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Fix stuck or crossed over vertical blinds

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Some uncomplicated tricks to fix stuck vertical blinds.

Vertical blinds will stay at the top when we talk about window coverings. Vertical blinds do a great job to let breezes inside home. This window treatment are very good for light filtering or light control. but when sometimes the sliding glass doors are in open position the winds misalign the vanes. It causes the vanes not properly turn around. It’s very annoying when your lovely blinds vanes are misaligned and stuck. Many of our customer asks why their vertical blind won’t turn. There are easy fixes for that. You don’t even need to remove the blinds. We see this issue many time when customers call us for blinds repair.

some common troubleshooting process to fix stuck vertical blinds

Lets go go over some common troubleshooting process after this we will show you visually how Steve has fixed a same issue by using only fingers within 1 minute..

1. Turn the louvers closed to see which vanes are out of alignment.

2. pull the chain or twist the wand till it stops moving.

3. When it stopped moving ..Give it a firm and steady tug, you may hear unusual loud noise from the cord but no worries. Its normal.

4. Now do the same to the opposite direction till you hear the loud harsh noise.

5. The misaligned vane should be ok by this time. it should now turn easily.

Hope you got a very simple solution to fix a misaligned vane. Now lets see what Steve shows us in one of our customers apartment.

Steve fixes stuck vertical blinds in less than just 1 minute.

This day he was called out to an apartment building in Hollywood, that was originally completed by the company during new construction. Best Custom Screens installed all the blinds here. We found it odd that they would already have a problem with their vertical blinds on the patio doors.

So he went out and discovered that it was a common problem that happens out there. The vanes were crossed over, because the tenant had left the patio sliding door open, when the blinds were closed. That is a big error, as this could of actually of damaged the blinds. Fortunately our team was there to take care of the problem and film this short video to help all of you out there.

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Potential and Challenges of US Window Replacement & Installation Market 2021

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According to Key Media & Research the North American window and door industry market is around $23.5 billion in 2021. It’s expected to grow over 5.9% CAGR from 2021 to 2026 by industry experts and researchers. This particular industry is driven by the wholesalers, distributors, handyman, businesspersons accompanied by the industrial chain structure. Some top companies play the key role of this this industry. Such as

Industry Information

This report extracted information from the key participants operating in the window covering industry. A comprehensive research was conducted on the market dynamics, competition, consumer behavior and future tendency. The unprecedented Covid-19 outbreak is also taken into consideration during the report made by MarketQuest.biz.

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Klein Tools Tape Measure Review

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Tape measure review by Steve Tristan

Tape measure is a very common tool in our everyday life. This tool is used by almost every professional of every industry. From spaceship designer to automobile engineer, civil engineer to plumber, carpenter, handyman, fashion designer, interior designer, tailors there are so many to list who are using this very essential tool. This tool even plays an essential role in our family life as well. Being in the Home and Garden industry for over 3 decades we never spent a single day without using tape measure. Now the tape measure is omnipresent even showing up in a form of key chain. Our installers and production guys have been taking measurement of sliding screen door, window screens, shades, blinds everyday by this tool and can identify different feature and characteristics of tape measure manufactures by different companies. Our team put an effort today to do Klein Tools Tape Measure Review.

Top Tape measure Brands

There are many tools manufacturer who makes tape measure. But there are some top brands who holds the most market share of tape measures.

Hidden Tape measure hacks

Steve Tristan shows how the magnet on the end of Klein Tools tape measure works. This tape was reviewed before by Steve showing the stance of how large you can open it’s up to 13 feet so in his opinion this was a really good tape measure but mainly today he wants to show you how this magnet on the end works so check it out

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Ranked #1 worst city for mosquitoes is LA

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Ranked #1 worst city for mosquitoes

A rating by the pest management firm Orkin ranked the highest 50 mosquito-infested cities throughout the nation. It says that LA is ranked number 1 for mosquito beating out Atlanta, who was the top rank for seven consecutive years. It’s done on the variety of prospects who made mosquito calls between April 2020 and March 2021.

Ranked #1 worst city for mosquitoes

Ranked #1 worst city for mosquitoes is LA and three new worst cities all in the West Coast: Seattle, San Diego and Fresno for mosquitoes broke into the list this year. In the top five on that list, there were Washington D.C., Dallas and Chicago.

Mosquitoes typically become active when temperatures are above 68 degrees Fahrenheit and it starts to breed at May and last through September. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mosquitoes are most likely to bite between dusk and dawn.

