When the weather gets warmer, everyone wants to open his or her windows to let the fresh, warm breezes blow through the house. However, if any of your windows are missing any screens, you are leaving a wide-open invitation to every insect out there to fly into your house. Mosquitoes, flies, bees, wasps, gnats, and other flying bugs will freely fly into any unscreened window, and no one wants to be stung or bitten in his or her own home. You may even have ripped screens that need to be replaced and repaired, but when you go to your local hardware store, you discover that it’s impossible to find standard sized replacement window screens. You’ll find an inventory of screens of various sizes, usually cheaply made with poor-quality accessories. The first place you should go when you need replacement window screens is A to Z Screens, experts in customizing and installing new bug window screens.
What to Expect During your Free Estimate
When you contact A to Z Screens for an appointment, one of our technicians will come by your home to check out your windows and do a free, no-obligation estimate. Each window will be individually priced, and the technician will show you all of your options, from different colors and sizes and different types of bug screen frame and fabric, allowing you to choose the perfect bug window screens for you.
Window Screen Materials
According to the DIY home improvement site, Fine Homebuilding, choosing the metal of your bug screens can change the cost and look of your screens as well as the performance. The different types of screen metal include:
- Fiberglass – One of the most common screening metals, this screen is composed of charcoal or silver gray fiberglass threads covered in a vinyl coating. More opaque than aluminum screening, yet fiberglass screening does not crease like aluminum does. It’s also more flexible, making it easy to fit into any frame. Standard fiberglass screening generally costs about 17 cents a square foot and comes in widths up to 84 inches.
- Metal – This include several types of metal: aluminum, stainless steel, bronze, and monel. The least expensive (25 cents a square foot) of these is aluminum; however, you get what you pay for. Aluminum creases and dents easily, and if you live on the coast, it oxides quickly. The most common of the high-performance metal bug screen is bronze, but it’s moderately expensive at $1.10 per square foot. Perfect for coastal dwellers, bronze starts off as a bright, coppery color and ages to a dark brown, or even green. If you really want to spend top dollar, go for stainless steel or monel, the best quality of metal screening at a high price – $2.25 to $5.00 per square foot, depending on its weave and quantity.
What to Expect After your Free Estimate
After you have chosen your screening type and color, our technician takes the measurements of your windows and that information back to our shop, packed with all different sizes, types, and colors of window bug screenings. Then our team of expert screen builders gets to work building your customized bug screens. When they are done, your technician will return to your home to install the new screens as well as show you how to remove and reinstall the screens yourself. You are ready to get the breezes flowing through your house without fear of bugs invading constantly!
Give A to Z Screens a call today to schedule that free, no obligation estimate for your insect window screens.