SurePro Windows & Doors boasts a vast collection of panes and portals to fit in homes of any style. Specializing in energy-efficient, vinyl windows and doors, the company specializes in replacements that can reduce household heating costs by up to 50%. Its staff has mastered speedy installation for projects ranging from bedroom windows to sliding doors, all using brand-name products including Monte Verde, BayView, Anlin, and Milgard. Clients can also have their windows personalized with sound reduction packages, tinting, and all-star shortstops to catch errant baseballs.
Featured on a 2005 episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ALM Window & Door Inc. installs sturdy vinyl portals certified by the American Architectural Manufacturer's Association. All sliding glass gateways have white vinyl frames and tempered low-E glass that clashes with invading infrared and ultraviolet rays to keep interiors cool and prevent excessive sunlight from bleaching fabrics, furniture, and Barry Manilow record sleeves. The glass's sound-control glazing also muffles outdoor noises, and the white screen door's mesh openings let in playful breezes to make fake moustaches flutter.
Ace Hardware's well-stocked aisles abound with home goods, tools, and furnishings for nearly any home-improvement project. Pick up a Steel Grip six-piece screwdriver set ($8.49), a Stanley rip hammer ($9.49), and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Home improvers can illuminate their newfound décor with a 6-pack of Ace bent tip light bulbs ($17.94), the better to see by while making use of a Purdy four-piece premium paint-tray kit ($19.99). For those who need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, most stores offer a paint-matching service free of charge. Keys can be copied, and barnacle-encrusted carpet cleaned with the help of a rented carpet-cleaning machine (inquire about pricing at your preferred location).
3 Blind Mice Window Coverings’ window-treatment specialists, all of whom are highly trained, work closely with their customers to ensure that each customized order of shutters, blinds, shades, or glass tint suits their home’s needs. Window coverings are extensive, ranging from drapes to fabric valances, and even include motorized window coverings that can be controlled via smartphones, iPads, and telekinetic pets. The team can also protect homes and its inhabitants from harmful UV rays with outdoor solar screens. After customized orders are placed, blinds get delivered within two to three weeks, and shutters within four to eight, and the staff ensures that their high-quality customer service extends through installation and even after the job is finished.
With decades of home repair and remodeling experience under their tool belts, A Bit of Help’s handymen travel throughout San Diego to tackle customers’ household maintenance dilemmas. Rather than tending to many clients all at once, A Bit of Help focuses on building long-term relationships with its small roster of customers. The business’s long list of services includes plumbing, flooring, carpentry, and electrical work. Handymen can install a brand-new sink in your bathroom, a new lighting fixture in your foyer, or a remote-controlled garage door on your walk-in closet. With a “by the job” pricing model, A Bit of Help asks that customers call ahead for a free estimate and assures that no job is too big or small.
Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.