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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.

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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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We Love Serving Sacramento!

For those of you fortunate enough to live in Sacramento, consider yourself blessed. Everything from the picturesque views, our colorful history, the phenomenal climate, and our varied and diverse citizens make for the ultimate way of life. AtoZ Window Screens offers a unique assortment of products to help our neighbors in and around Sacramento enjoy the year round beautiful weather here. It’s a beautiful day in out neighborhood…won’t you be our neighbor!

SECURITY & SCREEN DOORS

We can handle all of your screen door needs! Screen doors—swinging screen doors, sliding patio screen doors, and ClearView retractable disappearing screen doors—help to improve air circulation on a hot summer day, when your furnace heater is dusty, and when you’re cooking something aromatic in the kitchen. Screen doors allow for more natural lighting and can help reduce your electric bills and can also beautify your home (many have nice architectural elements that can compliment your home’s existing architecture). Lastly, screen doors are very easy to repair (if the dogs or kids break through, it costs far less to repair a screen door than a glass or metal door).

We can handle all of your security door needs as well! When many people hear the term security door, they immediately begin picturing something reminiscent or the traditional (and unsightly) jail bar doors. Trust me when I tell you that this is NOT what we offer. We can provide you with a strong security door that doesn’t detract from the overall look of your home. These doors will help you breathe easy knowing that you’ve got a secure barrier that’ll let the beautiful cross-breezes in, yet at the same time keeps both the bugs and the thugs out!

WINDOW SCREENS

We carry a wide assortment of window screens: sun/solar screens, privacy screens, bug screens, and pet screens. Window screens are a very practical addition to your window to assist with keeping he bugs and debris outside when your windows are open while still allowing the fresh air to circulate. With an AtoZ window screen, you’ll be able to leave your windows open and enjoy the nice breeze that will flow through your home. Sun/solar screens will block out the harmful UV rays that can damage your furniture. Privacy screens will allow you to walk around your home comfortably without worrying about nosy neighbors peering in. Bug screens will keep the bugs where they belong…outside. Pet screens will hold up much better to the wear and tear that only our pets can exert on things. Either way you go, AtoZ has your windows covered!

So if you want the cool delta breeze without all of the bugs, or if you need relief from the sun’s heat, glare, and UV rays, you’ve come to the right place. The professional staff at AtoZ Window Screens looks forward to delighting you with our expert, top-notch service and expertise. When you think of window screens, screen doors, or security doors in the Sacramento area, we want you to think of us first. You’ll need to see all of our screen products to believe us when we say we’ve got you covered!

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Happy Father’s Day!

Sunday, June 21st is Father’s Day. It also just so happens that the stars aligned this year and June 21st is also the very first day of summer! I don’t know about you, but I’m taking this as a sign, one that says you should NOT get dad the normal tie or fishing lures yet again this year!

What special and creative gift could you give that would ease dad’s burden, help take advantage of the first day of summer, and benefit the whole family?

Hire AtoZ Window Screens to replace all the broken, ripped, and missing window screens and screen doors around your home! HE’LL LOVE IT!

No dad enjoys spending his precious Saturday trying to fix broken window screens! This Father’s Day, tell dad to sit back, relax, and enjoy watching AtoZ steal the show as we install your new screens so you can enjoy the breeze without the bugs.

And to really sweeten this Father’s Day deal, AtoZ is offering a 10% discount on all insect screen orders over $400. This offer expires June 30, 2015, so hurry!

Schedule your free, in home consultation today and see how easy it is to get new insect screens on your home and give dad a well-deserved break.

We can be reached at 916-408-2496.

Order must be purchased before June 30, 2015. Offer can’t be combined with any other discount or offers.

To learn more about how A to Z Window Screens can get you the breeze without the bugs or THUGS this summer, click here!

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Spring into Action! March 20th is the first day of spring!

Did you know that Spring is finally here! Today (March 20th) is the first day of spring, and warm weather and sunshine are just around the corner.

Traditionally, spring cleaning chores are performed about this time of year, so let me put something on your radar that you probably haven’t been thinking about: Your Window Screens!
When the warm spring weather appears, one of the first things we like to do is open our doors and windows in order to air out the house!
But opening the house up to mother nature’s gentle breezes can be a drag if you have bent, broken, missing, or ripped window screens!
If you need new screens for your windows, or want to have a high end screen door or security door installed, NOW is the time to call A to Z Window Screens! Calling early in the season while it’s still somewhat cooler will ensure your wait times are as short as possible…. if you procrastinate like everyone else, you may end up waiting up to six weeks for new window screens due to the high volume we experience at the first bit of warm weather.
So don’t wait! SPRING into action this spring and get your window screens repaired and replaced in time for the nice weather that’s right around the corner!
We can be reached at 916-408-2496.

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Daylight Savings = 10% off Window Screen Savings!

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.

