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Summer is Right Around the Corner; Install Solar Screens!

Temperatures are starting to heat up here in Sacramento, and it’s only going to get hotter. After all, summer is just around the corner! You can beat the heat in your home this summer and lower your energy bills installing solar screens now.

How do solar screens work?

Regular window screens allow the sunshine — and UV rays — to pour freely into your home. Solar screens use dark colors to reflect the sunlight and thicker mesh to create shade within your home. The bolder vinyl-coated polyester fibers of a solar shade absorb a good portion of the sun’s heat and disperse that heat through its large grid. A traditional window screen allows approximately 80 percent of the sun’s heat and rays to enter your home, but solar shades block about 80 percent of the sun’s heat. With a solar shade, your window screen bears the brunt of the sun’s rays and heat, rather than your windows!

What are the benefits of installing solar screens?

If your home becomes uncomfortably hot under the sun’s glare, solar screens can make your home considerably more comfortable. In fact, solar screens can lower the temperature of a home by up to 15 degrees! That also means that your air conditioner won’t have to work overtime to cool your home, which can lower your electric bill. Solar screens can make your home more livable. They offer shade to bright rooms and reduce the glare on your television, computer and other electronic devices. With less UV light coming in through your windows, you will see less fading and wear on your furniture, flooring and home décor. On top of that, solar screens can increase the privacy within your home. The screens restrict the view in through your windows, while still maintaining your view to the outside. Additionally, solar screen are stronger and more durable than traditional window screens. There will be no problems standing up to pets, children and other stressors.

How can I have solar screens installed on my windows?

If you are ready to enjoy more comfortable temperatures in your home this summer, lower your electric bills and enhance your home’s privacy, call A to Z Window Screens to set up a solar screen consultation today! When it comes to your new solar screens, you can choose from custom colors, decorative grid patterns, and screen thickness. Our solar screen experts will walk you through all of your solar screen options to help you choose the solar screens that will provide you with the greatest benefit while enhancing the exterior look of your home.

Don’t wait to discover how solar screens can benefit your home! With summer just around the corner, have your solar screens installed now so you can reap the benefits in Sacramento’s blistering summer heat. Call A to Z Window Screens today!

Happy Parents Day!

Happy Parents Day!

Did you know that Sunday July 24th is “Happy Parents’ Day?” Did you even know there was such a holiday? Me neither!

 

I mean, I knew about Mother’s and Father’s Day… but Parent’s Day? It seems a little redundant, don’t you think? I thought we already had the bases covered pretty well, but apparently, somebody thought otherwise…

Well, to celebrate this little known holiday, I decided that we’d offer absolutely nothing special… because that’s what “Happy Parent’s Day” is… nothing special… just another cheap attempt by retailers to sell somebody more stuff so they can turn around and give it to their parents (who don’t need any more stuff).

But AtoZ Window Screens isn’t your average retailer… no far from it! Because we’re slightly above average (just barely :), I thought we’d go against the trend and simply celebrate “Parent’s Day” by encouraging everyone out there to do what’s most important on a day like this…. nothing. Sit back, relax, and stay home enjoying the ones you love the most. Don’t go out and buy anything something they don’t really want or need anyways…. just stay home, cook somebody dinner, clean up the dishes, and say “I love you”.
Then, come Monday, pick up the phone and buy your parents a house full of Sun Screens and screen doors…. just to say “I love you”. Believe me…. AtoZ would love you for it!

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We can be reached at 916-408-2496

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It’s not too early to plan for new sun screens this spring!

If you have considered reducing the sun’s impact on your home with solar screens, it’s not too early to start planning to install sun screens this spring! In fact, if you want to have your windows ready to combat the sun’s glare, we suggest purchasing sun screens between January and March to miss the summer rush. When you purchase your sun screens early, they can be installed in two to three weeks, half the time it can take during the busy summer months!

What are the benefits of sun screens?

Sun screens, also called solar screens or privacy screens, protect your home from the sun’s glare. The densely woven mesh provides shade, and reflects and absorbs the sun’s heat and light, preventing it from entering your home. If you have rooms that are made uncomfortable by the sun’s rays or heat, you should consider sun screens!

They reduce the buildup of heat in your home. Rooms with sun screens installed are up to 15 degrees cooler! That can lower home cooling costs by 25 to 30 percent. That also means your home’s cooling system will be less taxed by trying to cool overheated rooms.

Sun screens prevent harmful UV rays from entering your home. The screens block up to 90 percent of UV rays. That can help to protect your furniture, rugs and floors from fading and sun damage.

