Estimate your Installed Solar Screen cost here . . it's EASY !
This is how we price a Solar Screen for a window. Our "Total" price includes Everything (Measuring, Assembly, Installation and Sales-Tax).
To take advantage of our incredibly low installed solar screen pricing, all that we ask from you is that you calculate your own estimate. We can help with this ofcourse. We have made solar screen estimating very easy. Your estimate is strictly for you to get a cost, not for us to build our solar screens from. We will come to your house to get our own precise solar screen build measurements once you know what windows you want the solar screens for and you have started an order here with the $50 Measuring Deposit.
For our DEEP 15%, 20% and 25% OFF Special Quantity Discounts, and to easily create your own estimate, please print our "Do it yourself Estimate Worksheet". As you'll see, our WorkSheet is very easy to use. All you need are the total Width and Height measurements in inches from all your windows added together and then multiplied by one of our Special Quantity Discounted prices. Because this WorkSheet is strictly for the purpose of providing you an estimate, your measurements do not need to be accurate, just close. Getting your estimate measurements is easy, you can do so from inside your home (rough measurements are all you need), there is no need for you to go outside. For a quick visual illustration, please watch the below How To Video. Tip : Most of your windows will be the same size.
Question : Is there a way to get a quick ballpark cost for the solar window screens? Can I get a quick rough estimate for what my out of pocket installed total cost will be?
& Answer : Absolutely, we developed the following calculator that will give you an estimated installed cost based on today's quantity discounts and this month's coupon offers. The following calculator is based on an average sized window of 35"w X 60"h.
Start your order for installed solar screens here . . . easy as 1..2..3
1.) Now that you have Estimated your cost using our estimate worksheet,
2.) and you have selected your Color Combination,
3.) you are ready to start an order.
Please select your Screen and Frame Color. Click the Buy Now button to initiate a $50 non-refundable deposit that will be deducted from your completed order. When asked, please tell us what windows you would like Solar Screens for. Once we receive this deposit, we will quickly come by your house to measure your windows to get our precise set of build measurements (this does not require anyone to be home (our current route schedule will be displayed)). Once we get our build measurements, we will email you an order to approve along with an installation date (the installation does not require anyone to be home). This entire process, from the time you submit your deposit to the day we install your new custom made solar screens is generally completed within 14 Days -two weeks-. We made ordering Solar Screens Hassle Free and Easy !
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Minimum Order :
Any size 80% Fabric order of 613” or less is a flat installed rate of $380, plus 90% fabric upgrade costs at $5ea for each
80% solar screen you want to upgrade to the 90% fabric and $20 for each arch if you have arches.
For a clear understanding of our installed solar screen pricing, please be sure to review our
VIDEO: Starting your order Questions answered here ↓ Watch this video to answer any questions you may have regarding starting your solar screen order. ↓
Question : Do you take on small jobs, will you take on a one or two window (solar screen) project? I just want to put solar screens over 2 or 3 windows of my home, will you take on a small project like this? & Answer :Yes, Any size 80% Fabric order of 613” or less is a flat installed rate of $380, plus 90% fabric upgrade costs at $5ea for each 80% solar screen you want to upgrade to the 90% fabric and $20 for each arch if you have arches. Please see our "Do it yourself Estimate Worksheet" for a clear illustration of our installed pricing. Or, enter the count of windows you want the solar screens for into our Solar Screen Pricing Calculator for a quick estimated installed cost.
Question : How does the Quantity Discounted Pricing work ? Does the Quantity Discounted Pricing apply to multiple orders over time, or is it for just one order at a time ? Can I combine multiple orders over a period of time to get deeper or the same discounts ? What if I leave a window or two off after you have measured or installed and I want to add them later, how is the pricing for those windows accounted for ?
& Answer : Our Quantity Discounted Pricing is per order based. The quantity discounted pricing includes one measuring trip, one installation trip, materials, manufacturing (assembly), installation labor, installation materials and sales-tax (everything to make a complete order). Our published pricing includes two trips, one to measure and one to install, any additional trips have an additional trip cost. It is important that when you start your order that you know what windows you want us to measure because if we have to make a 2nd measuring trip, there is a $75 cost for that 2nd measuring trip. Our additional trip costs are $75 to measure and $75 to install. If you process an order for screens and at a later date decide that you want more screens, that is considered a separate order, and the pricing for those screens will be appropriately based for the quantity of that order. If you just want one screen and we do not have the measurements on file for that one screen, the non-quantity discounted price is $.73/inch and the trip costs would be $75 to measure and $75 to install. If your 2nd order is over 613" then our standard quantity discounted pricing applies. We strongly recommend that when placing an order that you not leave any windows off that you are unsure about, as it has been our experience that when people do this, and once they have their new solar screens installed, that it is then that they decide they want to add those windows, and the cost is considerably different than if they had chose to put the screens on as part of their original order when their pricing was quantity discounted.
