OMG Wraps gets a couple OMG Doors

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Our friends at OMG Wraps in Stockton just had some awesome doors installed. They needed two security doors at their shop. We were able to match one door to the existing outside and the other needed to be lightweight for a custom doorway. One of the challenges OMG Wraps was having was finding a way to mount this door to the inside versus the outside of a doorway. No problem!

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For the front OMG Wraps went with a custom Dakota designed door. The black frame color with a red perforated steel mesh offers contrast that makes this door stand out. This door offers an all steel, surface mount, pre-hung frame. Nice choice guys!
The other door they picked out is our bestselling door. The Viewguard Security Screen Door by R. Lang is a lightweight aluminum security door that can withstand a beating! Check out the Viewguard page on our website for more information. The Viewguard comes standard in white and bronze, but if you’re looking for a custom color please don’t hesitate to ask about it. We can definitely get you what you want.
Check out OMG Wraps here for any vehicle vinyl wrap jobs you need  and go like them on Facebook

They do amazing work and we are happy to have them as customers.

Masonry Services in Stockton California

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Mike’s Mobile Screen & Chimney Service also does masonry work in Stockton. Check out our Masonry Page. Do you have a masonry job that you would like us to look at? Give us a call today (877) 520-3595 or send us an email.

Mike’s Mobile Screen & Chimney Service offers the following masonry services:

  • Brick / Block / Stone Veneer

Viewguard Security Doors are Becoming Popular in Sacramento

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Robert S. and Joyce F. of Sacramento (link to other blog) must have had a talk. Between the two of them they ordered 4 Viewguards and 2 Tru-Frame Sliding Security doors. Check out the Sliding Security Doors here(link).

Robert went a step further to customize his slider security doors. He decided to swamp out the regular screen for Beige 80% Solar Screen. Solar Screen offers added privacy. During the day it is harder to see into the home from the outside while still being able to see outside from inside the home. Did you know that Solar Screen is also pet resistant?
A common trick is to get Solar Screen on your regular sliding door to prevent future damage from pets!

 

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Viewguard Security Door and Slider in Modesto

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The Viewguard Security Screen door adds elegance and security to your home. While looking unassuming, this door can take a beating. Check out this video and see how strong the Viewguard Security Screen door really is!

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Raj from Modesto wanted security doors on his home, but still wanted his home to look natural. We were able to install a Viewguard and a sliding security door and make it look like it came with the home! Raj took the door up a level by adding an after-market lockset. He chose a lever style handle and customized his new Viewguard.

Thanks Raj! Enjoy your new Viewguard Security Screen Door.

Custom Steel Security Doors

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Mike’s Mobile is back at it again! Today we spotlight Mr. Dan R. from Vacaville, CA. Dan found us online and saw that we can create custom steel security doors for your home. After looking at the styles that we offered, he had a different idea. His idea was to design he own door.

Dan R. was able to design his own steel security door the way he wanted for his home. All of our doors are fabricated as a “one-off,” but this certainly went far beyond what we have done before.

If you are looking for a custom security door, or a security door in a traditional style that we carry, please give us a call today! You can call toll free at (877) 520-3595 or find us online at www.mikesmobile.com.
We also service the following areas:

San Joaquin County (209) 815-6085
Stockton, Lodi, Tracy, Linden, Ripon, and more!

Sacramento County (916) 372-8783
Sacramento, Elk Grove, Galt, and more!

Contra Costa County (925) 443-0700
Danville, San Ramon, Concord, and More!

Alameda County (510) 277-5694
Livermore, Pleasanton, Hayward, Oakland, and more!

We Got Featured on Good Day Sacramento!

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Mike’s Mobile Screen and Chimney Service was featured on Good Day Sacramento this past week! Mike’s Mobile and a special
guest, Santa Claus, showed the Good Day Sacramento crew and viewers how important it is to get your chimney inspected and
cleaned annually. It is especially important to do this before the upcoming holidays when the weather begins to get colder and
people tend to turn on their fireplaces to warm up their homes. 

For more information on the chimney services we offer visit: http://mikesmobile.com/chimney-services/

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Gilbert: Linden man chops wood, warms hearts

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We are very proud to call John Cummings a friend of Mike’s Mobile Screen & Chimney Service. Mr. Cummings, and his foundation, was recently featured in the Stockton Record Newspaper.  He is currently in the process of making his foundation an official non-profit organization. Below is the entire article.

By Lori Gilbert
Record Staff Writer
Posted Nov. 8, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

John Cummings was chopping and splitting the walnut trees he’d taken out of his two-acre property east of Stockton wondering what to do with all the wood when inspiration struck.

Cummings, 64, born and raised in Linden, prefers burning eucalyptus and other hard woods because walnut burns faster and doesn’t radiate as much heat.

When he’s sitting and enjoying the fire in his wood-burning stove — the only source of heat in the home built in 1929 that he shares with his wife — he doesn’t like to keep stoking it.

People in need might not mind tending a fire more frequently, he reasoned, and his idea for a charitable organization was born.

Warm a Hearth — Warm a Heart Foundation is not an official nonprofit yet. All of that takes time. There’s paperwork to be completed. Cummings, a mechanic by trade who owns his own business and serves local farmers, is putting the majority of his effort into his cause.

Specifically, he wants to help low-income families stay warm during the winter. Warm a Hearth — Warm a Heart will pay for licensed chimney inspections and provide free firewood for those identified as being in need.

“I wanted to do something to keep children warm,” Cummings said, “to keep them warm in a nice, safe environment.”

If they’re safe and warm at night, he figures, they have a better chance of doing well in school and in life.

