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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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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.

What is the appeal to our swing screen doors?

When warm weather arrives, most people get really excited and open their homes to the pleasant temperatures accompanied by cool breeze. However, this is when many homeowners realize that their swinging screen doors are no longer sufficient. Whether your screen is sagging, ripped or just unattractive, or you need a new screen door, call A to Z Window Screens! We carry the best line of swinging screen doors from Tru Frame and Superior. In addition to its high quality, all of their products are American-made. Here are the other benefits of the swinging screen doors from us.

Swinging doors with a custom fit

We offer a custom fit for every products. When you order a swinging screen door from A to Z Window Screens, your swinging screen door will be made to perfectly fit your specific door frame, and it will be made to your exact specifications.

Optional upgrades

Tru Frame and Superior Products offer swinging screen doors in a variety of looks and styles. We can ensure you’ll find a swinging screen door that fits your taste and your home’s aesthetic. We also offer plenty of opportunities for upgrading your swinging screen door to fit your style and need. We have swinging screen door made of heavy-duty mesh made to withstand pets or children. You can also choose to add a pet door, custom-sized to fit your pet, so they can enter and exit whenever.

Storm door options

In the spring, screen doors are the preferred choice for many homeowners. However, when temperatures get cold and rainy, many homeowners switch out their swinging screen doors for swinging storm doors. This helps to insulate their homes while keeping out the cold. When you order a swinging screen door from A to Z Window Screens, you also get the option to order a swinging storm door for those colder months. We can also replace an existing screen door, if you prefer the added layer of protection over the breezy openness of a screen door.

If your home is ready for a new swinging screen door this spring, call A to Z Window Screens! We can show you all of our available swinging screen door models and options, and we can help you customize the swinging screen door that’s right for your home!

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Prepare for Spring with New Screens

Sacramento may be in the grips of winter’s cool temperatures, but spring will be here before you know it! To prepare your home fully for warmer temperatures, it’s time to prepare with new screens. From repairing damaged screen doors to outfitting your windows with energy-saving solar screens, A to Z Window Screens can help you prepare your windows, doors and patios for spring.

Replacement Bug Screens

Bug screens are one of the first things to show wear on the outside of your home. Whether its from a pet’s claws or bearing the brunt of California wind and sun, screens break down over time. In addition to affecting the look of your home, worn screens fail to do their job. Unfortunately, replacing window screens isn’t as easy as going to the hardware store to buy replacements; there is no standard screen size; patches can only make your screens look worse; and stretching new screen mesh over an old frame will only make the frame-warp and bow. A to Z Window Screens can outfit your windows with new custom-made bug screens that will look great, let the breeze in and keep pests out!

Pet Screens

Nothing is as hard on window and door screens as pets. Cats love to scratch and climb, and over-eager dogs push or scratch at screen doors. If your pets have taken a toll on your window and door screens, have A to Z Window Screens replaced your damaged screens with pet screens! Pet screens are made from a stronger, coated screen mesh that resists claw scratches and tearing due to pets’ body weight.

Solar Screens

Are you looking to lower your home energy bills this summer? Solar screens can help lower the temperature in your home by as much as 15 degrees! That means a reduced load on your air conditioner, less UV damage to you flooring and furnishing, no bright sunny glares and a more comfortable home all summer long.

Security Screen Doors

Do you want to leave your doors open to let in the cool spring breeze but worry about the security of your home? Security screen doors from A to Z Window Screens has you covered! Security screen doors feature specialized mesh that can’t be kicked in or slashed, and stronger frames keep doors security in place, so intruders can’t just bust in. With security screen doors, you can keep your home safe from criminals while still allowing you to enjoy the breeze.

Retractable Screen Doors

Retractable screen doors are there when you want them and roll away when you don’t! When you opt for a retractable screen door from A to Z Window Screens, you can enjoy the benefits of a screen door when you want it and simply roll it away when it’s not needed.

Roll-away screens
Screens aren’t just for windows and doors! A to Z Window Screens can install rollaway screens around your patio, deck or framed backyard space so you can block the bugs and the shade when you need to and enjoy the view when you want to.

Warmer temperatures will be here before you know it — and so will your tax return. Schedule your consultation with A to Z Window Screens today so you can prepare your windows, doors and patio space for warmer weather.

Enjoy the Outdoor Weather with Quality Window Screens

Fall brings delightful temperatures to the Sacramento area, but to best enjoy the outdoor weather, you need quality window screens! Quality window screens let the breeze in while keeping the bugs out. Window screens come with other benefits, as well! Depending on the types of screens you choose, window screens can upgrade the look of your home, save you money on your energy bills, give you added privacy and security, and keep your pets safe.

Benefits of Quality Window Screens

With beautiful weather, the primary function of window screens becomes obvious; quality window screens keep bugs out while letting the breeze in. If your window screens are warped or torn, they won’t work. Without quality window screens, you can’t enjoy the pleasant fall temperatures. Even worse, you could find yourself cranking the air conditioning to compensate for having to keep your windows closed, which leaves you with higher energy bills. If your home is without window screens, if you are missing screens in some windows, or if rips, tears or warping have rendered your screens unusable, now is the time to have them replaced with quality window screens so you can enjoy the weather!

Elements of a Quality Window Screen

Not all window screens are created equal. If you have window screens that are warped, bent, ripped or rusted, you probably know that a low-quality window shows its age quickly. A quality window screen will stand up to the elements year after year. So how do you judge a quality window screen from one that will need to be replaced? A quality window screen is custom-made to fit your windows. The frames will support perfectly tensioned screens, and the frames will have sturdy metal corners rather than cheap plastic corners that become brittle and crack over time.

