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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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Benefits of Bug Screens

What’s keeping you from opening your windows to enjoy pleasant temperatures and let fresh air into your home? For most people, it’s a lack of functional bug screens. When bug screens are ripped, torn, bent or missing altogether, opening your windows can allow a host of unpleasant creatures to enter your home, from the common fly to the more terrifying wasp, or even a disoriented bird. Bug screens bring many benefits to your home: They keep pests out while allowing the breeze in, they can add shade to your home to reduce the glare and cut down on the solar heat gain in your home and they can add a polished look to your home. If you’re considering adding screens to your home, or repairing existing screens, here’s what you need to know.

Adding bug screens to your homebenefits of bug screens

If your home is missing bug screens, you might be looking into adding screens to your windows so you can reap the benefits and open up your home to fresh air on beautiful days. Unfortunately, adding screens to your home isn’t as simple as a trip to the home improvement store, especially if you have large or specially shaped windows. You’ll find that windows don’t come in a standard size, and therefore, neither do window screens. If you’re ready to add bug screens to your home, you very likely will need to seek out custom screen services. Ideally, you will have your windows measured for screens made specifically sized to fit your home’s windows.

Replacing bug screens

If your home has bug screens but they are ripped or bent, repairing bug screens might seem like the obvious solution. Screen repair isn’t ideal, however. Adding a patch to window screens can look unsightly, and bugs can find ways in around any gaps or flaws in patch jobs. Some people will undertake the task of removing screen mesh from the frames and fitting new mesh in. This isn’t advisable either; fresh mesh on an old screen frame can cause problems with screen tension; the fresh mesh will add pressure on the screen frame, causing it to bend out of shape. Re-meshed screens that become warped might not fit back into your window frames, and they allow bugs and other pests to gain entry to your home because they don’t fit snugly into the window.

If you are ready to enjoy the benefits of new or repaired bug screens, call A to Z Window Screens to schedule a consultation today! We custom-build bug screens to fit our customers’ windows. And on top of a customized fit for your window screens, we offer options including screen material, color and finished so that you can further customize your window to fit the look of your home and your own personal screen needs.

Benefits of having roll-down screens installed

Indoor/outdoor spaces have become an in-demand feature for homeowners. One way to create a comfortable, functional and fashionable indoor/outdoor space is with roll-down screens. Roll-down sunscreens can be installed on nearly any patio, doorway or window. They roll up into a discreet housing when they aren’t in use, which means you can enjoy the benefits of a screen when you want one and roll the screen away to enjoy the view or open up your home to the outdoors when you don’t want to. Here are all of the benefits you’ll find when you install roll-away screens.

Protection from bugs

One of the primary jobs of screens is to keep bugs away from people and out of people’s homes. Installing roll down screens on your patio can protect you from bugs in your outdoor living space. With roll-down screens, you can enjoy evenings on your patio without worrying about mosquitos, gnats or moths, and you can enjoy summer picnics without being bothered by flies, bees or wasps.

Relief from the sun

The intense heat and bright glare from the sun can render your patio unusable at certain times of the day. With roll-down patio screens, when the sun is too intense on your patio, you can roll down your screens to provide shade and provide comfort. When you roll down your screens, you can set their height, so you can roll them down just enough to stop the glare from the sun while still enjoying the view.

Preservation of your patio and patio furnishings

It’s inevitable that patios, patio furniture and outdoor décor will show wear from the elements. The sun’s rays can cause fading, and heat and sun can cause some furniture materials to crack. Keeping your patio screens closed when your patio isn’t in use can help to protect your patio and your patio furnishings from the elements by keeping the sun’s rays from beating down directly onto the patio, by lowering the overall temperature on the patio and by providing some protection from the rain.

Convenience

Perhaps the best reason to get roll-down screens for your patio is convenience! With roll-d0wn screens, you enjoy protection from the bugs and sun, making your outdoor living space more comfortable and enjoyable. The convenience comes in being able to roll your screens down when you want protection for your patio and being able to roll them away when you want to open up your outdoor living space or enjoy the view. Roll-down screens are easy to operation, and they can even be remote controlled to further increase their ease of use!

If you’re ready to make your outdoor living space more comfortable with the protection offered by roll-down patio screens, call A to Z Window Screens to schedule an appointment today!

Some questions you might have about sun screens

If you’re looking to lower your home’s energy costs and cut the glare and heat of the sun, you should consider adding sun screens or solar screens, to your home. To help you learn more about our sun screens and solar screens, here are some answers to the most popular questions we get asked often.

How do sun screens work?

all kinds of screensSun screens are made from a thicker, denser mesh coated in PVC. The denser mesh works in three ways. First, they provide additional shade for your windows. They reflect sunlight away, which reduce the amount of heat and rays that transfer through your windows. Solar screens also capture the heat of the sun on its way to your windows and dissipate that heat away. This prevents the glass in your windows from heating up while also radiating heat into your home.

