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Swinging Screen Doors

Traditional swinging screen doors, installed on the entryways to your home, can be valuable assets come spring. A screen door allows you to open up your door to the outside, so you can air out your home and enjoy the breeze without letting bugs or birds in or pets or children out. Many homes now are constructed without swinging screen doors, and screen doors that are installed are often inferior models that break down easily. If you are looking to upgrade your entryway with a swinging screen door, call A to Z Window Screens to find out why our swinging screen doors are top quality.

Custom fitLooking Out Through Screen Door

Doors are not one size fits all, and that includes swinging screen doors. Swinging screen doors from A to Z Window Screens are custom made to fit your doorway opening. There’s not struggling at the home improvement store to find a off-the-rack door that will work in your doorway. When you choose a swinging screen door from A to Z Window Screens, your doorway will be measured and your screen door will be constructed perfectly to fit.

Stronger frames

Swinging screen doors get a bad reputation for breaking down easily and becoming an unsightly nuisance over time. That’s because swinging screen doors are often made from cheap, flimsy metal components that don’t hold up to the elements. In constructing its custom swinging screen door, A to Z Window Screens uses extruded aluminum allow for its swinging screen doors. The corners are mitered and secured with aluminum to ensure strength and durability.

Sturdier hardware

Just as A to Z Window Screens uses sturdier aluminum materials to construct swinging screen door frames, we also use sturdier, more durable hardware. The handles and door assemblies are made from metal, never vinyl or plastic, and they are made to last for years to come.

Rust resistant

With A to Z Window Screens, you don’t have to worry that your aluminum screen door will rust after years of exposure to the elements. A to Z Window Screen’s swinging screen doors are powder coated. This coating protects the doors and prevents rusting for years to come.

Customization

One of the primary advantages to ordering a custom-built swinging screen door is that you can order a screen door that fits your style and your needs. A to Z Window Screens come in a variety of colors, and you can select both the color of the door frame and the color of the mesh. Doors can be fitted with decorative grates, pet screening for added strength against children and pets, and you can upgrade to a swinging security screen door to give your home an added layer of protection.

Whether you are looking to replace an old, unsightly, misfunctioning swinging screen door or you are looking to add a swinging screen door to an unscreened entry door for added functionality, call A to Z Window Screens! You can schedule a consultation to see all of the options available for your new swinging screen doors.

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5 reasons you need a screen door

Do you want to add convenience, safety and security to your home, all while letting in more light and air? There’s a simplesliding security screen door addition to your home that can bring a lot of added benefits: A screen door. Here are 5 reasons you need a screen door on your home.

1. Enjoy the outside air.

The No. 1 reason to add a screen door to your home is to allow more light and air into your home. With screen doors on your entryways, you can open up your home on beautiful days to let in fresh air and more light, without letting in bugs or other pests.

2. Added safety for your children and pets.

Pets and children are known for their tendency to run toward an open door or rush a door when the doorbell rings. A screen door adds an added layer of safety for pets and small children. When you open your entry door to greet a visitor, you still have a screen door in place to act as an added barrier. You can even use upgrade to pet screening for your screen doors to prevent damage to your screens by upgrading to scratch- and weight-resistant pet screening.

3. Lower your home energy bills.

Screen doors can help you lower your home energy bills. In the summer, being able to air at your home and cool it down naturally saves you from running your air conditioning more than you need to. Solar screen doors add to that savings by shading your home from the sun’s glare. In the winter, screen doors add an added layer of insulation to your home’s entryways.

4. Add a layer of security to your home.

Screen doors can help keep your home safer. While a simple screen door adds an extra barrier to your home, you also can opt for a security screen door. These screen doors allow in light and air like a traditional screen door, but they are made from heavy duty metal and cut-proof screening. That means you can open your home to the fresh air without opening your home to criminals.

5. Protect your door from the elements.

Screen doors protect your door from sun and rain, which can help extend the life of your door. When you buy high quality screen doors, like custom screen doors from A to Z Window Screens, you will get powder-coated screen doors that won’t rust or fade from the elements. With screen doors, you can preserve the curb appeal of your home.

There are many advantages to adding screen doors to your home — These are only a few! Whether you are in need of swinging screen doors, security screen doors, sliding screen doors, retractable screen doors or screen doors for your French doors or other specialty doors, call A to Z Window Screens! We can fit your home with any type of screen door you need, so you can realize all of the benefits of screen doors.

