs. This ensures that our screened enclosures will fit your existing space perfectly!

Ask a Professional Screen Expert

Need help choosing which type of screen is best for your home? Ask the professionals!

Jans Awnings and Rollshutters have been installing and maintaining retractable, phantom and fixed screens in the Ottawa and surrounding area for over 15 years. We offer plenty of custom-made solutions when it comes to screens and knows what will work best for your space.

Contact us today for more information about our many screen options!

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