Jewel Lapierre Screen Door May 29th, 2018 - 07:48:49
A good security screen door or window grille therefore does an important job in helping to protect your home from intruders so it is important to instal a high-quality product that is up to the job. Homeowners should be aware that there is a nationwide standard that establishes the effectiveness or otherwise of security screens for doors and windows. Standards Australia an independent not-for-profit organisation recognised by the Australian Government as the peak non-government Standards body in Australia has issued AS5039 which describes the standards a security screen door or window grille must achieve in its manufacture to be considered effective as means of providing protection for your home. AS5039 sets a standard for the quality of the materials that must be used in the manufacture of a screen for a door or window as well as establishing levels that measure its overall strength and integrity.
One mishap during measuring or cutting will eliminate the use of the screen and all money spent buying the screen will be wasted. The retractable screen door mounts to your doors side frame. There are many installation issues that can arise best left to the expert installers. The screen needs to be cut perfectly to fit within the door frame and mounted square otherwise; the screen will not function properly. Considering most door frames are not square or are bowed proper installation can require more than a few screws. Please be careful and take your time if you install the retractable screen door yourself.
The truth is most if not all magnetic screen companies use sub-par materials to manufacture their products! If you want your screen to both look good and be durable it is important to find a company that has tested and designed their products for high-traffic doors. Compare the weight. Typically low quality mesh weigh 30g or less. Look for mesh that are 55g and above. Also make sure that they only use high-energy magnets which are sewn (not glued) into the mesh. Screens with magnets that are glued on that are in direct sunlight will eventually fail. The sun melts the glue and the magnets will eventually misalign or even fall off.
What this means for the homeowner is that you need to ensure that you employ the services of a skilled experienced installer of good repute and upon whom you can reply to use sufficiently robust materials to make sure your screens are able to withstand force and attempts to prise them off or open. Therefore if youre looking to purchase new security screens for your doors and windows ensure that you buy a product that meets the standards set by Standards Australia in its manufacture (AS5309) so that you can be sure it will be robust and strong enough to provide a reasonable level of protection for your home.