Blackfoot Fair Discounts Available Through CKS



Eastern Idaho State Fair 2016

Once a year families and friends from all over Idaho flock to the highly-anticipated Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot. It is an event to be missed by no one, as one of the best fairs around! With fun, exhilarating rides, amazing displays, entertaining shows, and, of course tasty fair food, you’ve got to be there! It’s a taste of Eastern Idaho you can get nowhere else! To top that off, the fair also features local businesses. It’s the best place to spend time with your friends and family, be entertained, and shop for some great products and deals.

Blackfoot Fair Discounts

Make sure to stop by the CK’s Windows and Doors booth to check out our limited-time fair discounts! We want to help you save! Plus, nothing is better than seeing our high-quality products in person. Come check them out! One of our CK’s representatives would love to answer any questions you may have about our windows, doors, trim, or basement window systems. There’s some fun for everyone, so make sure to round up your friends and family, and come on by!  


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When You Are in Need of Window Replacement

Beautiful living room with hardwood floors in new luxury home

By: Stina Riner

At some point in time or another, you will need to replace the windows in your home. It might be because a window gets broken, or the windows in your home become outdated. Depending on the type of home you own and the age of your home, the windows you choose are going to vary from one home to the next. Trying to figure out what windows you are going to use for your home can be stressful and confusing. To help you along the way, here are a couple of do’s and don’ts to help simplify the process.


Do consider your energy efficiency.

You might not realize it, but the windows you have in your home can contribute to how much energy you use on a regular basis. Depending on the windows you choose, some are capable of reducing total heat transfer and blocking out the harmful rays of the sun. When you use these particular windows, you can help lower the amount of stress you are putting on your HVAC system. Not only will you save yourself a lot of money on repair bills, but you can also help keep your energy bills down.

Do choose a window based on its functionality.

If you are searching for one of the most stylish windows on the market that are capable of allowing the fresh air to come inside, you might want to look into a type of casement window. Fixed windows are ideal for those who are just looking for a window that looks nice and provides a view to the outside world. For those looking for the best of both options, you might want to look into adding in a few fixed and a few casement windows to create a functional and stylish environment.


Don’t overlook the small details.

One of the main reasons why you need to replace the windows in your home is to improve overall curb appeal. All of the minor details that many end up overlooking can play a major role in what your home is going to look like in the end. Things like finishes, trim and even the hardware can have a dramatic impact on what your window is going to look like.

Don’t choose just anyone to install your new windows.

Windows have to be installed properly to be able to do the job they were intended for. This is why you need to choose a professional installer to come out and get your windows put in for you. The team at CK’s specializes in installing an assortment of different windows that are going to look amazing and blend in with all of the other components inside of your home. Don’t trust in just anyone to get the job done, trust the experts! Buy your window replacements and new construction windows through CK’s Windows and Doors. Give us a call today at (208) 528-8070 to schedule your professional window installation in Pocatello, Shelley, Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Rigby or Rexburg.

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What Are the Advantages to Having a Deck?

Idaho Falls Deck Company

Ever feel like you have a great backyard, but not enough sitting room to enjoy it? After all your hard work to beautify your back yard, plant trees and plants, mow the lawn, pull the weeds, and put up a fence, don’t you wish you had a deck to sit around and admire its beauty? If so, CKs has many different options for you to choose from when it comes to decks. Building a deck for your home is a decision you won’t regret. See why building a deck can improve your overall quality of living and enhance the value of your home.

Take Advantage of Fresh Air

One of the great advantages of extending your living space outdoors with a deck is you can better enjoy the outdoors and the good weather. Enjoying the outdoors is something Americans do not do enough of. According to the EPA, most Americans spend on average about 93 percent of their life indoors, and only about 7 percent outdoors. While being inside for work or sleep is inevitable, there are many other opportunities to get outside and enjoy the natural surroundings. With an outdoor deck with your home, spending time outside will be easier than ever and so much more inviting.

More Living Space

Adding on a deck to your home means more living space. Especially if you have a larger family, or a smaller house, adding a deck on can do wonders to give your family more space to lounge and enhance home living. Nothing quite compares. A deck gives you the opportunity to better enjoy your own backyard and slip out of the normal house routines. Imagine the endless opportunities to to enjoy nature, spend time with family or friends, or simply relax on a comfortable patio deck. A deck bring endless possibilities to your family and social life.

