Here at Pinnacle Roofing Associates, we recently started offering a new service; window screen repair. While we’ve gotten great reviews for this new service, we’ve also received many questions. It seems a lot of our customers in Aurora and the surrounding Denver metro area aren’t sure why window screens are so important. To answer that question, we decided to put together the following information-packed article. If you have ripped, torn, damaged, or otherwise broken window screens in your home, read on!
Window Screens are a Vital Barrier of Protection for You and Your Family
When it comes to protecting your family, one of the biggest concerns most people have is disease-carrying insects as well as stinging insects like wasps and hornets. Screens for windows offer a vital barrier of protection against these dangerous and annoying little beasts that simply can’t be surpassed. They also keep out rodents, including squirrels, rats, chipmunks, and the like, that can damage your home’s interior.
In Aurora, the Denver Metro area, Littleton, Castle Rock, and Fort Collins that’s important, especially when the temperatures outside are cool and pleasant. Letting in fresh air during these times is fantastic, but not if your screens are letting in unwanted and dangerous pests.
Window Screens Protect Your Windows and Your Home
Working, undamaged screen windows not only keep out pests and vermin but also deflect rainwater from pooling on window sills. That’s good news, as water that sits too long can cause mold that damages their frames and reduces their functionality. Mold can also cause health problems for you and your family, which is why your window screens should always be in excellent condition with no rips, tears, or holes.
Damaged Window Screens Reduce Your Home's Curb Appeal
Think about this for a moment; when you pass a home with damaged, torn, or missing window screens, what’s your first impression? If you’re like most folks in Aurora, it’s that the home is somehow damaged or tainted. Even worse, the homeowner doesn’t care and is letting their home go to pot and break down.
That’s not good, of course, especially if you’re trying to sell your home. Upon seeing damaged or missing window screens, potential buyers will often wonder what else around the house is damaged, broken, or has been ignored and unrepaired. That, in turn, can reduce your home’s curb appeal significantly and, in some cases, reduce the selling price of your home significantly also.
Damaged Window Screens Are an Easy Exit for Pets
If you have pets in your home, especially cats and dogs, damaged window screens can be the easy exit they need when they want to run off and explore the neighborhood. That’s a problem for several reasons, including the fact that they might get stolen, hit by a car, or accidentally adopted by a new family.
Several More Reasons to Make Sure Your Home's Window Screens are in Perfect Working Condition
Above are the main reasons that you should keep the window screens in your home in tip-top condition. Below, however, are several more that deserve your attention, as they also offer several benefits to you and your family. They include:
An extra layer of insulation against the cold or heat. Here in Colorado, the heat and cold can often be extreme. Window screens, while not exactly designed for insulation, do provide some.
They keep your windows clean. Window screens act as a dirt splash, keeping mud, dirt, and debris off of your windows and frames.
They protect your home against the sun’s damaging rays. UV rays from the sun can be highly damaging to the things inside your home and your home itself. Window screens reduce these detrimental rays and thus protect your home and valuables.
Contact Pinnacle Roofing Today!
We hope this article clarifies the importance of window screen repair and the many reasons Pinnacle Roofing Associates offers this vitally important service. Here in Aurora, as well as Denver, Littleton, Castle Rock, and Fort Collins, window screens are an essential part of your home and, like any other, deserve to be maintained well and kept in excellent shape. If you have questions, need help, or would like to get an estimate for repairing and replacing your home’s window screens, Contact us today for a free estimate.