Ideas for Green & Bug-Free Outdoor Living

Commercial Applications for Screen Doors

Posted by Don Yates on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 12:01 PM

Installing screen doors in your home has so many benefits that doing so is usually a no-brainer. After all, using a screen door as your first line of home defense helps save the environment, helps save you money, and helps keep you and your family safe from bugs and the deadly diseases they carry. So it’s no surprise that screen doors are so common in residential properties. But, though they’re less common in commercial ones, it turns out that they can be even more beneficial for your business than they are for your home.

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Topics: bug screen door, durable screen door, insect screen door, commercial screen doors

In-swing hardware available for buildings with out-swing doors

Posted by Don Yates on Wed, Jan 4, 2017 @ 09:01 AM

 You’ve probably never paid much attention to the direction in which your screen door swings – to whether it swings inwards, towards the interior of your home, our outward, towards its exterior. However, surprisingly enough, which way your screen door swings can be very important. Here’s why: though the vast majority of screen doors are “out-swing,” there are certain circumstances in which an “in-swing” screen door may be preferable or even necessary.

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Topics: front screen door, durable screen door, screen room, screen door hardware

Wool Pile: Keeping Bugs Out Isn’t Just About the Screen

Posted by Don Yates on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 15:12 PM

One of the main reasons for having a screen door is, of course, so you can let the fresh air in without letting bugs in along with it. And it’s very natural to focus on the door itself when making sure it's effective in keeping those annoying and potentially dangerous intruders outside where they belong. In order to keep bugs out of the house, you want to make sure that your screen is in tiptop shape. But there’s another less obvious factor that’s just as important: making sure you have a high quality screen door weather strip.

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Topics: screen door replacement, bug screen door, durable screen door, bug mesh, screen room, insect screen door

What Is Powder Coat and Why Is It Better Than Paint?

Posted by Don Yates on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 @ 13:12 PM

By now you may have heard of the cutting edge technology known as “powder coating.” It’s a new way of applying color that’s vastly superior to good old-fashioned painting. In this post, we’ll take a look at how we apply powder coat to our doors at PCA, how it differs from paint and what makes it so much better.

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Do I Have a Left Hinge or Right Hinge?

Posted by Don Yates on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 10:11 AM

Imagine how frustrating it would be to spend time picking out an attractive and durable screen door only to find, after getting it home, that it can’t be installed because the hinges are on the wrong side! Unfortunately, this is a real possibility.

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Screen Door Applications on Steel Buildings

Posted by Don Yates on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 15:11 PM

Prefabricated steel buildings have become increasingly popular over the last few years – they’re an inexpensive and easy way to create extra workspace, a structure such as a security building, or a temporary office at a construction site. However, if you’ve gone this route, you know there can be one significant issue with them – they can get scorching hot inside.

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How Important Is Your Screen Door Hardware?

Posted by Don Yates on Tue, Nov 1, 2016 @ 16:11 PM

There’s an old saying, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. And, with many screen doors, the weakest link is usually the hardware. After all, once you’ve found an attractive and durable door, who wants to spend more time researching all the smaller components that go into making it work properly?

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One Great Feature That Prevents Your Screen Door From Sagging

Posted by Don Yates on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

We’re willing to bet that, as a homeowner, you’re not spending a ton of time thinking about the hinges on your screen doors. When you own a home, there are plenty of big projects on your plate. However, after you’ve done a few of them, or hired a contractor or two to get the work done for you, you realize one essential truth: The tiny details matter.

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Mosquitos, Zika, and How Screen Doors Can Protect Your Health

Posted by Don Yates on Wed, Oct 5, 2016 @ 14:10 PM

Insects and bugs have always been a nuisance when they get indoors. And their stinging, biting, and buzzing around can ruin what should be an enjoyable time in the great outdoors. But, besides being pests, we now know that insects play a crucial role in transmitting disease. 

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Screen Doors: The Environmentally Friendly Way to Cool Your Home

Posted by Don Yates on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 16:09 PM

You only have to look at your electric bill in the summer months to know that excessive air conditioner use wastes a ton of energy. But nowadays, we all understand that besides the strain it puts on pocketbooks, wasting energy puts a terrible strain on the environment.

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