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The Benefits of Investing in Retractable Screens for Your Patio or Seating Area

If you are looking to get more use out of your patio or seating area, one of the best investments you can make is retractable screens. While many homeowners in Burlington enjoy the ambiance that their outdoor living area provides, they are often unable to make full use of this space due to weather, insects and other factors. Retractable outdoor screens can help to solve these as well as several other issues.

retractable screen on patio

 

Retractable screens are easy to operate and can be custom fitted to almost any area, including windows, doors, balconies and patios.

Benefits of Retractable Screens

Here are just a few of the benefits that Burlington homeowners enjoy when they install retractable screens:

  • Custom fitted to suit any space – whether you want to screen in your patio, front porch or even a pergola or gazebo, a custom screen can be made to give you a custom fit.
  • Provides protection against the weather and against insects – a little bit of rain or a few mosquitos shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your outdoor space or a little fresh air. And in addition to protecting you and your family from the elements, retractable screens can also protect your furnishings and other possessions from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
  • Temperature Control – retractable screens help you to keep your deck or patio at a comfortable temperature. Screens on your windows can even help regulate the indoor temperature of your home.
  • Get more time from your outdoor space – Screening in your patio can extend the time that you are able to use it, essentially transforming it into a three-season room.
  • Increase the value of your home – having a beautiful outdoor area with retractable screens to make it more usable, can be attractive to buyers and potentially increase the value of your home.
  • Energy savings – having retractable screens can also help to save you money on your utility bills. Letting less sun into your home during the hotter months will reduce the amount of work that your air conditioner has to do to keep your home cool. This step helps to make your home more energy-efficient, and it saves you money.
  • Convenient and user-friendly – today’s retractable screens are incredibly easy to use. They open and close effortless at the touch of a button.
  • Long-lasting – At Jans Awnings in Burlington, we offer some of the highest quality retractable screens on the market, so you’ll be able to enjoy them for years to come.
  • Customizable and elegant – retractable screens come in a number of styles and colours and mount options, so you’ll be able to achieve the look that is just right for your space.

If you are considering retractable screens for any space in your Burlington home, we are here to help. Contact Jans Awnings today to speak with a member of our knowledgeable team.

2021-09-15T13:41:21-04:00January 7, 2020|Categories: Retractable Screens|

Roll Shutters vs. Retractable Screens

You might have heard the terms roll shutters and retractable screens thrown around when looking for window treatments, but has anyone stopped to tell you the difference? Do you know which one is right for you? These terms might be used interchangeably by some companies but they are not the same thing, so before you make a large, potentially custom, purchase here’s what you need to know between roll shutters and retractable screens.

Roll Shutters

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What are they?

Roll shutters are window treatments, like retractable screens. But unlike retractable screens, they are installed on the outside of a window or your home. They are offered in a variety of colours and are custom fit to the size of your windows to ensure that it looks as if they were meant to be there. Roll shutters are incredibly durable and come with manufacturer’s warranties but be sure to check out exactly what is and isn’t covered in the warranty.

How do I know if I need them?

Roll shutters are usually more for protection purposes. They are installed on the outside of your window to ensure the glass doesn’t break, and they help prevent damage to the frame. Many people who own cottages or cabins install these so that during the off-season they can protect their property from any inclement weather or hazards that would potentially damage or break windows. Often, retail shop owners with windows in the front of their property also use this style of window covering while business is closed to prevent robberies. Overall these are a great, decorative option to protect windows and frames from damage as you cannot always be at your cottage or business.

Retractable Screens

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What are they?

Retractable screens are a decorative option that you can add to just about any window in your home. They are retractable so easily removed – either manually or automatically with a remote. These screens are installed on the inside of a window and act to provide privacy and even help make your home a little more efficient keeping the heat/cool in, depending on the season.

What’s so great about them?

Retractable screens give privacy without completely blocking your view like traditional blackout curtains would. They roll up into a 5” box, so they are easily out of the way if you want to let the light in, and you’ll save money with the added energy efficiency. These can be customized to the size of your windows. What’s great is that they work for areas even without windows – decks, patios, gazebos and even garages! These screens provide shade to enjoy the warm weather without having to sit out with the hot sun. These screens are best for those who enjoy spending time outside during the warmer weather but don’t necessarily want to be exposed to the sun’s rays for hours on end. Or, they could be used in a sunroom where the shade is occasionally desired.

Roll shutters and retractable screens will add so much to your home, cottage or business – you simply need to decide which option best suits your needs. Both provide privacy and protection from UV damage and can be customized for your home.

2021-09-15T13:49:58-04:00July 16, 2018|Categories: Retractable Screens, Rollshutters|

Keep out Mosquitoes with Retractable Screens

This spring has been a particularly long, wet one, but in the past week in Burlington, we’ve seen some promising warm temperatures. With the warmth and the rain, we will soon be battling some of those not so appealing aspects of summer. Pesky mosquitoes are those unwanted guests at the barbecue, pool party and horseshoe tournament. Why not create an outdoor space that is bug-free and comfortable.

