What are security screens and how do they protect your home?

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Security screens are a staple in most Australian homes. They can be added to windows and doors, and even custom made to fit any entrance, with many types of materials and designs available to give them many purposes. But why are they so popular?

As building experts, we’re here to give you everything you need to know about security screens, including what they are and how they help protect your home. You can even find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, such as what security screens are made of and why they’re essential for the Aussie summer. 

If you have any questions about security screens and how they make work for your home, give our team at QLD Building Repairs a call. 

What are security screens?

Security screens are a popular home improvement safety measure designed to protect your home and family from burglars, pests and other unwelcome visitors. They can be made of different materials such as aluminium, galvanised steel or stainless steel, with the most common type of security screen being made of stainless steel mesh to provide high-quality protection against unwanted visitors. The mesh creates an effective barrier to keep out intruders while providing unobstructed views, fresh air and natural light.

How do security screens work?

Security screens work by providing an additional level of protection from unwanted visitors, flies and mosquitoes, without obstructing your view or keeping air from flowing. Unlike traditional screens, security screens are sturdy and durable because they’re made of high-quality materials, including stainless steel mesh, designed to resist strong impacts without damage. Some security screens also have a security grille over the mesh to increase the level of security, making it harder for intruders to gain entry.

Benefits of Security Screens in Australian Homes

Enhanced home security.

The purpose of security screens is to add an extra layer of protection against intruders, making them a popular choice for homeowners looking to enhance their home’s safety. 

Security screens, doors and windows are essential for Australian homes. They add another layer of security without disrupting the design of your home.

With so many types of security screens available, there are options for every budget, need and style. 

Proper airflow.

One of the big benefits of security screens is the ability to keep your home secure while still getting proper airflow. You can keep your security doors or windows closed and even locked, while keeping your wooden or glass windows and doors open, keeping bugs and intruders out, but the air and breeze flowing through. This can help you reduce your air conditioning bills, a big win for those hot summers.

Protection against insects and pests.

Aside from security, one of the most important features of security screens is their ability to keep insects and pests out. You can keep your windows and doors open, allowing airflow in, while still keeping mosquitoes, flies and other pests out. This feature is one of the reasons people choose security screens to enclose outdoor dining areas to allow them the beauty of eating outdoors without swatting away mozzies and flies every two seconds. 

Boost privacy.

Security screens instantly boost the privacy of a home, making them a popular choice for those looking to maintain a sense of seclusion. With advancements in security screens, you can find meshes that still give you unrestricted views of the outdoors, while hindering the view to anyone looking in. There are different densities available to allow you to choose how much privacy you want in your windows and doors, depending on budget and privacy requirements.

Increase home values.

Most home buyers will expect their prospective house to have security screens, at the very least, on entrances and exits, like the front and back door. 

It’s expected a home on the market will have security screens these days, so not having them can significantly impact how quickly your home will sell and even its value. 

However, adding security screens to all windows and doors can help increase the value and appeal of your property, letting prospective buyers know they will be safe and sound in their new home, as well as all the other benefits of having security screens. 

How to Choose the Best Security Screens for Your Home

When choosing the best security screens for your home, there are several factors to consider, including your budget, material, and the level of security you require. We would recommend choosing a security screen made from stainless steel mesh as it is the most effective type of security screen. Additionally, it would be best if you looked for security screens that come with a warranty, as this will protect you from any defects or damage that may occur.

More Frequently Asked Questions About Security Screens

What makes security window screens a popular choice among homeowners?

Security screens are a popular choice among homeowners for several reasons, including:
Enhancing safety through their design to keep intruders out.
Allowing fresh air circulation while maintaining security.
Availability in a range of designs to suit different windows, doors and homes.
Adding privacy without limiting visibility.
looking to enhance their home’s safety, privacy and aesthetic appeal. They are available in a variety of designs and colours, and they allow fresh air to circulate freely while maintaining privacy.

Why are security screens and doors good to install for the summer?

Security screens are good to install for summer as they allow you to keep intruders and bugs out, while still allowing airflow in. You can have your security screen doors and windows closed and locked, and wood or glass doors open, which allows cool breezes to still drift through your home without giving entry to anyone or anything passing by. 

What are security screens made of?

Security screens can be made from a number of materials, including:
Stainless steel mesh, which is the most common material due to its erosion-resistant and durable properties, while being highly secure.
Steel, which is strong, durable and good for protecting your home against intruders.
Aluminium, known for being light-weight, corrosion-resistant, and being good protection for your home.
Metal alloy, which is often used in combination with steel or aluminium.
The right security screen material for you will depend on your home and the goal of adding them to your windows and/or doors. Our knowledgeable team at QLD Building Repairs will help you make the right decision taking all areas into consideration. 


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