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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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Mosquitos. Are your screens ready for attack?

Unless you were an hour late to work this morning and couldn’t figure out why, you were among the millions of people who begrudgingly set your clocks forward 60 minutes on Sunday in observance of Daylight Savings Time, losing one hour of much needed sleep, an hour of time with friends and/or family, or 60 minutes of unattainable rest that you will not have the chance to try to get back until Fall.

If you’re like me and most people on this great planet of ours, you have questioned why Daylight Savings Time was instituted in the first place and why, in the age of self-landing rockets, full-body imaging, electric cars and $9.00 cups of coffee, do we still have the need for it.

Well, with my curiosity getting the better of me, I believe I may have researched my way to the reason for the institution of Daylight Savings Time, and while most of us are not big fans of the answer, it might put your mind at ease (at least it did mine) to know what the answer is . . . WAR. While the beginning and ending dates of Daylight Savings Time have changed over the years and the countries that observe it have jumped on and off the Daylight Savings Time bandwagon, it was originally instituted to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power during World War I. I did not, much to my dismay, find one good answer to why we still observe it.

Regardless, despite the fact that Daylight Savings Time was established during an era of great challenges, today, at least for me personally, Daylight Savings Times means some awesome things are right around the corner – longer days, warmer nights, barbeques, and the exhausting vacations with family to sandy beaches for which I always forget to pack the sunscreen.

At A to z Screens, however, Daylight Savings Time means we are about to go to war with one inevitable thing . . . MOSQUITOS. Back in the days of WWI, the little bloodsuckers were simply an itchy annoyance, unless you happened to be vacationing in a sandy beached country known for malaria. Now-a-days, they can carry the West Nile Virus and the Zika Virus, giving to you and your blood more than they take, and infected mosquito population in the Sacramento-Yolo area continues to grow annually (Source: The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District).

It is for this reason that we are asking you to “spring” into action and prepare for war! Check your home for any bent, broken, ripped or tattered window screens and/or screen doors, and if you find any, call us at 916-408-2496. We will make it our mission to get you the breeze without any the bugs, and estimates are always FREE with NO HIGH-PRESSURE SALES TACTICS.

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Stay secure this spring with a new security screen door from A to Z

Soon, we’ll be enjoying spring’s warmer breezes and pleasant temperatures. But do you find yourself reluctant to open your front door to let in the spring breeze because of security concerns? With a security screen door from A to Z, you can open your home to spring’s refreshing breezes while keeping your home safe and secure.

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Security screen doors are incredibly strong.

The frames on security screen doors are constructed from aluminum alloys that are up to six times stronger than steel. The screens are securely clamped to the frames, and the frames are affixed to your door jamb with incredibly strong bolts. The doors are strong enough to resist a criminal trying to kick or break down the door.

Security screen doors won’t block your view.

In most cases, it’s difficult to tell the difference between a security screen door and a traditional screen door. While some security doors feature decorative elements over part of the screen, you still will have a clear view out of a portion of your door, and you’ll be able to see anyone who approaches. Other security screen doors have no decorative element: The security comes from the use of an incredibly strong stainless steel mesh screening that can’t be sliced with a razor or kicked in.

Security screen doors can be decorative.

When you think of a security screen, you might thing of jail-like bars that add an unattractive, institutional quality to your home. With A to Z’s security screen doors, that couldn’t be further from the truth! We provide decorative screen doors that fit with your home’s style, or security screen doors that look exactly like traditional screen doors.

Security screen doors give you options.

A to Z Window Screens offers so many options in security screen doors, you’re sure to find one that fits with your taste. We offer screen doors in three different brands. Each brand offers different styles, colors and finishes. You can find classic designs, modern designs, or go with a traditional-looking screen door. We even offer custom-made screen doors so you can choose your own design!

Security screen doors come with guarantees.

The brands of security screen doors we carry are so confident in their products, they come with guarantees! If your security screen door doesn’t keep criminals from entering through your doorway, the companies will cover damage and property loss, up to a certain dollar amount.

