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Product Enhancement: Pre-Assembled Wheel Brackets…

Pre-assembled wheel brackets are coming soon. This will save you time and money.

Pre-Assembled Brackets

Pre-Assembled Brackets

At Lifestyle Screens we are constantly seeking ways to simplify the installation process for our dealers. Time is money. The less time you spend on the job, the more screens you can install per day.

In the Lifestyle Screens hardware box you will soon find the wheel brackets pre-assembled with the rollers, bushings, pushnuts, cable  pins and E-clips all pre-installed. This will not only cut your installation time even further,  but it will also eliminate the possibility that the wheel brackets are installed incorrectly. With the rollers pre-installed there is only one possible way for each wheel bracket to be affixed to the frame. Additionally, this reduces the number of loose parts that you have to handle in the installation.

As you are also aware, we have developed a patented screen clipping system and clips that cut the time it takes to screen the bays. Our dealers are so pleased with this process that we feel compelled to repeat it here:

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Installation Tip: What is the Best Tool to Use for Screening?

Frequently, we are asked: What is the best tool to use for screening the Lifestyle garage screen?
We prefer to use the $2.99 plastic spline rolling tools available at all of the big box and most local hardware stores. The roller discs should be plastic, as these are less likely to cut the fiberglass screen material if you accidentally press too hard.  Typically, there are 2 roller discs on each end of the spline rolling tool. One roller disk will have a concave grooved edge. The other roller disc will have a convex rounded edge.

Screen Rolling Tool

Spline Rolling Tool

Remember, for our application, always roll in the spline using the roller disc with the grooved edge by placing the groove over the exposed edge of the spline and rolling.
FYI, the other roller disc at the opposite end with the rounded edge is for screening window frames.
We also recommend that you view our Easy Screening video available on our YouTube channel.
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The 68 Minute Lifestyle Garage Screen Installation Video

For everyone who desires to install the Lifestyle Screens garage screen, the 68 Minute Installation Video is a MUST see! Whether you are a garage door professional, a home service professional, screened products professional or just a plain newbie, you will discover the simplicity of installing the Lifestyle garage screen by looking at this video.

This video was recorded with the objective of showing the installation of a Lifestyle Screen from start to finish in one continuous filming. This is the actual elapsed time video. The idea came about from suggestions from dealers all around. Without hurrying or tricky camera work, the professional installed the Lifestyle Screen from start to finish in 68 Minutes! Please take a look at the video by clicking the link below. As always, you can view all of our videos (and we will be adding many more) at: www.YouTube.com/LifestyleScreens.

Click Here to Watch the 68 Minute Installation Video

Lifestyle Screens Install

Lifestyle Screens Installation In Progress

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Marketing Spotlight: How Do I Get in on the Holiday Selling Season?

There are many ways to successfully market the Lifestyle garage screen during the holiday shopping season. The Lifestyle garage screen is a perfect gift for the person who has everything because, being a recently released product, chances are high that most homeowners do not as of yet have the Lifestyle garage screen.
(a) It is important to be where the customer is. This is generally in strip malls and shopping centers. Our display booth works perfectly as a kiosk. Shopping centers and strip malls rent kiosk locations during the holidays. Several dealers have been successful at these locations. However, to be successful in such a venue you will also need to (i) be equipped with credit card acceptance devices, (ii) print up and offer gift certificates for the Lifestyle garage screen. Plan early, reserve your kiosk spaces early and prepare your gift certificates ahead of time. Be prepared.
(b) Another place that consumers flock to during the holiday shopping season is online. Amazon and Ebay are perfect venues to offer the Lifestyle garage screen. Determine the territory within which you will install the Lifestyle screen and list your offering on Amazon, Ebay and other online shopping venues. Prepare your listing and have it inserted in these shopping sites early.
(c) Offer holiday coupons and discounts. Everyone is looking for a deal these days. You can insert a flyer, coupons and other offers into each piece of mail that you send out to customers. If you are already mailing invoices, bills, or statements to customers, you can send your offers to these customers at zero additional cost.
Lifestyle Screens Display Booth

Lifestyle Screens Display Booth

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Installation Tip: Magnet Installation

October 20, 2012 1 comment
Q:
How many of you have been installing the magnets on the top horizontal only to have a screw turn on you and loosen from the nut? If you have had this happen to you, you are not alone.
A:
To facilitate this part of the installation, place a finger over the top of each of the two screws as you slide the magnet into place as shown in the picture.

The Lifestyle garage screen is a patented product. US Patent #8151858 with foreign patents pending.

We sell directly only to dealers and distributors. Homeowners purchase from our dealers and distributors.  We will refer homeowner inquiries that we receive to a dealer in the homeowner’s locality.

Dealers may request info on Lifestyle Screens products by clicking: REQUEST DEALER INFO

Homeowners may request additional information by clicking: FIND A DEALER

Play the video below to see a demo of the operation of the Lifestyle garage screen system:

For more Lifestyle Screens information, you can check out our website. Click:  website,

Watch our videos on YouTube. Click: YouTube,

Follow us on Twitter: Click: Twitter,

and like us (click the button on the right of this page!) on Facebook. Click: Facebook.

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In Garage Service Trade? Very Profitable Patented New Add-on Product

As a garage service company you are in your customers’ garages every day or seek to be there every day, because that means you are making sales. Well, here is a product that you should surely add to your repertoire. The Lifestyle garage screen wows customers in show rooms and at home shows… it practically sells itself and gives you an opportunity to sell other garage products such as openers, rollers, cabinets, shelving, general repairs and much more.