Question : If I have side-by-side windows (windows that are installed next to each other, fitted together), will you mount one solar screen over all of them, or will you build one solar screen for each window? & Answer :We will build and install a solar screen for each window. Each window takes its own solar screen. In rare cases of non-opening windows like when there is a rectangular non-opening window with a ½ circle window above it, we can build one large solar screen to fit over the two of them together. Watch this video, as once you do, you will have a clear understaning of how we install our solar screens on side-by-side windows.
Question : I need help picking a color combination, does this mean I need to be home when you come by to measure? Is it better for me to be home when you come by? Do I or someone need to be home when you come by to measure or when you come by to install the new solar screens? & Answer :No, no one needs to be home when we come by to measure your windows, nor when we come by to install your new solar screens. When you start your solar window screen order (above) or on our main page with the $50 measuring deposit you will be asked to tell us what windows you want the screens for, simply be as descriptive as possible and be sure to tell us by sides of the home. For example, you may want "All Windows", "All Windows minus back patio door", "All Left and Right", "All Back minus 3 under patio". What does not work for us is telling what windows to measure by room, as we are on the outside of the home and we do not know what windows belong to what rooms. Instruction like all windows on the back of the home except my daughter's room does not help us. However, if we get instructions like this, or any instructions at all that we feel that we need help with, we will by all means get in touch with you for clarity. When we see the home we will evaluate it for the best color combination and we will leave behind on our yellow "We Were Here" form in order of preference the color combinations that we like for your home, and we will leave behind large sample screens of those color combinations. Please watch this video for a full detailed explanation of our measuring / installation process.
Question : We have some unusually shaped windows, how would you price them?
& Answer : The most common windows are rectangular and arched windows. Arched windows are windows with a bow (bend or arc to them). For an arched window, there is an additional $20 arch fee cost. For angled windows w/ straight pitched edges, the additional cost is $35. For 2'-4' wide Circle, Oval or Octagon windows, the additional cost is $75ea. For a clear illustration of these window, please review our "Non-Rectangular Window Shape Pricing".
Question : Are there some solar screen projects that you won't take on ? If so, is the $50 deposit refundable ? & Answer :Yes and Yes. While it is very rare, I would say about 1 out of every 200 projects. Occasionally we will come across that home or commercial building that have windows that are too difficult to get to or are simply not conducive for us to mount solar screens on. Such instances would be picture windows that are 10' wide by 7' tall, windows that require walking on wood, clay or cement shingled roofs, or windows that are beyond 30' in the air (like 3rd floor residential, commercial and loft buildings). We do not commit ourselves by means of the deposit. Final discretion is left up to us and if we choose to not take on your project we will by all means refund you the $50 deposit and discuss with you what we think some viable recommendations to you would be. If you have a situation like what we have described, please give us a call before you process the $50 deposit so that we can discuss your job first over the telephone. We can easily determine this by pictures texted or emailed to us from your mobile phone.
Question : I need help determining what windows I should get the solar screens for, will you come by to show me what windows I should get the solar screens for ?
& Answer :Determining what windows would benefit from our solar screens is a call (decision) that you as the occupant of the home will need to make. This being your home, you are more familiar with it than I am, and you know what windows (rooms) get hot from the sun. My advice is to keep a couple of things in mind, for one you should keep the look and appearance (aesthetics) of your home in mind, point being if you are putting screens on the front of your home, I would recommend that you put screens on all the front windows so the front looks uniform and consistent, not spotty. I am a big fan of wrapping a home with the solar screens (putting them on all your windows), it looks best, provides shade for your whole house and gives you privacy from all sides and angles of the home. An average sized home in Austin will have around 20 windows, and to put solar screens on all 20 windows is not costly, to do so with us would typically only cost around $1,100. Also, it is very common for people to get solar screens for some of their windows now, only to later request solar screens for the rest of their windows. Now is the time to get them all done at once, as when you do them all at once, you will save money by taking advantage of our quantity discounted pricing model. Putting solar screens up in multiple phases will cost you a bit more than doing them all at once up front.
