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Thursday, April 12, 2018

What to consider when deciding between a Sliding Screen Door and a Retractable Screen Door

Living in Southern California, screens on our windows and doors are a must. But, honestly, for anyone wanting to enjoy a cool breeze or even just listening out for your children as they play in the backyard with the door open and don’t want any debris or pesky bugs coming in the house, screens are the way to go.

For the most part, houses are being purchased with screens on them as they are an added value in a sale (we receive calls from realtors all of the time). Standard Sliding Screen Doors are typically what is on a home but, retractable screen doors are becoming more popular.

With retractable screen doors growing in popularity and sliding screen doors commonly found on a home, how do we decide which works best for us and our home?

While the standard sliding screen door is long lasting, durable and cheap(er) to repair, retractable screen doors are easier to maintain, can retract when not in use and are affordable.

Sliding Screen Doors would be recommended in heavier traffic areas or homes with pets as a pet guard or pet door can be added.

Retractable Screen Doors are recommended for front doors (less of an eyesore, retracts into housing when not in use), tight spaces such as a small garage door, French doors, and when trying to preserve a view. Retractables are considered safer for the reason that if someone trips into one, the screen is designed to push out of the housing instead of knocking out the entire screen door.

Although both are available in a variety of colors, retractable screen doors can be made in custom wood grain colors to match your existing door.

So, sliding screen doors or retractable screen doors… there are a few things to consider besides just your personal preference. Remember, if you are unsure, ask your Screenmobile Field Tech for their opinion. Screens are our thing!  

Screenmobile Steph
System Support - Project Management

Friday, April 6, 2018

When should you replace your screens?

We live in a busy world and our list of things to accomplish each day is long and sometimes unrealistic. So, in our fast paced life, who really has time to stop and even notice that our window screens are worn? But, just like stopping to smell the roses, you should pause to notice your screens.

Window and door screens add value in many ways. Having a screen on your windows and doors help keep out pesky bugs including mosquitoes. As you are aware, the West Nile and Zika Virus are both carried by mosquitoes, and a suggested method of preventing a bite, is screens on your home.

Sun control screens work by absorbing solar heat and dissipating it before it reaches windows and doors, therefore cutting the cost of your electric bill. Security Screens offer safety and security while still allowing airflow. Pet resistant screens are designed to put up with the “ruff” treatment your pet may dish out from time to time.  

Are your windows and/or doors bare? If you answered yes, you should look into screens. But, if you already have screens, do you know when you should get them replaced? 

Regularly maintaining your screens, in direct sunlight should be replaced every 3-5 years otherwise, in a shaded area could be replaced every 5-7 years, some may last longer.

There are times that require you to take action instead of waiting for your screens to age to replace. For example:
  1.  A tear in the screen
  2.  Loose screen, spline coming out
  3.  Screen turning white from brittle fiberglass
  4.  Broken pull tabs
  5.  Bent frame
  6.  Discoloring of the frame

When you’re unsure, you can always contact your local Screenmobile. We offer FREE estimates for our customers. A knowledgeable, professionally trained technician will come to your home and evaluate your screen needs and then provide you with their recommendation. In most cases, all work can be done on-site in the first visit.

Screenmobile Steph
System Support - Project Management

Monday, March 26, 2018

What's in a Review?

Reviews are a way for you, the customer, to get a glimpse at the business ethic of a company prior to hiring them. Most people today rely heavily on reviews to aid them in their decision making. As a service based company, Screenmobile recognizes this and strives for a great rating. Our franchisees always try to provide a 5 star customer experience.

Today I read an interesting article from the ProRemodeler Magazine titled “What Customers Want” by Executive Editor Sal Alfano. He says that the “buying experience” is as important as or more important to people than the stuff they buy. Alfano looked at the reviews for Zen Windows, a window franchise and noticed that the reviews focused more on simple terms such as “easy,” “simple,” “fast,” “communicated,” and “timely” before “price”. This shows that yes, you want the job done right but a completed job comes after the initial phone call, the quoting process, and installation. You want to be wow’d from the first hello all the way to you say goodbye once the job is completed.

