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Keep Your Home Secure With Security Screen Doors and Window Screens

Security Screen Doors & Window ScreensAugust has summer’s heat at a peak, which in turn has Sacramento homeowners closing their windows and doors to hot summer days. Fall will soon be upon us, and with it, cooler temperatures. When the August heat breaks to comfortable September days, you want to be able to open up your home to enjoy the pleasant breezes. Don’t let your home’s security stand in the way! With security screen doors and security window screens from A to Z Window Screens, you can open your home to the crisp fall air without jeopardizing your home’s security.

Security screen doors

Security screen doors from A to Z Window Screens bring a host of benefits to your home. First and foremost, our security screen doors help keep your home safe. Regardless of the type of security screen door you choose, our security screen doors are built from architectural-grade metal frames that can’t be pried or bent away. Some of our doors have additional metal elements to increase the screen’s strength even further. The screens themselves are made from or coated in materials that can’t be pushed in or sliced with a knife or razor. They also can be purchased with high-strength locks that keep your home safe.

Secondly, security screen doors from A to Z Window Screens can enhance the beauty of your home! We carry security screen doors from industry leaders in function and beauty. Whether you’re looking for traditional architectural elements, unique artistic designs or open screens that don’t interfere with the look of your doors, A to Z Window Screens can match you with a screen door that fits! Our security screen doors also are versatile: They can be fitted to nearly any kind of doors, including French doors, sliding patio doors, and swinging entry doors.

Security window screens

With security screens from A to Z Window Screens for your windows, you can open up your windows to enjoy the breeze without worrying about criminals gaining access to your home. Just like security screen doors, security window screens are made from strong metal components that prevent the screens from being pried out of place or sliced through to enter your home. And, security window screens won’t block your visibility! They may darken your windows slightly, but with the window screens in place, you will still be able to let light, as well as fresh air, into your home. A to Z Window Screens will custom fit security screens to your windows!

You might still be barricading your home against the intensity of summer’s heat, but cooler fall temperatures are just around the corner! If you want to enjoy pleasant breezes and fresh air but don’t want to open your home to a criminal, call A to Z Window Screens to have your home fitted with security screen doors and window screens.

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What are Solar Screens?

Each summer, your air conditioner works overtime to cool your home, which creates high electricity bills as you combat Sacramento’s scorching temperatures. What if you could reduce the heat in your home without making your air conditioner working overtime? What if you could keep your home comfortable all summer long while enjoying lower energy bills? You can – with solar screens.

  • What are solar screens? Solar screens are screens that are designed specifically to decrease the amount of heat gained through the windows in your home due to the sun’s rays. They are made from a thickly woven PVC-coated vinyl that can shade your windows from 80 to 90 percent of the sun’s rays.
  • How do solar screen’s work? Solar screens not only provide shade for your home from the sun’s rays. Solar screens also absorb the heat from the sun’s rays before that heat can warm the glass in your windows and radiate into your home.
  • How effective are solar screens? Solar screens are one of the most cost-effective ways to cool your home and reduce the energy to run your air conditioner. Studies have found that solar screens can lower the temperature in your home by as much as 15 degrees and can lower your energy bills by as much as 33 percent!
  • Are there other benefits to solar screens? While the main benefit of solar screens are to keep your home cooler and help lower your energy bills, they also offer other benefits. Solar screens block UV light, which protects your home’s flooring, furnishings and décor from fading. In addition, they can filter out summertime glares that may make your home uncomfortable. And because solar screens have a darkening effect for your windows, they provide an added layer of privacy, making it difficult for people to see into your home.
  • How do solar screens look? Solar screens look like any other window screens, just more opaque. You can even customize your sun screens to suit the look of your home! Solar screens are available in a wide variety of colors, so you can find the best one to accentuate your home’s exterior. You can also add decorative grids to your solar screens for that extra aesthetic appeal.

How can I get solar screens installed on my home?

If you take a trip to the home-improvement store in search of solar screens, you’ll find that there are no standard window screen size, meaning all solar screens require custom fitting.  That’s not a problem for us! At A to Z Window Screens, we can custom fit any of your windows with energy-saving solar screens. Call to schedule your consultation today, and enjoy lower home-energy bills this summer!

