Best Custom Screens http://bestcustomscreens.com Sliding Screen Doors and Window Screens - Shielding your windows and doors! Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 https://i2.wp.com/bestcustomscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/cropped-BestCustomScreens-black-logo.jpg?fit=32%2C32 Best Custom Screens http://bestcustomscreens.com 32 32 113720894 Zika Virus Threatens Homes: Nuisance to Public Health Threat http://bestcustomscreens.com/zika-virus-threatens-homes-nuisance-public-health-threat/ http://bestcustomscreens.com/zika-virus-threatens-homes-nuisance-public-health-threat/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:33 +0000 http://bestcustomscreens.com/?p=1701 Zika Virus Threatens Homes: Nuisance to Public Health Threat Shocking news of the mosquito-borne Zika virus bewildered thousands all over the world! The common mosquito turned from a […]

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Zika Virus Threatens Homes: Nuisance to Public Health Threat

Shocking news of the mosquito-borne Zika virus bewildered thousands all over the world! The common mosquito turned from a nuisance into a serious public health threat during an outbreak that hit many around the globe last year.

Though this new virus came as a scare to many it seems to have been inevitable. It’s important to remember that mosquitoes have been around since the dinosaurs! The oldest fossilized mosquito is 46 million years old! They have been spreading diseases like Malaria, Yellow Fever, Chikungunya, etc. for many millennia. In fact, currently it is said that there is about 100 quadrillion mosquitoes, while there is only about 7.5 billion humans in the world. This means that for every human there is over 13 million mosquitoes. So how should people protect themselves from these pests?

Prevent Spread of Virus

As the Zika virus threatens society’s safety many factors have been taken in order to prevent it from spreading. This includes spraying insect repellent onto skin, wearing clothes treated with permethrin (an insecticide), and minimizing the amount of exposed skin. If the general population takes these actions they will be protected from such viruses in the outside world but not necessarily in the safety of their homes.

Furthermore, your home can be the breeding grounds of these virus spreading mosquitoes. These destructive bugs can breed in any still or stagnant water. They become inhabitants of pools, ponds, bayous and other wetlands. Plus, they can make home in unexpected places like garden ponds, old tin cans, watering cans, blocked gutters, bird baths, and anywhere where water has been collected. You can protect your family and yourself by emptying water from such containers and keeping fountains with running water on. If mosquitoes are already living near your home avoid them and any other nearby static water.

Mosquitoes Reach Inside Your Home

Now what happens if mosquitoes reach the inside of your home? How would you prevent pesky vermin from infiltrating a safe place? You stop them from ever entering! Check your windows, doors, and screens. It is possible that the mosquitoes entered through a broken screen door or window screen. A hole of 0.3 to 2 cm in diameter is big enough for a common mosquito to fly into! It would be a good idea to fix any possible entry points that the insects could enter.

With the invention of the window screen in the mid 1800s mosquitoes and other insects have been less likely to create havoc and disease in people’s homes. Between 1823 and 1836, when several advertisements of window screens or insect screens appeared, the cases of malaria in the U.S. dropped! Though many other inventions like fans, and air conditioning helped to stop malaria window screens came along earlier. Window screens may have been the start of a safer environment free of the dreadful disease known as malaria.

So fix your window screens, and screen doors now! Mosquitoes can and will enter many homes through broken screens. They will find the nearest prey and infect this victim with the appalling disease known as the Zika virus. Prevent yourself and your family from this treacherous illness by fixing your window screen and sliding screen doors now!

If you’re in need of a new shield proof screen contact Best Custom Screens at bestcustomscreens.com for a new and improved product. Choose Best Custom Screens, the company that shields your windows and doors.

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Best Custom Screens Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary http://bestcustomscreens.com/best-custom-screens-celebrates-15-year-anniversary/ http://bestcustomscreens.com/best-custom-screens-celebrates-15-year-anniversary/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:20:38 +0000 http://bestcustomscreens.com/?p=1662 Best Custom Screens Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary Best Custom Screens Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary. The month of June has come along and many people are about ready to […]

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Best Custom Screens Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

Best Custom Screens Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary.

The month of June has come along and many people are about ready to slide into their bathing suits and jump into the pool! It’s an exciting month and the start of a great summer! So how does Best Custom Screens kick off this great season with a bang? Let’s find out!

