Mosquito control & Jimmy Carter

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The History of Mosquito Control & Window Screens

Recently I have become very concerned about a trend by some who have decided to not use window screens for their home or apartment windows, in order to save a few dollars. You might ask why am I so concerned about this? Let me simply state that window screens can help to save lives! Window screens actually serve an important function and so let me share a few things that I have discovered in my research and a lot of it has to do with flying insects (primarily mosquitoes) and the diseases they carry. But first let me provide a brief history lesson.

The window screen or insect screens, also known as a bug screen or fly screen, was first created in the mid 1800’s. Although it’s not clear who was the first individual or company to create them, several references of…

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Patio Screen Doors for apartments

The 8 Foot Screen Door Length Problem You can go to almost any hardware store (Lowes, Home Depot) and even online ones (like HD Supply) and purchase a Sliding Glass Screen Door up to 81” in length (7 feet) because that has been the standard patio door size for many years. However, even though they... Continue Reading →

WCMA Launches Process to Update Corded Window Covering Safety Standard

The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) announced on October 25th, 2015 that it has initiated the process of revising the voluntary corded window covering safety standard.  The update to the standard will be done in strict accordance with the internationally-respected American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process and will be the seventh revision of the standard... Continue Reading →

I found a wonderful window coverings store in Burbank called Quality Window Blinds.  The owner Victor is a very nice person and is very knowledgeable.  I recommend them to anyone in the local area.  Includes install.  http://www.qualitywindowblinds.net/

Coats for kids – Doors

Date: 01.22.2016 Many of us would love to turn our attention to spring now that the holidays are over and the days are just a bit longer, but the truth is, there is still a lot of winter left to be had.  Here at Window Nation, we are not just concerned about buttoning up your... Continue Reading →

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