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Every home needs to be secured with protective screen doors. They help deter criminals to reduce break and enters. With crime and home invasions on the rise throughout the Gold Coast installing a security doors, windows or screens is the most effective way to protect your home and family.
There are a wide range of security doors, screens and windows available to suit a range of purposes from Residential to Commercial and many types of doors and windows.
Any security screen door should meet the current Australian Standards and be installed by a professional to ensure the hinges and locks are properly secured. Your local installer can provide a wide range of brands and in some cases custom build to your price and specification using different materials like stainless steel or aluminium.
The most current trend in security screens is to ensure protection while minimising the visual impact they have on your property or home. Stainless steel mesh screens are a great example, they offer security for doors and windows and still have good visibility and airflow.
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How to choose the right Security Screen Doors?
- All security doors and screens should be firm, sturdy and meet Australian Standards
- Ideally they should have three point locks and recessed hinges
- Additionally reinforced frames built into your door frame will make them more secure
- Make sure any repairs are performed by the original installer (they know their product best)
What kinds of Security Screen Doors are available?
Aluminium Security Screens
Less common but available are Aluminium Security Screens. These are usually 2mm thick aluminium sheets with holes punched throughout. The sheet is then powder coated to protect against corrosion. Aluminium is naturally less prone to corrosion than steel.
Structural Grade 304 Stainless Steel Security Screens
304 Stainless Steel Security Screens are quite common, they are very strong being structural grade stainless steel. It is extremely strong due to its tensile strength. Even though it is not marine grade, they are usually treated with a polymer coating or powder coating to aid with corrosion resistance. Structural grade stainless steel is generally 0.9mm thick. The mesh can be wedged into the frame or even screwed into making it even more secure.
Marine Grade T316 Steel Mesh Security Screens
These kinds of security screens have excellent corrosion resistance which equals great rust protection and long lasting durability especially in our climate on the Gold Coast where sea breeze blows salty air. The T316 Marine Grade Steel Mesh is powder coated to further increase its corrosion resistance. The mesh is usually 0.8mm thick which means it cannot be kicked in or cut with a knife. The mesh is then fixed to a steel or aluminium frame using a wedge. The frame can then be powder coated in a colour to suit your home.
Most installers provide free quotes and usually need come out to measure first.
It is strongly advised the original screen door installer perform repairs as they know their product and installation best. However any professional should be more than capable of repairing security screen doors.