Why Solar Screens? Why not Window Film?

February 26, 2013 at 1:27 PMVanessa


iSave Energy’s Top 10 Reasons to Consider When ChoosingSolar Screens vs. Window Film/Tint for the Home

Why Solar Screens ?

10. Sun’s energy is absorbed by the open weave design of the fabric and then dissipated through the holes in the mesh as air moves through it.
9. Exterior sun shading stops the heat before it enters the home, like having a shade tree in front of every window in your home.
8. Blocks up to 90% of the visible light heat, which is responsible for 44% of the heat, gain into a home.
7. Stops up to 90% of the UV Rays from entering your home, which can cause fading of valuable furnishings.
6. Provides daytime privacy! blinds can be left open and nobody can see into your home.
5.Blocks on average up to 90% of the heat entering the home, with a high angle in the southern sky the blockage is almost 100%!!
4. Can be taken off and removed in the winter to allow solar heat gain for passive heating of the home and cleaning of the window.
3. DOES NOT void the window warranty for the majority of window manufacturers.
2. Provides a third layer of insulation for double pane windows making them 15% more energy efficient in wintertime.
1.Doesn’t make you home darker, now you can leave your blinds open all day, the net effect is more Vitamin E in your home!

Why NOT Window Tint ?

10. The Shading Coefficient, or the percentage of solar heat gain that is transmitted to the interior of your home, is 5 to 8 times worse with window tint versus solar screens.
9. Overall cost of window tint is 20%-50% more than solar screens to install.
8. The metal in window film is a natural conductor of heat and although infrared and visible light are addressed, conductive heat can negate the reflective qualities of tint and actually cause more heat to enter the living space.
7. With the new lines of clear window films there is a high probability of future window cleaning causing permanent scratches on the tint because the cleaner can’t detect its’ presence!
6. Need care when cleaning to never use anything abrasive or you will cause permanent damage to the film.
5. Tint is permanently attached to the window and can never be removed without considerable time and expense.
4. May cause thermal shock fracture when installed on insulated glass units because of undetected manufacturing defects of the insulated glass unit itself. The heat and pressure caused by the tint may exasperate the defect.
3. If not installed correctly the customer can see visible lines and bubbles.
2. Voids the warranty on the majority of manufacturer’s window warranties.
1. Window tint doesn’t block as much visible light heat as solar screens. 

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This information was brought to you by isave energy for more information visit their website  www.isavenergy.com or www.screenmobile.com for any of your screening needs.


Robbers Beware! New Security Door Available Now

February 7, 2013 at 1:44 PMVanessa

Who hasn’t heard of local break in burglaries on the rise in the cities of PalmDesert, CathedralCity, La Quinta and Indian Wells?  New security products are available including a new type of security screen door.  Stainless steel security mesh is being installed in door frames making break in’s nearly impossible. This new product is available for windows, swinging screen doors and sliding screen doors even commercial applications. One such company Screenmobile has this new door and other security doors.  From the stainless steel mesh with powder coat paint and extruded aluminum framing, to our featured Screenmobile aluminum amplimesh security doors.


The new security door also known as the Guarda is the top of the line in steel mesh doors.  No more looking through bars and holes on a solid piece of metal this design will have a better view for you and breeze way, to feel like you put in a regular screen door.  The Premium Guarda has a three point locking system and has a three or four piece pre-hung frame depending on your opening. 


The other option is Screenmobile’s aluminum security door.  This extruded aluminum frame has two different diamond shape patterns embedded into the exterior door frame to prevent someone from cutting the regular bug screen, featuring a large deadbolt, and will still provide ample amount of breeze to come in for ventilation.


So if you are looking to invest in a new security door product to provide protection for your home and family, you may want to look into Screenmobile and their current security door options.


