Baptiste Rouleau Door Accessories May 30th, 2018 - 10:21:36
Some companies require a braking mechanism to prevent the screen from slamming. The downside is if the brake ever fails the door will still slam. The more preferable companies have screens that do not require a braking mechanism because their screen speed is completely adjustable for a safe retraction speed eliminating the risk of having to use a brake. The type of magnet used is also very important. Full-length rust proof magnetic strips tend to be the key choice for guaranteeing a secure and tight closure. Lastly quality handles are essential. A key favorite are screens with metal handles.
The best are the full-length metal handles. This is a metal handle that runs the entire length of the door no matter how tall the door is. Because some people are shorter than others the full-length handle will allow the user to grab the handle at any height that is comfortable for them. Plus with metal handles you are guaranteed they will not fade chip crack or break. Although there are some companies with good high-grade plastic handles metal handles tend to be the safe choice! (DYI) Do it yourself installation is not recommended unless the retractable screen door is already cut-to-fit.
From a professional security perspective a proper home security door should be constructed of heat - strengthened (tempered) aluminum or galvanized and powder coated steel. Not only are these doors stronger they also offer greater protection against rust and corrosion which results from extended exposure to the weather. Double-check the door to make sure it has reinforced corners and that the corner joins are fully welded to the door. Preferably the home security screen door should have three or more hinges with fixed hinge pins that cannot be removed.
Security screen doors are doors that provide an extra benefit other than that of a simple door. Security is the added extra benefit that these doors provide. If you live in a particularly troubled neighborhood where there have been several incidents of burglary and theft it would be smart to install security doors on all your entrances. The design of the screen doors can be chosen so that it complements the design of the door it is being placed in front of. This way; even when the actual doors are considerably over shadowed by the security screen doors; it does not diminish the doors own decorative qualities.