Our Company Blog

Why Window Screens Should Be Professionally Installed

Many homeowners are tempted to take on a DIY-project wherever they can. After all, DIY projects can be a great way to save some money. Plus, you can take pride in having improved your home. However, not all projects should be attempted yourself. Among home-improvement projects that should be passed on to professionals? Screen installation.

So, why should window and door screens be professionally installed?

To get the right fit.

Many people are shocked when they head to the home improvement store to discover they can’t find screens to fit their windows and doors. Believe it or not, window screens are not a one-size-fits-all product. Window screens come in countless dimensions. Consequently, unless you turn to the professionals, it can be impossible to find one that fits your window frame. At least snugly to keep out bugs and the elements! With professional window installation, you can have window screens custom made to fit your home’s window frames. This way you know you’re getting quality screens that fit your home perfectly.

To maintain frame integrity.

Some people will try to get around not being able to find the right screen size by replacing the mesh on their existing window screens. That’s a great way to do it yourself and save money, in theory. However, when window screens are built, the tension on the screen is just so for the frame. Putting on new mesh can bend and distort the frame of the window screen so that it no longer sits flat and won’t fit back into the window frame. A good window screen company, by the way, will never reuse your old frames for this reason; quality new window screens begin with sturdy new frames.

To get the right look.

As we’ve mentioned, it can be difficult to find the right screens to fit your windows. It’s even more difficult to find screens that fit the frames of your windows and the look of your home. Unsightly window screens can destroy your home’s curb appeal. By having custom window screens professionally installed, your new screens can actually upgrade the look of your home.

To get better features.

If you do try for a DIY window-screen installation, you also will miss out on the many benefits window screens have to offer your home. A professional window screen company like A to Z Window Screens can offer you solar screens to increase your home’s efficiency and lower your home energy costs; pet screens to repel damage from animals; and retractable screens that can be rolled out of the way when you don’t want windows to obstruct your view. When you talk to a professional screen company, you will find that there are many options available for upgrading the look and function of your window screens.

If you need new window screens, don’t do it yourself! Call the window screen professionals at A to Z Window Screens! We will show you all of our custom screen options and install attractive window screens that add quality and value to your home.

We can repair your bug screens!

Damaged window screens — whether it’s a bent frame or rip in the webbing — ruin the function of your windows. When your screens are damaged, you can’t open your windows or doors to let a breeze in without also letting in bugs.

Replacement window screens can be impossible to find. Repairing window screens yourself can be time consuming and difficult. The screen experts at A to Z Window Screens can repair your screens so you can open up your windows and enjoy spring’s pleasant temperatures!

Benefits of professional screen repair

While many home repair stores offer kits to repair small holes or tears in bug screens, professional repairs can make a big difference. Professional repairs can maintain the look of your home, matching your repaired screen to your existing screens. In fact, our shop is filled with a variety of screen colors and materials to make sure your repaired screen fits in perfectly with the look of your other window screens. We can patch holes, repair damaged frames or replace faulty hardware.

With professional window screen repairs, no job is too big! If your screens are too damaged for patching, we can construct a brand new screen to fit your window and match the look of your other window screens. While some companies will reuse old frames, we know that old frames can warp or screens can sag if new screening is installed on old frames. That’s why we won’t cut corners. Our replacement screens are quality constructed to last.

If your screen damage is due to pets jumping on, scratching at or climbing your screens, you may want to consider replacing your damaged screen with pet screens. When you replace your damaged, regular bug screens with our PVC-coated pet screens, your new screens will be stronger and more likely to resist holes or rips from you pets.

The A to Z screen-repair process

If you’re considering having your bug screens repaired, an A to Z screen-repair expert will visit your home, examine your screens and provide you with a free screen-repair estimate. We’ll even price each window individually, so you can determine which screens to repair now and which to repair later, if you decide not to undertake a complete screen overhaul on your home at one time.

Once your repaired screens are ready, we’ll install them and dispose of any old window screens free of charge. Your screen technician will demonstrate how to safely remove and replace your screens, so you don’t have to worry about damaging them in the future.

If you live around Sacramento, CA and are ready to fix your bug screens so you can throw open your windows and enjoy the spring breeze, call A to Z Window screens and schedule an appointment to get your free screen replacement quote.