The Lifestyle garage screen embodies innovation and creativity by providing a visually appealing, practical, easy to use, sturdy and durable- yet affordable- screen system for the garage door (See demo video at the end of this post). Lifestyle Screens garage screen is framed with 2″x2″ .050 gauge architectural grade aluminum. It runs on bearing rollers on its own tracks, which are independent from the permanent garage door tracks. It is fully spring-loaded, allowing it to move along the tracks from the horizontal position  to the vertical position in seconds and with little effort. In the horizontal position it is stored directly below the permanent garage door inside the garage and away from the elements. The Lifestyle garage screen system operates entirely within the garage chamber and there are no tracks or obtrusive attachments to the exterior of the garage, so when the Lifestyle garage screen is not in use it is completely out of sight.

The Lifestyle garage screen has an industry first passage door in the middle allowing for easy entry and exit when the screen is in use. There are optional locks available for the passage door.

The Lifestyle garage screen comes in three mesh fabrics options: Standard Charcoal 18×14 Fiberglass, White Privacy 17×20 Superscreen (seen in picture) and Black 17×20 Superscreen which may be used as a pet screen.

The Lifestyle garage screen frame is available in 2 colors: White and Brownstone.

The Lifestyle garage screen comes in several standard 7’H sizes: 8’W x 7’H, 9’W x 7’H, 10’W x 7’H, 16’W x 7’H, 18’W x 7’H and several standard 8’H sizes: 8’W x 8’H, 9’W x 8’H, 10’W x 8’H, 16’W x 8’H, 18’W x 8’H. Each size is available in a 3-Box kit, assembly required. Lifestyle Screens highly recommends that the Lifestyle garage screen be assembled by a professional installer. Lifestyle Screens provides free installation training at its Winder, Georgia facilities.

The Lifestyle garage screen is a patented product. US Patent #8151858 with foreign patents pending.

We sell directly only to dealers and distributors. Homeowners purchase from our dealers and distributors.  We will refer homeowner inquiries that we receive to a dealer in the homeowner’s locality.

Dealers may request info on Lifestyle Screens products by clicking: REQUEST DEALER INFO

Homeowners may request additional information by clicking: FIND A DEALER

Play the video below to see a demo of the operation of the Lifestyle garage screen system:

For more Lifestyle Screens information, you can check out our website, watch our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us (click the button on the right of this page!) on Facebook.

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Aluminum Tradesmen: Very Profitable Patented New Add-on Product

As an aluminium contractor or wholesaler, you are always looking for new products that fit into the product lines for screen room contractors, swimming pool cage contractors… well here is a new product that you should surely add to your repertoire.

The Lifestyle garage screen allows the homeowner to enhance the curb appeal of her home, while at the same time ventilating and illuminating the garage naturally and keeping it secure from mosquitoes and other bugs, critters and creepy crawlers. This attractive addition allows the homeowner to use the garage 24/7 for a host of functions: kids’ play room, arts and crafts room, home gym, man cave, party room, game room and smoking room just to name a few (See demo video at the end of this post).

The Lifestyle garage screen embodies innovation and creativity in providing a visually appealing, practical, easy to use, sturdy and durable- yet affordable- screen system for the garage door. Lifestyle Screens garage screen is framed with 2″x2″ .050 gauge architectural grade aluminum. It runs on bearing rollers on its own tracks, similar to, but independent of, the permanent garage door tracks. It is fully spring-loaded, allowing it to move along the tracks from the horizontal position  to the vertical position in seconds and with little effort. In the horizontal position it is stored directly below the permanent garage door inside the garage and away from the elements. The Lifestyle garage screen system operates entirely within the garage chamber and there are no tracks or obtrusive attachments to the exterior of the garage. Moreover, when the Lifestyle garage screen is not in use it is completely out of sight.

The Lifestyle garage screen has an industry first passage door in the middle allowing for easy entry and exit when the screen is in use. There are optional locks available for the passage door.

The Lifestyle garage screen comes in three optional mesh fabrics: Standard Charcoal 18×14 Fiberglass, White Privacy 17×20 Superscreen (seen in picture) and Black 17×20 Superscreen. Both Superscreens may be used as a pet screen.

The Lifestyle garage screen frame is available in 2 colors: White and Brownstone. Other colors coming soon.

The Lifestyle garage screen comes in several standard 7’H sizes: 8’W x 7’H, 9’W x 7’H, 10’W x 7’H, 16’W x 7’H, 18’W x 7’H and several standard 8’H sizes: 8’W x 8’H, 9’W x 8’H, 10’W x 8’H, 16’W x 8’H, 18’W x 8’H. Each size is available in a 3-Box kit, assembly required. Lifestyle Screens recommends that the Lifestyle garage screen be assembled by a professional installer. Lifestyle Screens provides free installation training at its Winder, Georgia facilities.

The Lifestyle garage screen is a patented product. US Patent #8151858 with foreign patents pending.

We manufacture here in the United States and sell directly only to dealers and distributors. Homeowners purchase from our dealers and distributors.  We also export to all corners of the globe. We refer homeowner inquiries that we receive to a dealer in the homeowner’s locality.

Dealers may request info on Lifestyle Screens products by clicking: REQUEST DEALER INFO

Homeowners may request additional information by clicking: FIND A DEALER

Play the video below to see a demo of the operation of the Lifestyle garage screen system:

For more Lifestyle Screens information, you can check out our website, watch our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us (click the button on the right of this page!) on Facebook.

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