On June 1st, Best Custom Screens generally celebrates their Company Anniversary with a lunch or dinner. But, this past week from June 1st to 3rd they celebrated their 15 year Company Anniversary with a more exciting approach! Director of Operations, Steve Tristan, had the idea to take key staff out on a special trip. Given that Steve is a strong believer of a compatible, healthy work environment it only serves the company right if the trip included activities to encourage team bonding and team building.

Team Bonding and Team Building

For example, in Santa Barbara, staff members played card games, and laughed with each other while waiting for lunch. Not only this but as the days grew exciting there were also chances for employees to relax. Heading to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden created an atmosphere of peace. Each person helped each other trek through the forest as they enjoyed a great time. The President, Angel Tristan, was even seen assisting another staff member across a river.

Furthermore, staff members connected to each other on a deeper level by visiting Mission La Purisima. They learned that Native American girls were taken from their homes at the age of 11+ to learn to become good housewives, but the priests didn’t do it out of spite. In truth, Catholic Spanish Priests thought they were helping these little girls. Yet, such girls were sleeping on wooden floors with only 1 blanket for each year they stayed there. Best Custom Screen’s members collectively understood the children’s grief.

In contrast from the gloomy mood of the Mission their personnel headed to the Danish Capital of America, Solvang. This cheery city is filled with sweets, chocolate, and tons of fun experiences! Deciding to be daring, all staff members on this trip decided to go Surrey biking. What are surrey bikes? They are bikes that look like mini golf carts but instead of purely driving on gas it’s moved by the members who peddle it! To make things more interesting these members decided to race each other. It was filled with excitement, laughter, and even pain as members dropped hats and even phones while pedaling for an hour!

We Treat Our Staff and You

In essence, Best Custom Screens knows how to give their staff a good time! They even went to Ostrichland to feed ostriches & emus and stayed at the Chumash Casino Resort to go gambling & swimming. A company that knows how to treat it’s employees right sure knows how to treat you right. This summer don’t forget to contact Best Custom Screens. The company that shields your windows and doors from harmful sun rays and disease carrying insects.

To find out more about the adventures Best Custom Screens’ Staff enjoyed watch the videos below! We thank you for your business and time!

 

Santa Barbara, Moby Dick Restaurant, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Mission La Purisima, Ostrichland

Solvang, Chocolate Factory, Surrey Biking

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CAUTION: Zika Virus Found in Long Beach http://bestcustomscreens.com/longbeachzikavirus/ http://bestcustomscreens.com/longbeachzikavirus/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:03:34 +0000 http://bestcustomscreens.com/?p=1648 CAUTION: Zika Virus Found in Long Beach   Attention all those visiting or living in the Los Angeles area. Just earlier today CBS Los Angeles news reported that […]

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CAUTION: Zika Virus Found in Long Beach

 

Attention all those visiting or living in the Los Angeles area. Just earlier today CBS Los Angeles news reported that the Zika Virus was found in Long Beach! Protect yourself and your family from being exposed to this disease. Residents and visitors of the nearby area need to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites! If this applies to you wear long sleeves and pants, empty any container or area of water, make sure your screens doors and windows are in good repair, etc. Check out this article to further prevent mosquito bites!

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/06/19/zika-mosquitoes-long-beach/

The safety of you and your family is in your hands. In order to stop the Zika Virus from entering your home, contact Best Custom Screens the company that shields your windows and doors now!

 

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Kinetic Window Blinds designed by a student http://bestcustomscreens.com/kinetic-window-blinds-designed-student/ Sun, 07 May 2017 23:35:57 +0000 http://bestcustomscreens.com/?p=1471 Kinetic Window Blinds designed by a student Kinetic Window Blinds designed by a student. I found this video online in my news feed today. Wow technology just keeps […]

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Kinetic Window Blinds designed by a student

Kinetic Window Blinds designed by a student. I found this video online in my news feed today. Wow technology just keeps advancing! My hats off to the student who came up with this idea.

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Tim Allen Video Blog! http://bestcustomscreens.com/tim-allen-video-blog/ Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:10:13 +0000 http://bestcustomscreens.com/?p=1317 Tim Allen Video Blog! Tim Allen video blog!  First of all, I am so very excited!  I was star struck today!  My daughter and I met and had […]

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Tim Allen Video Blog!