I took a look at some reviews from our franchisee sites, it looks as though as long as Screenmobile is active on a site, our reviews are on par.

See for yourself:  

                Google                 5 Stars         7 reviews

                Facebook             5 Stars          4 reviews

                Yelp                     4.5 Stars       13 reviews

                Google                 5 Stars        3 reviews

                Facebook            5 Stars         5 reviews

                Yelp                     5 Stars        2 reviews

                Google                 5 Stars         6 reviews

                Facebook            No Reviews

                Yelp                     5 Stars        2 reviews

                Google                 No Reviews

                Facebook             No Reviews

                Yelp                     5 Stars         10 reviews

                Google                 5 Stars        1 review

                Facebook             5 Stars        6 reviews

                Yelp                     4.5 Stars     29 reviews  
With that, there’s something to be said about the company that receives a negative review and responds. Let’s be honest, no-one can be on their A game 24/7/365, but, for a company to take ownership of their mistake or perhaps correct a miscommunication on a public forum, that should also be considered in your decision making process. We are all human.

So, continue to create reviews (we love them) and read reviews because Screenmobile is doing our part to ensure you’ll hire us for any and all of your screening needs. You call, We screen!

Screenmobile Steph
System Support - Project Management 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Manufacturing a career with screens

Screenmobile started with a father and his two son’s (Monty M, Scott and Monty L. Walker) recognizing a need for on-site screen installation and repair. In less than two years they had two locations and began franchising. Their first franchise location was purchased by Monty M’s daughter, Kelly and her husband Dale Dennis with the Screenmobile of East San Gabriel Valley, CA. That location is still owned and operated by the Dennis’. Both of their son in laws own neighboring Screenmobile franchise locations – Screenmobile of Corona/Riverside, Screenmobile of Fontana/Rialto and Screenmobile of Victorville/Apple Valley.

Dale & Kelly Dennis are our typical Screenmobile franchisees. Screenmobile franchisees make a career with their franchise, many have been part of our system for 10, 20 and even 30 years. Again, with Corporate based in Southern California, it makes sense that the majority of our long time franchisees are also based here helping for the Screenmobile name to be well known and respected. Following are a few more long time franchisees still in business today:

Screenmobile of East San Gabriel Valley – Dale & Kelly Dennis 33 years

Screenmobile of San Fernando Valley – Max & son, Kelly Gordon 30 years

Screenmobile of Southern Orange County – Matthew Rudar 21 years

Screenmobile of Long Beach – Greg Reedy 32 years

Screenmobile of Boise - Dean & Jolyn Callen 33 years

Screenmobile of Santa Barbara - Greg & Dodie Gorman 31 years

Screenmobile of Scottsdale - Marty Murphy 30 years

If you’re out there either needing screens or even wanting to start your own business and you find yourself reading this blog, reach out to us. Our customers and franchisees alike are satisfied with the Screenmobile brand.

Toll-Free Support: 866-343-4762
Toll-Free Sales: 800-775-7795

Happy Screening!

Screenmobile Steph
System Support - Project Management

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Screening in Sunny So Cal

Screenmobile dominates the Southern California market for on-site screen installation and repair. Screenmobile is a nationwide franchise system with over 100 locations nationwide, 31 of which are in Southern California. We opened for business in 1982 in Glendora, CA and with the Corporate Office now in Thousand Palms, CA it makes sense that a number of our franchise locations are in Southern California.

Although not Corporate owned, the Screenmobile of West San Gabriel Valley still services the city of Glendora to this day. There are many neighboring locations surrounding the city where it all began including the Screenmobile of East San Gabriel Valley, Screenmobile of North County San Diego, Screenmobile of Central Orange County, Screenmobile of Southern Orange County, Screenmobile of Pasadena, Screenmobile of San Diego and the Screenmobile of SanFernando Valley just to name a few. For a full list of locations visit

Screenmobile is known for our products, services and customer service. We are professional and efficient, at most appointments able to measure, manufacture and install your screen on-site in one visit. Screenmobile is so much more than just window and door screens. We offer motorized roll downs, patio enclosures, and awnings to name a few. Our knowledgeable technicians can recommend just the right screen for each application.  Any Need, Any Place, Any Screen. 

