Jeannine Busque Screen Door June 01st, 2018 - 08:18:19
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? When purchasing a home security screen door there are several features of the door which need to be considered including the materials the door frames are made from grille strength mesh type the number of hinges and the locking devise used.
The grill should be at least 7mm thick and be joined at all joins by welds. A solid grill is only good if it is well secured to the security door frame. A good indicator of strength is to look at whether the grill has been riveted on or welded with welding being the stronger alternative. The final consideration is the home security door lock. A proper home security door lock should have a five pin cylinder or equivalent and be key operated. To add strength to the overall strength of the home security door I recommend a door with a three point lock. The three point home security door lock makes it extremely difficult to rip the door from its hinges while also spreading the load of the force applied by the person attempting to break through the door. Home security screen doors are an important piece of your overall home security system and are your front line defense against would be intruders. If considering home security screens make sure you check all the features of the product as a weakness in one area of construction n can have a significant impact on both your personal safety and the protection of your valuables.
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.
There are seven retractable screen doors manufactured worldwide so choosing the right one can be confusing. Three important considerations of a retractable screen door: the product the installation and the service. Since there are several manufactures you want to find the best engineered retractable screen door. Some questions to consider are: What is the warranty? Some have lifetime warranties and others have a one-year warranty. Is the screen door custom fit to the door? A good retractable screen door will be custom measured to properly fit your door.