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Some questions you might have about sun screens

If you’re looking to lower your home’s energy costs and cut the glare and heat of the sun, you should consider adding sun screens or solar screens, to your home. To help you learn more about our sun screens and solar screens, here are some answers to the most popular questions we get asked often.

How do sun screens work?

all kinds of screensSun screens are made from a thicker, denser mesh coated in PVC. The denser mesh works in three ways. First, they provide additional shade for your windows. They reflect sunlight away, which reduce the amount of heat and rays that transfer through your windows. Solar screens also capture the heat of the sun on its way to your windows and dissipate that heat away. This prevents the glass in your windows from heating up while also radiating heat into your home.

How big of an impact do solar screens have on your home’s energy bills?

People always want to know how well solar screens work. The answer is they have a significant difference on the heat gain in your home. Solar screens can lower the temperature in your home by 8 to 15 degrees, which means your air conditioner doesn’t have to work nearly as hard to cool your home on those hot summer days. Because your home doesn’t heat up to extreme temperatures, solar screens can also help you save money on your home’s energy bills.

Do solar screens darken your home?

Some people worry that solar screens will make their home too dark. In reality, solar screens cut the sunlight coming into your home by 15 to 25 percent. For many homeowners, this low level of light is often a benefit. Without solar screens, windows that receive direct afternoon light are sometimes too warm to sit near during the summer. They also provide uncomfortable glares within your home.

Do sun screens block your view?

Sun screens have a thicker mesh than traditional window screens. Solar screens come in different thicknesses, so you will have some say in the intensity of your screen’s look. Because the mesh is thicker, sun screens are more noticeable within a window or door. However, as with traditional window screens, you won’t notice the screens in your window as you get used to it.

Do all windows need solar screens?

You can get all the benefits of sun screens without have them installed on every window in your home. Sun screens should be installed on the sides of your home that are hit with the heat of the day, generally the west and south sides of your home. However, some homeowners opt to install sun screens on more windows for privacy or uniformity.

How do I get sun screens installed on my home?

Most homeowners don’t realize until they look at screen options that window screens don’t come in standard sizes. This means installing new screens including sun screens, usually requires custom installation. Installing sun screens need to begin with a consultation with our professionals, then we will proceed to measurement and installation. If you’re interested in saving money with solar screens, call A to Z Window Screens to schedule your consultation now!

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Benefits of investing in a custom screen door and having it properly installed

A failing screen door is frustrating. Whether it’s rips and tears in the screen material, a handle that is broken, or a sliding door that no longer glides on track, it’s time to invest in a new screen door. The best way to deal with a damaged screen door is to invest in a custom screen door. You should also get it professionals to installed too! At A to Z Window Screens, we are your professional screen door experts, and we here to help build you the best screen door ever!

A custom-fitted screen door

screen doors of all sizes for windows, doors, and balcony One of the best reasons to invest in a custom screen door is because you get a properly fitting screen door. You might think that all doors and screen doors are a standard size. Unfortunately, screen doors come in a range of sizes and finding a replacement door for your door frame can be a challenge. A custom screen door ensures that your screen door fits your door frame exactly.

Customizing your screen door

When you invest in a custom screen door, you can choose from a range of options to fit your lifestyle or home’s style. You can choose from specialized meshes that deflect sunlight to lower your home’s energy bills. You can also choose a security screen door that allows you to open your home while still maintaining security. You can also choose from a retractable screen door that fits any door frame to enjoy the benefits of a screen door whenever. Purchasing a custom screen door means you can choose the finishing touches to suit your home. This include customized colors, handles, locks and other features.

Proper installation

Installing a door is a notoriously finicky task. You should definitely leave this job to the professionals. When you install new screen door, it will benefit you to have an expert properly fit the door into the frame.

If your failing screen door needs to be replaced, call A to Z Window Screens to schedule a consultation! We can customize a replacement screen door to fit your existing door space right now!

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