Window Screen Options

Fresh air isn’t the only thing you stand to gain from new, quality window screens. There are a variety of window screen options to meet your unique needs and provide you with the benefits you seek. Some window screen options include:

  • Pet screens. Pet screens feature a heavy-duty mesh that’s meant to stand up to animal’s claws and animals enthusiasm to prevent rips and tears.
  • Solar screens. Solar screens are made from thicker fibers and a denser weave to help block the sun’s light and heat from your home. They can help reduce the load on your air conditioner by as much as 30 percent.
  • Retractable screens. If you want to enjoy the breeze and the other benefits that come with window screens but don’t want to block your view, retractable screens are the answer! Retractable screens roll down when you want to use them and roll away when you want to open up your view.
  • Decorative screens. Screens can complement your home’s style. You can choose screens in custom colors or with decorative grids to suit your taste and the look of your home.

Call to Schedule Your Consultation Today!

If you’re ready to enjoy the weather with quality screens, call A to Z Window Screens to schedule a consultation today! We’ll present you with your screen option and provide you with quotes so you can pick the screens that best fit your needs and your budget.

Give the gift of pet screens this holiday season

Many pet owners find themselves resigned to ripped, stretched or broken screens, thanks to dogs, cats and other pets that climb, claw, lean against and rush through window and door screens. While they might be considered a fact of life for pet owners, pet-damaged screens are unsightly, often can’t be used and can detract from the overall look of a home. What would make a better gift for a pet owner than replacing ugly, damaged screens with hard-to-damage pet-resistant screens?

With A to Z Window Screens, you can give the gift of pet screens this holiday season!

How do pet screens work?

Most window screens are made of either aluminum or fiberglass. When faced with the force of pet’s climbing or scratching claws or body weight, these screens tear, bend or break free of the screen framing. Pet screens, on the other hand, are made of PVC-coated vinyl that can hold up to all of the abuse your pets have to dish out. In fact, pet screens are seven times stronger than traditional window or door screens! In addition to standing up better to wear from pets, the PVC coating also helps the screens to withstand other elements, like sun and wind, better than traditional screens.

While the fibers on pet screens are thicker than traditional window and door screens, most people don’t notice a significant difference in air flow or visibility when they replace their aluminum or fiberglass screens with pet screens. The screens come in black or gray, and they very closely mimic the look of traditional window screens.

Where can pet screens be installed?

Pet screens can be installed on nearly any window or door. In most cases A to Z Window Screens can replace any damaged or worn screen with sturdier, longer-lasting pet screens. And because pet screens so clearly mimic the look of traditional window screens, you can choose to replace only the windows or doors whose screens face abuse from pets, and they will blend nearly seamlessly with the home’s existing traditional screens.

How can I give the gift of new pet screens?

If you want to relieve your favorite pet owner of unsightly pet-damaged doors, call A to Z Window Screens to schedule a consultation today! We can talk to you about replacing pet-abused door and window screens with PVC-coated vinyl pet screens that will withstand the abuse and last for years. We can view the scope of the project, help you determine which screens are best served by pet screens and give you a quote for the cost of gifting pet screens.

When you give the gift of pet screens, you are giving a gift that will last for years. It will increase the functionality of the home’s windows and doors and upgrade the look of your favorite pet owner’s home. It’s a gift any pet owner will damaged window and door screens will truly love! Contact us today!

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Let’s Talk About Pet Screens

We know you adore your dogs and cats; however, when they destroy your window and door screens by clawing and scratching on them repeatedly, your pets become a little less adorable. If you have been searching for insect window and door screens durable enough to endure even a 100-pound dog tearing at them, look no further than A to Z Window Screens. We carry TuffScreen® from Phifer, a heavy duty screen that is both tear-resistant and pet-resistant. Read on to learn more about these ingenious bug screens, and we know you will want to contact us for more information on them.

What Makes Pet Screens Unique

Although these pet screens are installed exactly like regular bug screens, that is where the similarities end. Rather than being constructed from regular fiberglass window screen fabric, pet screens are made from a tough polyester yard covered with a PVC vinyl lining. A strong, pliable mesh able to withstand repeated jumping, clawing, and scratching by your pets, these screens can also hold up to the sun and other elements longer, thanks to the PVC vinyl lining. Available in black and gray, Phifer pet screens are seven times stronger than traditional bug screens. Overall, pet screens will give you a longer life over traditional fiberglass insect screens.

Visibility and Airflow

You may wonder what the visibility and air flow are like through these pet screens since the mesh is so thick. Phifer thought of this during the design process, and the strands on these screens are placed farther apart, which make larger openings between the strands, allowing more air and visibility to get through the screen. And, do not worry, those holes are small enough to keep out flies and mosquitoes.

A Quick Disclaimer

Capable of being installed on 99% of all windows as well as sliding patio screen doors and traditional-swinging screen doors, our expert window installers at A to Z Window Screens install more pet screens on doors than they do windows, since that is where the damage generally occurs. While installing these screens prevents damage to your screen when your dog charges your screen door, it does not do anything to strengthen your door frame. If your dog runs at your door, it is unlikely the pet screen fabric itself will sustain any damage, but your door frame could still be bent. Ideal for use in high-traffic areas, pet screens are resistant to tears, punctures, and ant other pet damage. Perfect for screen doors, pet screens are also good choices for enclosed patios and porches. Installs just like regular fiberglass bug screening, the installation professionals at A to Z Window Screens are experienced in installing pet screens in every type of space. If you are tired of dealing with ripped screens due to overeager pets, contact us at A to Z Window Screens to talk to us about pet screen installation. Our qualified staff will be happy to tell you more about these miraculous pet screens.

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