Tim Allen video blog!  First of all, I am so very excited!  I was star struck today!  My daughter and I met and had a brief conversation with Tim Allen.  You know Buzz Lightyear! Santa Claus!  Home Improvement!  Or Last Man Standing, Tim Allen!  Now let me tell you something… I am not one of those people who has ever been star struck!  I’ve lived in the heart of LA’s San Fernando Valley all of my life.  Born and raised!  I have met many entertainment industry people before and have even done work in the homes of many movie stars throughout the years with our businesses JT Blinds and Best Custom Screens.

What happened?

Okay so this is what happened.  My daughter Mia and I were having lunch at a Denny’s.  We were discussing how our company needs to start a vlog, the same way Tim Allen does on the Last Man Standing TV Show.  On the video blog, Tim Allen’s character Mike displays a hilarious way of promoting a business while using his own life experiences to express his very angry opinions.  We were considering if the vlog should be something I would do myself, or if we should hire an actor to do it.  I then took a telephone call from the office with Marci, our office manager.  While on the phone with her I totally stopped mid sentence and couldn’t speak to her.  I couldn’t say anything!  Why?

Realizing I was star struck

Ironically, I looked up and Tim Allen had just sat down at a table behind Mia.  Don’t know if it was the fact that we were just talking about him or what, but I was totally star struck and couldn’t concentrate on my conversation.  Then, I noticed that Tim had saw my reaction while on the phone and he looked directly at me several times and kind of stared.  It made me a little bit uncomfortable, but I think he was trying to figure out what the hell was wrong with me.  Lol.  I then explained to Marci that I needed to hang up now and that I would call in later.  Mia kept looking at me asking “Are you okay?”

I looked at Mia and said “You know what’s interesting?  We were just talking about Last Man Standing and the Vlog and TIM ALLEN is sitting right behind you!”  At first, she thought I was kidding or playing a joke on her.  She was afraid to turn around because I told her she shouldn’t be obvious.

The entire time there I kept trying my hardest not to look his direction while my heart was pounding and blood was pumping through my veins.  I was profusely sweating and I just couldn’t come to terms that I actually, completely was acting like a school girl.

Other times when I have seen Stars in restaurants or in public, I leave them alone and let them enjoy their meal.  This time, what was I to do?  Since the exchange of looks I didn’t want to look too obvious.

Meal was done

We were done with our meal and it was time to get up.  Then, I totally had to go up to him and his lunch mate and explain what just happened.  I just had to tell them!  We walked towards their table and I said “Excuse me gentlemen, I’m sorry to interrupt.  Just wanted to let you know that we were just talking about the Vlog Tim Allen does on the Last Man Standing show and that we should do a Video Blog for our company, also, to promote our business more online.  It’s ironic that not even 1 minute later I look up and see you sitting here in the restaurant.  It took me by surprise.  My name is Steve and this is my daughter Mia.”  Tim replied “ Hi Mia how are you?  Very nice to meet you both”  Mia replied “Nice to meet you sir” with a little Tae Kwon Do bow.  I then replied, “Thank you.  I hope you enjoy your lunch. Take care, bye!”

Need advice

We all would like to think that things always happen for a reason.  I believe in the signs that God sends us to guide us in a specific direction to better serve him and do his will.  Should I write a similar Tim Allen Video Blog or create an entirely new concept?  At this moment, my plan is to create a marketing plan to promote our companies with a video blog very similarly to the way Tim Allen does as Mike on the show Last Man Standing.  Our products are related between the Sporting Goods and the Home Improvement show he relates to.  Well they are both very masculine which interests me.  We are going to offer the public entertainment while offering our products and services.  Should I be opinionated and mad just like Mike on the show?  Well it is not our intention to copy their character in any way.  It’s going to be myself of another who is the personality on the blog.  Does anyone have any ideas or topics they think our company would do really well at sharing?   Please post any comments and request on this page.

That’s it!  We walked away super excited and pumped to start our new Video Blog aka Vlog!!!