Mosquito on hand

 

“How do I get this bug free zone?”, you might ask. With retractable screens of course. If you don’t know much about retractable screens, you aren’t alone. The options for keeping those bugs from ruining your summer are ever increasing and retractable screens, though not new to the scene, are a big trend in outdoor living.

Retractable screens, while attractive and convenient, also:

  • Provide UV protection
  • Keep the mosquitos out
  • Increase privacy

Retractable screens keep the heat of the sun off you, your family, and your home. When the sun heats up the home throughout the day, temperatures rise inside. This heat, day after day, can have your air conditioner working overtime. This, in turn, can be expensive throughout the season. Retractable screens can keep the sun off your home and the heat out of the house.

Mosquitos and other bugs can ruin a barbecue. As the sun sets, you may no longer need to be protected from the heat of the summer sun, but now you have a new problem. Mosquitos can drive you inside on an evening that is otherwise gorgeous. Retractable screens will virtually eliminate this problem, keeping the party outside, longer.

Retractable screens are tinted and add privacy along with all the other benefits. Around the spa or simply on your deck, the added privacy that roll screens provide will help set the mood and make your outdoor space an intimate one.

Retractable screens can be used on the deck, patio or even the garage. These screens will keep the mosquitos out while increasing your comfort of the outdoors. Bringing the indoors out can extend your season, and retractable screens will help you do this.

You might choose to simply provide an enclosure for that spa that will keep you in the water longer, without the company of unwanted guests. Or you may choose a complete retractable screen room. All provide the privacy, protection and cooling that any great gathering requires in the heat of summer.

Retractable screens don’t just keep the mosquitoes away, they themselves go away when not wanted. Being retractable, retractable screens are there for when they are needed and tuck away when they aren’t.

Retractable screens make a great addition to any outdoor space!

If you are interested in extending your time outdoors, with Retractable Screens, contact Jans Awning Products today. Since 1966 Jans Awning Products has been servicing the Burlington, Oakville and Hamilton area with high quality outdoor products such as retractable screens, roll shutters and awnings.

2021-10-05T10:06:56-04:00May 19, 2017|Categories: Retractable Screens, Roll Away Products|

Keep the Sun In and The Bugs Out with Retractable Screens

Ahh, summertime. The best time of the year in Burlington, Ontario. The days are long, the evenings cool, and the bugs out in full force! You don’t have to let pesky bugs dictate your evening plans though. Use Retractable Screens from Jans Awnings to create the backyard oasis of your dreams. Start by browsing our Retractable Screen gallery to get inspired for your next project!

retractable screen

A retractable screen is a retractable screen that can be customized for every setting. It can be raised or lowered in just moments allowing you to enjoy the sun without the bugs. Jans Awnings Products provides custom retractable screen installation for spaces up to 20 feet using the Talius Retractable Screen. Retractable Screens from Jans Awnings are available in a wide range of colours, and styles. We guarantee that we can find you the perfect screen for inside and outside your home or workplace! In addition to the traditional manual crank, we also offer electric motorized controls that make using your Roll Screen even easier! This is the ideal solution for those with mobility concerns, or those who just love the convenience this offers!

Retractable Screen for Backyard Patios

So, you have built the backyard patio, installed the outdoor kitchen, bought the patio furniture and scheduled your very first barbeque! Unfortunately, the bugs also received an invitation. During the summertime, bugs and insects in Burlington are inevitable. Hot days and warm evenings are just too perfect a climate for these opportunistic pests. But, fear not. A Retractable Screen from Jans Awnings can dramatically increase the enjoyment you receive from your outdoor living space. All of our Retractable Screens are equipped with a sophisticated screen edge retention system. This is designed to keep your screen in place on even the windiest days! Furthermore, our Retractable Screens come in dozens of colours, sizes, and styles that are sure to compliment your space perfectly. The beauty of a Retractable Screen is that it keeps the bugs out, without blocking your valuable sunlight.

Retractable Screens for Apartment Balconies

Retractable Screens are especially useful for balconies in apartments and condos. They prevent premature fading on your expensive patio furniture, and also shade the occupants from the potentially harmful sunrays. With a Retractable Screen on your balcony, you can feel comfortable using this fantastic outdoor space even longer each and every year. Imagine, sitting on your balcony as the sun sets of Burlington, a glass of wine in hand, and not a bug in site!  At Jans Awnings, we use the highest quality Retractable Screen available in the industry. Our Talius Habitat Screens protect you from UV damage, while providing you with comfort and privacy without forcing you to compromise on your fantastic view. Make the most of your outdoor living space with a Retractable Screen from Jans Awnings. It’s not too late to schedule your summer Retractable Screen installation! Call us today at 905-335-3733, or inquire through our website.

2021-06-21T14:12:20-04:00July 27, 2015|Categories: Retractable Screens|
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