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Know anyone who can hang window screens?
We are moving to a new apartment on the third floor. The
windows open all the way up and they are 2 feet off the
ground. We want to put up screens to keep out the bugs and
to prevent our rumbunctious toddler from plummeting to her
death. The landlord says we can put them in if we want but
won't pay for them herself (kind of stingy but oh well).
Does anyone know anyone who is cheep who can put up about 15
screens in the piedmont area?? Thank you! keep the toddler
inside and buggies outside!
We used screen mobile, but they were not 3 stories up. Fyi.
- a while back there was an article in consumer reports or
another publication about how people depend on window
screens as child barriers, but they do not work when kids
push on them . It went on to say that kids injure
themselves severely and die every year from falling out
windows that are screened. It is a false sense of security.
I recommend that you also install child proof bsrs or nother
barrier that is made to keep kids from falling. I beleieve
there are some groups that wll install them for you. There
is probably a Requrement for your landlord to allow it, if
not pay for it. Call your city rent board and ask. Mom
Please be aware that the screens typically used to keep
insects out will not prevent a toddler from falling out. You
actually need two separate things: Insect screens and then
something sturdy enough to prevent a toddler from falling
out or a means to allow the window to open by only a couple
of inches. safety first mom
Where to buy a wood screen door
We are looking to buy a wood screen door for the back of our
1930s bungalow. I see a lot of houses in the Berkeley area with
nice vintage-looking ones, and I wonder where they got them (I
realize that some may be originals, but many look new). I would
love to know of an actual retail store where we can go and look
at them. Otherwise, does anyone have any experience with the
various wood screen door companies online? Thanks so much!
As crazy as it sounds I have a wooden screen door from Home
Depot. It ran about $100.00, plus hardware, another $25.00, and
I put it in with a friend. We did need a table saw to trim door
size. The surround is all wood with a screen on top, small
piece of wood in middle, then another screen on bottom. It
works well, and looks good, but beware of dogs pushing noses
Need a screen for extra-wide door
I have an extra-wide door and I'm having a hard time finding a screen door to fit. Our door is 41 1/2" and the
opening is 42". So far it looks like my only option is to have it custom-made by an online company. Surely
there must be places I can buy something like this locally... right?
Have you thought about installing one of the disappearing screen
doors? My in-laws had the opposite problem from you- a narrow
door- and solved it by installing a do-it-yourself rolling-up
into the side disappearing screen door. You can buy the kits at
Home Depot or I have seen flyers for a company that installs
them. We are actually going to put one on our front door- the
old screen broke from too many little hands pushing through it
or slamming it. That is the beauty of the disappearing ones- you
only use it when you need it and it is out of the way all winter
when it is too cold to leave the doors open. Look online or at
Screens for your windows
I highly recommend "Screens to Go" if you are looking for someone to custom make screens for
your windows. Will is extremely professional, friendly and reasonably priced. You can
reach him at 510-278-1740.
Screen installation to keep out the mosquitos?
We have an old house with many casement windows, and are suffering from mosquitos...
I checked on the BPN website and only found one suggestion for screen installers, a franchise called ScreenMobile. Does anyone have experience with them, or can you recommend someone else who can do good screen installation? We really need something that will fit well, and would love to look into the retractable kind.
We live in a neighborhood with lots of moths and mosquitos, we like to have our windows open often. We have had pull down screens on our casement windows for several years and they are great. They operate a bit like a pull down shade. When not needed, the screen rolls up into a container mounted at the top inside of the window frame. When you have the window open and want to pull the screen down, you just pull down the screen and it is guided by two small unobtrusive tracks on either side of the internal window frame. The screen mobile folks installed pull down screens for our casement windows and fixed screens for our double hung windows. A building contractor installed pull across screens for our french doors (they work great, too, but are a bit stiff for our little kid.) GO for the pull down screens for your casement windows. They are great.
mosquito-less house owner
We hired Screenmobile last summer, and they were great. They do retractable screens, screen doors and regular screens. They came over and installed some inexpensive screens on our windows and were very nice about it, even though it was a very small job ($75). Their retractable screens looked great - we just haven't gotten to that stage yet, but I would definitely hire them again. Their main person was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Replace or repair patio screens?
We have several patio screens, with aluminum frames, that do not roll or close properly. Should we replace them? Or, is there somewhere (or someone) that can repair them at a reasonable price?
You might be able to fix the problem yourself by turning a small adjustment screw at the bottom of the screen. There may be another screw on the other side as well.
In response to the request for a recommendation for installing window screens: I highly recommend Arrow Glass, in Albany (or maybe El Cerrito) on San Pablo Avenue. They installed screens on all of the windows in my home, with great results. They will come out and measure, order the screens, and then when they come in, install them. Very easy to work with - I had old and new windows in my house, all different sizes, and all of the screens fit perfectly and look good.
Need to get screens made for 5 windows
Does anyone know who I can contact regarding window
screens. I have five (5) windows that need window screens
replaced and I'd like to have them made locally. I've
heard that there are ''mobile'' screen makers. Thank you in
I've never used them, but I once was told that Arrow Glass
on San Pablo in Albany (or maybe it's Berkeley) does this.
Perhaps other glass companies do as well. I've made and
installed a couple of screens from a kit I bought at the
hardware store, but it is somewhat difficult.
David in Berkeley
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