Great for Parties and Guests

Atmosphere is often one of the most important elements of a good party, so imagine a party in your very own backyard on the deck. With the pleasant, cool atmosphere of your backyard, everyone can enjoy the outdoors without having to go too far. A party under the stars is enjoyable for everyone. A deck is especially convenient if you are having a larger party with lots of guests, and not enough room in your house for everyone. You can open up your deck for guests to overflow, and they come in and out as they please. You can’t go wrong with an summer party with your new deck.   

Add Value to Your Home

Last, but definitely not least, if you are looking for an opportunity to add value to your home, adding a deck is a great way to do so. Decks are attractive and enhance the appearance of your backyard. They expand your living space and allow you to take advantage of the outdoors. Overall, they are a great investment. If you are considering adding a deck to your home, start the planning process today! Give CKs Windows and Doors a call at (208) 528-8070 to learn about what options are available for decks.  

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Tips on Selecting a Door for Your Home

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A door can be the focal point of a home. It is the gateway where you go out into the world, and where the world is welcomed into your home. Finding the perfect door for your home is much easier with CK’s Windows and Doors. Whether you are building a new home or upgrading your old home, CK’s Windows and Doors offers a wide range of products to match your needs and style. We understand the pride associated with the appearance of your house. We want to help you choose a door that you can be proud of and will serve all your needs. To get started in your search for the perfect door, here are a few things to consider to help make your search easier.

Know Your Budget

Familiarize yourself with your budget and door prices. Knowing exactly what kind of price you’d like to pay for a door will help you save time and eliminate doors outside your budget. Lucky for you, CK’s Windows and Doors offers a wide selection of doors for most budgets! If you have a certain door already in mind, give CK’S Windows and Doors a call and we let you know if it is available in our selection. Doors may differ in price depending on the manufacturing costs, but with our selection you will have plenty of available options to choose from!

Size of the Doorway

Get the exact measurements for the size of the door, so you can know what types of doors are available in your size. If you choose CK’s Windows and Doors as your supplier, we will come out and take the measurements for you. That way there is no room for error when it comes to ordering the right sized door. It may be that a special door will need to be customized to your unique specs. Either way, CK’s Windows and Doors will work with you on door sizes.

Style of the Home

Hundreds of possibilities are available for you to choose from at CK’s Windows and Doors, for every home style through the ages. Maybe your home is a newly built home, or happens to be over a 100 years old. Modern or rustic, we have doors to match every style of home. Painted doors, stained doors, doors with with decorative glass, doors with no glass, solid wood doors, etc, we have more options to give clients what they want. CK’s Windows and Doors has plenty of options for all budgets, tastes and styles. Check out our online door brochures today!

How Much Light and Visibility?

One thing to consider when choosing a door for your home is how much light and privacy you’d like in a door. Do you want your door to give natural sunlight in your home? Or shade the rays of the sun in that part of the house? When considering how much light you’d like to get from your door, you also need to consider your privacy. Some doors that let in more light also make it easier to see into your house. Decide the level of privacy you are looking for in a door, as well as the amount of light you’d like to let in. Talk to CK’s about door options that can provide a mixture of both.

Weather Resistant and High Quality

Find a door that can last against the harsh effects of the weather and protect against moisture. A good quality door increases your energy efficiency and makes sure your house is guarded against the weather. Learn why our doors are the best options for your climate area. Give us a call today and we can answer your questions, and direct you to our wide selection of doors available. Contact CK’s Windows and Doors today at (208) 528-8070.

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What You Need to Order for Your New Home

Beautiful Custom House Drawing and Ghosted House Above Grass Field.

CK’s Products for Building a New Home

Building a home is a very fulfilling thing for any person. It gives you a sense of security knowing that with all factors constant, that is, a disaster or something does not happen, you will always have a shelter over your head. For that reason, it is critical that you use only the best products in your new home. This quality is what you get when you choose CK’s products. Below is a look at some of the products they have:

Basement window systems

The role a great basement window system has to a home cannot be underestimated. Having good reliable basement window systems will add to the entire aesthetic of your home and yard, the value of your home, and make your basement even safer. CK’s products have all the stock that you might require. May it be the entire basement window system for a new project or just a replacement of a window well or window on an existing home, we have what you need. We stock all standardized sizes, many that are at par with egress requirements.