If you’re ready to enjoy the fresh spring air while keeping your home safe and secure and live around Sacramento, call A to Z Window Screens today! We can show you your many security screen door options and help you select a model that fits your taste and your home’s security needs.

Celebrate Labor Day with a Retractable Screen Door

Take advantage of our Labor Day Sale for a new retractable screen door!

Take advantage of our Labor Day Sale for a new retractable screen door!

The first Monday of September is Labor Day.
Labor Day has always been a bit confusing to me. It is the day that we celebrate the working professionals and their years of sacrifice and toil that made this country great…yet, we celebrate by taking the day off? Huh? How does that work? We didn’t get where we are as a nation by kicking our feet up on the desk for even one second! To buck the system this Labor Day, my staff and I are going to be breaking our backs taking care of business for you — because nobody wants to have to wait a single day longer than necessary for their sun screens, screen doors, and security doors!

To celebrate Labor Day, I’d also like to introduce to you one of the greatest “labor saving” devices ever invented in the world of retractable screen doors: The “Safe Glide Speed Reduction System”! It is at the heart of what makes our Clearview Disappearing Screen doors the best retractable screen door system that money can buy!

Anybody who’s ever used a retractable screen door knows that if the handle slips out of your hand…. WHAM! The handle snaps back into its housing violently with a loud and embarrassing “clang!” But who wants to have to hold onto the handle as the screen retracts all the way back into the housing? And what homeowner wants to be the broken record that warns all guests “don’t let go of the screen door” over and over and over? That sounds like too much work to me!

The Clearview Retractable Screen door is the only retractable screen door system that has a patented “Safe-Glide Speed Reduction System” built into the housing. This means that you can let go of the handle, and the door will gracefully and smoothly retract into it’s housing without snapping back! Think of all the labor you’ll avoid this Labor Day, this fall, and forever more when you’re not having to swat flies and mosquitoes throughout the house!

I think it’s only fitting that we have a 10% off sale on any Clearview Retractable Screen Door purchased on or before September 30th! Clearview Retractable Screen doors are the only retractable screen doors that DON’T SNAP BACK! If the door handle slips out of your hand, our retractable screen door gently rolls back up into it’s housing (off to the side of the door), opening with no risk of smashing fingers or damaging the door. With the patented safe-glide speed reducer, you won’t have to repeat yourself a thousand times over, telling your guests to “not let go of the door!”

Take advantage of the cool fall breeze without the bugs by ordering your Clearview Retractable Screen Door during September’s Labor Day Sale!

Call A to Z Window Screens today to schedule your free, no obligation in-home consultation. We can be reached at 916-408-2496.

To learn more about how the Clearview Retractable Screen Door will get you the breeze without the look of an ugly screen door, click here

 

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Getting into the “Swing” of Back to School

Call A to Z for a new Swinging Screen Door to get back in the swing of school!

Call A to Z for a new Swinging Screen Door to get back in the swing of school!

As you are well aware, August is traditionally the month that our kids and grand-kids are going back to school and getting into the swing of a different kind of lifestyle.

Getting the kids back to school can also be a hectic and busy time for most parents… believe me, with four school-age kids at home, my wife and I know all too well how crazy late August can be! Now I understand what my father was feeling as he yelled “And don’t let the screen door hit you on the way out” as we headed off to our first day of school each year!

To celebrate getting back into the “swing” of things now that the kids are heading back to school, A to Z is offering a 10% discount on all swinging screen doors in August.

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Your pet will thank you for including a pet door with your screen door!

We have many styles and colors to choose from, and our self-closing screen doors are of the highest quality, ensuring you many years of hassle free use.

So now that the kids are back in school, A to Z will help make it so getting a cross-breeze without the bugs in your home…. Well… a breeze (Sorry, I couldn’t resist)!
To learn more about our swinging screen door line, click here.

To schedule a free, in home price quote, please call our office at 916-408-2496.