Source: https://abc7.com/mosquitoes-la-orkin-worst-cities-for-in-us/10693039/

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How Retractable Screen Doors Bring the Outside In

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Only When You Want

If you have a back deck, covered porch, or patio, you understand the joy of outdoor living. When you throw open the doors, your walls no longer bound your home. Your yard becomes an extension of your living space.

You might grill out on summer nights while your family lounges, enjoying the warm air and good conversation. Your neighbors may join the fun, creating a safe and enjoyable spot to grow your community. Life is better when your indoor and outdoor worlds are one.

Screen doors make this a reality. They provide a barrier against everything we want to keep out of our homes while connecting us to everything we love. But a standard screen door isn’t appropriate for every application. If you have a wide opening to cover, like the space between the posts ringing your enclosed patio but you want full view and fresh air then you might want a retractable screen door that protects you when you want it but tucks away when you don’t. Retractable screen door is the ultimate screen solution for large opening.

Retractable screen doors spool away like a roller blind when not in use. They’re perfect for wide double doors, french doors, or openings of any size. They can stand as a formidable barrier against the elements when needed and then virtually disappear when they’re not. They’re temporary walls that let in light and air and then transition you seamlessly into the outdoors.

You’re Free to Live as You Choose

Retractable screen doors let you define your space and change it on the fly. There’s a freedom that comes with this kind of versatility. It’s simple to open up a large entrance when you need one. You can retract two screens in your enclosed porch to let the kids run in and out or tuck away all sides and create an open, covered patio.

Your double doors can give way to a screen when you need the protection it provides. You’ll enjoy the benefits of a spring breeze clearing the stale winter air from your home while keeping bugs and other critters where they belong. Then, when you want a double-wide, unobstructed entrance and natural light you zip the screen back into its housing, and your interior and exterior spaces are joined. You can pass between them effortlessly, allowing your family and guests to drift in and out as the mood strikes them.

Retractable units fulfill the promise of open protection in places where traditional screen doors won’t fit. Their applications are only limited by your imagination. They can screen almost any entryway, turning open spaces into rooms and rooms back into boundless opportunities to explore the outdoors. This amazing screens can be used in both window and door.

Your Home, Only Bigger

When your exterior spaces are as accessible as the inside of your home, your world grows. The walls that we put up, separating us from other people, disappear. The limitations that we place on ourselves evaporate. The world is no longer divided between us and them. There is only us — you and the people you love, wherever they are.

It may sound strange to talk about screen doors in such cinematic terms, but the truth is that the barriers we put up to keep the world out also keep us in. It’s nice to have the option to take them away entirely sometimes and just live free.

Benefits of Retractable Screen Doors

  • Retractable screens make it easy to screen an existing entry door.
  • Use on inward or outward doors.
  • Perfect solution for French Doors.
  • Enjoy the unobstructed view through the door.
  • When the screen is retracted when not in use, the fabric is protected from harmful UV rays, dirt and weather. 
  • Screening material significantly outlasts traditional flat door screens.
  • Plus you don’t need to remove and store away the screens in the winter.
  • Smooth operating system that features a compact and attractive screen housing.
  • Select systems do not slam back.
  • Insect pile to keep the pests out.
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How French Screen Doors Connect You to What’s Important

What's so important about French Screen Doors?

A door is more than just a door, especially when it’s a Best Custom Screens french screen door. Screen doors help keep the outside out without cutting us off from our communities. Imagine relaxing on your couch, the sounds drifting in of neighborhood children laughing and neighbors happily chatting, reminding you that you’re not alone.

Screens provide a barrier that breathes, allowing your home to inhale fresh air and exhale stale, scrubbing your interior environment of bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants. You feel the difference the moment you walk into the room. The air is lighter, cooler, and seems alive with the energy of your neighborhood.

A screen door is a portal to your home, the first thing people see as they approach. It’s a point of pride and a warm greeting at the end of the day. It welcomes in friends and family, making the occasion special, whether it is or not.

A door is more than just a door. It’s the entrance to your life. And screen doors keep you connected to more of it.

Life Is About Connection

We seek connection. It’s one of those uniquely human characteristics that define our lives. When we shut ourselves away from others, we wither and die. We cut out a critical part of ourselves when we cut out other people.

In contrast, when we open ourselves to the full richness of human experience, we become more alive than we ever thought possible. Negativity drops away, replaced by warmth, empathy, and connectedness. We become more ourselves than ever before. Growth becomes possible, and we work to improve.

French screen doors symbolize this process. They open our homes to the world while simultaneously keeping us safe. On a bright spring day, you can throw open your entry doors and gaze out over your street, the sounds of life outside your four walls filtering in. You’ll feel the breeze tickling your face and smell fresh flowers as they wake from their winter’s sleep. All the while, bugs and other critters are kept safely outside. You can breathe easy, knowing you’re a part of something larger than yourself.