Beat the heat and keep bugs out... You call, We screen.

Screenmobile Steph
System Support - Project Management

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Screenmobile Releases New National Website

Screenmobile- A nationwide mobile franchise that manufactures window screens, door screens and porch screens on site has released a new national website. Utilizing new technology, Screenmobile is able to create a larger web presence for consumers by growing to 18,000 unique web pages for its 107 locations. Features include more pictures and graphics and the ability to quickly locate a franchise for service. Other products include motorized roll down screens, security screen doors and retractable screens. Visit for more information or to find a location near you.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Retractable Screens For Your Home by Screenmobile

Invisible or disappearing screens are very popular options these days compared to the traditional framed screen door. Retractable screen door systems are perfect for those door openings where you need insect protection but not all of the time. Retractable screen doors utilize an improved version of the technology in roll-up blinds, updated and advanced to work vertically instead of horizontally.

Screenmobile Retractable ScreensRetractable screen door housings are constructed of lightweight aluminum to protect the screen cloth when not in use and can be made to fit almost any household doorway. In-swinging or out-swinging single doorways, double French doorways, and sliding patio doorways can be fitted for a retractable screen door that is sure to provide your home with the perfect contemporary look that you are sure to enjoy. Choose from a variety of colors to match your home's decor.
Screenmobile is a nationwide mobile screen company with over 100 locations that can professionally install your retractable screen door. Retractable doors work best when installed by experienced technicians. Screenmobile can customize and install your retractable screen door with the honesty and professionalism that you deserve. Contact us for more information on the retractable screen door systems that are available, and get the perfect screen door for your home and lifestyle!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Mosquito Screens

Recent information about the Zika Virus have raised health concerns for those living in the United States. Replacing your window, door and patio screens is a simple and proven way to prevent insects like disease carrying Mosquitos  from gaining access to your home. Screenmobile is a nationwide company that provides a convenient mobile screen service to your home.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Guarda Security Screens by Screenmobile

Guarda Security Doors by Screenmobile

Strictly Business Omaha

Local Family Brings New Screenmobile Location to Omaha


Omaha Business
Screenmobile Omaha

A local Omaha family of entrepreneurs recently opened Screenmobile, part of the nation’s largest mobile screening franchise in the U.S., to serve the greater Omaha area. John and Gail Rosso along with their son, Nick, their daughter, Kristi and her husband Chip opened the business in mid-October, which specializes in the mobile installation, replacement and repair of screens entirely on location.

The Rosso family also owns a window and door repair company in the Omaha area, so the addition of Screenmobile will greatly expand the home repair and installation services they are able to offer.

For nearly 35 years, Screenmobile has offered the highest quality installation services for window, porch, patio and retractable screens. By providing an unmatched convenience for its customers, the brand has become the most established mobile screening franchise in the country, growing to 91 locations in 25 states. While Screenmobile repairs, measures, manufactures and installs screens all in one day at the customer’s home or business, it’s what they’re offering local franchisees that has opened a unique window of opportunity.

For more information on Screenmobile and its products, visit

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Screenmobile Franchise Process
How long does it take?

Interested in starting your own franchise, here is a brief summary on how long the process takes and a short description of each step. For more information visit

How long does the Screenmobile process  take?
Once we receive an inquiry the process starts. We take them through an education process to learn about the Screenmobile franchise. This process takes 4-12 weeks depending on their availability. Once they are awarded the franchise and the agreements are signed it takes 60-90 days to get them open for business.

6 Simple steps:
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-Pre-Qualification : General overview of the Screenmobile franchise opportunity, who were looking for and the investment range to get into the system.

-Program review : What we do, how we make money, how the system works.

-Application review: Candidate fill out a confidential questionnaire to give us information about them. The application goes into a review process to either become qualified or unqualified.

-Disclosure review : Step in the education process to review the Franchise disclosure a document that details what is involved in owning a franchise.

-Franchise validation : Step in the education process to talk with franchisees about their business.

-Discovery day : Step in the education process to have a face to face meeting with the potential franchisee, happens at the end of the education process.

