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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.

Quick Fix Stuck vertical blinds
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Potential and Challenges of US Window Replacement & Installation Market 2021

Wnodow covering industry news by Best Custom Screens

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

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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

Klein Tools Tape Measure Review - Steve Tristan shows the features of this measuring device.
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Ranked #1 worst city for mosquitoes is LA

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.


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Top 7 reasons to upgrade to solar screens that ensure the energy efficiency of home.

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.

Learn how to measure window screens.

How to measure window screens
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Enjoying the clean air after it rains

One thing I enjoy about going for my morning walk after it rains is the clean air

Steve Tristan enjoying his morning walk and clean air

I really enjoyed the clean air this morning on my walk. It’s an amazing way to keep your energy up throughout the day. It’s not fun being locked in an office all day, so it’s great to be able to get out early to enjoy the gifts that God has given us outside. If you cannot make it outside then open up those windows and doors to let the outside in. You know where to get new screens if you need some!

Yesterday it was snowing in Acton and raining in the valley.

Let it snow let it snow let it snow….wait a minute it’s not Christmas. Isn’t spring around the corner?
Steve Tristan it’s snowing in Acton
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An easy way on how to read a tape measure with Aidan & Steve

Tape measure lesson

Reading a tape measure is always confusing. It’s mostly because we do not use it regularly. A tape measure is only needed when we need to do any household works. Such as taking the measurement of a door to repair it, changing screen doors, draperies, shades of the windows, altering cloths, making adjustments to the furniture’s and so on. In fact the tape measure is the most basic tool we have in our home.

Who Use Tape Measure

From civil engineers to aerospace engineer, handyman to interior designer no-one can perform without using a tape measure. In Best Custom Screens our single job can not be done without a tape measure. As a matter of fact that our customers should also know how to read tape measure to avoid unexpected wrong measurement issues.

Why Should We Learn Using Tape Measure

People always think that it’s a task of a handyman to take the measurements and install screen doors or window treatments. But today it’s getting expensive to hire a handyman specially when thats a job for 10 to 20 minutes. Being handy with tape measure and other tools will make you more comfortable to accomplish the task yourself.

Accepting The New Normal

Despite of saving money the new world situation making us to think if we should let unknown people or outsider inside of home in this Covid or pandemic situation.

Make your kids more active and enthusiastic

Aiden is a school going kid and a very energized and enthusiastic guy learns using the basic tools during the Pandamic instead of spending time playing video games all day long. He is the only son of the Director operation Steve Tristan at Best Custom Screens.

Active Kid Trying to measure

So today Aiden wants to show how to read a tape measure with his dad Steve. Hope you’ll all enjoy the video.

My son Aidan and I go over the basics on how to read a tape measure. We find that many people make errors when measuring for their window screens and screen doors. Always measure twice and write down once. #tapemeasurehack