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Time for a Change? 4 Reasons You Need Seamless Gutters

Most homes have traditional sectional gutters. With the introduction of modern seamless gutters, though, homeowners have the option of a gutter system that requires less maintenance and better value in the long run. If you are contemplating some home renovations, here are 4 reasons you need seamless gutters.

Time for a Change? 4 Reasons You Need Seamless Gutters

1. A variety of Options: Seamless gutters come in a wide variety of material and color choices, making it easy to find a selection that will fit with the look of your home. Seamless gutters come in aluminum, steel, and copper. You can choose the color to match the exterior of your home, and since seamless gutters have a baked enamel finish, you never have to worry about painting!

2. Less Maintenance: Seamless gutters are firmly fixed to your home, so the chance of accumulation and debris becoming a hassle is next to none. Seamless gutters require far less cleaning than sectional gutters. Seamless gutters also only have fasteners on corners and at downspouts, so the chance for leaks is dramatically reduced. Fewer leaks mean less of your money spent on repairs.

3. Curb Appeal: Since seamless gutters require fewer joints and fasteners, they look more streamlined and enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property. If you are in the market to sell your home, you may want to consider the addition of seamless gutters.

4. High Return on Investment: Although seamless gutters are a bigger investment initially, their low maintenance and repair costs, means they will pay for themselves in no time.

Since seamless gutters are made to fit your home, they do require professional installation. Contact us today to learn more about our options and pricing for seamless gutters in your home!

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Bug and Insect Screens: The Essential Benefits

Bug and insect screens are a necessary choice for general home protection and essential for keeping out harmful bugs all year round. We all love the great outdoors but it’s important to keep these elements separate from indoor living. Window screens have countless benefits, they allow the opportunity for unobstructed views while circulating airflow without fear of insect infestation.

Bug and Insect Screens: The Essential Benefits

Keep nature where it belongs

Different seasons bring us a diverse range of beautiful insects and animals, including dangerous ones. The beauty of being indoors is the comfort of controlling your environment and staying safe. Bug/Insect screens allow the option of opening windows without worrying about intrusions. Window screens prevent insects and animals from crawling or flying in, making nests, biting people, causing furniture damage, and seeking out food. While nature is awe-inspiring, it belongs outdoors where it truly thrives.

Protect your home from leaves and debris

Autumn leaves and Spring pollen is essential for a well-balanced eco system. Let yourself enjoy the seasons without having them invade the inside of your home. Window screens do an impeccable job of keeping debris and leaves from blowing in through your open windows. The intricate weave of a screen keeps your home clean and stops particles from entering, while still allowing the sweet scent of spring flowers or crisp autumn breeze to be part of your day.

Beautiful views and natural airflow

The purpose of perfectly placed windows is to preserve a connection with the outdoors and enjoy the beautiful views that surround your home. Window screens can help protect the integrity of your home while maintaining a clear view without obstruction. Even if you have central heating and cooling systems, the health benefits of fresh air are undeniable. Controlling house temperature by circulating natural airflow is not only energy-efficient but vital for optimal health and clean living.

Longhorn Solar Screens create custom-built fiberglass screens woven from permanent glass yarn and coated with a protective vinyl. Our window screens are guaranteed not to rust or corrode, maintaining lasting color and flexibility. Custom screens are available in 5 colors to suit your individual style. Contact Us for assistance in choosing the perfect screens and window hardware for your home.

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Four Reasons To Install Custom Plantation Shutters

Are you sure you know everything you should about custom plantation wood shutters? Well, here are four things you should know about this topic.

Four Reasons To Install Custom Plantation Shutters

  1. Plantation shutters enhance a broad range of architectural styles. They’re perfect for adding a touch of elegance in both contemporary and traditional spaces, and they offer a reliable way to manipulate scale in rooms with soaring ceilings.
  2. Wood plantation shutters are the perfect window treatment solution for any room. Although often used in living areas, they also look great in kitchens, breakfast nooks, bathrooms, and bedrooms. Customize them to fit large picture windows, long narrow sliders, dormers and bay windows.
  3. The need for privacy is a good reason to use plantation wood shutters. When properly sized and installed, plantation shutters provide solid coverage and can prevent prying eyes from seeing into your home.
  4. Controlling sunlight is easy to do once you install plantation shutters. When you custom design your shutters, make sure you’ve designed your set to swing freely. You’ll be able to open and close your shutters in any number of ways to keep direct light out of your home.

At Longhorn Solar, you can further personalize your plantation shutters by choosing a louver size that works for your design scheme. The typical louver is 3.5 inches, but you can also order them in 2.5 and 4.5 inches. You can paint or stain our shutters, and we can also add a tilt rod for easy louver adjustment.

To talk more about placing a custom order for plantation wood shutters, or any of our home products, please contact us today.

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Advantages of Home Solar Screens

Did you know that 40 percent of an electric bill is heating and cooling? Using home solar screens can help reduce costs by reducing heat in the summer and reducing heat loss in the winter. Solar screens accomplish this by reducing, absorbing, and disbursing solar heat before it can reach windows. 

Solar screens also help reduce glare. They provide a method of controlling natural light in a home. Solar screens provide more privacy. While keeping your privacy, the view outside stays unobstructed.

Solar screens come in a variety of colors, styles, and openness. The fabrics fall into three categories that include light, dark, and high performance reflective styles. This means screens fit preferences and designs of homes, regardless of color choices.

Advantages of Home Solar Screens

Quality Solar Screens

Quality is the important factor when constructing solar screens. They are a uniquely woven mesh. The screens, made with a strong vinyl-coated polyester, ensure strength and resilience. The design of screens provide an 80 to 90 percent blockage when installed. If they aren’t made right, they won’t do their job.

The screens we install fit well when your windows are large and small. They also fit well in areas that are common rooms where light sets the atmosphere. The installation allows more light into the room while still absorbing and redirecting heat. This allows the benefits of both light control and temperature control in the home.

The screens are great at controlling heat and light. With professional installation, they improve the look inside your house, and help save money on utilities. Contact us today. We are happy to answer any further questions and provide quotes.