Basement Cut-Outs

Basements do not have to be a place where it is unpleasant to stay in. The Basement egress windows from CK’s provide more light and increase ventilation. This makes the basement more inviting and better space to live in. With CK’s products, security of the resident is also ensured. There are escape points in case of an emergency. The escape points are large enough to accommodate most people. CK’s has also amassed vast experience with installation of egress windows which stretches over a period of 10 years. We always leave our clients satisfied, and they always come back to do business with us for future projects.

Shower Doors

The interior of the house is equally critical as the exterior. To enhance the quality of our shower doors, we partnered with Arizona Shower Doors. Arizona Shower Doors have made a name for themselves in this field. They have specialized in making wardrobe and glass shower doors that are coupled elegantly with a variety of home applications. They deal with shower stalls, shower enclosures for bath tubs, and they create customized and standard designs for their clients

Garage Doors

We are convinced about the need for high-quality garage doors for our customers. We have, therefore, partnered with Northwest Door. Northwest Door has been leading in innovation and design in the industry for more than 65 years. They use high quality American Made steel, aluminum, and wood, to make residential and commercial sectional garage doors. They also offer you the largest selection of designs and customization options in the industry.


We have a full line of great windows to suit any home builder’s needs. From vinyl and aluminum to fiberglass and wood windows, there is a large selection that will satisfy all your window requirements. Also, the supply of windows may also be utilized in retro-fit replacement of old windows.


If you are looking for new construction doors or remodeling an existing home, we have a wide variety of exterior and interior doors to choose from. Whether you are looking for simple or luxurious designs, we have the doors that will suit your home.

Therefore, because of our high-quality resources, versatile options, and trustworthy manufacturers, we are the go-to company for all your home needs as you are building a house. Give CK’s a call today!

By: Charity LeBlanc

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Home Upgrades, Is It About Time?

Christmas Fireplace

If you were to rate the character of your house on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the greatest, how would you rate the overall class and character of your home? Would you say your home is pleasing to the eye, warm or inviting? Or would you say your home is simple and bare at best? If you rated your house anywhere from 1 to 7, it means your house likely needs a few simple upgrades. If you feel your home feels drab or plain, you’d be surprised to know how a few simple home upgrades can make a big difference. CK’s can help you upgrade your home to give it a facelift. This holiday season give yourselves the gift of home upgrades! A few small upgrades can make a big difference in your overall comfort and enjoyment of your home. Here are a few simple upgrades you could consider.

Simple Home Upgrades

Crown MouldingThe top crown moulding dentil detail on some creme-color painted solid wood kitchen cabinets. These wall mounted cabinets do not go all the way to the ceiling above them. The lighting is coming from the top right from a ceiling light.

Crown in crown moulding is an appropriate word to describe the culminating effect of the transformation of a simple house into a beautiful home. With artistic joinery between the walls and the ceiling, you will be amazed what a difference crown moulding can make for your house. Designed to add greater depth and appeal to rooms, crown moulding can work wonders for plain, boxy rooms. Tasteful and elegant in appearance, crown moulding has become more and more popular in homes of all types and appearances. There are a number of different types, colors and styles of crown moulding to suit your taste and fit the style of your home.  Check out CK’s wide selection of crown moulding for your home. Overall the defining character of a room is often underestimated.



A simple paint job adds a new vibrancy to your home, giving it a fresh new look. After many years paint begins to fade, crack, flake off and lose its crisp look. With a new coat of 
paint to the interior or exterior of your house, you can give your house the facelift it needs. Never underestimate the wonders of a little paint on an old house. Check out local paint shops near you to find the best priced paint supplies available.


New Windows & Doorsmodern kitchen

If you own an older home and have not replaced its windows and doors, it might be well worth an upgrade. Older homes with older windows and doors are not as energy efficient as newer windows and doors, and might plain be out of style. Upgrading your windows and doors will greatly enhance your home’s appearance and energy efficiency. Browse through CK’s selection of windows and doors available. We offer vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass and wood windows to match any style of home you may have.  