But hurry! This sale ends Monday August 31st!
Door must be purchased by 8-31-14. Can’t be combined with any other offer.

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Swinging Screen Doors

Do you have children who are constantly running in and out of your home? Do they slam the door shut behind them? Has your screen door slammed shut so many times that it’s beginning to lose its shape and no longer fits correctly? Have no fear! You’ve come to the right place. There are different types of screen doors but swinging screen doors are the perfect choice for quality, strength and insect protection. If you’re in the market for a quality swinging screen door, the professionals at A to Z Window Screens are here to take care of you throughout the process. We have been selling and installing high quality custom screen doors for over a decade. With over 10,000 customers served, we know exactly what you want.

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So you’re in the market for a swinging screen door? You’ll want to choose one that looks good both today and for many years to come. We offer anything from simple and traditional all the way to contemporary and modern and everything in between. This allows us to meet the needs and wants of a varied customer base. Your home says a lot about you, so why not make a statement!

Because every one of our swinging screen doors are built to order, we can guarantee a perfect fit every time. Companies who mass produce doors often believe that a one size fits all mentality is the way to go. Unfortunately for those companies who adhere to this line of thinking, their one size fits all products typically end up fitting very few (if any at all). Lucky for you, we’re not one of those companies. Instead, we’ll send one of our technicians to your home to get the exact measurements of your specific doorjamb so we can custom make one to fit your door’s opening as perfectly as possible.

Do you need a new swinging screen door? If not a whole door, do you need replacement screens for your swinging door? Either way, the professionals at A to Z Window Screens are here to help. As with our other products, swinging screen doors are available in a wide variety of both styles and colors. Whether your doorjamb is perfectly shaped or hard to fit, our technicians are trained to install any swinging door application that you may have. Special sizes are no problem either! For your convenience, we also carry a variety of moldings, windowsill adapters and door sweeps to address unusual variations in the installation of your door.

We love our customers and feel blessed that they have chosen to put their trust in us. We understand that you could’ve chosen to do business with another company but opted to put your faith in us. We do not take this lightly. We take pride in the fact that we’ve never has a complaint filed with the CA Contractors State License Board and plan to keep it that way. We’re confident that you’ll see for yourself that our swinging screen doors are top quality. We go to great lengths and take immense pride in making sure you’re fully satisfied with your entire purchasing experience.

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Is getting a nice cross breeze worth the risk?

Contact A to Z Screens to learn how to protect your home while allowing Mother Nature's breeze to cool your home!

Contact A to Z Screens to learn how to protect your home while allowing Mother Nature’s breeze to cool your home!

When I married my lovely young bride many years ago, there was no question that we would be raising our family in Sacramento rather than Fresno where I grew up. This was the case not only because her family was from here, but because of the beautiful delta breeze that makes the high daytime temperatures much more tolerable.

What do we have to offer you?

Now that I’ve been in the screen business for over sixteen years, I have the pleasure of helping our customers be able to open the doors and windows in order to allow Mother Nature to do her job to cool their home with that famous delta breeze, which helps to save a good bit of money over the other alternative—adjusting the thermostat. Our window screens and screen doors allow folks to get the breeze without the bugs. However, is it safe to leave your doors and windows open?

That is a question we often get from our customers, and while we can’t answer that question for them, we do have the SOLUTION we believe certainly addresses their concern: security doors and security window screens. Allow the good things in while keeping the not-so-good things at bay!

Believe it or not…

Many of our customers are surprised because they had no idea that we are one of the biggest security door retailers in Northern CA, and have one of the biggest selections of security doors available! If you haven’t already done so, visit our website and explore what’s possible these days with modern technology! Long gone are the days of the ghetto jail bars and rusting steel most people think of when they consider installing one on their home!

All of our security doors are custom made to order, so the function, fit, and finish are perfect. No gaps and strong locks means no uninvited guests, whether they be bugs OR thugs!

Besides your home’s front and back doors as well as side garage doors, did you know that we can install security doors on your sliding glass door and security window screens on your windows, too? I know: it’s mind-blowing!