         Sentry Security Door                                                         Guarda Security Door


That Time Of The Year Again

April 9, 2012 at 3:44 PMVanessa

The Screenmobile Franchise Corporation started humbly enough in 1980 with one used  tent trailer and a vision - to follow a proven business model and equip hundreds of well trained independent operators to custom build, repair and replace window and door screens, on-site at the customer’s convenience. In 1984, the company began franchising and today has 98 franchise owners operating across 26 States. 


For the past twenty-six years, the hosting of annual conventions and regional meetings to interface with franchise owners has been an integral part of Screenmobile’s successful and time tested business plan.  


“It is absolute essential that the latest industry happenings, vendor news, construction techniques and company developments be shared with our franchise owners on a regular basis so that we are all operating from the same playbook,” said Monty L. Walker, vice president and one of the original three founders of the company. “Our annual conventions and regional meetings  offer opportunities for invaluable face-to-face interaction with the best champions for our brand.”


The company’s annual get-together has grown steadily in size since the very first convention was hosted in a small conference room at a Desert Hot Springs’ hotel near corporate headquarters. These days, 140 attendees, 20-30 vendors and corporate staffers gather at that same place they have for the past nine years - The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  Walker has been in charge of coordinating every convention since the corporation’s founding and offers the following tips for success. 







 Convention Roundtable.






You can never “over plan” for a convention and planning should start at least 6 months in advance. Once the convention has started, there is little room for course correction.



It is important that a good working relationship be maintained with the personnel at your host venue. Make friends with them and open the lines of communication early. Let them know what you are planning to do and work with them to identify any possible issues in advance. You don’t want a shortage of rooms or unexpected paperwork to pop up at the last moment that leaves you scrambling and stressed.



All personnel that are involved with the convention should know each other’s assigned roles and anticipate the needs of the attendees as well as event sponsors and vendors. You should have methods of communication tested and in place. A variety of smartphone apps are available that enable group texting or act as two-way radios.  




Don’t rely on your own understand of what programs you think should make up the convention agenda. Ask your attendees what they would like to see, what they would like to learn or what issues they would like to be addressed. Based upon their feedback and prior to the start of the convention, convey to the attendees what programs you have in place, what knowledge they will take away and what return on investment they can expect to realize. You do not want to offer programs that are not relevant to their business needs. They will not appreciate their time and money being wasted if the convention fails to hit the mark. 



Nothing can ruin an otherwise stellar convention faster that a microphone that doesn’t work of a presentation screen that no one can see. You can rely upon the venue’s A/V equipment and technicians but that does not guarantee there will be no issues. One option is to rent new equipment in the host city or bring equipment you are familiar with along with you. Be sure to arrive early enough for set up and testing. 




 D.Winters. (Top Sales)






Once you have decided on a program agenda, you may be tempted to stray. Don’t. Stick to it and execute. A good convention program is made up of three components - social, business and peer-to-peer. A good host city and hotel will have plenty of opportunities for socializing and the planning of fun activities, like a bowling tournament. An awards ceremony is also a vital social element that should not be overlooked. The business portion should be made up of presentations and programs hosted by corporate or by invited vendors of sponsors. Remember to stick to the time table. And lastly, your attendees can be your best source of valuable information. Allow time for peer-to-peer interaction by facilitating roundtable discussions or open mic forums on topics of interest. Keep everything as lively and fun as possible. Nobody likes a boring convention.




 Craig Anderson





Upon completion of the convention, poll the attendees. Figure out what worked and what didn’t work. What activities were appreciated, could be improved upon or should be scrapped all together. After several years of survey results are in, a pattern will be established that reflects what your attendees like and what they don’t like. 


And finally, many convention planners believe that booking a high-profile speaker to deliver a speech is key to a convention’s success. Regardless of how dynamic a speaker’s address may be, if it is not highly relevant to the audience’s business goals your attendees will feel let down.


Monty L. Walker is Vice President of Screenmobile Corporation. He along with his father Monty M. Walker and brother Scott Walker are the original founders of the franchise company headquartered in Thousand Palms, CA. For more information visit: www.screenmobile.com 

Did The Holiday Ruin Your Screens?