Right Timing for Upgrades

Some often put off home upgrades for a long time in order to invest or save their money in other more important areas for a time. While this is both wise and commendable, some individuals get to a point of financial security and lose their desire to invest in their home. If this could be described of you, maybe it is time to rekindle your desire to upgrade your home and make it a more comfortable living space for you and your family. Afterall investing in your home is not just important for you, but it increases the overall value of your home as well. Make your home worth its best value. It can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your home. Give CKs Windows and Doors a call today to receive quotes on windows and doors in Idaho Falls. We can be reached at 208-528-8070.  

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Meet Our Window Manufacturers

House Windows

CK’s window manufacturers offer an array of modern windows to capture any builder’s imagination. Our wide selection includes vinyl, aluminum, wood and fiberglass windows. Our company is committed to meeting your ambitious ideas, that eventually demand unique expertise to make them a reality. Offering outstanding window design and creativity, CK’s window manufacturers has convincingly emerged as the market leader in Southeast Idaho. We have since partnered with the industry’s best to tackle and overcome known limitations, so as to field the most imaginative window solutions. Our esteemed manufacturers include Alpine Windows and Cascade Windows.

Alpine Windows

Alpine Windows are of the best industry standards and offer Sliding and Double-Hung Windows with built-in protection, energy efficiency and beauty. Montrose is our latest model whose core has major technological advances. It comes with a narrow frame, composite reinforcement, security locking mechanism and is designed so as to elevate your home to a higher elite lifestyle. Alpine’s strive for ingenuity and quality is responsible for the design of the Alpine 80 Series Window. This is a rare combination of sizes and shapes, built-in heavy-duty vinyl frames to maximize thermal performance. Alpine 70 Series Windows follows suit with vast sizes, styles and shapes. It integrates optional tint glass that suits you easily with infinite beauty, strength, and thermal performance.

Cascade Windows

Cascade windows offer unique performance, style and value. Each product is designed to match and maintain a consistent, decent look for your home. One can even combine different architectures and still consistently maintain structural integrity. With multiple hardware, glass and grid patterns you can effectively configure window selection to achieve the perfect balance. WinPro windows are for those in need of maximum view and offer you clean lines to enable contemporary design with a variety of configurations and grid options. It is set back with an exterior frame that presents a framed, balanced appearance to increase larger units’ stability. To maintain that unified appearance, WinPro windows do feature unique color-matched hardware to suit your diverse needs. We at CK’s Windows Manufacturers derive great pleasure in meeting your everyday needs. 

We partner with two unique window manufacturers in the market: Alpine and Cascade. Each manufacturer delivers brands that are highly customizable and offers unique performance, hence can suit diverse needs in any project. They can serve new constructions, remodeling, replacements, commercial buildings, and even historical restorations. We guarantee our customers the highest possible levels of service and standards. It is our priority to partner with our clients in every step to ensure our products live up to the high standards. Give CK’s a call today to learn more about our vast selection of windows at (208) 528-8070.

By: Charity Leblanc

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Doors of Opportunity

The wooden front door of a home with glass panels to each side and a brick porch. The glass is reflecting the homes opposite the door. Vertical shot.

A beautiful door is one of those subtle necessities that can make a huge difference to your home’s style. Interior doors are a vital part of the house, and there should be a good amount of thought that goes into selecting the right one. You have varied options and products to consider when you’re building a new house or remodeling one. These options include paint, fixtures, window coverings, wallpapers and cabinets just to name a few. But none has more impact than interior doors. So we created a brief guide to help you you find the right door for your needs.

Selecting the Perfect Door style

The style of the door makes the most difference to an overall design. Feel free to mix and match a little to achieve that “to-die-for” look of your room. But before you fall for any door consider a few things like the size of the room, space and usage. The entire feeling of a room can change based on the interior doors you chose. Add natural light to a room with glass panel or French doors or give way to the sense of space within a room with a mirror door. A stylish door can give your home a fun and eclectic look while maintaining a sense of flow with the right color combinations.

