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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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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.