Category Archives: Screens

Installation of screens in Calabasas

This home needed the window screens replaced. The owner called us for a free estimate and  we scheduled an appointment with him Saturday morning. She could only schedule the appointment for Saturdays, because she works during the week so she was looking for a mobile screen service that worked on weekends.                                                                                                                                                                                We are open for business Saturday & Sunday.

We are able to talk to both members of the household on weekends. Since both decision makers are at home during our scheduled weekend appointments the decisions needed to be made about color of  screen frames, color of screen mesh. style of sliding screen doors, color and application of retractable screen doors (invisible screens) Style and color of double set of french doors, and other added installations like pet screen, pet doors, pet grills, etc… can be done most of the time on the spot. There is no need to wait for the other to get home to consult with.

We specialize in high quality rescreening and reframing of windows and doors. All jobs are performed on-site for a custom fit. We provide all sizes of sliders with extruded aluminum frames, using only top quality fiberglass screens in nine available colors. Visa and Mastercard accepted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Retractable Screens, Disappearing Screens and Roll away Screens in the following areas
Agoura Hills 91301,Bel Air 90077,Beverly Glen,Beverly Hills 90209,90210,90211,90212,
90213,Brentwood 90049,Los Angeles 91376,90048,90035,90034,90004,90005,90010,
Burbank 91501,91502,91503,91504,91505,91506,91507,91508,91509,91510,91521,91522
91523,91526,Calabasas 91302,91372,Camarillo 93010,93011,93012,Canoga Park 91303,
91304,91305,91309,Chatsworth 91311,91312,91313,Encino 91316,91416,91426,91436,
Glendale 91201,91202,91203,91204,91205,91206,91207,91208,91209,91210,91214,
91221,91222,91224,91225,91226,Glendale 91344,91394,Hidden Hills 91302,Malibu
90263,90264,90265,Mission Hills 91345,91346,91395,Moorpark 93020,93021,Newbury
Park 91319,91320,North Hills 91343,91393,Notrh Hollywood 91601,91602,91603,91605,
91606,91609,91611,91612,91618,Northridge 91324,91325,91326,91327,91328,91329,91330
Pacoima 91331,91333,91334,Panaorama City 91402,91412,Porter Ranch 91326,Reseda
91335,91377,San Fernando 91340,91341,Santa Monica 90401,90402,90403,90404,90405,
90406,90407,90408,90409,90410,90411,Sherman Oaks 91403,91413,91423,91495,Simi
Valley 93062,93063,93064,93065,93094,93099,Studio City 91604,91614,Sun Valley
91352,91353,Sylmar 91342,91392,Tarzana 91356,91357,Thousand Oaks 91358,91360,
91362,Toluca Lake 91610,Topanga 90290,Tujunga 91042,91043,Universal City 91608,
Valley Village 91607,91617,Van Nuys 91316,91388,91401,91402,91403,91404,91405,
91406,91407,91408,91409,91410,91411,91412,91413,91416,91423,91426,91436,91470,
91482,91495,91496,91497,91499,Ventura 93001,93002,93003,93004,93005,93006,
93007,93009,West Hills 91307,91308,Westlake Village 91359,91361,91363,Winnetka
91306,91396,Woodland Hills 91364,91365,91367,91371,91399.

All new Window & Door Screens in Sherman Oaks house

Sherman Oaks home
A resident of  The San Fernando Valley had purchased his new home in a beautiful part of Sherman Oaks, but all the window screens, sliding and swinging screen doors were missing. When I arrived the house looked like this.
Missing screens
Missing screens

Only a few old screens were still installed and he noticed the old anodized (grey) window screen frames were very thin  and flimsy and the screen mesh on them was the old grey mesh  which is pretty outdated. We do not recommend the grey screen mesh on certain homes and this was one of them.

The owner looked us up on the “Yellow Book “Pages and then saw our web page and checked us out online. He made an appointment with me for a free estimate at a convenient time for him. I arrived at our scheduled time and he started taking me around the house and showing me all the window and door encasement’s. I was taking measurements and showing him our catalog and then samples of screen frames, sliding screen doors and swinging screen doors. He decided on the white enamel finish frames for, both window screen and screen doors. He liked the charcoal heavy duty screen mesh which looks great with the white enamel frames.

Installing th 1st custom made screen
Installing th 1st custom made screen

I wrote up an free estimate for him and he was very pleased with the price, We offer different forms of payment  such as credit cards, checks and even payment plans. He was aware of them before he called us. He was happy to be able to pay with a credit card and apply his 10% discount coupon he printed  it from our web site, ecspecially because new homeowners have a very tight budget for home repairs and improvements.

My web page and Yellow book ads inform our clients that I accept  checks , payment plans (weekly, biweekly or monthly payments ) and credit cards. (visa-mastercard-american express-discover)

It was a beautiful sunny day in Sherman Oaks and by the end of the job our customer had his windows open and was  already  enjoying the cool breeze flowing Through his new home without the concern of insects coming in and even better, began saving money on his utilities bill.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mobile Service for Retractable Screens, Disappearing Screens and Roll away Screens in the following areas:

 Mobile Service in the following areas: Agoura Hills, Bel Air, Beverly Glen, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas, Camarillo, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Glendale, Granada Hills, Hidden Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles,  Malibu, Mission Hills, Moorpark, Newberry Park, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Oak Park, Pacific Palisades, Pacoima, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sylmar, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Toluca Lake, Topanga, Tujunga, Universal City, Van Nuys, Ventura, West Hills, Westlake Village, West San Fernando Valley, Winnetka, Woodland Hills.

Rescreening Window Frames

 

 

Rescreening Window screens
Rescreening Window screens

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.

Mobile Service in the following areas: Agoura Hills, Bel Air, Beverly Glen, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas, Camarillo, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Glendale, Granada Hills, Hidden Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles,  Malibu, Mission Hills, Moorpark, Newberry Park, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Oak Park, Pacific Palisades, Pacoima, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sylmar, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Toluca Lake, Topanga, Tujunga, Universal City, Van Nuys, Ventura, West Hills, Westlake Village, West San Fernando Valley, Winnetka, Woodland Hills. Continue reading Rescreening Window Frames