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Mike’s Mobile Screen & Chimney Service your window and door covering specialist! These pictures our from a customer that did her entire home with Solar Screens and had a Viewguard Security screen door installed on the front door. This customer will now enjoy savings on their energy bill! Call us today and ask about how we can save you money! Call Toll Free (877) 520-3595

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How are Solar Screens installed?

Mike's Mobile DIe Cast ClipsThe best way to install Solar Screens depends on the application. Our highly trained technicians will know how, best, to make your Solar Screens for a perfect fit and installation.  Most of the time this includes using die-cast barrel clips. These clips come color matched to the frame to blend in. These clips are perfect for Solar Screens because they allow for easy tool-less removal and re-installation of Solar Screens by the homeowner for cleaning. Be wary of unlicensed people installing Solar Screens: water intrusion, window warranty issues and ill-fitting Solar Screens are some of the things we’ve seen in the field when un-licensed people are hired to do this work. Be sure to check for a contractor’s license and insurance anytime you are having someone do work on your home!

Should I use 80% or 90% Solar Screen Material?

Mike's Mobile - Solar Screen 80%/90%

Solar screen is available in multiple colors (black, brown, grey, stucco and beige) and also available in varying weave densities. An 80% weave blocks 80% of the UV rays. At Mike’s Mobile Screens we usually recommend using an 80% weave on most residential applications. You will still get a nice breeze through the screen and retain great outward visibility. A 80% solar screen cuts the heat and glare without darkening the inside of your home. Our 90% weave is great for picture windows (windows that don’t open). We also recommend 90% when you have direct sunlight (such as when we are covering a skylight). Although 90% will not completely block out light it is useful for people who sleep during the day and want something to drastically cut the light coming into their home.

Will I have to take my Solar Screens down in the winter?

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Actually Solar Screens are an efficient way to add another insulation barrier between your windows (the leading areas of heat transfer) and the elements. Solar screens, in an 80% grade, cut harsh UV rays still present in winter without cutting natural visible light. These UV rays in the winter can still fade carpet and furniture. Solar Screens make your home more efficient, regardless of the season and save you energy and money!

How Long Do Solar Screens Last?

Can Solar Screens last longer than any other part of your home? Absolutely! Mike’s Mobile uses the highest quality materials, and has the best Solar Screen warranty in the industry – 10 years!  We recommend to keep your solar screens looking nice that they be cleaned 1-2 times a year with a mild soap/water solution. Feeling like pampering yourself? Call Mike’s Mobile today and we can take care of washing your Solar Screens as well as your windows! Learn more about solar screens here.
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How do I measure screens to get a quote over the phone?

Solar Screen-doorEasy!

If you need bugscreens or re-screens just count them and call. We charge flat rates to make things simple for you. If you are interested in a quote for Solar Screens you can measure the width and height of each window you are interested in (keep in mind Solar Screens generally cover the entire window). You can measure from the inside or the outside and just round to the nearest foot. Or call Mike’s Mobile Screen and Chimney Service today at 1-877-520-3595 and we can come out to measure your windows for you and give you a FREE in-home estimate!

Is it a good idea to get grids over my Solar Screens?

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Solar Screens with grids are a great way to spruce up the look of your home.  One thing to note, however, is if your home already has windows with grids and you have us install Solar Screens with grids then your windows may look busy from the inside looking out.  From some angles you may see both sets of grids.  If you don’t want a grid pattern we would recommend at least one bar going across the middle (we call it a spreader bar) that matches the separation in the middle of your window.

Why Solar Screens beat the heat better than anything else.

SolarScreenImageThe simple answer is that Solar Screens stop the sun’s rays before they ever have a chance to reach your window.  In contrast, window tint goes on the inside of the window, actually working against nicer insulated windows (some window tinting can actually void warranties on dual or triple paned windows due to the overheating possibilities).  The same goes for all blinds and interior window coverings.  Your window will still heat up and radiant heat will still heat up your home.  Solar Screens work with your windows to keep the heat out and act as another insulation barrier making your home more efficient, more comfortable and saving you money.  Mike’s Mobile Screens offers the highest quality Solar Screen materials available that block 80-90% of the sun’s UV rays.

How Solar Screens Can Save You Money!

It is 2015 and by now, most people agree that energy efficient products and appliances can save you money when the bill comes. While Solar Panels can be expensive, there is a way to protect your house and save money on your power bill. Installing Solar Screens can save you money, up to 30% on your monthly energy bill.

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solar screens can cool your house

The Greenhouse Effect
Let us first explain what the sun does to your home. Have you ever gotten into your car in the summer and it was scorching hot? What about the winter? Even in the winter on a sunny day, your car can get pretty warm inside when you leave it outside.
The Sun’s rays can go through glass and heat up an area (e.g. car, Greenhouse, houses, any space with windows). Once the Sun Rays have gone through the glass, the heat is trapped inside and heat up the space. This is called The Greenhouse Effect.

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solar screens to the rescue

Radiant Heat
Radiant heat is another way your home gets hot. This is the heat that you feel when standing next to a window that gets a lot of Sun. This window is also hot to the touch and transfers that heat into your home. The Sun’s Rays can also damage or fade carpet, couches, and furniture over long periods of over exposure. The Sun can be very damaging to your home, but we can help! Well, Solar Screens can help! Solar Screens can save you money by reducing this radiant heat coming from your windows.

Solar Screens to the Rescue!
Solar Screens offer amazing protection against the Sun’s UV rays. In fact, Solar Screens can block up to 90% of the Sun’s UV rays, which, in turn, can save you up to 30% on your energy bill! That is not all. They can lower the temperature inside up to 15-20 degrees. For a full list of features, please visit our Solar Screen Page. Solar Screens are generally installed covering the entire window. They are made from a nylon weave that is able to absorb the heat from the Sun before your windows do.

Solar Screens Save you Money
Solar Screens save you money

What about Window Films?
Window films cannot match the efficiency of Solar Screens. Window films are applied to the inside of the window. This does not help. In most dual pane windows, Argon gas is present between panes. Although Argon gas is not dangerous, heat can cause pressure between the panes to rise and eventually shatter you windows. We do not recommend the use of window films.

Do Shutters work?
How about shutters? Shutters are a great way to gain privacy and block out sunlight, however; you will run into a familiar problem. Radiant heat. As the Sun beats down on your window, the shutters will also heat up and transfer that heat into your home. Solar Screens can save you money by reducing this radiant heat from the windows.

Solar Screens are installed on the exterior of your home and protect against the Sun’s Rays. Solar Screens are the only solution that tackle the problem of the powerful Sun where it makes sense; before the heat touches your home.