Cummings, by his own definition a private man, is stepping out into the public for a cause. His heart seems to be in the right place, although his idea is not universally embraced.

Wood burning is largely discouraged by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. The number of allowable burn days is expected to be smaller than in recent years in an effort to reduce particulate matter in the air.

The district encourages residents to take advantage of its financial assistance to replace open wood-burning fireplaces with more efficient gas or pellet stoves.

Even with assistance, though, modern stoves are not always feasible for families on tight budgets. In cases where fireplaces offer a home’s only source of heat, burn rules don’t apply.

Farmington Fire Chief Conni Bailey is among those who are backing Cummings’ effort.

“Anything we can do to support John in his efforts to keep kids warm, we’re all for,” said Bailey, whose mostly volunteer department is involved in several charitable efforts. “The inspections are a great boost to our end. We offered to assist in any way we could in that effort. He’s going to make available to us all those records. If something does happen, we’ll have records to go with our fire reports if there’s a chimney fire. We’ll know if it had been inspected.”

Her department sees two to four chimney fires a year, she said.

Beyond that, though, Bailey likes Cumming’s outreach to community members in need, something that defines her own fire department.

Cummings is limiting his services to families with children in the Linden and Escalon school districts, the two areas where he lives and works.

One farmer has donated 50 cords of wood. Others have made smaller donations. Running out of wood isn’t a concern for Cummings, who sees orchards pulled all the time. The bigger hurdle is connecting with families that can use his service.

Cummings said he’s approached school district offices and schools with information to pass along to families who could use his help, but said he has gotten little response. The best connection he’s made was with an Escalon High School student he met at a gym where both work out. The young man is taking Cummings’ proposal to a service club he belongs to at school.

Cummings also is spreading the word at local churches.

Ultimately, he’d like to see volunteers join him in cutting and delivering wood, and keeping records of the work being done. His sister set up a website, warmahearthwarmaheart.webs.com, to accept donations to help with the costs of inspections.

In the meantime, Cummings is using money he had planned to use to work on an old jeep to pay for the initial paperwork needed to start a foundation, and will also pay for chimney inspections. Real fund raising will have to be addressed in the future. For now, Cummings is more concerned with getting the program established.

“This is the biggest thing I’ve done,” Cummings said. “I want to do something right.”

Launched in the last couple months, Warm a Hearth – Warm a Heart is already has met its goal, Cummings said.

“I’m already helping one person. A woman called,” Cummings said.

That’s what he hoped for, to help even one person stay warm this winter. He dreams of more to come.

Contact reporter Lori Gilbert at (209) 546-8284 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @lorigrecord.

Chimney Sweep in Sacramento

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Getting a chimney sweep in Sacramento, and surrounding areas, is as easy as giving us a call at (916) 372- 8783 or sending over an email. Our team will work with your schedule and set you up an appointment in a few short minutes.

As the cold weather approaches, getting your chimney ready to burn in is important. Annual safety checks are highly recommended as well as cleanings after ever cord of wood that is burned. Stay up to date and be informed. You can visit www.sparetheair.com or check in with our blog to receive important updates and information regarding this burn season.

Why is a Chimney Liner and Chimney Lining System Important?

Believe it or not chimney liners actually play an important part in keeping your home safe.

So what is a chimney liner? First let’s define what a chimney liner actually is.

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Chimney liners in your masonry chimney are built with terra-cotta clay tiles that are stacked on top of each other and mortared together. A chimney liner is a gas-tight and heat-resistant insulator that protects your home’s masonry chimney.

Another type of liner is a stainless steel liner. These are often found attached to a furnace, wood stove or fireplace. Your heating source will vent up through the stainless steel liner. It is housed inside of your existing brick structure.

New liners gives us efficient chimneys that are safe to use and solve most issues regarding drafting. If a liner is absent or has cracks, there could be heat transfer and gas leaks to combustible materials which can cause a fire seepage through your home’s brick and mortar.

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What are the functions of a chimney liner?

  • Prevents damage to your masonry fireplace and chimney.- Bricks, believe it or not, are actually very porous. When you have active flames in your fireplace, the combustion creates corrosive by products. Essentially the mortar joints are eaten away by the corrosion which allows for rapid heat transfer. If this goes unnoticed or not taken care of, eventually dangerous problems like carbon monoxide can leak into your home.
  • Protects you and your home from accidental chimney fires.
    – Another reason why a liner is important, they prevent the risk of accidental fires from breaking out in your home. Chimney liners limit the heat transfers from coming into too much contact with the supporting structures or combustible framing that are near your chimney. These prevent fire hazards from breaking out.

Need to have your chimney lined or maybe realigned? Call Mike’s Mobile Screens & Chimney Service to come out and inspect your chimney so that we can right away start any and all repairs! Call us at (877) 520-3595! For more information on all the chimney services we offer, visit us @ http://mikesmobile.com/chimney-services/

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Custom Viewguard Installation Done Right!

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Our featured customer this week is Andrea from Patterson California. Congratulations on your new Viewguard!  Her Viewguard install has some custom features that might interest a potential customer.

The first issue was the handle side. Usually the handles of the existing wood door and Viewguard are on the same side, but as you can see in the pictures that wouldn’t work great here. We changed the location of the handle set and saved her a lot of space. Andrea has small children so it was important for her to have safety in mind. We were able to mount the deadbolt higher than usual to keep her children from possibly opening the door. The last issue was solved by adding a pneumatic door closer. This will ensure that the door closes automatically, even when the family is in a rush. Her family’s safety was at the top of her list and we were able to add some custom features to make this door work.

Congratulations on the new Viewguard again! Thank you for choosing Mike’s Mobile Screen. & Chimney Service