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Screenmobile Develops Alternative Railing Options

Friday, December 10, 2010

Screenmobile Develops Alternative Railing Options

Blake and Cindy McGrath, longtime residents of Ocean City, Md., and owners of Screenmobile, a mobile screen repair and replacement business that serves Delmarva, have announced the development of a screening retention approach for seaside decks.

The high-tension assembly is the ideal replacement for spindles within railings while preserving the beauty of waterfront and golf course views.

Recognizing a need, the McGraths began seeing neighbors and seaside property owners replacing spindles with expensive tempered glass and struggling against nature to keep the glass clean.  Blake McGrath’s experience with the many versatile uses of screening materials inspired the former marketing executive to develop a method that incorporates high-tension couplings and heavy-duty screens to address residents’ needs at a much lower price point. Additionally, the system requires only a fraction of the time to maintain and is as effortless as the occasional rinsing with a water hose as needed.

“Blake has always explored new uses for screening materials,” said Cindy McGrath. “People think of screen in the traditional sense and with the development of a new generation of products, the retaining system seemed like a perfect blend of form and function.”

“It pains me every time I see someone with rag and soapy water cleaning deck glass, especially since I know that there is a less expensive, more practical way,” said Blake. “No one wants or should have to work that hard in the laid-back seaside communities we serve.”

Another product offered in perfect harmony with the seaside lifestyle is a motorized garage door screen. This product utilizes the same heavy-duty screening material. “Motion Screens installed on a garage door is ideal for crab feasts, creating a workout area or even an occasional cigar,” said Blake. “With the push of a button, an additional screened-in room creates an area perfect for entertaining.”

Blake purchased and set up a mobile screening repair and replacement franchise based in Ocean City and Selbyville.  The construction-savvy entrepreneur saw that Screenmobile’s on-site services with a focus on customer satisfaction were needed in the area. His company takes its Screenmobile trucks and fully self-contained trailers equipped with generators and on-board chop saws to a customer’s location and complete most jobs the same day.

Screenmobile is a mobile screen repair and replacement service that custom builds screens to fit any shape or size for homes, businesses and multi-unit structures. Screenmobile offers a variety of products from porch and patio screen enclosures, three-season enclosures, window screens, door screens, retractable screen doors, pet screening, privacy screening and sun control that blocks up to 80 or 90 percent of the sun’s heat and glare coming off the water and insect screening that protects against mosquitoes. Screenmobile Corporation is a family-owned franchising company that is headquartered in Thousand Palms, Calif.

To learn more visit or call 410-520-0025.