-Franchise awarded : After Discovery Day the executive team meets and all agree the candidate would be a good fit for the system and offer them a franchise. If they accept then we award them a franchise.

Once awarded a franchise the new franchisee come in for a two week training at the corporate office in Southern California. During that time the new business owner learns all the ins and outs to running a successful franchise.

For more  questions please visit our website at

Monday, July 20, 2015

5 Reasons to Install a Lifestyle Garage Screen Door

Top 5 reasons to Screen in your garage using the Lifestyle Door

When you think of your garage do you think it’s a place just for your cars.Even though it is usually for the storage of vehicles and some tools, Screenmobile offers a product that allows you to change the functionality of your garage. The Lifestyle Door is a door specifically designed to fit the large space of your garage door. Also  includes a door to walk through so you can still access the outside. It is installed like a garage door, on a track that allows for easy movement up and down. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Lets talk about why you should do this. Here are the top 5 reason why you should screen in your garage:

  1. Fresh air- The door is made of screen material which allows fresh air to enter freely keeping it cool and relaxing environment. 
  2. It adds square footage- Did you know the average garage size is 360 sq feet! That's a lot of space to create room for so many activities, for example a man cave, a work out room, a game room, or another room  entertaining.
  1. Keeps bugs out- Like stated before the door is made of screen material in 3 different colors, charcoal, black and white. This is beneficial because it keeps those pesky bugs out, nothing worse than trying to enjoy the open doors than having bugs flying all around bothering you.
  2. Security and privacy- Can’t see in very well, but can see out. Allows for door so can lock and control who comes in and out. when you open your garage door, its  an open invitation to what you are doing. With this door you can provide privacy and security  with your garage door open.
  3. Fits your garage- Lifestyle door are custom made to your garage door. The specifications are for most garage doors. Customization are available.

If this door is something you would like, contact your local Screenmobile for a FREE estimate today.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Enjoy your Porch with PGT Eze-Breeze Panels

Designed to make outdoor spaces even more usable, PGT Eze-Breeze panels are an excellent way to make a porch or patio enclosure into more of a four season room. Screenmobile of Oklahoma City recently converted this porch to this new product giving the customer more options with their screen porch.

PGT Eze-Breeze panels open either toward the top or bottom to best allow the fresh air to come in and are easy to operate. The material is not glass but a very strong vinyl glazing that is less expensive and if accidentally pushed or distorted will return to its original shape in minutes.

Screenmobile is a nationwide franchise specializing in professional built screen enclosures for porches and patios.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Screenmobile of Delmarva Offers New Innovative Product

Blake and Cindy McGrath own Screenmobile of Delmarva, a screen repair and replacement business, have announced their new screen retention approach for seaside decks.

Their high-tension method is perfect for spindles within railings and they can install the system without getting in the way of beautiful waterfront or golf course views.

The McGraths recognized a need when they began seeing neighbors and seaside property owners replacing spindles with glass and fighting against Mother Nature in an effort to keep the glass clean.  McGrath’s experience with the many versatile uses of screening materials inspired him to develop a new method that incorporates high-tension couplings and heavy-duty screens to serve the needs of residents, but he can do it at a much lower price point. The system requires only a few minutes to maintain because and cleaning it only requires the occasional rinsing with a hose.

“Blake has always explored new uses for screening materials,” said Cindy McGrath. “People think of screen in the traditional sense and with the development of a new generation of products, the retaining system seemed like a perfect blend of form and function.”

“It pains me every time I see someone with rag and soapy water cleaning deck glass, especially since I know that there is a less expensive, more practical way,” said Blake. “No one wants, or should have, to work that hard in the laid-back seaside communities we serve.”

Another product offered in perfect harmony with the seaside lifestyle is a motorized garage door screen. This product utilizes the same heavy-duty screening material. “Motion Screens installed on a garage door is ideal for crab feasts, creating a workout area or even an occasional cigar,” said Blake. “With the push of a button, an additional screened-in room creates an area perfect for entertaining.”