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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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Upgrade Your Home with a Security Door

Traditional screen doors aren’t known for their security features. The frames tend to be flimsy, and screens can be punched in or slashed. Over time, they break down and become weaker and weaker. So what’s a homeowner to do when he or she wants to enjoy the breezy convenience of a front door without compromising the security of his or her home? Consider a security screen door!

What is a security screen door?

A security screen door is much like a traditional screen door, on appearance, but it’s made from heavy-duty materials that make it more difficult for intruders to bypass. Security screen doors frames are made from heavier metals, like architectural grade aluminum, that can’t be forced open. They’re secured in place with similarly heavy-duty hardware, and the screens themselves are manufactured from stainless steel mesh that can’t be slashed or pushed through the way traditional screens can. Some security screen doors are overlayed with metal designs that further prohibit access to the screen or entryway. They also can feature heavy deadbolts so they can be safely locked.

Will a security screen door inhibit the look of my home?

Security screen doors might conjure up visions of institutional-looking doors with ugly metal bars. That’s not the case with today’s modern screen doors! Today’s security doors come in a variety of looks and styles to fit any home. They feature designs that range from classic to contemporary, and they can upgrade and enhance the look of your home. You can even find security screen doors that look exactly like traditional screen doors, so no one will be able to tell the difference.

What are the other benefits of a security screen door?

While their primary purpose might be security, screen doors have many other benefits as well. Of course, security screen doors allow you to open up your door and enjoy pleasant breezes and pleasant views without having to worry about intruders. Security screen doors also can lower your home-energy bills. They can cool your home with a breeze while also helping to block the sun’s rays from entering your home. If you have a pet, your security screen door will stand up to the abuse of their claws or body weight. And when you add a decorative front door to your home, you’ll instantly upgrade your home’s style and curb appeal.

What types of doors are suitable for security screen doors?

Security screen doors are suitable for nearly any type of door! Front doors, back doors, side garage doors can all be fitted with security screen doors to make your home safer. Security screen doors can even be fitted to French or double doors.

How can I learn more about security screen door options and benefits?

If you’re ready to upgrade your home with a security screen door, call A to Z Window Screens! We carry a variety of high quality screen doors from the industry’s top vendors, so you’re sure to find the security screen door that’s right for you!

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Perks of a Pet Screen

As lovely as it is to open up your windows and doors each summer to let the breeze float through your screens, summer can take a toll on your window and door screens. Anxious cats watching the birds and animals outside, eager dogs rushing to get outside and children or pets pushing against the screen mesh can rip, ruin and stretch your screens. You can save your windows and doors from future damage by replacing old, damaged screens with strong, durable pet screens!

Why choose pet screens?

The perks of pet screens are obvious: The durability and strength of a pet screen can save your screens from the daily wear and tear that comes when pets — or even children — come into contact with your screens. Pet screens are 7 times stronger than your average mesh window or door screen. That’s because pet screens are made from a specialized polyester yarn that is coated with durable PVC vinyl, rather than with the traditional fiberglass. That stronger mesh can stop pet claws from tearing through the screening and resist the weight of an eager pet or child who jumps on or leans against the screen.

Will I notice a difference between pet screens and traditional screens?

You will notice a slight difference between pet screens and tradition mesh screens. Because pet screens are woven from the thicker, stronger PVC-coated polyester, the openings within the mesh screen are smaller. Nonetheless, you still will be able to see clearly through your pet screen, and the openings in the mesh are still wide enough to let the breeze in. And just like traditional window screens, your pet screens will keep the bugs out of your home.

What are my pet screen options?

When it comes to outfitting your doors and windows with pet screens, A to Z Window Screens provides plenty of options! We custom build our screens so any door or window in your home can be fitted with a pet screen. And because A to Z Window Screens custom builds every window screen without cutting corners, you know that your pet screens will perfectly fit every window and will last for years to come.

How can I get my windows outfitted with pet screens?

If you’re ready to replace your ripped or bent window screens with durable pet screens that will withstand the wear and tear of your pets claws, call A to Z Window Screens to schedule a consultation today! One of our window screen experts will run you through all of your window screen options. Then, he or she will measure your windows or doors, take pictures and provide you with a quote for outfitting your windows and doors with durable pet screens.

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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!

Climate Change Is Real! Fight It With Solar Screens.

