Ontario summers are short. If you’re not still wearing a jacket and long pants on the May-2-4 weekend, it can come as a surprise, and by mid-September, outside temperatures are typically back down in the realm of discomfort, at least as far as outdoor dining is concerned.
While not all of us have the time and money to dine al fresco at our favorite restaurants every day, it’s easy to enjoy outdoor dining at home with the right outdoor room. Products like the Nana Wall folding window wall systems can make the transition from indoors to outside much more fluid, but in a sweltering hot Toronto summer, there is another major consideration; bugs.
Insects are a minor annoyance for most of us, but they can also pose a significant danger to people who are allergic to bee stings. Mosquitos are a global threat that transmit blood-borne diseases and are estimated to kill more than 2 million people every year, more than any other animal. Take that, Shark Week! Regardless of the level of potential harm, no one wants flies in their OJ or wasps in their salade niçoise.
Thankfully there is a way to enjoy our short outdoor season while avoiding entomological interference. GEM Windows’ SPARTAN Screens offer the ability to screen off a semi-enclosed outdoor room while still allowing light and air into the space. Since the SPARTAN Screens retract into their cases, they are able to utilize an ultra-low profile threshold track that won’t create a visual distraction, and is less likely to get in the way.
SPARTAN Screens can be used on their own to screen off an outdoor space under a gazebo roof or awning, or in front of large window or wall opening like a conventional window screen. If you’d like to see the SPARTAN Screen in action, check out our video section at www.gemwindows.com to see them in action. Better yet, visit GEM’s state-of-the-art showroom on the Queensway in Toronto, and get ready to enjoy outdoor meals without being eaten alive.