This is the story of a screen door. Seriously. And it’s a tearjerker.
Screen doors aren’t commonly thought of as heroes, but for the Williams family, their sliding screen door with integrated doggy door has been a central feature of their lives.
Baxter is the family’s labrador retriever, and he became an essential member of the family the moment David, the oldest child, locked eyes with the jubilant, animated little puppy. David was eight at the time, two years older than his sister Anita.
Understandably, Anita’s tiny mind exploded in delight when Baxter first bounded through the doggy door the day his family brought him home. She squealed with happiness and lavished him with kisses and cuddles, deciding right then that he was her very best friend.
David was more subdued, but he loved nothing more than to take Baxter out in the backyard to chase a stick. David relished leaving the sliding glass door open on his way out to the yard so that he could see Baxter come bursting through the doggy door in the way only puppies can — a frenzied explosion of fur and fun tearing across the deck and out into the grass.
Shelly and Mike Williams, the parents in this story, appreciated the craftsmanship of their sliding screen door. It came standard with PetScreen dog and cat-proof screening by Phifer. As a puppy Baxter could (and frequently did) jump up on the screening material without damaging it. It’s manufactured to be puncture-resistant, able to stand up to scratching, chewing, slobbering, and clawing. All the Williamses knew was that it was Baxter-proof.
The doggy door mechanism was equally well-made. No matter how many times Baxter crashed into it when he missed the opening or wiggled around playfully while halfway through, the door never flinched. It was firmly bolted to the screen door frame, ensuring that Baxter’s puppy antics couldn’t phase it. And since Shelly had the door sized to fit Baxter when he grew up, they were comfortable that it would stand the test of time.
And it did.Read More »A Family, Their Dog, and His Favorite Screen Door
Maintenance on Sliding Screen Doors
Sliding screen doors are good looking and functional but very delicate or weak in terms of durability. Most of the time they don’t glide smoothly on the track and the screens become torn very often, the door track becomes full of debris and and dirt etc. All those reason make the sliding screen door less durable and unsteady.
Sliding screen door maintenance consists of few steps. They are more or less like the following..
How do I improve the air in my home?
In very subconscious mind we often think that outdoor air pollution can impact our health. Outside weather, the ground, waterways come first into our mind when we think about pollution. But indoor air pollution cause severe and significant health hazard. Indoor air pollution level is two to five time – sometimes hundred times higher. A survey shown that most people spend almost 90% of their time indoors.Read More »Improving Indoor air quality.
Spring is the season for Screens!
Today is the first day of spring in the year 3/20/2021. Steve Tristan in Columbus Ohio shares his thoughts on spring time and how beautiful it is outside. It’s time to start that spring cleaning and get some new window screens, screen doors, and blinds.
All the flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, and the eggs are hatching this spring.
The amount of rain this year brought California out of drought. The state had been in a serious drought since 2011. snow packed Mountains, as well as the lakes, rivers and reservoirs are flowing massive amounts of water.
In addition, California wildflowers are in super bloom, including the well know poppy because of the increased amount of rain. Golden poppies have started blanketing the Antelope Valley, near our shop in Acton.Read More »Spring is the season for Screens!
Alum-A-Lub is the Best Lubricant for Sliding Screen Door Tracks
Sliding screen doors look splendid and keep the interior bug-free and dust-free as well. But they are so annoying
when we have difficulties to slide them smoothly. Being in this business for over 30 years we often hear from
our customers regarding this issue. Today we will try to sort out the problem.Read More »Best Lubricant For Stubborn Sliding Door Track
Choosing the right screen mesh can be difficult.
Let’s make it simple today…Read More »Choosing the right screen mesh revealed.
Make Your Home Safe While Getting The Most Out Of What You Pay For.
Make your home safe while getting the most out of what you pay for. We often feel anxiety about our home safety while we are at office, on a business trip or even on a tropical vacation. Knowing that everything is safe back at home brings us peace in mind. Before going to a vacation or to a business trip we always should follow some safety tips, e,g; request someone specially the neighbors to keep an eye on your house, unplugging electronics, ensure security system is working and of course not do a announcement to publicly regarding your vacation.Read More »Make Your Home Safe
Zika Virus Threatens Homes: Nuisance to Public Health Threat
Shocking news of the mosquito-borne Zika virus bewildered thousands all over the world! The common mosquito turned from a nuisance into a serious public health threat during an outbreak that hit many around the globe last year.Read More »Zika Virus Threatens Homes: Nuisance to Public Health Threat
CAUTION: Zika Virus Found in Long Beach
Attention all those visiting or living in the Los Angeles area. Just earlier today CBS Los Angeles news reported that the Zika Virus was found in Long Beach!Read More »CAUTION: Zika Virus Found in Long Beach
MARDI GRAS “FAT TUESDAY” SPECIAL
ON SLIDING SCREEN DOOR AND ROLLER SHADES
Mardi Gras “Fat Tuesday” Special. Mardi Gras is upon us! The annual tradition also known as “Fat Tuesday” is here. Celebrate hard with food and festival before the fasting season of the Lent begins. Read More »Mardi Gras “Fat Tuesday” Special
Glass Build 2016 window industry show – We had a swinging good time at Glass Build 2016!
We made our reservations for most of our staff to attend the Glass Build America industry show. The show specializes in glass, windows and doors. All of a sudden there was a heavy workload during our off season. So, we could only take a few of people for a quick turnaround flight. We have no complaints about having business growth and It’s all good, bring it on!Read More »Glass Build 2016 window industry show
Yelp page Best Custom Screens
The Yelp page Best Custom Screens. Hey everyone! Please check out the Best Custom Screens Yelp page. Anyone have anything really good to say about the Best Custom Screens? Did you order a sliding screen doors and window screens? Read More »Yelp page Best Custom Screens