French Screen Doors Are a Stylish Addition to Any Home

Life isn’t a contest, but sometimes — well, sometimes it is. When your home has great curb appeal, it makes you feel better about yourself. You become the envy of your neighbors when your house is the best looking on the block. And if you install your screen doors yourself, all the better. Then you get the satisfaction of a job well done. You get to flex your DIY chops, expand your knowledge, and save some money in the process.

French screen doors add modern style with a timeless appeal. Replacing traditional sliding screen doors with french screen doors adds an unexpected element that sets your home apart from the crowd. They tell your neighbors that you have bold tastes and a sense of adventure. Your home is a reflection of you. When it shines, you shine.

So let it shine brightly, welcoming you home.

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Benefits of French Screen Doors

The Benefits of French Screen Doors

How French Screen Doors Connect You to What’s Important

A door is more than just a door, especially when it’s a Best Custom Screens French Screen Door.

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Screen doors help keep the outside out without cutting us off from our communities. Imagine relaxing on your couch, the sounds drifting in of neighborhood children laughing and neighbors happily chatting, reminding you that you’re not alone.

Best Benefits

  • Screens provide a barrier that breathes, allowing your home to inhale fresh air and exhale stale.
  • Scrubbing your interior environment of bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants.
  • You feel the difference the moment you walk into the room. The air is lighter, cooler, and seems alive with the energy of your neighborhood.
  • A screen door is a portal to your home, the first thing people see as they approach.
  • It’s a point of pride and a warm greeting at the end of the day.
  • It welcomes in friends and family, making the occasion special, whether it is or not.
  • A door is more than just a door. It’s the entrance to your life. And screen doors keep you connected to more of it.
Swinging & Retractable Screens available for French Doors

Life Is About Connection

We seek connection. It’s one of those uniquely human characteristics that define our lives. When we shut ourselves away from others, we wither and die. We cut out a critical part of ourselves when we cut out other people.

In contrast, when we open ourselves to the full richness of human experience, we become more alive than we ever thought possible. Negativity drops away, replaced by warmth, empathy, and connectedness. We become more ourselves than ever before. Growth becomes possible, and we work to improve.

French screen doors symbolize this process. They open our homes to the world while simultaneously keeping us safe.

On a bright spring day, you can throw open your entry doors and gaze out over your street, the sounds of life outside your four walls filtering in. You’ll feel the breeze tickling your face and smell fresh flowers as they wake from their winter’s sleep.

All the while, bugs and other critters are kept safely outside. You can breathe easy, knowing you’re a part of something larger than yourself.

French Screen Doors Are a Stylish Addition to Any Home

Life isn’t a contest, but sometimes — well, sometimes it is.

When your home has great curb appeal, it makes you feel better about yourself. You become the envy of your neighbors when your house is the best looking on the block.

And if you install your screen doors yourself, all the better. Then you get the satisfaction of a job well done. You get to flex your DIY chops, expand your knowledge, and save some money in the process.

French screen doors add modern style with a timeless appeal.

Replacing traditional sliding screen doors with french screen doors adds an unexpected element that sets your home apart from the crowd.

They tell your neighbors that you have bold tastes and a sense of adventure. Your home is a reflection of you. When it shines, you shine.

So let it shine brightly, welcoming you home.

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Best Tape Measure Review. Secret Unveiled.

Tape Measure Comparison

The best tape measure reviewed. Tricks and tips how to choose the best one.

Tape Measure a very significant and historic invention was done in Sheffield, England.  James Chesterman first patented the spring tape measure in the year of 1829. His tape measure was the first one which had marked measurements

In the evolution of time it has become more handy and user friendly. Yet we do have a lot of questions when we go to buy a tape measure for our day to day use.

Steve Tristan, the Director of Operations at www.bestcustomscreens.com answered all the important questions regarding tape measure. He used Stanley Fatmax, Klein Tools tape measure and Komelon Contractor TS magnetic wide blade to determine the most accurate tape measure. The readability of the tape measure is the foremost thing to consider. Steve compared the 3 different tape measures to determine longest standout of the tape measures.

#1 Best Tape Measure Comparison - 25 Foot review. Which one is my new favorite?
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Top 7 reasons to upgrade to solar screens that ensure the energy efficiency of home.

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Beat the heat this summer!!! Save the earth by reducing the usage of air conditioner additionally make your home remarkably aesthetic. Solar Screens stands out to serve the most to your home upgradation.

