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October 21, 2019

Summer is just around the corner, so it is time to get your home and outdoor entertainment areas ready! An Australian summer feels incomplete without gatherings around the barbeque, but insects and mosquitoes often put a dampener on festivities. Here are a few tips to get your home and patio summer entertainment ready.


Patio areas are fantastic for outdoor entertaining, letting you entertain outdoors sheltered from the sun. They add a significant amount of usable space that merges the indoors and outdoors and are great for barbeques and weekend lunches. But in summer, you can get swarmed with bugs outdoors and may find serious benefits from enclosing your patio area.

Not only will having enclosed outdoor living spaces keep insects out, but it is also perfect for deflecting the summer heat, wind and glare. Our retractable blinds offer a measurable difference in terms of comfort and energy savings, providing up to 99% protection from harmful UV rays.


A backyard barbeque is a staple in many Australian homes. You need to consider the best position for your barbeque—on a flat area away from any hanging plants. If your barbeque is on your patio, ensure that your patio area is properly sealed to avoid stains.


Big barbecue gatherings require outdoor storage. If you will invite a lot of guests, you need prepping and serving stations, cupboards, and utensil holders. Save yourself the hassle of having to go in and out of your house to attend to your guests’ needs. Building an outdoor storage makes it more convenient for hosts and guests alike. 


Planning on entertaining guests during summer? Then you need the perfect outdoor furniture where your guests can gather around the barbeque and cheese platters. The best option is an outdoor setting that will last even in harsh outdoor conditions, as well as some additional outdoor chairs to relax in.


Installing fly screens throughout your home can save you money in summer as you rely less on your air conditioner. Retractable fly screens will stop insects from pestering your summer guests, while still letting the fresh, cool air into your home and entertainment areas.

Keep these tips in mind when preparing your home for upcoming summer festivities and entertaining. The team at Freedom Retractable Screens can help you keep your home and outdoor areas insect-free. Contact your local distributor on 1300 727 336 to find out more.

Who Are We?

We are an Australian manufacturer dedicated to creating innovative screen solutions for french, bi-fold and sliding stacker doors and windows, as well as pillarless corners and large, difficult-to-screen openings, balcony screen, patio screen and outdoor privacy screen solutions.

We invite you to explore our innovative range of products created from over 20 years of experience. Freedom Retractable Screens® – Innovative insect screens for modern Australian living!