We Sell & Install Custom Bug & Insect Window Screens!
Do you have poorly made screens in your home? Are your window screens broken, ripped, or missing? Ready for repairs or replacement of your broken and missing screens with the best and most durable options out there? A to Z Window Screens is here to help! We have the best insect screens, bug screens, and window insect screens of all kinds to fit your specific need. When you call us, our professionals can assess your windows and find the best solutions for your home.
A to Z Window Screen Process:
We are the experts when it comes to measuring, manufacturing, and installing new bug screens custom made to fit your home’s windows, and match the rest of your existing bug screens!
When you call our professionals to come assess your window screens, we will come into your homes and do the following three steps.
- First, we come and assess each of your window individually and give you a FREE, no obligation estimate and options for repairs or replacements.
- Once you pick the repair or replacement option, our professionals get to work to build you custom screens to fit your windows.
- Finally, we will install these beautiful and durable screens for you.
Check Out What Our Customers Are Saying
“Great service. We have gotten all of our screens, doors screens and vent cleaning done by AtoZ. Customer service is wonderful, techs are knowledgeable.” – Marcy Lazaro-Camacho
“What a wonderful company!! We have used them several times for various screens and have been extremely happy with every one. They are so polite, show up on time (or early – but the call or text first!), never leave a mess and make sure you are happy with the work before they leave. I have recommended them to friends and they’ve been just as happy. Love the new screens they put on today — and love having a security door this beautiful! ” – Natasha Ebo’s
Bug, Insect & Window Screen Frequently Asked Questions
Do you rescreen the old/existing window screen frames?
Yes and No. Yes, we can rescreen a sliding patio screen door if it’s in good condition, but not a window screen.
Why doesn’t A to Z put new screen into old insect screen frames (Rescreen using the old frame)?
When window screen framing is new, it is not straight, but is curved outward (or cambered).
Attempting to repair a used window screen is very difficult because once the old bug screen fabric is removed, the screen frame does not spring back outward, but remains straight. As new bug screen fabric is installed into the old window screen frame, the aluminum screen frame will not remain straight, but will bow inward or “hourglass” as the fabric is pulled taut in the frame. A window screen that has “hourglassed” will no longer fit properly in your window’s tracks, and gaps around the edges will make a bug-tight seal impossible. As a general rule, the larger the screen, the more prevalent this problem will be.As a brand new window screen is being made, all 4 sides of the screen frame are cambered outward before the screen fabric is installed into the frame. This outward camber is important because once the bug screen fabric is installed, the screen frame is pulled straight in order to create constant tension on the screen fabric. This outward 4-way tension keeps the screen’s fabric taut and flat, thus avoiding sloppy looking wrinkles or waves in your screen. Unfortunately, the window screen frame loses its outward camber, or outward springiness after a short period of time in the straight position.
In addition, most homes built in the last fifteen years have very cheap bug screens that came with the house. In an effort to reduce costs, most builders chose to cut corners….. literally! Most window screens on newer homes use plastic corners to hold the four pieces of frame together. This plastic becomes yellow and brittle over time, and often breaks at the slightest amount of strain or movement. Bug screens with plastic corners are definitely not good candidates for re-screening.
For these reasons and more, A to Z does not reuse the existing window screen frames. We do the job right by professionally measuring, making, and installing new window screens from scratch, ensuring you a bug-free breeze and a hassle-free purchasing experience!
Because our 4500-sq-ft shop is jam packed with a wide array of screening components, the answer is a resounding YES 99% of the time…. But there are window manufacturers out there who use proprietary components not available to independent dealers. Custom Color screen frames or factory-specific mounting hardware are sometimes not possible to match exactly, but rest assured, A to Z will be able to come very close if we don’t have an exact match.
Do you use plastic corners to build your window screens?
No. All of our bug screens are made using heavy-duty internal metal corners that won’t become brittle or delicate due to the outdoor elements. But beware…many of our competitors DO use plastic corners!!! As you’re well aware, the cheapest price usually doesn’t mean the best value! Most of our customers are wise enough to pay a little more up front in order to avoid having to pay twice for inferior quality!
Will you make window screens from my measurements?
Yes, we can, but we discourage it. The reason is that we have many customers who try to save a buck only to find out that their measuring skills aren’t quite as good as they thought! In the event you choose do your own measuring, we can’t be responsible if your screen doesn’t fit due to inaccurate measurements supplied to us. If it doesn’t fit, you’ll need to purchase a new screen altogether. Let our team of experts make your life easier by letting us do what we do best! Because measuring window screens correctly can be tricky, and must be done very precisely, we’ll visit your home and measure directly from the window the screen is intended to fit! In other words, making new bug screens can definitely be harder than it looks! And besides, if we mess up on our measurements, we make another screen on our dime, not yours!
How long does it usually take to get my new screens?
The screen business is highly seasonal and lead times can vary dramatically based upon the weather! Generally speaking, spring and summer lead times can be several weeks! If you don’t like waiting around, ordering your window screens in the off-season is often the wisest course of action. Wintertime turnaround is usually only 1-2 weeks.
Why shouldn’t I make my own window screens?
You could make your own window screens, if you like, but you need to ask yourself: What is my time worth?
We see it every summer: The customer who drove down to the hardware store, purchased some screen-building materials, and then attempted to make their own screens……. Screens that didn’t match the others… screens that don’t fit right, and screens with loose or baggy fabric….. And then, after a day’s work is wasted and several trips to the hardware store, they stand back looking at their handiwork, and have an epiphany: making your own window screens is a lot more work than it was worth, AND I still don’t have a window screen that will keep out the bugs! If you want to spend your weekend doing something you enjoy, call A to Z Window Screens! You’ll be able to breath a bug-free sigh of relief knowing you’re money ahead letting the experts do what they’re good at…. Making your life easier!
Will you throw away my old screens for FREE?
Absolutely! A to Z is happy to give your old bug screens a dignified retirement! Just be sure to tell the installer you’d like us to put your old screens out to pasture, and we’ll be happy to oblige at no charge to you! If you don’t specifically tell our installer you want him to take the old ones away, however, he will leave them at your home just outside your side garage door. In addition, old screens are destroyed daily, so once you instruct our installer to dispose of your old screens, we will not be able to return them. In addition, if you do not ask our technician while he is at your home, we will not be able to return for them without an additional trip charge.