The accordion design of the pleated retractable screens from Phantom Screens on display at the International Builders’ Show allows the screen to takes up less space in the doorway. The low profile threshold on the screen track reduces tripping and makes for easy wheelchair access.

Another cool product at the show was a tilt up garage door screen from Breezy Living Screen Solutions that allows you lower the screen when using the garage as an outdoor room, then raise it to provide access for cars.

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Speaking of retractable screens, the folks at Phantom are expanding the possible applications for this category. If you have an opening at your home that you would love to screen in, but you don’t want the screen there all the time, then a retractable screen is a perfect way to go.

Now, this particular one from Phantom Screens has got a lot of really cool features in it. First of all it’s pleated into kind of an accordion design. And one of the big advantages there is it takes up very little room as it retracts into its housing. You know if you had a regular spool it would take up a lot of room on this side of the opening.

Also, it has almost a nonexistent threshold, a track on the bottom of it. Which the big advantage there is that you won’t be tripping over it, and it makes it very easy if you’re using a wheelchair to wheel in and out. That way you can really enjoy closing in a large opening and let the outside in without letting the bugs in.

If you’re interested in keeping bugs out of the garage, Breezy Living has an interesting option to do that, conveniently and inexpensively.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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