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Old 05-23-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I just got a quote for 2 screens that will screen my patio from the late afternoon sun. One screen is 8x15 and the other is 8x10, installed with a motor and timer so it lowers the screen automatically came out to $3400.

My wife had another company come yesterday for a another quote and the guy wouldn't even bother giving us a written estimate even after she asked several times. He was so vague that she got frustrated and threw him out. His quote was just a little higher than the first company, but he was so bad in his sales presentation that he lost me in the first minute.

The back of my house radiates so much from the afternoon sun. Most of these screens block out 90-96% of the sun so there will be substantial savings in the long run.

Now those are nice. Good idea. If you have an HOA make sure they approve. Have you considered Mr. Misters too. I have no experience with them but they seem to work at restaurants...unless you get too close and get wet. Not good if you wear glasses.
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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i put up a mister.. it was easy.. under $100 at home depot..
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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The solar screens were already installed when I moved into my place. They make it a little dark, but I like it like that. Based on the other places I've lived, I can tell that they work well to keep the place cool. They are pretty old and look ugly from the street. I might remove them when it comes time to sell this place to add curb appeal.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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i put up a mister.. it was easy.. under $100 at home depot..
I've got the fan that has the mister built in, it only does so much because the sun makes the house radiate that you start to cook. Definately looking forward to my screens so I can enjoy being in my patio in the afternoons.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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Reviving a old thread, I want to install a mesh solar screen on my living room window
Anyone have a recommendation of a local place?

Jonathan
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:56 AM
 
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I don't have a recommendation, but as an FYI, you can purchase a kit at either Home Depot or Lowes and do them yourself.

My husband did our whole house and saved us a bundle.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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Good Info, Thanks!

I checked out both Lowes and Home depot, they sell replacement screen (material) but not DIY kits
maybe there called something else?

Jonathan
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Reviving a old thread, I want to install a mesh solar screen on my living room window
Anyone have a recommendation of a local place?

Jonathan
Try calling Tom @ Atomic Solar Screens. He build and installed mine. He even offered to reuse my old frames if I wanted to save money, but I declined. He had good suggestion regarding color, and I'm very satisfied with the construction, installation, and price.

Also check Angie's list - there are a couple dozen or so local solar screen installers with reviews listed.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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Thanks for the info, But this is just for ONE screen, I think atomic, would only be interested if they where doing a whole house

Jonathan
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Thanks for the info, But this is just for ONE screen, I think atomic, would only be interested if they where doing a whole house

Jonathan
They have a $160 minimum, according to a review on Angie's List. Someone gave them an F rating and did not use their service because they claimed they were not told this. Mine averaged $100 each several years ago (including several small bathroom windows), so a large window should easily be above their minimum.
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