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All About Bug Screens

Every spring when the weather warms, the sun shines, and the pleasant breezes blow, we open up our windows and doors to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful weather. But spring can bring something else unpleasant: Bugs. If your home’s windows and doors aren’t outfitted with sturdy bug screens, insects can find their way into your home, putting a major damper on spring’s temperate weather. If your windows aren’t keeping the bugs out, then it may be time to get in touch with professionals who can install screens in your home. Here is everything you need to know about bug screens.

Not all bug screens are the same

Bug screens come in different materials and various meshes. There are traditional bug screens made of aluminum and ones that come in finer meshes to keep out even the smallest bugs. Some bug screens have mesh that is made out of premium materials, like bronze, copper, brass, and stainless steel; these more durable meshes last longer and provide a unique look to your home.

There is no standard bug screen size

If your windows are missing bug screens, you might head to the home improvement store to pick up a new set of screens. If you do, you’ll likely be disappointed. There is no standard window size and, thus, no standard window screen. If you’re lucky, you might find screens to fit your windows, but unless your windows were purchased from the same home improvement store, you’re not likely to find off-the-rack screens that fit your windows.

Bug screens shouldn’t be repaired

There are plenty of DIY fixes for ripped or warped window screens. You can buy patches for holes and rips and mesh that can be pulled over existing window frames. The reality, however, is that window screens usually shouldn’t be repaired. Patches will leave your window screens uneven. Re-meshing screen frames puts pressure on the frames, which will cause the frame to bend and the screen mesh to bow.

Bug screens can add to your home’s curb appeal

The goal for most people when it comes to bug screens is to keep them in good repair, so they serve their purpose and don’t hinder the look of your home. Bug screens can do so much more than be “invisible” on your home – they can actually add to its curb appeal. Bug screens come in different color meshes and frames, and you can select ornamental grids to add further interest.

Bug screens aren’t the only screen option

Most homes are outfitted with traditional bug screens, but bug screens aren’t the only option for keeping bugs out of your home. You can select retractable screens if you want the option of rolling your screen out of the way when it’s not in use, pet screens that will stand up to the wear and tear of pets’ claws and body weight, and solar screens that deflect the sun’s rays to keep your home cooler and lower the impact of UV rays on your home.

If your bug screens aren’t up to the task of keeping bugs out of your home this spring, call A to Z Window Screens! We can outfit your home with new bug screens that will improve the look of your home and let you enjoy this spring’s pleasant weather.

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.