Relax…we’ve got it under control

Having your home open to Mother Nature but secured against shady characters can allow you to enjoy some much-needed peace of mind. You’ll be able to leave your doors and windows open and go about your business without worrying; resting easier at night will be on your agenda, too!

If you’ve always wanted to get the benefits of that beautiful delta breeze, but were hesitant to leave your home exposed, your search is finally over. The pros at A to Z Window Screens are here for you!

We are located in Lincoln, CA and provide services throughout the greater Sacramento area (as far north as Rocklin, as far south as Elk Grove, as far west as West Sacramento, as far east as Folsom, and all places in between). Call our office today in order to schedule your free, no obligation, in home consultation. We’ll show you pictures, colors, styles, and samples to show you that security from A to Z can be CLASSY!

We can be reached at 916-408-2496.

 

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What Amazing Screen Door?

The Amazing ClearView Retractable Disappearing Screen Door

Having trouble deciding on the best screen door? A to Z Screens offers this amazing screen door. Have one installed now.

Having trouble deciding on the best screen door that serves its purpose at the same time showcases your lovely door? A to Z Screens offers this amazing screen door. Have one installed now.

Are you tired of regularly having to repair your swinging screen door or always having to open two doors when you enter your home? While the traditional swinging screen door can be full of annoyances as well as be unattractive in style, you still want a screen door so that you can leave your outer door open on nice days to let the fresh air inside and keep the pesky insects inside. ClearView came up with the perfect solution: the retractable disappearing screen door. A to Z Screens would like to tell you more about this amazing door that will improve your everyday life.

How does the ClearView Retractable Disappearing Screen Door Work?

Thanks to its patented “Safe-Glide” speed reducer, the ClearView is the only retractable screen door on the market that does not snap back. Housed compactly on the side of your doorjam to be out of the way when not in use, this screen door pulls out and slides across your door opening when you want to use it. When you are finished using the screen, it retracts and rolls back into its housing on the doorjam.

Are there upgrade options?

At A to Z Screens, our staff can show you six options you have when you buy a ClearView Retractable Disappearing Screen Door:

  1. upgraded screen fabric
  2. crown molding
  3. internal magnets
  4. custom paint
  5. die-cast metal handle
  6. ClearView locks.

Where can I install a ClearView Retractable Disappearing Screen Door?

If you have a front door you would like to show off, that is an excellent spot to install your ClearView retractable screen door. Actually, this door is so compact and easy to install that it can be installed on any exterior door you wish, even if the doors outswing or if you have double French doors. Other popular options are on your sliding glass patio door and the door leading into the home from the garage. The staff at A to Z Screens can help you with selecting which door or doors where you can install a ClearView.

Why should I choose the ClearView brand of retractable screen door?

We at A to Z Screens strongly recommend this brand, and we can provide you with good reasons:

  • does not snap back
  • contains 33% more aluminum to make a stronger door
  • the roller housing
  • the most available paint color choices and the highest-quality paint
  • non-fading, durable Nylon 6-6 components
  • the most attractive design
  • more flexibility in personalization
  • the best installation and service from A to Z Screens.

Are these doors easy to care for and maintain?

Yes, but A to Z Screens has a few tips for you to keep your ClearView retractable screen door in the best shape possible:

  • Place a small sticker on your screen to prevent people from walking into it.
  • Do not push on the screen or allow children and/or pets to scratch or push against the screen.
  • If the screen fabric has come out of the tracks on the top or the bottom of the screen, do not retract the screen as this could shred the edges. Be sure to check the fabric edges before retracting.
  • Never use excessive speed or force when opening or closing the screen; only use moderation when operating this door.
  • If you are not using your retractable screen door, be sure it is closed as extended exposure can lead to weakened springs and worn out fabric. Never leave your screen open if your door is closed.

If you are ready to get rid of your traditional swinging screen door, contact A to Z Screens today to talk to us about the amazing ClearView retractable disappearing screen door.