Sun screens also can make your home more comfortable. They reduce the glare of the sun, while still allowing you to open the windows and enjoy the breeze. Sun screens allow you to reduce the sun’s heat in your home, without having to hide behind curtains or blinds! Sun screens are made from a durable, densely woven polyester yarn that has been coated with PVC. They resist fading and can be removed easily for cleaning.

What are the options for sun screens?

Sun screens come in a variety of colors and options to suit your taste and the style of your home. Classic black can offer a dramatic contrast for windows, while gray, beige or brown offers a softer look. Sun screens even come in a multi-color weave to imitate the stucco finish of your home.

If you’re concerned that sun screens will provide too stark a look for your home, you can consider a decorative grid. Sun screens can be fabricated with a variety of grid patterns to match your existing window grid patterns and the style of your home.

Don’t wait to consider your sun screen options!

If you think sun screens may answer your home cooling problems, call A to Z Window Screens at 916-408-2496 today! Our experts can talk to you about your sun screen options and help you choose the screens that are right for your home. Purchasing sun screens now can have you ready for warmer spring temperatures and help you beat the summer rush.

It’s Not Too Late To Get New Sun Screens For Your Home!

You may have thought about adding sun screens to your home this summer to ward against the sun’s heat, keeping your home cooler without increasing your air-conditioning bill, but perhaps you never got around to it. Though the fall chill is in the air, it’s not too late to realize the benefits sun screens offer your home.

Sun screens keep your home warmer in the winter

Sun screens, also called solar or privacy screens, are window screens of tightly woven PVC-covered polyester yard. While they were designed to keep out the sun’s heat and harmful UV rays to lower heating costs, they also can keep your home warmer during the winter months. When outside temperatures drop, your home can lose much of its heat through the windows. The thicker solar shades act as an insulator, providing an extra barrier between your warm home and the cold winter air. The screens can help to keep drafts out and heat in.  In fact, sun screens help your home retain up to 15 percent more heat. If you notice cold air seeping in through your windows during the winter, adding solar screens can be a cost effective way to insulate your home, providing a much cheaper alternative than replacing outdated windows or adding insulation to your walls.

Some people worry that sun screens will be counter-productive in winter months, blocking warming sunlight from entering their homes. But due to shorter and drearier winter days, there is less opportunity for the sun’s rays to help warm chilly rooms. Any heat gain from the sun is outdone by the screen’s insulating benefits.
If people do worry about sun screens blocking potentially beneficial sunshine, the experts at A to Z Window Screens recommend removing them from south-facing windows, which catch the most sunlight in winter.

Reap summertime benefits, too

If you install sun screens now, while the weather is cooler, your home will be ready to face the hot Sacramento summer sun. The dense weave of sun screens, combined with the specially coated polyester, blocks the sun’s rays. In addition to keeping harmful UV rays out of your home, sun screen prevents heat from building within your home, lowering your home-cooling costs during summer months. It’s estimated that the heat gain from sunlight accounts for up to one-third of a building’s cooling costs.  Sun screens cut that heat gain by 80 to 90 percent and can lower the temperature of a room by 8 to 15 degrees.

Start realizing the benefits of sun screens now

While people’s minds usually turn to the benefits of sun screens during sweltering summer months, you could start realizing the cost-savings offered by sun screens now. Talk to the experts at A to Z Window Screens about how sun screens can benefit your home. You could start saving money on heating bills now, and be set to save money on your summertime heating costs, thanks to the efficiency sun screens add to your home.

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The Sun Can Save You Money

Were you aware that there are screens available that can decrease your electricity bill? That’s right, let us introduce to a new option in home window screens…the solar screen. This type of screen does more than save you money on energy, it also means you are living in an environmentally friendlier space. It is estimated that solar or sun screens can cut your electric bill by fifteen percent!

There are other functionalities of solar screen:

  • They keep bugs out
  • Because they filter the sun’s rays so effectively, there will be no fade to your draperies or furniture
  • Filters sunlight so that you get a better look at your TV and computer screen
  • Solar screens are tougher than regular screens…which can make a huge difference if you have pets or children
  • These screens also help keep your home private — allowing you to see out, but not allowing people on the outside to see in

If you aren’t crazy about the look of sun screens, be aware that we also install grid covers to enhance the exterior look of your home. We have many different colors and styles. This is a simple way to give your home that extra “wow” from the street.

We are always happy to discuss this option with you further. Call or contact us today and let us get started before the hot days ahead.