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Choosing the Best Outdoor Shades for Your Home

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How The Patented MagnaTrack Stands Out

When it comes to enhancing the comfort, usability, and aesthetic appeal of your outdoor spaces, selecting the right shading solution is crucial! Whether it's for a patio, porch, or outdoor kitchen, the ideal shades offer protection from the elements and blend seamlessly with your architecture, contributing to the overall ambiance of your Northbrook, IL, home.

With a variety of options available in the industry, it can be a daunting task to choose the best fit. However, for those looking for an innovative, reliable, and versatile shading solution, the MagnaTrack shading system from Progressive Screens is a standout choice. Keep reading below to find out more!

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What Is the Best Brand of Solar Shades?

A modern enclosed patio with retractable solar shades, showcasing an outdoor dining area with rattan chairs and tables.

Why We Recommend Progressive Screens for Our Clients 

Picture the perfect outdoor family gathering in your backyard: the sun is shining, but nobody is squinting or uncomfortable. That's the magic outdoor solar shades bring to your Highland Park, IL, home. With the right shades, patios, decks, and porches transform into year-round retreats for relaxation and entertainment. Progressive Screens offers outdoor solar shades that shield against the sun's glare, reduce heat, and even protect against pesky bugs. This blog explores how their products make your home the ultimate destination, regardless of season. 

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Outdoor Motorized Shades Provide Comfort, Beauty, and Privacy

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Enjoy the Pinnacle of Outdoor Living

Living along Lake Michigan in Lake Forest, IL, comes with incredible beauty, open spaces, and the opportunity to live in one of the most desirable suburbs in the nation. In this community, many homeowners have made their outdoor spaces extensions of their homes, a seamless flow of indoor and outdoor living carried by music and outdoor audio, fireplaces and firepits, and outdoor kitchens and grills. Essentially, it's the pinnacle of outdoor living.

You can maximize these living spaces using outdoor motorized shades, also known as retractable screens. These shades become part of the outdoor living design, added to three-season additions, patios, decks, outdoor kitchens, gazebos, and even garages. They create more livable space while retaining beautiful views. With the touch of a button, you create comfort, protection, and privacy.

In the world of automated outdoor screens, one company stands above the rest—Progressive Screens. 

Let's explore their benefits and features and how to maximize the time you enjoy your outdoor areas.

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Do I Need a Professional Network Design & Installation?

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Advanced Network Techniques for High-End Residences in the Wilmette Region

Stunning upscale homes dot the picturesque landscape in Wilmette, and though homeowners may not know it, the demand for advanced home networking has never been more critical. 

The latest technology additions, such as home automation and motorized shades, working from home, and even smartwatches, can cause bottlenecked network traffic. And if you work from home or love streaming music and movies, your connections are likely struggling. Expert network design and installation are essential if you want to keep your favorite devices securely connected when and where you need them most.

This article delves into the sophisticated world of high-end home networking, so keep reading.

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Experience the Full Potential of Your Smart Home


Discover the Benefits of an Enterprise-Grade Home Network Setup Service

Today, we live in a connected world. At one time, our home networks supported about five connected devices. Now, that number has risen to an average of 20 or more. If you live in a smart home, those connected devices can reach into the hundreds.

Your network has become your home’s digital backbone. 

Today’s luxury homes require an enterprise-grade home network setup service to ensure they run smoothly, efficiently, and securely. As the leading home technology integrator serving Northbrook, IL, and the greater Chicagoland area, our clients at Avidia count on us to create customized solutions that result in uninterrupted and fast connectivity, no matter the size of their estate. 

Let’s explore how this setup can benefit your smart home.

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