2019 Outdoor Pictorial Buyers’ Guide: Installed Accessories

by Kacey Larsen

Big Ass Fans delivers a selection of premium covered outdoor ceiling fan options, ranging from large diameter air movers to fans loaded with smart technology. With an industrial design and aluminum composition, the “big” fan comes in three sizes and four finishes. Control options include a Bluetooth remote; smartphone app; and integration with smart systems such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Nest Learning Technologies. Visit bigassfans.com/fans/#filter=.residential-fans or call (877) 244-3267 for more information.

Feeney provides stylish protection in a range of climates and settings with its architectural awnings. Made of durable, powder-coated aluminum, the awning comes in two styles: Icon, a design with clean lines and curves (shown), and Era, a design with a more ornate look and feel. Frames are available in a variety of standard and custom colors, while polycarbonate panel options include clear, textured or gray tint. Visit feeneyinc.com/new-feeney-products-2019 or call (800) 888-2418 for more information.

Kichler Lighting offers an extensive portfolio of more than 3,000 products, including lighting, landscape and ceiling fans. Massive in size and scale, Gentry from Kichler Lighting makes a visual impact and delivers impressive airflow. The 65- and 85-in. nine-blade designs are reminiscent of a wagon wheel and come in three industrial-era-inspired designs. The fan is damp-rated and delivers 1,600 lumens of ambient light. Visit kichler.com or call (216) 573-1000 for more information.

Larson Manufacturing designs its newly introduced Scenix Porch Windows with ScreenAway Retractable Screens to ensure they deliver air flow without compromising panoramic views. The porch windows provide options up to 6-ft. wide and 8-ft. tall with standard, bronze tint or gray tint glass. Further extending the outdoor living season, the ScreenAway Retractable Screens are available in standard fiberglass or with enhanced solar protection. Visit larsondoors.com/scenix or call (800) 334-1328 for more information.

Modern Forms leverages advanced LED technology with avant-garde designs. All its LED luminaires—including chandeliers, pendants, wall sconces and portable lamps—and indoor/outdoor Smart Fans come in a variety of styles, sizes and finishes. The Nirvana Smart Fan (shown) can sync with the Modern Forms app, thereby allowing control of fan speed and luminaire as well as adapt to a schedule; it can also integrate with smart home devices. Visit modernforms.com or call (866) 810-6615 for more information.

Phantom Screens manufacturers and installs retractable insect, solar, climate control and privacy screens for doors, windows, glass walls and large openings as found with multislide doors, bi-folding doors and covered outdoor spaces. The motorized retractable screens are available with a sealed track system or the new Cable Guide System for different application needs. Screens provide improved air circulation, shade, climate control, protection from insects and added privacy. Visit phantomscreens.com or call (888) 742-6866 for more information.

The SCREENEZE No-Spline Screen Porch System allows the design/build of an innovative screen porch with ease. It features an aluminum base and vinyl cap that snap together to secure the screen fabric, so there are no staples and no splines. Select from two lengths in four colors that can install with screen panels up to 150 sq. ft. Additional products include an Arch System, Gazebo System and Plinth Mounting System. Visit screeneze.com or call (800) 884-6697 for more information.

The addition of a Velux skylight to a covered porch space (as shown) maximizes the amount of natural light that reaches interior spaces, can reduce the reliance on electricity, and furthers the connection to the outdoors. With a variety of energy-saving skylight solutions, a sample of its offerings include the CurveTech Flat Roof Skylights, No Leak Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights and Sun Tunnel skylights. Visit veluxusa.com or call (803) 396-5700 for more information.

The Canvas Series from Versatex delivers the look of rich hardwood without the knots and labor-intensive labor requirements. A combination of an exterior-grade laminate featuring a woodgrain finish with the maintenance-free Versatex profiles, the series includes four profiles in five finishes and two lengths. Use the Canvas Series for a porch ceiling, soffit, feature wall or an under-deck ceiling area. Visit versatex.com or call (724) 857-1111 for more information.

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