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A SPACE TRANSFORMED
MUSKOKA SCREENS works with local manufacturer to bring indoor-outdoor space to life
Builders and designers in Muskoka
don’t need to be told about the advan-
tages of motorized screens and blinds.
The decision isn’t whether to install
them, it’s which system to install.
“Cottagers are demanding flexible
spaces and ease-of-use. They want
to bring the outdoors in,” says Tom
Croden, owner of Muskoka Screens.
“On a certain level of cottage,
motorized screens and blinds are
simply expected.” They’re also a
popular retrofit, turning porch-
es and boat ports into
Tom has been selling and installing re-
tractable screens for more than a dozen
years, and works closely with contrac-
tors on design and installation. He uses
Concord Shading Systems for many of
his power screen and blind projects.
“They’re locally made – their plant
is in Concord – and everything they
do is custom,” he explains. “They’re
the best on the market, and yet their
pricing is competitive.”
The motorized systems use Somfy
motors and controllers, a brand that’s
well-known in the industry for reliability
and quiet performance. He is also
impressed with Concord’s unique
zipper system, which retains the
screens securely along the sides to
keep insects out.
The motorized screens are available
in a range of options, including a
privacy mesh that’s very popular on
boathouses and other near-shore
spaces. Concord Shading Systems
also makes superb blinds – both
manual and motorized – for shade,
privacy or solar protection.
Muskoka Screens also sells Phantom
products. Their new Legacy door
screen features a new latch and
release system: no more magnets.
It is second to none and simply the
best retractable door screen on
“The goal is simple: to give my clients
the best possible product and price.”
Tom Croden, Owner
of Muskoka Screens
20 Johnston Street, Port Carling