How big of an impact do solar screens have on your home’s energy bills?

People always want to know how well solar screens work. The answer is they have a significant difference on the heat gain in your home. Solar screens can lower the temperature in your home by 8 to 15 degrees, which means your air conditioner doesn’t have to work nearly as hard to cool your home on those hot summer days. Because your home doesn’t heat up to extreme temperatures, solar screens can also help you save money on your home’s energy bills.

Do solar screens darken your home?

Some people worry that solar screens will make their home too dark. In reality, solar screens cut the sunlight coming into your home by 15 to 25 percent. For many homeowners, this low level of light is often a benefit. Without solar screens, windows that receive direct afternoon light are sometimes too warm to sit near during the summer. They also provide uncomfortable glares within your home.

Do sun screens block your view?

Sun screens have a thicker mesh than traditional window screens. Solar screens come in different thicknesses, so you will have some say in the intensity of your screen’s look. Because the mesh is thicker, sun screens are more noticeable within a window or door. However, as with traditional window screens, you won’t notice the screens in your window as you get used to it.

Do all windows need solar screens?

You can get all the benefits of sun screens without have them installed on every window in your home. Sun screens should be installed on the sides of your home that are hit with the heat of the day, generally the west and south sides of your home. However, some homeowners opt to install sun screens on more windows for privacy or uniformity.

How do I get sun screens installed on my home?

Most homeowners don’t realize until they look at screen options that window screens don’t come in standard sizes. This means installing new screens including sun screens, usually requires custom installation. Installing sun screens need to begin with a consultation with our professionals, then we will proceed to measurement and installation. If you’re interested in saving money with solar screens, call A to Z Window Screens to schedule your consultation now!

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Benefits of pet screens

The weather has broken for the fall; in Sacramento, we can finally open our windows and enjoy cool, pleasant breezes after the scorch of the summer sun. If you have pets in your homes, however, opening up the windows can pose a problem. For pets, windows screens can cause several issues. Cats and dogs can scratch at the screens, especially when our easily distracted furry friends see something of interest outside. Overtime, this can cause irreparable wear and tear. Dog looking out the window- protect your windows with pet screens!

So what can you do if you want to enjoy the fall breeze but have screens that are already or vulnerable to be destroyed by your pets? Call A to Z Window Screens! We can outfit your windows and doors with pet screens that will stand up to the abuse of your furry family members.

The pet screen difference

Pet screens serve the same function as a traditional bug screen: They will let the breeze in while keeping bugs out and have a similar look and effect on the look of your home and on your view from your home’s windows and doors. The difference with a pet screen is its strength: pet screens are designed from heavy-duty materials that are made to stand up to the sharpness of a pet’s claw and the weight of a pet’s body. The mesh used in pet screens is made from polyester fibers, coated in PVC. The fibers are thicker than traditional screening, too, to help increase its strength. Thanks to its specialized construction, pet screens are seven times as strong as traditional window screens!

Pet screen installation

Pet screens are similar to bug screens in many ways. They let air flow into your home while keeping the bugs out. Pet screens also can be installed on nearly any door or window in your home that faces abuse from your dogs, cats or other pets. When you choose to have your pet screens installed by A to Z Window Screens, your pet screens will be custom fit to your doors and windows so your look will have a professional finish, with a strength and fit that you know will hold up to your pets. At A to Z Window Screens, you can choose pet screens in either gray or black.

If your pets are prohibiting you from opening your windows to the fall breeze — either because your screens are torn from your pets and will let bugs in or because you’re worried about the damage your pets will do to your screens — call A to Z Window Screens to schedule your consultation today! We can outfit your home in pet screens so you can enjoy the pleasant fall weather while knowing that your screens and pets are safe.

Benefits of investing in a custom screen door and having it properly installed

A failing screen door is frustrating. Whether it’s rips and tears in the screen material, a handle that is broken, or a sliding door that no longer glides on track, it’s time to invest in a new screen door. The best way to deal with a damaged screen door is to invest in a custom screen door. You should also get it professionals to installed too! At A to Z Window Screens, we are your professional screen door experts, and we here to help build you the best screen door ever!

A custom-fitted screen door

screen doors of all sizes for windows, doors, and balcony One of the best reasons to invest in a custom screen door is because you get a properly fitting screen door. You might think that all doors and screen doors are a standard size. Unfortunately, screen doors come in a range of sizes and finding a replacement door for your door frame can be a challenge. A custom screen door ensures that your screen door fits your door frame exactly.

Customizing your screen door

When you invest in a custom screen door, you can choose from a range of options to fit your lifestyle or home’s style. You can choose from specialized meshes that deflect sunlight to lower your home’s energy bills. You can also choose a security screen door that allows you to open your home while still maintaining security. You can also choose from a retractable screen door that fits any door frame to enjoy the benefits of a screen door whenever. Purchasing a custom screen door means you can choose the finishing touches to suit your home. This include customized colors, handles, locks and other features.

