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What is the ClearView Difference?

You’ve decided that a retractable screen door is the right addition for your house; it allows you to open your house to pleasant breezes when the weather permits and to roll the screen discretely out of the way when the screen isn’t in use. But how do you choose the right retractable screen door for your home? Before you make the selection, you should see what set ClearView retractable screen doors apart.

ClearView screen doors are customizable to any doorway.

Regardless of the setup of your doorway, you can customize a ClearView retractable screen door to fit your needs. Clearview retractable screen doors can be fitted to the surface or the recesses of your doors or windows. They can have left or right openings. ClearView retractable screen doors can be outfitted on French doors or even on the inside of doors that swing outwards.

ClearView retractable screen doors are made from durable, high-quality materials.

ClearView retractable screen doors are built from materials that are made to withstand elements, staying strong and beautiful for years to come. ClearView retractable screens are built with 33 percent more aluminum, on average, than the competition, making the doors stronger and sturdier for an easier glide and increased durability. Rather than inferior plastic, which can become brittle over time, ClearView retractable screens beat the competition by using double-6 nylon instead. Even the paint ClearView uses is a higher grade of architectural powder coating that won’t fade or oxidize.

ClearView retractable screens have patented Slow-Close Speed Reducer technology.

While other retractable screen doors will snap abruptly back into place, ClearView retractable screen doors have patented Slow-Close Speed Reducer technology to increase the safety of the doors. With Slow-Close Speed Reducer, ClearView retractable doors roll smoothly, safely and slowly into place, so they won’t pinch fingers or pet tails or cause damage to the door.

ClearView retractable screens have a fully enclosed housing.

Unlike most of their competitors, ClearView retractable screen doors have an entirely enclosed housing for the screen. That means that your screen door is better protected when it’s rolled away to help increase the door’s lifespan. It also keeps out dirt and other debris that can inhibit the smooth motion of the screen. And the enclosed housing hides the screen away when it’s not in use for a cleaner look.

ClearView retractable screens offer plenty of options.

On top of the other benefits, ClearView retractable screens are customizable! Clearview retractable screen door frames are available in 12 standard colors, 20 wood-grain finishes and more than 300 custom colors. You can choose from five different screen colors. Clearview retractable screens also are available with optional magnets and locks. With ClearView retractable screens, you can get the look and function you’re looking for in a retractable screen door.

If you’re ready to enhance your home with a retractable screen door, call A to Z Window Screens to schedule your consultation today. A to Z can help you choose the right ClearView retractable screen door for you.

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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.

What are retractable screens?

Screen doors can pose a dilemma: They’re fantastic when you want to use them, but they can be obtrusive and inconvenient. On one hand, it can be nice to have a screen door, allowing you to your home to let in a breeze. On the other hand, screen doors can block traffic into and out of your home. Also, they can hurt your curb appeal, and they can snap closed, endangering your family’s heels and hands, and your pets’ paws and tails. A to Z Window Screens has a solution: ClearView Retractable Screens.

About ClearView Retractable Screens

ClearView Retractable Screens solve the screen-door dilemma: The screens pull across your doorframe when you want to open up your home to let the air in, and they roll away into a discreet housing when you want your screen door out of the way. ClearView Retractable Screens can be fitted on to virtually any doorway, from single doorways to sliding doors to double doorways. And ClearView Retractable Screens go above and beyond similar products on the market with special features including:

  • Flexible mounting. ClearView Retractable Screens are meant to be mounted to your door frame just how you want them. They can be mounted directly to the door frame or in any recesses in the doorway. They can be mounted to the right of the doorway or the left.
  • Slow-Close speed reducer. ClearView Retractable Screens are designed to retract safely, without endangering fingers, paws or tails, or causing damage to the screen. ClearView Screens achieve a smooth close with the use of their patented hydraulic Slow-Close Speed Reducer.
  • Enclosed housing. The screen housings on ClearView Retractable Screens are fully enclosed, which keeps the screen clean when it’s not in use.
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Reasons to Consider Retractable Screens

Considering that we live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, we want to be able to leave our doors open whenever possible to enjoy the breath-taking views with which Mother Nature has blessed us. In doing so, we don’t want to have an unsightly screen door obstructing our view. Designed to look like molding around your door when not in use, a ClearView Retractable Disappearing Screen Doors is the perfect solution for beautiful doors and spectacular views.

Retractable Screens - Sacramento CA - A to Z ScreensWe’ve become a fickle culture when it comes to our surroundings. We want something when we want it and don’t want it when we don’t want it. Screen doors are wonderful at keeping the things we don’t want in our houses out (e.g. bugs), while allowing the things we do want in our houses in (e.g. that beautiful delta breeze). If you’ve been considering adding a screen door but aren’t sold on a traditional swinging screen, a retractable option might be perfect for you!

We can customize your installation with numerous upgrade options. Our retractable screen doors are designed to retract at a safe speed, thereby preventing damage and/or slamming. Due to the nature of the product, mounting locations are extremely flexible; you can have a left- or right-opening design. There are color choices aplenty—numerous standard colors and custom colors are available; there are even different types of wood grain finishes available to assist in achieving a truly seamless installation.

For those of you who are concerned with buying local, ClearView Retractable Screen Doors are made in America. By manufacturing locally, we’re able to provide our customers with a product they can count on, and focus on our main objective of providing customer satisfaction.

Whether you need to screen a doorway from insects, add privacy to a living space, or shade a room from the direct glare of the sun, we have a disappearing screen solution that fits every screening challenge. The innovative design and low profile of ClearView Retractable Screen Doors make them compatible with most door types and finishes. Designed to address both home aesthetics and function, these retractable door screens come in different colors and sizes, and tie in with virtually any existing design and décor.

Living in or around Sacramento affords you the luxury of getting to enjoy pretty spectacular weather year-round. Unfortunately, it can be hard to make the most of the great weather if you’re constantly battling bugs, sun glares and the intense heat of direct sunlight. Here at A to Z Window Screens, we can keep you bug-free and cool. We specialize in creating custom screens and screen doors and have been installing these quality products for our neighbors in and around Sacramento for almost 20 years.

Here at A to Z, we’re dedicated to the highest level of customer care and work hard to make sure our neighbors throughout northern California are satisfied with our work. So, when you work with us, you can rest assured that your investment will be well worth it. When you’re ready to schedule your appointment, you can call us at 916-408-2496 or schedule online! You’ll need to see all of our screen products to believe us when we say we’ve got you covered! You can trust the knowledge and experience that makes us the very best.

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