Blake purchased a Screenmobile franchise and set up his mobile screening repair and replacement company based in Ocean City and Selbyville. As an entrepreneur, he saw that Screenmobile’s on-site services focus on customer satisfaction and they were desperately needed in the area. His company takes its Screenmobile trucks and fully self-contained trailers equipped with generators and on-board chop saws to a customer’s location and complete most jobs the same day.

To learn more visit Screenmobile of Ocean-City or call 410-520-0025.

Screenmobile of Ocean City/Delmarva
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Screenmobile Screens Large Mall Skylights

Robie Clifton of Screenmobile of Wilmington does huge screening job putting solar screens on skylights, of a  Fayetteville, NC mall.

Skylights can be a great energy saving alternative to traditional lighting but excessive heat could create more demanding for cooling.  The answer can be found in solar screens by Screenmobile that cut energy demands and also cut down on annoying glare. Pictured is a recent job where solar screens were placed over skylights at a mall.

Screenmobile Now Open for Business in Atlanta, Georgia

Scott Raridon is the owner of the new North Atlanta franchise of the Screenmobile Corporation. Screenmobile is a national mobile screen repair and replacement company.

The new Screenmobile franchise will provide services in the counties of Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton, and Walton. They will custom build screens onsite to fit any shape or size for homes, businesses, and multi-unit apartment complexes. Its products include window screens, door screens, retractable door screens, porch and patio screens as well as sun control and insect control screening.

Raridon has worked as a commercial drywall contractor for more than 26 years, the last 9 in Canton.

“In the current economic situation, rather than relying on sub-contract work, I wanted to pursue another business venture that utilized my skills,” he said. “Screenmobile is a well-established, family based business, and I liked the mobile business model , which brings custom made screens right to your house.”

Raridon has four boys, and for nine years he has been active in the Canton community as a Hobgood baseball coach. His oldest son recently graduated from basic training in the U.S. Air Force.

You can contact Scott Raridon and Screenmobile of Canton at at his website or via phone at (707) 345-1373.

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Guarda Security Doors by Screenmobile

Screenmobile presents a new way to protect your home or business. Stainless steel security systems for all doors, windows and commercial applications. While this product may look like a simple window or door screen, it is actually a highly engineered solution for swinging doors, sliding patio doors, windows-with fire release mechanisms and commercial fixed applications.

Guarda Security Doors
This System Features:

  • High Resistance to Forced Entry
  • Innovative Design Exceeds International 
  • Security Standards
  • Exclusively Made With High Tensile Marine 
  • Grade Meshtec Powder Coated Stainless Steel Security Mesh
  • Provides Protection, Ventilation With Unobstructed Clear Vision Views
  • Perfect Replacement for Old Style Steel Bar Type Security Doors
  • Incorporates Specially Designed Multi-Point Lock System

The Innovation is in the Security Mesh itself:

  • Woven with high-tensile steel wire, each strand is individually tested to international standards.
  • Passes and exceeds Knife Shear Testing, with proven strength superior to ordinary insect screen mesh.
  • Passes and exceeds Salt Spray Testing, proven durability to resist coastal environments for residential and commercial applications.

Guarda/Meshtec components (mesh, aluminum tracks, and frames) have been powder coated in a special formulation for corrosion resistance and to exceed architectural exterior standards.

Meshtec black-coated mesh filters up to an average of 60% of harmful UV rays while providing clear vision security.

Guarda Security Window Screens
The Guarda security system also applies to window applications. The full range of colors apply as well as many different window configurations shown below. Most applications will feature the Quick Escape Window System. These are available in both residential and commercial applications.
Contact your local Screenmobile for more details on these stainless steel security systems.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Clean Your Screens Yearly for Best Results

The average home has 12 to 15 window screens. Giving them your attention now and then can save you money, ensure better views and keep bugs out.

Experts recommend washing all of your screens twice a year to get rid of grime. That is important whether they are made of aluminum or fiberglass with a vinyl coating.

“If you think of them as a filter, you wouldn’t want to breathe all the dust and the dirt that builds up,” said Scott Walker, president and owner of Screenmobile, a mobile window and door screening company with close to 100 locations throughout the country.