Protect yourself from the sun this spring and summer

The sun can be incredibly damaging to your skin. There’s the risk of skin cancer, as well as sunburn and premature aging. Whilesun sunscreen should always be worn on sunny days, the American Cancer Society suggests that the best way to protect yourself from the sun  is to stay in the shade as much as possible and to cover yourself with clothing and hats when you are in the sun. If you are serious about protecting yourself from the dangerous rays of the sun, A to Z Window Screens can help, with solar screens!

About solar screens

Solar screens fit where ordinary screens do — in windows and doors and around patios — but they perform an additional function. Solar screens are made with darker, thicker vinyl-coated polyester mesh. This specialized mesh provides protection from the sun by blocking and diffusing UV rays. Depending on the thickness and color of the solar screens you choose, the screens block between 80 and 90 percent of UV rays.

Where to install solar screens

You can install solar screens anywhere you can install traditional screen products. Fitted to your doors and windows, solar screens can block UV light from entering your home. Without solar screens on your windows to deflect the sun’s rays, UV rays can damage your skin inside your home just as it would outside of your home! Outside, you also can use solar screening to enclose patios to provide shade so you don’t have to cover up to protect yourself from the sun while enjoying your outdoor living spaces, and the shade they provide can make your patio more comfortable by blocking the heat of the day.

Other benefits of solar screens

Solar screens don’t just protect your skin from damaging UV rays, they come with many additional benefits! Because they block UV rays and sunlight from entering your home, they can lower your home’s indoor temperature by as much as 15 degrees, saving you money on your summer cooling bills. Just like they protect your skin, solar screens protect your home’s flooring, furnishings, and décor from sun damage. With their thicker mesh, solar screens also can provide privacy to your home or your patio. Finally, solar screens can upgrade your home’s curb appeal! Solar screens come in a variety of colors and with decorative grid options that can improve the look of your home.

If you are serious about protecting yourself from the sun, you should be concerned about UV rays in your home and in your outdoor living spaces. Let A to Z Window Screens help protect you and your home from sun damage with solar screens. Call to schedule your consultation to learn more about how solar screens can benefit your home today!

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Getting Prepared for an Open Home

Spring’s pleasant temperatures can tempt you to open your doors and windows to let the fresh air in. Airing out your home in the  spring, and throughout the year, isn’t just a matter of taking in pleasant breezes and temperatures, chirping birds and a fresh atmosphere; it also can make your home healthier. 

According to the U.S. EPA, poor indoor air quality can aggravate allergies and lung conditions and pose serious health risks. In addition to dust, dander and mold, your indoor air is filled with chemicals that enter the air from your furniture, flooring and cleaning products. Opening your doors and windows to air out your home can improve indoor air quality by giving these indoor air pollutants a way to exit your home and filling your home with the much healthier outdoor air.

Before you open your windows and doors to let the stale air out and the fresh air in, you will need to prepare your home’s windows and doors to keep pests out and keep your home secure. Here’s how you can prepare your home to be an open home.

Replace damaged or missing window screens.

If your windows aren’t outfitted with proper window screens in good repair, you are opening your home up to bugs, birds and other nuisances. While the home-improvement does provide some options for repairing and replacing window screens, you will find that repair kits leave unsightly patches and warp screen frames. And replacement window screens don’t come in common sizes. The best way to deal with missing or damaged window screens for your open home is to seek custom window screen replacement.

Install screen doors.

Many homes don’t have screens on their doorways that allow for an open home. You can fix this with a variety of screen door options. There are traditional swinging and sliding screen doors, as well as rollaway screen doors that can be pulled over the doorway when you want to let the fresh air in and rolled away when you don’t want a screen in place. Whether you have sliding doors, traditional doors or French doors, you can find a screen door to fit.

Secure your home.

If security concerns keep you from opening your home, there are security screen door products that let in the breeze without comprising security. Security screen doors feature tough door frames that lock into place so they can’t be kicked or pressed in. The screen mesh is made from metal that can’t be sliced with a razor or knife.

Explore your screen options.

If you worry that traditional screens aren’t suitable for your home, there are plenty of options for customizing your window and door screens to suit your needs. You can opt for more durable pet screens that resist tears and pressure from pets, or solar screens that shade your home to lower your home-cooling bills. Window and door screens also come in a variety of color options to suit your home’s style.

