16
Dec

Rescreening Window Frames

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Rescreening Window Frames

If insects are invading your home, it could be that your window screens are in need of repair. If the screen frame, usually made of wood or metal, is in good shape there is no need for replacement of the entire frame, simply rescreen the frame.

When rescreening, instead of using ordinary metal or vinyl material, consider a dense vinyl mesh. This material will not only keep out bugs but will also prevent a significant amount of heat from the sun from entering your home.

An average-size screen will take only about 15 minutes for a do-it-yourselfer, with a cost under $5.

For a screen with an aluminum frame, you’ll need a pair of needle-nose pliers, a razor knife with a sharp blade and a spline installation tool or spline roller, which looks like a pizza cutter.

In most aluminum-framed screens, the screen material is held in place by a vinyl bead called spline which is inserted into a channel that runs the entire perimeter of the frame. You need to remove the spline in order to remove the old screen material and install the new screen material. Use the needle-nose pliers to grasp one end of the spline, usually found at a corner, and peel it back until reaching the other end. The spline generally is installed in one piece, but due to aging may have to be removed in pieces. Once the spline has been removed, simply peel back the old screen and dispose of it and the spline.

To install the new screen, cut a piece of vinyl screen material approximately two or three inches longer than the frame in both directions. Next lay the screen over the frame and, starting at a corner, insert one end of the new spline into the channel. Once the spline has been started with a steady downward pressure use the spline roller to pack the remaining spline in one continuous piece around the entire perimeter of the frame.

When you reach the corner where you began, use a razor knife to carefully trim any excess spline. Again, with the razor knife, trim the excess screen material at the joint where the spline meets the aluminum frame.

The process for wood is much the same, with a few exceptions. First, while some wood frames have channels like aluminum ones, others do not. Those with channels are handled much like their aluminum counterparts, generally with the addition of a small piece of wood trim to conceal the channel.

Wood frames with no channel rely on staples rather than spline for strength. Once the screen material is stapled into place at the perimeter, the staples should be concealed with a small piece of wood trim. After installing the trim with small finish nails, use a razor knife to trim the excess.

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30
Nov

Retractable Window Screens

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Retractable window screen Sunshades

Whether in your home or office, without the Retractable Window Screen Sunshade system managing sunshine can be an impossible task. We appreciate the natural sunlight that brightens up our rooms, but are frustrated by the glare it creates on our computer screens, televisions or in our faces when we try to read or talk with friends.

It is difficult to protect our furniture and flooring from fading by the suns rays, but still we don’t want to give up our precious view of the outside. Let’s not forget the uncomfortable heat it causes in the late afternoon! Retractable Window Screen Sunshade systems are the answer to these problems.

The high tech fabrics used in these screens are designed to filter the sunlight, rather than blocking it out. It effectively reduces heat absorption, prevents cooling loss, and helps to eliminate glare. While they provide substantial protection against fading they still preserve the outside view. Over the years Complete Screens Mobile Retractable Screen Service has been installing motorized roll-up screens and shades and we have the experience and technological background to provide you with truly effective sunlight management.

Applications are for: Windows screens, Doors Screens, Patios and Decks, garage doors,

Benefits are: Control Interior Temperature, Protect Interior Decor, Reduce Cooling Costs,

Maintains Views, Reduces Glare, Limits UV Exposure

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22
Oct

What is a retractable screen door?

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What is a retractable screen door?

The Retractable screen door is perfect for virtually all screen door applications. With the retractable screen door extended, the flexible screen mesh door is held closed by a magnet. A gentle pull on the handle causes the disappearing screen door to retract entirely into the small housing, virtually disappearing when not in use.

Our disappearing screen doors are unique because they can be mounted inside the doorframe or on the surface of the interior or exterior molding.

These disappearing screen doors are ideal for screening French Doors, in- or out-swinging doors, and for those beautiful entry doors that you don’t want to hide behind bulky screen doors. The retractable screen door can be placed anywhere an old style swinging screen door is installed, including windows.

Our retractable screen doors Were specifically designed for ease of use and durability. Custom cut to fit your need then installed by our specialist. Your just a phone call away from owning a beautiful retractable screen door!

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