The easiest way to start is by marking screens so you’ll remember which window they fit, said Colleen Maiura, a spokeswoman with Lowe’s Home Improvement stores.

Use a marker or a small piece of tape that’s strong enough not to be washed away by the garden hose. Maiura suggests a cleaning solution of 1 cup ammonia, 3 cups water and a squirt of dish detergent.

Lay the screens on a flat surface, thoroughly wet them with a hose and use a squirt bottle to apply the cleaning mix. Leave it on for about 10 minutes, use a soft-bristled brush to remove stubborn grime, then rinse. Don’t scrub aluminum screens too hard; you could dent them.

Maiura suggests shaking screens to remove excess water. If you have fiberglass ones, you can gently snap them with a towel to send water drops flying and prevent hard water stains.

If you pay someone to wash your windows, it’s a good idea to inspect the screens beforehand. That way you won’t blame washers for tears already there, and you can ask them to pay for any damages that occur during their work.

Repairs for a reasonThe point of having window screens is to let you open up your home to fresh air while keeping bugs and debris out. Rips and tears in the mesh, or bent screen frames, defeat that purpose.

Walker said you can do some minor repairs on your own. Inexpensive patch kits available at home improvement stores include small pieces of mesh that grab around holes and close them up. Pieces of household tape can cover up tiny tears. Neither option is attractive, Walker adds, but they can serve as quick fixes in otherwise good screens.

Repaint wooden screen frames if needed. Paint will help seal the wood and keep it from warping.

Preventing damage

Children and pets can be especially tough on screens and screen doors. Pet screens can be mounted on sliding screen doors for easy access for pets that enjoy the outdoors.

For those who might have used an elbow to keep a swinging screen door from closing too quickly, there’s a better option that won’t cost you a repair. Check the top of your door for a piston mechanism that you can turn and increase the pressure, to make the door close more slowly.

To keep window screens and doors sliding smoothly, Walker suggests skipping oil-based lubricants and instead using a silicone-based lubricant, such as furniture polish.

If you have the storage space, cleaning screens in the fall and then storing them away during the winter can extend their life, experts say.

Replace as needed

If a screen has large or multiple holes, or if its frame is bent or broken, then it’s time for a new one.

“Our rule of thumb is that if the frame doesn’t seal up against the window, then the bugs can come around there, so you’d need to replace it,” Walker said.

Fiberglass screens, which have a vinyl coating, will begin to show white strands, which means “there is virtually no integrity” left in the screen, he adds.

New products

If you’re switching screens, consider a charcoal color for better visibility. Fine-mesh screens can block small bugs and improve your view. The screens are made of super-fine strands so homeowners see less screen and more scenery.

Other new products include strong pet screens that cats can climb without tearing and retractable screen doors that are mounted on doorjambs so they’re hidden when homeowners don’t need them.

Homeowners will also start seeing strong, stainless steel screens on the market that offer some security.

“You get the look of a screen door, but the benefits of a security door,” said Walker.

Preventing Golf Balls From Breaking Your Windows

Living on a golf course is a luxury that many enjoy. There are many benefits to it including always having a well manicured back yard, having a very large back yard, and being close to your favorite golf course. Unfortunately, this luxury can be a costly one when golfers accidentally hit their golf balls into your windows.

Screenmobile Golf Ball ProtectionGolf Ball protection can be a fixed frame or heavy duty fabric using roll down mechanism. Constructed of extruded aluminum and covered by a strong vinyl coated polyester screen, Golf Ball protection was never so easy. Screens can be mounted on your existing window frames, patio structure or even be free standing away from your windows and doors. Finally, you’ve found Screenmobile, the company that can reduce the damage to your home. As there are many varitations in home construction and features, there is not one perfect application for all the golf ball protection needs. One of our trained technicians can come to your home and advise you on what option and installation will work for your home.

Golf Ball Protection is just one excellent reason to call your local Screenmobile franchise for a free quote. They can also give you a quote on window screen repair or sun shades.

Screenmobile of Napa

Timmy D’Antonio can fix a broken window screen — and in a pinch, a whole lot more.