In Sacramento, we know that climate change is real. June took us from pleasant 80-degree temperatures to searing 100-degree temperatures! July and August promise more of the same hot, steamy temperatures. All of that heat can place a burden on your air conditioner and can cause your electricity bills to soar. A to Z Window Screens can help you fight climate change in your home with our solar screens!

Block the heat with solar screens!

When the sun hits your windows, the temperature inside your home can skyrocket. The heat transfer from you windows can make your living spaces unbearable or overtax your air conditioner as it fights to keep your home cool and comfortable. Solar screens combat that heat transfer by blocking the sunlight before it reaches your windows.

With their thicker mesh, solar screens shade your windows from the sun’s rays, reflect the sunlight away from your window and absorb the sun’s heat, dispersing it around the screen instead of into your home. Depending on the style you choose, sun screens can block up to 90 percent of the sun’s heat from your windows! That can lower the temperature in your home by 15 degrees and reduce the burden on your air conditioner by 30 percent! That increased energy efficiency means your home will be cooler and more comfortable with lower energy bills and less of an environmental impact.

Protect your home décor and cut the glare!

Solar screens can benefit your home during the summer’s hot months in other ways, too! Sun screens protect your flooring, furniture and home décor from the sun’s harmful UV rays. That can extend the life of your home furnishings by slowing fading, cracking and peeling caused by the sun’s damaging rays. Sun screens also can make your home more comfortable by reducing the glare on your television and computer.

Call A to Z Window Screens to learn more about your solar screen options!

If you are ready to combat climate change in your home with solar screens, call A to Z Window Screens to schedule a consultation today! When you buy your sun screens from A to Z Window Screens, you have a host of options to suit your home’s needs and your personal taste. Solar screens come in lightweight varieties that block 65 percent of the sun’s rays to super screens that block 90 percent. Sun screens come in a variety of colors, and A to Z Window Screens has a variety of decorative accents for solar screens so they can add aesthetic value along with their energy saving benefits! In Sacramento, July and August bring, perhaps, the most dramatic climate change with triple-digit temperatures and glaring sunlight. Get your solar screens now to realize their climate-fighting benefits for the remainder of the summer!

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Window Screen Repair and Replacement

Spring traditionally means home maintenance and home repairs. As you work away outside, or open up your windows to let in the spring breeze, you might notice that some of your window screens have been damaged or developed holes over the last year. Or, perhaps they suffered damage from a pet or a child last fall and you didn’t take the time to address it. Even more shockingly, older window screens can come apart when you remove them from your window sills to perform your spring window washing.

If you’ve noticed any window screen damage — whether it’s a bent or broken frame, or ripped or warped mesh — call A to Z Window Screens! We can show you the A to Z screen replacement difference.

The A to Z difference

Many window companies, or do-it-yourself repair kits, involve patching damaged window screens. The problem there is that those repairs can be visible and unsightly. While some companies will reuse your old frames, that can cause poor fitting and warped screens, and it leave you with a structurally compromised frame that may find yourself replacing before you know it.

At A to Z Window Screens, we take a different approach. When you have a broken window screen, we replace it outright. We have a warehouse full of materials so you can find framing and mesh to match up with your other existing window screens so the aesthetic of your home isn’t ruined by your new screen.

A to Z screen options

The other benefit to dealing with A to Z Window Screens is that we offer you options for repairing or replacing your window screens. We can install heavy duty pet screens, which are built from super strong fibers to help deter scratches from pet’s claws or stretching or warping from the weight of a child or a pet against the screen’s mesh. We have solar or privacy screens in a variety of colors. These screens can help keep your home cooler during the summer months, saving you money on your cooling bills. They can enhance the look of your home and provide a sense of privacy by blocking people’s views into your home.

Call for a quote!

The good news about repairing or replacing broken window screens is that it tends to be an affordable home improvement project. And it’s a project that can save you money in cooling costs over time! When all of your window screens are in good repair, you can open your windows and allow the breeze through so you don’t have to rush to turn on the air conditioner. If you choose solar screens, you’ll keep your home from heating up as quickly during the summer and overtaxing your air conditioner.

If you live in Sacramento and have a broken window screen — or several broken window screens — call A to Z Window Screens for a free quote today! No job is to big or too small!

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We can repair your bug screens!

Damaged window screens — whether it’s a bent frame or rip in the webbing — ruin the function of your windows. When your screens are damaged, you can’t open your windows or doors to let a breeze in without also letting in bugs.