Proper installation

Installing a door is a notoriously finicky task. You should definitely leave this job to the professionals. When you install new screen door, it will benefit you to have an expert properly fit the door into the frame.

If your failing screen door needs to be replaced, call A to Z Window Screens to schedule a consultation! We can customize a replacement screen door to fit your existing door space right now!

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Benefits of a Clearview Retractable Screen Door

Do you have a love/hate relationship with your screen door? Do you love that it allows you to open up your home to fresh breezes but hate that it’s constantly in the way? A to Z Window Screens can resolve your relationship with your screen door with a Clearview Retractable Screen Door! Clearview Retractable Screen Doors offer a variety of benefits, without the drawbacks of a traditional screen door.Clearview Retractable Screen Door - Sacramento CA - A to Z Window

Cool breezes

The No. 1 reason people want screen doors on their homes is because they want to be able to open up their doors on beautiful days to enjoy pleasant breezes. Just like a traditional screen door, a Clearview Retractable Screen Door does just that! When you want to open up your home to the outdoors, you simply roll open the screen door over your doorway opening, and you will be able to enjoy the outside air without worrying about bugs.

Roll-away convenience

The No. 1 reason people hate their screen doors is that screen doors get in the way. Screen doors add an additional barrier to entering and exiting your home. Simply put, they are an inconvenience. With a retractable screen door, the screen rolls away when it isn’t in use. That means your screen door isn’t in the way when you are entering and exiting your home.

Clearer views

Do you enjoy the views from your home and don’t want a screen that gets in the way when it isn’t in use? Because a Clearview Retractable Screen door is only in place when you want it to be, you can keep the screen door rolled away into its housing so that you don’t have to look out of your door through a screen that isn’t being used.

Ease of operation

Screen doors can stick. They can snap back into place. At best, they’re a pain. At worst, they can pose a hazard. Clearview Retractable Screens are easy to use. They won’t become stuck or hard to open and close like a sliding screen door. They don’t snap back into place like a swinging screen door. In fact, Clearview Retractable Screen Doors come with patented technology that ensures they close slowly and won’t snap back.

Versatility

Clearview Retractable Screen Doors are highly versatile. They can be fitted to nearly any door. Clearview Retractable Screen Doors are custom fit to your specific doorway. Single entry doors, French doors, double doors and sliding doors all can be outfitted with Clearview Retractable Screen Doors.

Let A to Z Window Screens solve your love/hate relationship with your screen door with a Clearview Retractable Screen Door. A Clearview Retractable Screen Door can deliver all of the benefits and none of the drawbacks of traditional screen doors. Call to schedule a consultation today!

Keep Your Home Secure With Security Screen Doors and Window Screens

Security Screen Doors & Window ScreensAugust has summer’s heat at a peak, which in turn has Sacramento homeowners closing their windows and doors to hot summer days. Fall will soon be upon us, and with it, cooler temperatures. When the August heat breaks to comfortable September days, you want to be able to open up your home to enjoy the pleasant breezes. Don’t let your home’s security stand in the way! With security screen doors and security window screens from A to Z Window Screens, you can open your home to the crisp fall air without jeopardizing your home’s security.

Security screen doors

Security screen doors from A to Z Window Screens bring a host of benefits to your home. First and foremost, our security screen doors help keep your home safe. Regardless of the type of security screen door you choose, our security screen doors are built from architectural-grade metal frames that can’t be pried or bent away. Some of our doors have additional metal elements to increase the screen’s strength even further. The screens themselves are made from or coated in materials that can’t be pushed in or sliced with a knife or razor. They also can be purchased with high-strength locks that keep your home safe.

Secondly, security screen doors from A to Z Window Screens can enhance the beauty of your home! We carry security screen doors from industry leaders in function and beauty. Whether you’re looking for traditional architectural elements, unique artistic designs or open screens that don’t interfere with the look of your doors, A to Z Window Screens can match you with a screen door that fits! Our security screen doors also are versatile: They can be fitted to nearly any kind of doors, including French doors, sliding patio doors, and swinging entry doors.

Security window screens

With security screens from A to Z Window Screens for your windows, you can open up your windows to enjoy the breeze without worrying about criminals gaining access to your home. Just like security screen doors, security window screens are made from strong metal components that prevent the screens from being pried out of place or sliced through to enter your home. And, security window screens won’t block your visibility! They may darken your windows slightly, but with the window screens in place, you will still be able to let light, as well as fresh air, into your home. A to Z Window Screens will custom fit security screens to your windows!

You might still be barricading your home against the intensity of summer’s heat, but cooler fall temperatures are just around the corner! If you want to enjoy pleasant breezes and fresh air but don’t want to open your home to a criminal, call A to Z Window Screens to have your home fitted with security screen doors and window screens.

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