  • Sliding Doors: These doors have two or more segments that can slide past each other. Depending on the design of your room you can go for sliding doors especially in your living room or drawing room. The wooden sliding doors are ideal for your closets too.
  • Pocket Doors: If you want to save space or the room is small, then pocket doors are ideal since these are sliding but move into the wall when opened.
  • Folding Doors: Your closets, pantries or living rooms can use a stylish folding door since it’s light, stylish and it does not take up a lot of space. These are usually bi-fold.
  • Flush Doors: Contemporary yet simple doors with a smooth function like flush doors are ideal for your living room.
  • Barn Doors: These are usually used for barns but lately they are all the rage in America. Barn doors have become the door of choice for bedrooms across America for their antique look.
  • Panel Doors: The regular panel doors are simple and durable especially if you have kids in the house.
  • Dutch Doors: Add that oomph to your kitchen with a Dutch door that opens half way with the bottom of the door shut.
  • Blind Doors: Blind doors are ideal when you want the door to blend in with the paint and walls of the room.

Door Materials:

With all the options, choosing the right interior door is harder than it sounds. There a number of designs in wood, glass or fiber glass, with hardware options to create a look that can truly complete your home. Here are the materials that you can use in the door style you choose.

  • Hollow Core: These are the most popular choice amongst homeowners across America. Hollow core doors are made out of plywood.
  • Solid-core: These doors are sturdy and they give your home a high-end and posh look. Solid core doors can be made of fiberglass or wood but they have an exterior layer made out of plywood, metal, or glass. These can easily be customized to coordinate with furnishings in your home.

Framing for the Door

Framing is essential since it adds to the overall appeal of the room and if done incorrectly can take away from the beauty of the door.

Door Swing

Depending on the room, you can choose a right-handed or left-handed door swing, with complete control of where the hinges and handles are. You can customize your door with the door swing and handles as per your requirement. Ideally a door should never open in the hall so you should carefully decide where the door opens and from which side.

Find out more about choosing the right door for your décor at CK’s Inc. They are the best in the business for getting the ideal interior or exterior door that can add to the look and feel of your home.


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Why You Should Consider a Basement Egress System

Basement Egress Systems Available

A quality baBasement Egress Systemssement egress system can ensure your home the safety and appeal it deserves. If you have a new home, an old home, or a home needing improvements, CK’s offers different basement egress systems to choose. A quality basement window system allows for greater light and ventilation. If your basement window well system needs a facelift, CK’s can help you find an affordable solution. Code requires basement egress window systems for the added safety of the house. Egress code is 20” min width, 24” min height, and 5.7 square feet of net opening. Find a list of sizes we stock here.

Natural Appeal

Our basement egress system fits in naturally with the rest of your house, to add and complement its other natural features. Does your home have a basement system that is outdated with code or style? Basement windows systems can detract from your house if left outdated. We offer many different options of window wells to choose from, including style, color, and sizes. Contact one of our salesmen for more information on our available options. Listed below is our basement egress system inventory available upon request.

  • Window bucks, window wells, basement windows, escape ladders, safety covers
  • NEW “NatraStone” window well with taupe components (bucks, wells, windows, ladders)
  • “Egress” window openings are required in all bedrooms in the basement.
  • We stock all standard sizes, many that do meet egress code.

Safety for Children

Our basement egress systems include the important components to meet code and add an extra measure of safety to your home. CK’s offers safety covers and grates to make sure your children are kept out of harm’s way. Our ladders also provide greater accessibility in emergency situations, such as a fire or other natural disaster. Make sure you are never left without the necessities for your window well systems.

Premium Window Systems

Our basement egress systems are high-quality and durable, built to withstand the elements. Put your mind at ease with our basement window systems, to prevent any accident from occurring with children or pets. With zero maintenance, our basement window systems will be installed with full confidence the unit will meet code and ensure safety for your family and neighbors. Our basement egress systems are available nationwide, so no matter your location we can service your needs directly. For more information on our basement egress systems, give CK’s a call today at (208) 528-8070.   