Replacement window screens can be impossible to find. Repairing window screens yourself can be time consuming and difficult. The screen experts at A to Z Window Screens can repair your screens so you can open up your windows and enjoy spring’s pleasant temperatures!

Benefits of professional screen repair

While many home repair stores offer kits to repair small holes or tears in bug screens, professional repairs can make a big difference. Professional repairs can maintain the look of your home, matching your repaired screen to your existing screens. In fact, our shop is filled with a variety of screen colors and materials to make sure your repaired screen fits in perfectly with the look of your other window screens. We can patch holes, repair damaged frames or replace faulty hardware.

With professional window screen repairs, no job is too big! If your screens are too damaged for patching, we can construct a brand new screen to fit your window and match the look of your other window screens. While some companies will reuse old frames, we know that old frames can warp or screens can sag if new screening is installed on old frames. That’s why we won’t cut corners. Our replacement screens are quality constructed to last.

If your screen damage is due to pets jumping on, scratching at or climbing your screens, you may want to consider replacing your damaged screen with pet screens. When you replace your damaged, regular bug screens with our PVC-coated pet screens, your new screens will be stronger and more likely to resist holes or rips from you pets.

The A to Z screen-repair process

If you’re considering having your bug screens repaired, an A to Z screen-repair expert will visit your home, examine your screens and provide you with a free screen-repair estimate. We’ll even price each window individually, so you can determine which screens to repair now and which to repair later, if you decide not to undertake a complete screen overhaul on your home at one time.

Once your repaired screens are ready, we’ll install them and dispose of any old window screens free of charge. Your screen technician will demonstrate how to safely remove and replace your screens, so you don’t have to worry about damaging them in the future.

If you live around Sacramento, CA and are ready to fix your bug screens so you can throw open your windows and enjoy the spring breeze, call A to Z Window screens and schedule an appointment to get your free screen replacement quote.

Now is the Best Time to Invest in Sunscreens!

Before we know it, the hot summer sun will be beating down on our homes, making them hot and bright and sending our air conditioners into overdrive. That’s what makes this the best time to invest in solar shades to help lower energy bills and make your home more comfortable.  Now is the Best time to Invest in Sunscreens - Sacramento CA - A to Z Window Screens

How sunscreens work

Sun warms your home when sunlight hits unprotected windows. The glass transmits the warmth, and your home can quickly become hot and uncomfortable. Sunscreens, or solar screens, are made of vinyl-coated polyester. They help to keep your home cooler by reflecting and absorbing the majority of the sunlight, blocking it from entering your home. The screens also help create shade within your home, further reducing the effects of the sun’s warming rays. At the same time, the screens don’t block your view or make your home overly dark.

How sunscreens affect your home heating and cooling bills

Sunscreens can lower the temperature in your home by up to 20 degrees, making a major impact on your comfort level and your energy bills.  When your home is naturally cooler, you won’t have to turn on your air conditioner as frequently, and when it is on, it won’t have to combat the sun’s heat to keep your home cool. In fact, heat gain from solar rays accounts for an estimated one-third of a home’s cooling costs. Sunscreens cut that heat gain by 80 to 90 percent.

How your home can benefit from sunscreens in other ways

While solar screens generally are sought for their ability to lower home cooling costs and to make a home more comfortable in warm summer months, sunscreens have even more to offer your home! Because sunscreens block UV rays, they can help preserve your furniture, flooring and home décor from damage and fading caused by solar rays. They also can reduce the sun’s glare in your home, providing a softer, more gentle natural light plants enjoy and that won’t hurt your eyes or interfere you’re your television. During colder winter months, when there generally isn’t enough sun to contribute to heating your home, sunscreens can act as added insulation, helping to keep warm air in and blocking any cool drafts from making their way into your home.

On top of all of that, sunscreens are attractive! They can add to your home’s style. Sunscreens come in a variety of colors and trims to match your home’s exterior. You also can pick from a variety of grid styles to complement your home’s architecture and enhance its aesthetic appeal.

How to outfit your home with sunscreens

If you’re sold on adding sunscreens to your home and live around Sacramento — or if you’d like to hear more about how they can benefit your home — call A to Z Window Screens to schedule an appointment today at 916-408-2496! Our sunscreen experts can show you all of your solar screen options and provide more information on how your home stands to benefit from the addition of sunscreens.

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