If you’re ready to improve indoor air quality by opening your home to the fresh air, A to Z Window Screens can help! We have a variety of window and door screen options to suit your needs, and all of our screen products are custom built for your home. Call to schedule your consultation today!

Now is The Perfect Time to Get on our Schedule

This time of year, you might not be thinking about warm summer breezes, windows open and time spent out on your patio. However, if you know that you are in need of new screen doors, window screens or screens for your porch, now is the perfect time to get on our schedule! You might not be thinking about your screens yet, but other homeowners are not thinking about it either. Once spring arrives, our schedules fill up quick, which can lead to delays in you getting your new screens. At A to Z Window Screens, we offer countless options for screens to meet all of your needs for your windows and doors.

Custom window screens & pet screens

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Are your window screens in a terrible shape? Rips, tears and holes destroy the function of them, and they also degrade the look of your home. Although replacing window screens is not easy, since there are no standard window sizes. At A to Z Window Screens, we build custom window screens to fit your specific windows. This not only restores the function of the windows, and it also improves the look of your home.

Is the damage on your window screens caused by your pets? Are you worried about replacing your window screens or screen doors just to have them destroyed again? At A to Z Window Screens, we can give you functioning window screens without having to worry about pet damage. Our pet screens are built with a tougher mesh that can’t be torn by claws or pushed out of place.

Sun screens & Screen doors

At A to Z Window Screens, we also offer solar screens. Solar screens are constructed from a thicker weave mesh that shades your windows, deflects the sun and disperses outdoor heat away from your windows and home. They also help to lower the temperature in your home by up to 15 degrees, and they can lower your home’s cooling bills.

We have many screen door options to fit your needs too! We can replace your traditional screen doors if they are in a poor shape. We also offer security screen doors, which allow breezes and sunlight into your home while providing security you want. We have rolling screen doors that roll over your door openings when you want them, and roll out of sight when you don’t. We can make screen doors to fit almost any opening!

Patio screens

Doors and windows aren’t the only structures that benefit from screens. Patio screens are another valuable addition to your home! Patio screens provide privacy. They also help keep bugs out of your space while providing shade for you to enjoy the fresh air. Patio screens from A to Z can make your patio more enjoyable and usable.

Don’t wait until spring to get on our schedule! Schedule your consultation with A to Z Windows Screens today so your home is ready for spring!

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Has your pet ruined your screen door? Invest in pet-resistant bug screens.

Window screens and screen doors are there to secure your home from bugs and pests that might find their way in. Screen doors are usually sturdy enough to keep out bugs, birds and rodents, while allowing you to enjoy pleasant breezes. However, your screen doors are no match for your pets.

Pets are notoriously hard on screens. Dogs like to scratch or run at screen doors when they are eager to get outside. Cats also love to climb and scratch at screens. They also love to lounge near windows, letting the weight of their bodies push out the screen mesh.

Protecting your screens from your pets

If your pets have destroyed your window or door screens, you might be hesitant to replace them with new ones, especially if you have a pet. Because you are expecting your cats, dogs or children, to destroy them immediately. However, you don’t have to choose between secure, functional screens and your pets. We are here to let your know about our pet-resistant screens. They are durable and sturdy screens that can withstand pet, and you don’t have to worry about damage any longer.

While traditional window screens are made from fiberglass, pet-resistant window screens are woven from a sturdy polyester yarn that’s been coated with PVC for added durability. The heavier mesh stands up to paws and claws, as well as to any additional weight or pressure that pets or children put on the screen mesh. Pet screens look and function like traditional screens, but they also keep bugs out while maintaining visibility and allowing breeze into your home. In addition, they can also be installed in any window or door.

Keeping your pets safe with pet-resistant screening

Pet-resistant screens aren’t just about maintaining the look and function of your windows and doors. They also save you from damage caused by your pets or children. Pet-resistant screens also provide safety to your pets. When your pets and children are less likely to push through or break through a screen, they are less likely to escape your home or get injured.

An excited or anxious pet who rushes at a screen, or a curious pet who manages to push open the corner of a screen, can escape and become lost or get injured outside. A ragged edge on a ripped screen can cut a pet who tries to escape through the screen or who continues to paw the damage. Screens that are less likely to be damaged by pets are less likely to cause damage TO your pets!

Call A to Z Window Screens

Pets are known for causing damage to window and door screens, but having pets doesn’t mean that you can’t have beautiful, functional screens that allow you to enjoy the breezes. With pet-resistant screens from A to Z Window Screens, you can enjoy beautiful, sturdy window screens that are safe for your pets. Call A to Z Window Screens today to set up your consultation to learn more!