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Is getting a nice cross breeze worth the risk?

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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Privacy Screens FAQ

Need new window screens? If you live in Sacramento or Northern California and are looking for a sunscreen dealer, you  have come to the right place. We carry and install the full gamut of screen products—one of the biggest selections in our big state.  Among our offerings, we get perhaps the most questions about our sun screens, solar screens, and privacy screens, which provide some pretty astonishing benefits to homeowners. Which brings us to the FAQ portion of this blog post …

What are the benefits of a privacy screen?

A privacy screen fulfills all the roles of an ordinary window screen—keeping bugs and airborne debris out of your home and allowing fresh air in—in addition to a number of other advantages. The most talked about advantage? Privacy screens may keep your home up to 15 degrees cooler, which as you can imagine will significantly reduce your energy bills year-round. These screens may also help protect your flooring and furniture from sun-related fading, and reduce glare on TV and computer screens. Also of particular importance—they provide lots of privacy, as people inside can see out, but people outside cannot see in. These screens are also more durable than traditional screens, making them great for homes with pets and kids.

What’s the difference in a privacy screen and a solar screen?

They are one and the same; the names are interchangeable. Usually people who buy them for sun/light reasons call them solar screens, while people who buy them for privacy reasons call them privacy screens.

Why should I install privacy screens?

In addition to the benefits listed above, which are numerous, sun screens may actually add value to your home when it comes time to sell. In fact, certain sun screens are designed to be particularly ornamental. Our grid screens will match the grids of your existing windows within a quarter of an inch and actually enhance the look of your windows.

Where should privacy screens go?

Most all windows are good candidates for privacy screens, though homes that are particularly bright and sunny may cry out for them more than others. They also are a nice fit with green-friendly or frugal homeowners looking to save money on air-conditioning costs.

How long will sun screens last?

Most screens have an average lifespan of 15-20 years.

To inquire about having solar screens installed in your home, call A to Z Window Screens, which services the greater Sacramento area, at 916-408-2496.

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We are Window and Door Problem Solvers!

The simplest explanation of what we do at A to Z Window Screens is right in our name: We install and repair all kinds of window and door screens. But beyond that, we like to think of ourselves as problem solvers — our clients call us with a problem in need of a solution, and we offer screen products and services that do the job.

Your Problems and Our Solutions

Replacement Bug Screens are just a piece of what we do — A to Z Window Screens can offer solutions for all kinds of simple and not-so-simple screen problems:

Problem: My Pets Keep Destroying Our Bug Screens

This is one we see and hear a lot. It’s a tale as old as time: You open the window to get a little air, and your cat decides to use the screen as a climbing wall, tearing it to tatters in the process. Or you open up the screen door, only for your dog to get excited about a scampering squirrel, shredding the screen in an effort to get at the woodland pal. Our dogs and cats provide a lot of love and companionship, but they’re definitely not the best friends your screens have ever had. You can replace those screens with traditional screens time and again, but that doesn’t solve the core problem: Those screens aren’t strong enough to withstand your pets’ enthusiasm.

Our solution: Installing tough and durable Pet Screens. These are made out of a PVC vinyl-coated polyester yarn that’s thicker and seven times stronger than traditional screens, so it can withstand lots of attention from your pet. But you’ll still get the airflow and visibility you want and expect!

Problem: My AC is on Full Blast 24/7, but My Home is Still Warm!

If your air conditioning is on constant overdrive and you have the energy bills to prove it, there’s a lot you can look at, from insulation to drafty windows and doors or the HVAC itself. But sometimes your problem is just worsened by the summer sun beaming through your windows and baking the house (and fading your furniture and carpets in the process).

Our solution: Sun or Solar Screens. Once installed, these can drop the temperature in your home by as much as 15 degrees by shading, reflecting and absorbing the sun’s rays. An unprotected window allows around 80 percent of the heat that hits the glass to move through; with a solar screen, it’s more like 20 percent — and you’ll see that difference in both the comfort level in your home and your comfort level upon opening your energy bill each month.

Problem: I’d like to put a Screen Door in, but I’m not Confident about their Security

We understand: Even if you really like the idea of leaving a deck or patio door open for a nice evening breeze, screen doors can seem flimsy, and that makes a lot of us feel less than confident and less than secure. That’s why A to Z Window Screens carries and installs a variety of super tough security screen doors that provide strength and confidence without sacrificing beauty. (Strong security doors in and of themselves can act as a deterrent to thieves, just by adding a layer of difficulty and hassle.)

The products we carry look nothing like the steel bars of yesterday — looking at our security doors, you’d think they were installed just for the elegant aesthetic, even if they’re also providing protection and valuable peace of mind.

Those are just a few of the many problems we can help you solve at A to Z Window Screens. Have some thoughts about ways we can improve the windows and doors in your home? Give us a call — we’d love to help!

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