January 10, 2012 at 3:41 PMVanessa

Did you and you friends have a little too much fun over the New Year weekend? Now that the fun is over you realize some screens were walked through and need to be repaired. Well no worries Screenmobile is a mobile service that will go to your home, take measurements and make on site. No more waiting 1-2 weeks just to get your new or old screens back from being made or repaired. Our trucks and trailers give us access to all our equipment necessary to take care of any size job. Weather it be a brand new heavy duty slider down to your smallest screen window. No job is too big or small for screenmobile. Call us today for your free estimate by going to our website at www.screenmobile.com enter your zip code in the zip code finder and call your local screenmobile for your free estimate. Don’t wait any longer to open up your screen doors or windows again to enjoy the natural fresh air. Call us now!!! You Call We Screen.


Charlotte Screenmobile earns Super Service Award

January 5, 2012 at 4:33 PMVanessa

Congratulations to Screenmobile of Charlotte for earning the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award. Davis Winters the owner of Screenmobile of Charlotte stated “I am blessed to have a team that understands the importance of our customers; we have only won this award because of each employee’s dedication to providing the best service levels possible. For those who don’t know what Angie’s List is, Angie’s List is a website that aggregates verified consumer reviews of service companies as a way to capture word of mouth. Angie’s list grades companies using a report card style, which ranges from A-F. These rating are based on price, Quality, responsiveness, punctuality and professionalism. “Only a fraction of the business rated on Angies List can claim the sterling service record of being a Super Service Award winner because we set a high bar.” Said Angie’s list founder Angie Hicks. So once again Congratulations to Screenmobile of Charlotte keep up the good hard work. To find your local Screenmobile simply go to www.screenmobile.com and for more information on Angies List visit the website at www.Angieslist.com

Use The Pet Door!

December 21, 2011 at 10:05 AMVanessa



This is the perfect weather to just lay in bed all day watching your favorite movies while enjoying a delicious cup of hot coco, until your pet has to go outside to take care of some pet business. You really don’t want to get up because it’s too cold, or you’ll miss the best part of the movie. You have absolutely no choice but to let your pet out. Are you wishing you had a pet door right about now? Did you know Screenmobile not only deals with screen windows and screen doors but we also do pet doors too! Screenmobile’s selection of pet doors gives you the flexibility to find a pet door that fits your needs. Pet doors can be mounted on either swinging or sliding screen doors. Screenmobile carries different size pet doors to fit your pet’s needs. So don’t worry about missing the best part of the movie or about having to get out of bed anymore. A pet door will allow your pet to enter and exit on his/her own. The best part of this is… you don’t have to get out of bed to reach us. Simply grab your laptop or smart phone visit our website www.screenmobile.com enter your zip code and give us a call. That easy and it can all be done while staying nice and warm in your comfortable bed


Busy Holidays and your Screen Doors

December 13, 2011 at 2:31 PMVanessa

Will you be home for the holidays? Will you have any friends, family, and grandchildren over? Are you afraid of your grandchildren running through your screen door? Well fear no more Screen mobile to the rescue. With about 100 locations across the United States.  Screenmobile will fix just about anything that has to do with screening.  So, before your grandchild runs through your sliding screen door give us a call and get a custom made Heavy Duty Slider, it will be made to fit perfectly onto your home, that’s what we like to call our “ Screenmobile Guaranteed fit.” Little John will no longer go through and


wreck your slider instead see little John bounce off the slider causing no damage to either little John nor the slider. Our Heavy Duty Sliders are constructed of 2  ½” x ½” extruded Aluminum with extruded corners so it is guaranteed to be tough. The top and bottom wheels are constructed of steel, with high quality ball bearings to ensure smooth gliding. This Screen Door will last you many years and not only that, it will look great too! Heavy Duty doors come in different colors: White, Bronze, Silver, Tan, and Black. Don’t waste anymore time, call your local Screenmobile by simply going to our website www.screenmobile.com enter your zip code in the zip code finder and you’re all set. “You Call We Screen.”