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Knock knock burglars caught in the San Fernando Valley http://bestcustomscreens.com/knock-knock-burglars-caught-in-the-san-fernando-valley/ Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:59:36 +0000 http://bestcustomscreens.com/?p=1209 Knock knock burglars caught in the San Fernando Valley Knock knock burglars caught in the san fernando valley.  LAPD has a task force investigating a series of knock […]

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Knock knock burglars caught in the San Fernando Valley

Knock knock burglars caught in the san fernando valley.  LAPD has a task force investigating a series of knock knock burglaries in the San Fernando Valley.  Several arrests have been made.

Police say that some of the men who were arrested stated that he would be out of jail in a couple of days and would come back to the same area to commit burglaries.  In addition, he added that he would not spend more than six months in jail.

LAPD investigators believe that of the 1,000 burglaries reported in the department’s West Valley Area last year, that approximately 25% of them were organized knock knock type burglaries. Celebrities Nicki Minaj, Derek Fisher, and Yasiel Puig homes were involved in burglaries recently.

When the task force was announced last Friday, police did not say it was in response to the burglaries at celebrities’ homes, but those incidents did involve thefts of hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry.

“We need community members to call the police when they observe suspicious activity in their neighborhoods,” LAPD Capt. Rafael Ramirez said in a statement. “We have dedicated every available resource to identify, track and arrest this type of criminal behavior occurring in the San Fernando Valley.

While there have been a rash of burglaries in the west San Fernando Valley, police could not say whether they were the work of one crew, or even if the celebrity burglaries were connected. Police say the burglars are usually made up of gang members from South Los Angeles and typically target affluent single-family homes on the likelihood they have money, jewelry or firearms.

Typically, they knock on the front door to determine if the home is empty.  Then they’ll come around the back to break in and usually in and out in less than 5 minutes.  Professional burglaries must be a new career in crime.  I wonder if Al Capone had this idea back in the day?

I remember when this almost happened to us

We wrote a blog about the knock knock burglars who attempted to gain access to our house when we were home.  Those punks ran off, after I scared them.  I am glad I was home.  Check the article from last year.

Knock knock burglars – how to prevent home invasion using security screen doors

Knock knock burglars – how to prevent home invasion using security screen doors.  I would like to share an incident that happened to my family about two weeks ago:

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Ohio Little Girl blown by wind http://bestcustomscreens.com/ohio-little-girl-blown-wind/ Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:05:14 +0000 http://bestcustomscreens.com/?p=1195 Ohio Little Girl blown by wind.  Little girl got blown by the wind. The storm door does not allow the air to flow through like a screen door […]

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Ohio Little Girl blown by wind.  Little girl got blown by the wind. The storm door does not allow the air to flow through like a screen door would. This video from Ohio made big news.

 

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Mardi Gras “Fat Tuesday” Special http://bestcustomscreens.com/mardi-gras-fat-tuesday-special/ Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:33:58 +0000 http://bestcustomscreens.com/?p=1107 MARDI GRAS “FAT TUESDAY” SPECIAL ON SLIDING SCREEN DOOR AND ROLLER SHADES Mardi Gras “Fat Tuesday” Special.  Mardi Gras is upon us!  The annual tradition also known as […]

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MARDI GRAS “FAT TUESDAY” SPECIAL

ON SLIDING SCREEN DOOR AND ROLLER SHADES

Mardi Gras “Fat Tuesday” Special.  Mardi Gras is upon us!  The annual tradition also known as “Fat Tuesday” is here.  Celebrate hard with food and festival before the fasting season of the Lent begins. To commemorate Mardi Gras this year, BestCustomScreens.com will be offering a day of FREE SHIPPING.  On all heavy duty and economy assembled sliding screen doors in California.  Also at a reduced rate in the states of Nevada and Arizona. This special includes all Roller Shades on the website as well.

To take advantage of this amazing offer, log on to http://bestcustomscreens.com right now and select your sliding screen door or roller shade and then use the promo code “MardiGras” when you check out. This offer is limited to a one time use per user and expires at the end of 2/28/17 so take advantage of this great opportunity to save now!
Happy Mardi Gras from the BestCustomScreens.com team!  Order Online here!