Question :Can a Solar Screen be installed on a Door ? & Answer :Absolutely ! Pictures A & B) For swing doors, we mount the solar screen within the molding of the windowframe. Picture C) For a flat installed rate of $130 (if accompanied with a solar window screen order for your house) we can custom build you an aluminum framed sliding solar screen door out of either our 80% or 90% fabric. We custom build our sliding solar screen doors specific to the measurements of your sliding door frame out of roll formed Aluminum, not out of steel. The steel framing which is widely used will rust unlike that of the sturday and heavy duty aluminum framing that we use. Our cost to build doors out of this heavier duty aluminum framing is more, but it is worth it (aluminum will not rust). The framing we use is unlike anything you can buy off the shelf, it's very sturdy and heavy duty. And, we of course can roll any of our five colors of fabrics within the frame. Optionally, if you would like to cover the non-opening portion of the door, we can build you a pocket (as shown in picture c). The pocket we will mount to the outside of your sliding door frame covering the non-opening panel. The solar screen door when in the open position will slide behind this pocket. The installed cost for the pocket is a flat rate of $130 as well. For the sliding screen door and the pocket both made out of the same heavy duty frame, rolled with either our 80% or 90% solar screen fabric, when accompanied with a 500" or over solar window screen order, is a minimal flat installed cost of $260 regardless of the sizes. If you do not have a need for solar window screens, and only want the sliding door and pocket, the installed cost of $260 will apply, however there is an added measuring trip cost of $50. (Ex. If you want 1 pocket and door set, the cost will be $310, if you want 2 pocket and door sets the cost will be $570)
Question : What is your Austin TX solar screen services installation area ? & Answer :Our Austin Texas service area includes the following surrounding areas - Pflugerville, Round Rock, Hutto, Georgetown, Leander, Cedar Park, Lakeway, Bee Caves, Kyle, Buda and Manor. If you would like our installation service for Dripping Springs, Briarcliff, Spicewood, Lago Vista, Jonestown, Pointe Venture, Liberty Hill or Taylor please take a look at our service area map, to see what the additional cost would be to service your area.
Question :Can Solar Screens be installed on the windows of my commercial building ?
& Answer :Absolutely, if it is glass, we can install a solar screen over it. Like with our Residential installations, we do not install the screens on 3rd floor windows. Also, being a commercial building, you will likely want to get permission from the building owner, as these screens are affixed to the outside of the window. Commercial pricing is a little different than residential pricing. For our installed, sales-tax included commercial pricing, please print our
Question : I know you are a Solar Screen installer, but how about bug (insect) screens, can you make and install those for me as well? & Answer : All of our Bug Insect Screens are now made using 1" Frame. Please watch the below video that explains the difference between our EXTREMELY heavy duty bug screens, and those used everywhere else including by the window manufacturer's. Our new 1" framed bug screens will not bend on you when you take them out, and they will not bow in from the sides, and the fabric will be and stay very tight (not waivy) over the years, verses that of the traditionally used 3/4" framed bug screens.
Yes, we can make and install bug (insect) screens. The flat rate cost is $25 p/ screen when the following conditions are met, a) in addition to a minmum order solar screen project, or b) a minimum order of just bug screens. A minimum order of just bug screens is that the first 11 bug screens run $380, then each bug screen after that is a flat $25ea. Our flat rate bug screen pricing is for bug screens not to exceed 46" in width or 34" in height. Bug screens are designed to fit into just the opening portion of your window with the intention of keeping flying insect screens from flying into your home. Bug screens do not fit over the entire window, they are just for the opening portion of your window.
Question : Your pricing is very low compared to your competitors, is there something I should be worried about ? Low pricing doesn't necessarily mean a great value. & Answer :That's right, I know all about shady operators out there that work out of their trucks that base their entire sales-pitch about being a few dollars less than me. And I mean just a few dollars, it's never a considerable dollar difference, never worth the gamble. The primary reasons why we are so inexpensive is that we do all the work ourselves, that we are extremely efficient at what we do and our buying power enables us to get great pricing on materials. These savings we pass on to you in form of our inexpensively installed solar screen pricing. We are a legitimate Texas Incorporated Company since 1991, we are not some fly by night operation that works out of his residence and/or truck that goes around trying to sell people based on being a few trivial dollars cheaper than a legitimate entity like my company. We are an established Texas Corporation vetted by the State of Texas and other Texas Government Municipalities like Round Rock, Cedar Park and Travis County to name a few. Our pricing is VERY-VERY low, as I do all the work myself with my helper to help keep the costs down. I work hard to keep my costs down so that I can give you a great product installed by myself at minimal pricing. We openly publish our installed pricing and we never try to raise it on you, what you see published is what you get. There is a down side to this, and that is that these folks that work out of their trucks, operators that don't do a legal payroll, properly file monthly or yearly returns with the state, that don't file income taxes and on and on, those that try to do this and a whole host of other things, have our pricing to look at. If you come across someone that is trying to sell you solar screens, and they are undercutting our pricing, BEWARE, as I know the folks out there that do good work and their pricing is much higher than mine. The savings that someone like this may offer, try to sell you on, will be minimal, and you for sure will be running the risk of getting a horrible product and installation. I see all over town bad installations, solar screen jobs that make me want to cringe. I see everywhere solar screens that don't fit correctly that are made with the likes of inferior bug screen framing and cheap fabrics, screens that are wavy, screens that are too short, screens that are installed wrong and with the likes of plastic materials. It makes me so sad when I see these installations and I see them everywhere, all the time. People that act like they know what they are doing, yet provide a horrible finished product. My motto is "Why gamble with the rest, when you can be guaranteed the best with JoshHobbs.com?". Our pricing is so good, that I don't see a reason to gamble with anyone else. I 100% do Solar Window Screens, I do not try to do this and whole host of other things, I don't claim to do this and everything else. This is what I do, what I specialize in and what I am really good at.
"Why gamble with the rest, when you can be guaranteed the best with JoshHobbs.com?"
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