Summer is knocking at the door while most of the property owners are looking for a solution to minimize the electricity bills in a convenient way. Today’s architectural designs are trying to enable more natural light and air flow in the house with patio doors and windows.  Our todays effort is to inform the home owners, contractors, apartment owners about solar screens and its benefits.

Solar Screen is a special type of mesh or screen that resists the sun ray entering your home.  This special type of mesh/screens are being used in window panels and patio screen doors.

So lets dive into the world of Solar Screens..

Below are the top seven benefits of installing  solar screens at your window and patio.

1. Reduce electricity bill:

Solar Screens are very effective to control electricity bills. It reduces almost 10% to 15% electricity bill annually and a significant percentage of 20% to 25% during the summer.  While we purchase various home appliances that consumes less electricity then why not installing sun screens.

2. Block UV rays:

During the Spring and the Summer UV rays are most strong.  We all take essential care to avoid from sun or UV rays in both the season as we all know that UV rays increases the risk of skin cancer. While going out we take several measure to avoid UV rays like sunscreen lotions, wearing full sleeve shirts etc. But what we never consider is the Sun gives the same ray at our home too. Using sun screen shades can help us to keep away from sun glares.

3. Keeps the furniture and curtains from fading:

Every year we spend enormous to remodel our home by purchasing new curtains and polishing furniture.  Sun rays play the key role for fading furniture and fabric deterioration.  Sun screens or Solar screens keep out the sun in the first place and keeps your furniture and fabric from fading for years.

4. Environment Friendly:

We all want to keep the environment clean and green but on the other hand use air conditioner all day long at home and office which emits CFC or Chlorofluorocarbons. Chlorofluorocarbons destroy the ozone layer of the earth and make our environment uninhabitable. Solar screens naturally decrease the heat inside the home and make the home cooler subsequently we can reduce the use of air conditioner and cooler.

5. Tough and long lasting:

Suntex  solar screens are made to last. Best Custom Screens uses  solar screens made in the United States by Phifer that gives the durability for 10 to 15 years or more.

6. Serves as same as other insect screens:  

solar screens serves as same as other insect screens.  It maintains the view and airflow while keeping the dust, pests and insects out from home.

7. Easy to clean:

Most of the time there is a chance to rip the screen off when we clean the window screens or screen doors. Solar screen are extra tough so the cleaning job become easier as you don’t have to worry about if it tearing off during the wash.

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Screening Material: Protection and Peace of Mind

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What would you say if we told you that you could find connection with your neighbors? An open and airy indoor environment? Protection from the outside? A happy, healthy home, and all rolled up in a bundle small enough to carry under your arm?

It’s not some kind of miracle product, though it’s capable of some pretty miraculous things. Maybe it’s something we use every day, but often fail to appreciate just how important it is to our lives. It’s a roll of humble window and door screening from Best Custom Screens. Plus it provides protection and peace of mind, one linear foot at a time.

How often have you stood at an open window enjoying the sounds of nature? Then as a cool, fresh breeze blows through your hair? Did you worry about bugs flying in as you took in the world outside your home? Could your cat or dog sit happily by your side without fear that they might escape? Was the stale air in your home refreshed? We owe all of these things to window and door screening. A simple mesh that invites in everything we want from the outside while keeping everything else out.

It’s a happy home, available in rolls.

A Happy Home and Happier Pets

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You’re not the only one that enjoys the benefits of home screening. Your furred and feathered friends do, too. On a warm summer day, your cat will happily spend hours sitting in your windows. It be watching a world of wildlife buzz past them. Fido, too! Will avail himself of every opportunity to stand at the screen door. Especially smelling all of the wonders the outside world makes available.

They love to enjoy the outdoors, even when they can’t be outside, and with Best Custom Screens’s pet-safe screening material, you’ll love the fact that they can enjoy the great outdoors without the risk of rips or punctures.

Whether they’re enjoying the outside from indoors, or they’re waiting to come back in after an outdoor adventure, screening material from Best Custom Screens provides the connection they need.

Your kids will love them too

Your kids will benefit, too. Quality screening connects them to a world of imagination. You can let them explore castles, fight pirates, or take a trip into outer space from the comfort of your backyard, all the while staying connected and within earshot. You’ll hear that they’re okay even if you’re somewhere in the house where you can’t see them.

If your existing screens were manufactured using lower-quality materials, and they’re now shredded or full of holes, they can’t do the job they were made for. If they can’t keep out what you don’t want in, then you’re windows will stay closed, shutting you off from the world around you. A roll of quality replacement screening can reconnect you with what’s important.

All of this from a simple roll of window and door screening? If it comes from Best Custom Screens, absolutely.

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