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Screen door care and maintenance

A new screen door can be a beautiful addition to your home. It allows you to enjoy the fresh air, and it can add to your home’s curb appeal. Aging screen doors, however, can drag down the look of your home. One reason being, they can make doors and windows seem dingy and old. To keep you screen doors — and your home — looking great, your screens require some regular maintenance. It’s recommended that you clean screen doors at least once per year to keep them looking and operating well. Here are the proper steps for cleaning your screen doors.

Remove screens, if possible.

The first step in cleaning screen doors is to remove the screen doors from the doorway, if possible. Most sliding screen doors can be popped out of the track and removed with a screwdriver. Some swinging screen doors have removable screens, or you can choose to unscrew the hinges to dismount the door for easy cleaning.

Vacuum the screen and the doorframe.

The little holes within the screen mesh can hold a lot of dust and debris. The first step in cleaning your screens is to vacuum out those little holes to remove as much dirt and debris as possible. You also will want to vacuum as much debris as possible from your door’s track and frame to keep the door sliding as smoothly as possible. Don’t forget to vacuum the door frame and track on both the top and bottom of the doorway.

Wash screens with a mild detergent.

Next, wash your screens with soapy water using a mild detergent, such as dish soap. You can use a soft cloth or a soft brush, if the dirt and grime on your screen is being stubborn. As you wash the screen, be careful not to apply too much pressure to the screen; you do not want to stretch or bow the screen or bend the screen frame as you clean.

Rinse screens and let them dry.

Once the screens are thoroughly washed, rinse them with a gentle spray. While a normal garden hose is fine for rinsing screens, do not use a pressure washer to rinse screens, as this can damage the screen mesh or frame. Once the screens are completely rinsed of the soap, you can gently dry them with a soft towel, or allow them to dry in the sun.

Lubricate the door.

Before you replace your screen, lubricate its working components to keep the door opening and closing smoothly. On a sliding screen door, gently clean around the door’s four wheels and apply lubrication. On a swinging door, apply a lubricant to the door hinges to prevent sticking or squeaking.

Replace your screens.

Once you have cleaned and tuned up your screen doors, it’s time to replace them. Reinstall screens or the screen doors. For rolling screen doors, be sure that doors are installed straight on the track, and make adjustment to the wheel height if necessary.

If some regular screen maintenance isn’t enough to restore the look and function of your screen door, it might be time for replacement — A to Z Window Screens can help! If your screen doors are beyond salvaging, call A to Z Window Screens to schedule a consultation today.

A to Z’s Certifications and Associations

When choosing a company to trust with your home improvements — and your money — it can be hard to know who to trust. One of the best ways to gauge a company is through their certifications, associations and reviews on trusted home review platforms. At A to Z Window Screens, we are proud to be part of Sacramento’s business community, and you can see plenty of 5-star reviews of our products and services from residents right here in the Sacramento area.

Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce

Every business should be involved in their community. They should support and get to know other local businesses and local business owners. At A to Z Window Screens, we are proud members of the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce. We do business in the Sacramento community, and we’re devoted to being a part of and supporting the Sacramento community. When you do business with A to Z Window Screens, you can rest assured that you’re contracted with a local business who cares as much about the Sacramento Community as you do.

National Association of Residential Property Managers

When you hire someone to do work on your home, you want to know that they are a business whose work is trusted by others. A to Z Window Screens can provide you with that assurance: We are members of the Sacramento Chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers. The National Association of Residential Property Managers list local home-improvement businesses that their members can rely on to improve their residential properties. With our membership, you know that A to Z Window Screens is one such trusted organization.

Outstanding online reviews

You don’t have to just take our word for the quality of our work, our service and our products; you can hear honest assessment of our work from our customers right here in the Sacramento area! A to Z Window Screens has been reviewed on sites like Angie’s List, where we have been awarded the Super Service Award based on our customers’ praise and on Google Reviews, where we have a 5-star rating with more than 300 local reviews. You can also read more about our customers’ experiences in dealing with us on Facebook and Yelp! On both of those sites, we boast 5-star reviews, as well.

