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Daylight Savings = 10% off Window Screen Savings!

Save 10% off Window Screens with our Daylight Savings Time Special!

Save 10% off Window Screens with our Daylight Savings Time Special!

Don’t forget that today (Sunday March 8) is Daylight Savings….the day we move our clocks forward one hour in order to make better use of the natural daylight by setting your clock forward one hour during the summer months, and back one hour again in the fall. Here are a few fun facts about Daylight Savings you may not have known:

• Spring daylight saving time in the northern hemisphere is between March and April and ends between September and November as the countries return to Standard Time.

• US inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin first proposed the concept of DST in 1784, but modern Daylight Saving Time first saw the light of day, in 1895 when an entomologist from New Zealand, George Vernon Hudson, presented a proposal for a two-hour daylight saving shift. Germany was the first country to implement DST on April 30, 1916 when the clocks were set forward at 11 pm (23:00).

• Today clocks are almost always set one hour back or ahead, but throughout history there have been several variations, like half adjustment (30 minutes) or double adjustment (two hours), and adjustments of 20 and 40 minutes have also been used. A two-hour adjustment was used in several countries during the 1940s and elsewhere at times.

• As a result of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, many parts of the United States observe Daylight Saving Time (DST) on the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November. The Act does not alter the rights of the states and territories that choose not to observe daylight saving time. Arizona is one of the states in the United States that are exempt from Daylight Saving Time.

• Last fun fact: Did you know that daylight savings time could mean savings on window screens for you? To celebrate daylight savings, we decided that we’d make you an offer you couldn’t refuse: 10% off any window insect screen or sliding patio screen door (KD Doors) purchase of 100 sqft or more at once before March 31st, 2015. Can’t be combined with any other offer. Excludes sun screens, screen doors, and security doors. Good for only new orders and you must mention this ad at time of purchase. Prior or existing orders not eligible.

All About Bug Window Screens

When the weather gets warmer, everyone wants to open his or her windows to let the fresh, warm breezes blow through the house. However, if any of your windows are missing any screens, you are leaving a wide-open invitation to every insect out there to fly into your house. Mosquitoes, flies, bees, wasps, gnats, and other flying bugs will freely fly into any unscreened window, and no one wants to be stung or bitten in his or her own home. You may even have ripped screens that need to be replaced and repaired, but when you go to your local hardware store, you discover that it’s impossible to find standard sized replacement window screens. You’ll find an inventory of screens of various sizes, usually cheaply made with poor-quality accessories. The first place you should go when you need replacement window screens is A to Z Screens, experts in customizing and installing new bug window screens.

We are all overjoyed that it is finally getting warmer, but we aren't the only ones.

We are all overjoyed that it is finally getting warmer, but we aren’t the only ones.

 

What to Expect During your Free Estimate

When you contact A to Z Screens for an appointment, one of our technicians will come by your home to check out your windows and do a free, no-obligation estimate. Each window will be individually priced, and the technician will show you all of your options, from different colors and sizes and different types of bug screen frame and fabric, allowing you to choose the perfect bug window screens for you.

Window Screen Materials

According to the DIY home improvement site, Fine Homebuilding, choosing the metal of your bug screens can change the cost and look of your screens as well as the performance. The different types of screen metal include:

  • Fiberglass – One of the most common screening metals, this screen is composed of charcoal or silver gray fiberglass threads covered in a vinyl coating. More opaque than aluminum screening, yet fiberglass screening does not crease like aluminum does. It’s also more flexible, making it easy to fit into any frame. Standard fiberglass screening generally costs about 17 cents a square foot and comes in widths up to 84 inches.
  • Metal – This include several types of metal: aluminum, stainless steel, bronze, and monel. The least expensive (25 cents a square foot) of these is aluminum; however, you get what you pay for. Aluminum creases and dents easily, and if you live on the coast, it oxides quickly. The most common of the high-performance metal bug screen is bronze, but it’s moderately expensive at $1.10 per square foot. Perfect for coastal dwellers, bronze starts off as a bright, coppery color and ages to a dark brown, or even green. If you really want to spend top dollar, go for stainless steel or monel, the best quality of metal screening at a high price – $2.25 to $5.00 per square foot, depending on its weave and quantity.

What to Expect After your Free Estimate

After you have chosen your screening type and color, our technician takes the measurements of your windows and that information back to our shop, packed with all different sizes, types, and colors of window bug screenings. Then our team of expert screen builders gets to work building your customized bug screens. When they are done, your technician will return to your home to install the new screens as well as show you how to remove and reinstall the screens yourself. You are ready to get the breezes flowing through your house without fear of bugs invading constantly!

Give A to Z Screens a call today to schedule that free, no obligation estimate for your insect window screens.

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