D’Antonio recently opened Screenmobile of Napa, a mobile screen repair and replacement business. With his truck and supplies, D’Antonio arrives at a customer’s home with the tools of his trade ready to make repairs large or small.

But D’Antonio has another bag of tricks that he can pull out when necessary. D’Antonio is also a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He carries emergency supplies with him while he travels around Napa, Yolo and Solano counties in his Screenmobile trailer.D’Antonio said he’d always wanted to be a firefighter. But with state and city budget cuts, he’s been unable to find work as a firefighter. “I had to find an alternate job,” D’Antonio said.

The 26-year-old didn’t have to look very far. His aunt and uncle own a successful Screenmobile franchise covering the Sacramento and Lake Tahoe areas. His brother’s Screenmobile franchise services Sonoma and Marin counties.

“I saw the success by my family and it was a no-brainer for me,” D’Antonio said.

Screenmobile of NapaOriginally from the San Fernando Valley, D’Antonio moved to Napa in December to open the local Screenmobile franchise. “We can make anything with a screen,” including window screens, door screens, retractable screen doors, and porch and patio screens, he said.

As a trained and certified EMT, D’Antonio is compelled to stop and render assistance at any accident he comes upon until an ambulance arrives. “I keep a basic medical bag with some bandages, dressings, and the basics in case there is something I can do at an accident.” He’s already stopped at a few such incidents. In Suisun City, he encountered a crash scene involving a truck and sedan. When D’Antonio pulled over he found two girls from the sedan lying on the sidewalk. He assisted until an ambulance arrived, he said. At a local climbing gym he helped a climber who’d fallen and snapped her ankle. “I took over until the paramedics got there,” by elevating and icing the injury.

While D’Antonio doesn’t have his dream job —yet—he does have the on-the job freedom that he seems to prefer. “I still get to drive around and do the same kind of gig. It’s just different work at the destination.”

D’Antonio and Screenmobile of Napa can be reached at 707-320-9339.

Screenmobile Employee Becomes Franchise Owner

Mario Julian is a new owner of a Screenmobile franchise. He has been working for Loren Wullschleger, the previous Screenmobile owner, for approximately 10 years.As a Screenmobile franchisee, Mario Travels from city to city installing sliding and retractable screen doors, fixing window screens and installing patio screens for customers at their homes.

As the two men became closer friends, Wullschleger taught Julian a lot about the business including how to do the job and run the business right, He also taught Mr. Julian that being an owner is quite different from being the owner, a lesson that Julian is happy to have learned because it really is true. It requires a completely different mindset.Before Loren Wullschleger became ill, he also owned a separate Screenmobile franchise in Yucaipa that he was forced to sell. Now Julian is currently trying to purchase that franchise.
When asked about the secret to his success, he said that he is selling new products that Wullschleger didn’t sell and having a booth at local home shows. He is currently selling lots of sliding and retractable screen doors and he attributes most of that to the home shows that he has been attending as a vendor.

His former employer donated both time and product for Crestline’s yearly “Christmas in April” program and Julian says that he will continue to do so in the honor of Loren Wullschleger. Keeping the tradition alive and giving back to the community are things that Mr. Julian says he will continue as long as the business can support it.

You can meet Mario Julian at the High Desert Home Show – Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville CA. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday July 17 & 18 2010.

To contact Mario Julian, you can call him at 909-338-1048 or visit his webpage.

How To Clean Your Window Screens

Mobile Screen Repair by ScreenmobileWhen the glass of your window gets dirty, you whip out the glass cleaner right away, spray it on and wipe it off. You try to get the perfect technique down so you don’t have any streaking or missed spots, but do you clean your window screens too? Truth is most people don’t really think about that part of their window.

If you want clean windows, why neglect the screens? It’s like cleaning the kitchen but leaving dirty dishes in the sink. The screens are the most exposed to wind, dirt, rain, etc., and can get very dirty. The dirt plugs up the screens, making it harder for a breeze to come in and not very appealing to look through.

You don’t just want to hose the screens down, though. It doesn’t work to clean dishes by rinsing them, so why would it work with just a hose? Take the time to really clean your window completely: glass, screens and all.