Choosing a contractor to trust with your home and your money can be difficult. If you are looking for quality window screens, screen doors, privacy screens, security screens, patio screens or other screen products, you can trust A to Z Window Screens for quality products and A+ service in the Sacramento community. But you don’t have to take our word for it! We are proudly invested in the Sacramento community as Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce members, and we are a trusted company with the National Association of Residential Property Managers Sacramento Chapter. And on social media and home improvement sites, you can read glowing reviews and recommendations from our customers, your neighbors right here in Sacramento!

We’re Sacramento’s No. 1 Screen Company

Here in Sacramento, we enjoy some of the nation’s best weather. To get the most out of that weather, Sacramento residents need great screens on their homes! Screens — from windows to patio doors to porch screens — allow us to enjoy pleasant weather while keeping out bugs and other pests. Screens also can do so much more. They can help you save on home energy bills, increase your home’s security, and upgrade your home’s curb appeal. At A to Z Window Screens, we understand the important role screens play on a home, and we understand the value they can bring. That’s why we’ve dedicated our business to providing the best variety of screens and the highest quality of screens — And that’s why we’re Sacramento’s No. 1 screen company!

A to Z offers the widest variety of screens
One way we aim to serve as Sacramento’s No. 1 screen company is by providing an array of screen products that will make your home more functional, more comfortable and more beautiful. Roll-away screens and screen doors provide the functionality of screens with convenience: You have the screen in place when you want it, and you roll it away when you don’t. If you have pets, we provide stronger screen materials that stand up to claws and paws. For added security, we sell security screen doors that allow you to open your door to the breeze without opening your home to criminals. To help you save on your home energy bills, we can install solar screens that deflect the sun’s heat from your home and protects your home and furnishings from damaging UV rays. No matter what screen products you’re looking for, A to Z Window Screens is sure to be able to meet your needs! And if you’re not sure what type of screens will best suit your home, our screen experts are here to help!

A to Z customizes screens to your home
If you set out on a search for screens, you’ll quickly find that screens don’t come in standard sizes. There are no standard size window screens, different doorways have different needs, and it can be impossible to find pre-made screens to fit your windows. At A to Z Window Screens, we custom build every screen to perfectly fit your windows, doorways and patio spaces so every screen product will provide the perfect fit for your home.

A to Z only installs quality products
Screens take a lot of wear and tear. Screens have to deal with the pressure of kids and pets, and all screens have to deal with the elements and pressure from being opened and closed or installed and uninstalled with the seasons. Many screen products use cheap plastic corners, wheels and handles that break or wear down over time. At A to Z Window Screens, we build our screens with heavy-duty frames, corners and components that stand up to the pressure placed on screens.

At A to Z, we take screens seriously, and we are dedicated to providing Sacramento with an array of screen products that are customized to each

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Security Screen Doors Can Keep Your Home Warm!

In the winter, homeowners tend to look for ways to make their homes more comfortable and lower their heating bills. Windows and doors are often the target of home improvements geared at increasing home efficiency. At A to Z Window Screens, we have a less conventional way to keep your home warmer this winter. If you have already increased your insulation and plugged air gaps in your home, you should consider adding a security screen door!

How security screen doors can keep your home warmer

front door Doors are portals to you home. They allow people to enter your home, but they also allow cold air to enter your home too. Most doors aren’t designed to keep the warmth in, and homeowners can feel cold air seeping into their home through the doors. Security screen doors can help reduce this effect.

The screen mesh on a security screen door is thick enough to insulate your doorway, and they also help to keep the warm air in your home. Security screen doors can also block cold air and  breezes from finding their way through the gaps around your doorway, making your home more comfortable. In fact, research has shown that installing high-quality screen doors and window screens with thicker mesh materials can lower your home-heating bills!

About security screen doors

If you’re not familiar with security screen doors, you should know their primary purpose is to make homes more secure. Security screen doors are fitted into door jambs with heavy metal frames bolted firmly in place so they can’t be kicked in or pried open. The screen mesh is also made from special metal that can’t be slashed with a knife or razor, or pushed in out of the frame.

With a security screen door, you can open your doors to let a breeze in the summer without compromising the safety of your home. They are also a slightly darker and thicker mesh, but they don’t block your view or the fresh air. Security screen doors are beautiful, and they come in many styles to enhance your home. They generally look like high-end decorative screen doors, or there are even security screen doors that look like simple, traditional screen doors.

This winter, let A to Z Window Screens help keep your home warmer and more comfortable. It even helps to lower your wintertime home-heating bills. Call us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about the benefits of a security screen door, and we can help find a security screen door that would complement the look of your home!

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