Window and Door Security Screen Basics

Window and door security screen basics to help you make the right choice in protection for your home or business

Security screen windows and doors have come a long way from the old “fly wire” screens with metal frames. Today’s screens are a different and innovative type of mesh screen technology. These are ultra-tough, elegant and very stylish. With modern day improvements we are now able to create extremely high resistance security screens that can receive direct hits from even a sledgehammer while remaining fully intact. Providing homeowners and their families and valuables the ultimate protection while also giving their homes a nice exterior and interior design upgrade.

The Essentials

Here are 3 good reasons why people are getting security screen windows and doors installed more frequently as the years go by:

1) Design:

Today’s safety screens for doors and windows are very designer friendly. Replacing clunky bars and simple flimsy screens of the past. Upgraded military grade mesh provides the ultimate home security while the new elegant modern designs complement your home or business nicely, These screens also limit exposure of the interior of your home or business from people viewing inwards during the day time, while not blocking too much of your view out of your window or door. The usual security door has a lock on the top, middle and bottom where as these new security screen doors have 3 locks in the middle as well as one on the top and the bottom of the door, providing you with the ultimate level of security.

2) Energy Efficient:

The modern-day webbed mesh simi valley security screens allow for plenty of airflow through your home or business. These screens allow the natural lighting of a large window or door to still come through but block out the extra unwanted sunlight. The combination of this helps to keep your home or business cool, reducing the need to run your air conditioner unit, saving you money on your utilities bill while keeping your loved ones and valuables safe and sound.

3) Versatility:

As a great investment to your home or business, the security screens of today can be custom fitted to any size and style of opening in your home or business. Dependent on your retailer, this can even extend to projects such as patio emplacements and garage doors. Since these screens are fully customizable you can also choose what color and color scheme you want to best fit your home or business style.

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Security Screen Safety Angles

Today’s most common choice for home and business security is security cameras and motion detectors. While although having these are great, wouldn’t you much rather stop criminals at the point of entry?

While not quite as popular in America, security screens and windows have blown up in popularity amongst homeowners in Australia for the simple reason that they do exactly that. They stop criminals at the point of entry, giving you as the homeowner the piece of mind you deserve knowing that your loved ones and valuables are safe from break ins.

These customizable aircraft steel security screens are designed to handle the break in methods used in a burglary attempt, which may include using blunt force to attack the frame and screen itself, using heavy tools such as a crowbar to pry open different angles of the screen, using sharp tools to try and cut through the screen, and jimmying apart components.

A modern security window and door is not indestructible but is almost impossible to cut through or break down. These screens are factory tested under Australian and American standard requirements to be able to handle anything a potential burglar will throw at it.

To get these certifications for both America and Australia, these screens must go through 8 separate and very demanding tests. At the end of the test they must be in a good functioning condition to comply with the standards in each test.

Financial Benefits of Installing Security Screen Windows and Doors

Although the initial cost of having security screens installed on your doors and windows is expensive, it is important to look at these as an investment that in time will save you money.

Not only do these screens inccrease the value of your home or business, but here are a few ways you will start saving money as time goes on:

  • Insurance companies offer discounts for the installation of security systems in your home or business
  • As mentioned earlier, these screens are energy efficient and safe you money on your electricity bill each month
  • There is no monthly subscription fee like most security companies. These subscription fees with security companies can wind up costing your hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars each year to merely record a burglar in the act whereas these screens only cost a thousand or so and prevent break ins all together.
  • Extremely low maintenance and resilient to rust and damage. Meaning no unnecessary maintenance costs to replace or fix your screens for they are designed to be able to last for decades unlike conventional screens that tend to break after only a short period of time and are costly to replace.

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