Home security screen doors are designed to let you enjoy the feeling of fresh air, and cool breezes in summer, while maintaining the safety and security of a conventional locked door. But do they do the job? Many home security screen doors are easily compromised by a few swift kicks so it pays to do your homework when considering buying one. While all doors provide some form of security barrier, just because a product is marketed as a home security product it does not mean it is.
In fact, when it comes to home security many doors marketed as “home security screens” fall way short of security industry standards. A point well noted by the National Security Screens Association (NSSA) and the Australian Security Industry Association Limited. So how do you pick a good home security screen door from a bad one? What do you need to look for in a good security screen door?
The past decade has witnessed a dramatic surge in the crime rates. Robberies, burglaries, murder, gang violence i.e. every kind of crime is on the rise these days. No doubt the related government bodies are trying their best to curb the soaring crime rate, but it is proving to be not enough. So, in such circumstances one should also take their own precautions to protect themselves, their families and homes. It pays to be extra cautious and install products or items that improve your security. For example installing an alarm system or barring your doors and windows, if you live in a particularly dangerous area.
Installing a steel security screen door, on all the entrances in your house, is the best and sure way to enhance the security of your house.
Concerns: If you are considering installing a steel security door, you might be concerned with the door screens diminishing the beauty of the actual door of your house. This may be the case some times, but you will have a vast variety of designs to choose from. You can choose a screen that best complements the door you are installing it in front of. You can even have them made on order i.e. have them custom made according to your liking, but not every manufacturer provides this facility.
Another concern for you may be that as it is a steel security screen door, it may rust easily. It is a fair concern, but many manufacturers are now providing weather and rust resistant screen doors. But such security screen doors cost more than the traditional ones.
Type of door:
After you have determined the design for your security door, you can choose the type of door i.e. hinged doors, sliding doors, or double doors etc. You can choose either and the manufacturer will do the rest.
When you think of a security window screen, what comes to mind? Do you think of big, heavy looking grills that cover your window or mesh-like screen that is a real pain in the neck to clean? Worse still, do you imagine rusting metal bars lowering the value of your house? The good news is that now there are window screens that will give you security while also looking good, plus giving you a number of other benefits you may not have considered.
Today, good quality screens are often made out of one piece of pressed stainless steel, pre-treated with an anti corrosion treatment and then powder coated. To further prevent any galvanic corrosion, the screen sheet is completely covered with a PVC membrane before it is put into the extruded aluminium frame. This type of quality product virtually eliminates corrosion so your money is well spent on a good looking product, without obstructing your view.
This type of window screen is also extremely easy to clean as the pressed steel does not easily collect grime and debris. This is very different to the mesh type screens which can trap grime resulting in plenty of cleaning. Apart from the obvious security benefits, installing window screens may even increase the value of your house. Extras like home security can make your home more appealing to buyers giving you a better price. Some screens can be purchased in a variety of powder coated finishes so you can choose the one the best accents your home. There is also a decorative wood finish available for homes with wood features.
Your security screen can also help to keep pesky insects out while letting in fresh air! Some modern pressed sheet screens have holes so small that most annoying insects cannot get through. When you are spending money on your home you really want to get the biggest bang for your buck. A screen designed only to keep out insects will probably not give you the other benefits a steel pressed security screen can give you.