Cleaning window screens can seem like a daunting task, but it’s really not that difficult. It takes time to clean the screens, however, so make sure you have a good chunk of time to dedicate to cleaning. Make it a family project and have some good bonding time with your loved ones.

The first step in cleaning your window screens is to decide if you want to buy a cleaning solution or make your own. If you want to save money and make your own solution, mix 3 parts water with 1 part ammonia. Next you want to remove the screen frames. Lay them down on an old, but clean cloth or sheet. Dampen the screens with a hose before you apply the cleaning solution.

Take a nylon bristled scrub brush and dip it into your solution. Scrub the screens using a light scrubbing motion. Make sure you don’t scrub too hard or push the fabric since this can cause the screen to stretch or tear. Rinse the screens and gently tap them against the cloth to remove extra dirt. Repeat scrubbing if you missed a spot. Let the screens dry and then replace them as soon as they are dry.

Now that your window screens are clean and dry, open up those windows and let the breeze in! You can enjoy a nice summer breeze without having to look through an unattractive screen. Take care of your window screens and you can increase their shelf life. For new window screens contact Screenmobile a nationwide mobile screen franchise.

Screen Safety Awareness- Screens and Children

Have you thought of window screens as a safety issue? Screens for windows, doors and porch/patio applications are designed primarily to keep insects out of a home. A typical screen is made from an aluminum frame and a fiberglass or aluminum screen mesh. While seemingly strong, kids and parents can develop a false sense of security that screens will stop a child or adult from falls. This is true of all types of related screen fabrics, such as sun control screens, pet resistant type screens, or screens that are made heavier than industry standards and sold as superior, or heavy duty screens.

Screen Safety ScreenmobileScreen safety applies not only to window screens, but also door screens and porch/patio screens. All can present this false sense of security. This site examines these screen safety issues and brings the awareness level up to both parents and kids. Please take a few moments to browse the additional screen safety information on this website, and to visit the resource links provided.

Window Screen Safety

There are four main components of a typical screen. The frame (typically aluminum), the corners (plastic or aluminum), the spline (rubber material used to hold screen fabric in the frame), and the screen fabric itself. Some or all of these components may fail when subjected to pressure, such as when a child or adult falls against a screen. It does not matter how tight the screen spline is, or how tight the frame is installed in the window frame, it may fail.

Sreen Safety Awareness is an important public awareness campaign by The Screenmobile Corporate and Screenmobile franchise locations. We are the nation’s leading window and door screen franchise with nearly 100 locations across the county. We do not claim to be window safety experts, we are striving to raise the awareness to this issue to parents and children. Screenmobile provides quality window and door screens to consumers, screen doors, retractable screen door, porch screen enclosure and security screen doors.

Is a Retractable Screen Door Right for Your Home?

You remember the roll-up blinds of yesterday, but do you know how their technology has been redesigned? Are you aware that this improved technology is now being used on screen doors? It is and home owners absolutely love them.

Screenmobile Retractable DoorsEnjoy the sounds of nature and breathe clean, fresh air inside your home. A new retractable screen door lets the gentle breezes into your home and also adds beautiful curb appeal. Screens can retract into the slim tube or cassette at the side of your door frame. And if you are the distinguished type that wants perfect functionality and uncompromising beauty, you can even have designer retractable screen doors, made to your specifications. Retractable screen doors are designed to fit almost any household doorway or window opening as well as in-swinging or out-swinging single doorways, and double French doorways. Even sliding patio doorways can easily be fitted for a retractable screen door to provide the perfect contemporary look you are sure to enjoy.

Retractable screen doors utilize similar technology as the old roll-up blinds, but they have been updated and advanced to work vertically or horizontally. The issue of sticking and stopping where you don’t want them to has been solved.

These screen doors have proven themselves to be extremely dependable. You won’t come home to find that your dog has run through it because you can have any type of screen installed in them that you want. Don’t let the fact that you have a dog or cat keep you from having the screen doors that you desire. Install a pet screen in them. If you have a problem with bugs or ticks, which can carry Lyme disease, just install the standard screen to keep all of those unwanted insects out of your house. You have many options and any Screenmobile would be happy to talk to you about your specific situation.