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How to Fix a Screen Door

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Screen Repair Idaho Falls

As summertime approaches, a few spring repairs may help you to better enjoy the nice weather. One thing you may consider is repairing your screen door. A screen door helps to keep bugs, birds and other outside critters and debris from getting in your house. When you want to open your door and windows to cool off your house, it’s important to have a screen that works. If you have a small or large screen hole to repair, or maybe an entire screen replacement, there are a few things you can do depending on the size of the hole. From small sewing repairs, to household concrete fixes, screen patches, and complete screen door replacement, we can help you in your home do it yourself projects.

Small Screen Hole Repair

If you have a small hole in your screen about a quarter of an inch, these are no sweat and pretty easy to fix. Since the hole is small you can stitch up the hole with a thread and needle, or you can find some household concrete to put to work.

Equipment List

  • Heavy-Duty, Thick Thread
  • Needle
  • Household Concrete

Option 1: Fix the small hole by a small sewing repair. If the hole is about a quarter of an inch or smaller, a simple sewing repair will do. Gather thread and a small needle and carefully sew up the small hole with a few stitches.

Option 2: Use household cement to fix the hole

  1. Clean the Dirt, Dust from the Area surface.
  2. Use clean, household cement to patch the hole

Large Screen Holes

For holes larger than 3 inches, your screen window or door will need a screen patch. When going to the store to buy a screen patch, be aware you will need to match the colors, mesh sizes and the material the screen is made from, whether it be aluminum, nylon, fiberglass, or something else.Screen Repair Idaho Falls

Equipment List

  • Screen Patch
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors
  • Thread, Needle (optional)
  1. Measure the area needed for the screen patch.
  2. With your scissors cut a screen patch so the edges of the perimeter are about 1-2 inches bigger than the hole.
  3. Fold the patch edges at a 90 degree angle all the way around.
  4. Pull out a horizontal strand from the patch up to the folded edges.
  5. Align the screen patch as best you can both vertically and horizontally over the damaged area on the screen patch.
  6. Slip through and interlock the screen patch edges with the screen.
  7. Press Flat.

Optional Steps:

  1. Take thread and weave through double layer of screen and patch to better secure the patch on the screen.

Screen Replacement

There may be a need for a complete screen replacement for your door or window, because of an accident or age deterioration. Let’s face it, someone at one time or another has accidently walked through a screen door. Listed below is an equipment list of things you might need. When going to the store, be aware you will need to know the length/width dimensions of the screen.

Equipment List

  • Screen
  • Spline
  • Screwdriver
  • Spline Roller
  • Utility Knife
  • Scissors
  1. Temporarily remove door handle to clear work space to replace the screen and spline.
  2. Remove old screen and spline with a screwdriver from the window or door frame and throw away. Be careful not to bend the frame out of shape.
  3. Lay window or door frame on a flat surface; sawhorses work great.
  4. Clamp the sides down, so there is a slight bow (this helps with the tightness of the screen later).
  5. Take roll of screen and lay across the door frame.
  6. With a splining tool, roll the screen into the grooves of the top part of the door, and then on the opposite end at the bottom of the door.
  7. Next roll the screen in the sides.
  8. Cut screen at least an extra inch or two over door frame.
  9. Use a spline roller and insert spline into groves. Follow the same order above, doing the top and bottom first, and then the sides one at a time. Make sure the spline is firmly in place.
  10. Cut away excess screen sticking out of the door frame.
  11. Place the door handle back on and done!

How to Clean/Maintain Screens

Keeping your screen doors and windows clean is important to help maintain its good condition. Clean screen doors and windows also help to minimize allergies affected by the dirt and dust caught in the screens.

  • Vacuum screen doors and windows: Simply vacuuming your screens every few months can help cut down on the dust and dirt particles that wind up in your house from your screens. Dust and dirt naturally compound on window screens, which is why is important to make sure they are cleaned every few months.
  • Wash screen and windows: Occasionally washing screens is a great habit to maintain the window screens and doors. Carefully remove the screens for the windows and door and give them a good wash with the hose and let them dry.
  • Don’t Paint Screens and Windows: For whatever reason people paint their screen windows and doors, it is not a good idea and wastes your time and money.

Let in the light this summer and keep the bugs out by fixing your screen door with the help of CK’s Windows and Doors. Give us a call today for more help with screen repair Idaho Falls residents need at (208) 528-8070.

By: Karli
April 20, 2015

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