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A Family, Their Dog, and His Favorite Screen Door

Baxter-pup

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.

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Sliding Screen Door Maintenance

Sliding Screen Door Maintenance

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..

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What makes our DIY screen door kit so unique?

KD Kits for Sliding Screen Doors

What makes our DIY screen door kit so unique?

Screen doors come in two types of configuration. Assembled and unassembled or partially assembled. Best Custom Screens partially assembled screen door kit is the easiest DIY kit available. Continue reading What makes our DIY screen door kit so unique?

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All you need to know about buying the correct screen door.

Screen Door

How do I pick a new screen door?

Screen door a very familiar thing for us. But it becomes so confusing when we are told to pick up the
right one for us in term of durability, price and aesthetics. Not all the doors play the are same. Continue reading All you need to know about buying the correct screen door.

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8 Ft Sliding Screen Door Problem

The 8 Foot Screen Door Length Problem

You can go to any hardware store (Lowes or Home Depot) and other apartment supply stores to purchase a Sliding Glass Screen Door, but you will only be able to buy up to 81” in length. Continue reading 8 Ft Sliding Screen Door Problem

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Spring is the season for Screens!

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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. Continue reading Spring is the season for Screens!

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Best Lubricant For Stubborn Sliding Door Track

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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. Continue reading Best Lubricant For Stubborn Sliding Door Track

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Choosing the right screen mesh revealed.

Fiberglass Mesh

Choosing the right screen mesh can be difficult.

Let’s make it simple today… Continue reading Choosing the right screen mesh revealed.

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Make Your Home Safe

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. Continue reading Make Your Home Safe

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One Scientist Thinks He’s Built A Better Mosquito Trap

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One Scientist Thinks He’s Built A Better Mosquito Trap

One Scientist Thinks He’s Built A Better Mosquito Trap. A scientist in Australia has come up with an insecticide-free way to control a particularly pesky species of mosquito. Continue reading One Scientist Thinks He’s Built A Better Mosquito Trap

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Home improvement store helps us create a higher level of service

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Home improvement store helps us create a higher level of service

Home Improvement store helps us create a higher level of service.  Have you ever shopped at one of the big orange or blue home improvement stores and didn’t find what you were looking for?  Then you asked someone who works there for help. With an empty look on their face, they send you to an aisle clear across the other side of the warehouse,  but you still cannot find what you need.  Well I sure have had that problem!  The level of expertise is no longer available in some of corporate America’s big box brand stores.

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Los Angeles County West Nile Virus

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Los Angeles County West Nile Virus

Within the last year, Los Angeles County has seen a rise in West Nile Virus cases with over 200 being reported and leading to the death of 17 individuals. In a recent report for the Los Angeles Times, L.A. County is the 3rd highest in West Nile Virus cases with that number expected to increase. Record high fall temperatures are contributing to the rise in cases as warmer weather helps the virus to spread in a much rapid rate. Continue reading Los Angeles County West Nile Virus

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Zika Virus Threatens Homes: Nuisance to Public Health Threat

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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. Continue reading Zika Virus Threatens Homes: Nuisance to Public Health Threat