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Spokesperson Isa Tristan sings Separate Ways by Journey http://bestcustomscreens.com/spokesperson-isa-tristan-sings-separate-ways/ http://bestcustomscreens.com/spokesperson-isa-tristan-sings-separate-ways/#comments Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:17:46 +0000 http://bestcustomscreens.com/?p=921 Spokesperson Isa Tristan sings Separate Ways by Journey Spokesperson Isa Tristan sings Separate Ways by Journey!  First of all, we are so very pleased to show you, our […]

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Spokesperson Isa Tristan sings Separate Ways by Journey

Spokesperson Isa Tristan sings Separate Ways by Journey!  First of all, we are so very pleased to show you, our customers this video of our spokesperson Isa Tristan!  Isa sings Separate Ways a well known Journey hit.  Especially relevant she was at Little Tokyo where they have karaoke every weekend. It states on her Youtube video that she was waiting to have dinner with her family at Shabu Shabu, a well known Japanese hot pot restaurant.

Big voice

In addition, we we’re all very surprised and amazed of the big wonderful voice she has.  That wonderful harmony comes out of such a little person.  Isa stands a approximately 5 feet.  Yet she carries herself with confidence and humility!  She should be 7 foot tall with that voice!!! Wow!

Best Custom Screens how to videos

Most noteworthy, last summer Isa starred in our how to videos that are shared on our website and Youtube channel.  So, you too can learn how to measure a patio sliding screen door, install an economy sliding screen door at a patio sliding glass door, and learn how to assemble the un-assembled economy sliding screen door that is available on this site.  Therefore, videos can be viewed on our website and on our Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/Tristanvideos1000

 

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Glass Build 2016 window industry show http://bestcustomscreens.com/swinging-good-time-glass-build-2016/ http://bestcustomscreens.com/swinging-good-time-glass-build-2016/#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2016 22:39:37 +0000 http://bestcustomscreens.com/?p=712 Glass Build 2016 window industry show  – We had a swinging good time at Glass Build 2016! We made our reservations for most of our staff to attend […]

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Glass Build 2016 window industry show  – We had a swinging good time at Glass Build 2016!

We made our reservations for most of our staff to attend the Glass Build America industry show.  The show specializes in glass, windows and doors.  All of a sudden there was a heavy workload during our off season.  So, we could only take a few of people for a quick turnaround flight.  We have no complaints about having business growth and It’s all good, bring it on!

In past times when I attended the show, I found that it’s a great show to meet new people and network within the industry.  I have also found that it’s an awesome environment to train employees, to work with vendors, and find ideas in manufacturing as well.  We do not manufacture windows and doors.  We primarily make window screens and sliding screen doors for the overall housing industry and the end user.  The machinery, supplies, and products is by far one of the best shows that a purchasing manager and director of operations of a screening business can attend.

Okay, so we flew out LAX late, the night before the show opened.

I worked on my laptop in the airport and on the plane.  Checked into our hotel at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and was told that there weren’t any standard rooms available, so they had to upgrade us to a HRH Suite.  Hoo Hoo!!!

We did a little gambling that night, until 2 in the morning!  Slept a few hours, went for morning jog, had some breakfast and went off to the Las Vegas Convention Center to go to the show.

We walked into the show and the newbie in our small group was very impressed with the size of the show.  He stated that he was mesmerized and wow it’s huge.  He especially appreciated the large manufacturing machinery with robotic arms, computers, and huge clamps.

We spent the entire day at the show visiting with various manufacturers from around the country and abroad.

We recorded a few segments of video of our favorite products and booths we visited.  Product videos includes The Guarda Security Screen Doors and Security Window Screens, Viewguard Security Screen Door, Security Sliding Screen Doors, Roll Away Retractable Screen Doors, Roll Away Retractable Window Screens and Sliding Screen Doors from Quanex Window Products.  We also created a cool segment outlining our visit to the industry booths.  Please check it out!

Keep in mind that most of the booths only deal in glass and we only offer screening products, which is a small segment of the shows industry.  Many of the booths we visited, assisted us in learning about new products and technologies.

Apparently, the final attendance was around 9,000 attendees over 3 days.  Impressive.  We could only stay the one day, due to the stacks of work we left back at the office.  That evening we jumped back on our return flight home.  We were back to work the next day and completely satisfied with the time we spent at the show.

There’s no doubt that Glass Build America 2016 is a winner.   We’ll see you in 2017.

Another great article to read on industry and builders show is http://www.dwmmag.com/glassbuild-america-what-an-experience/comment-page-1/#comment-77286

 

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