Factors to Consider When Contemplating Security Screens

8 February 2016
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If you would like to enhance the security of your garage doors, security screens would be a good option to consider. However, with the myriad of options available in the market, homeowners may find themselves overwhelmed when it comes to making a selection. The good news is that keeping a few factors in mind can aid in narrowing down your options, hence making it easier to base your choice on your needs and preferences. Here are some of the factors to consider when contemplating security screens.

Consider the material of the security screen frame

The most common frame materials for security screens include aluminium, steel or metal alloys. Your choice will depend on how strong you would like your frame to be, as well as what your budget is. For instance, steel is one of the strongest materials you can choose for your security screen frame. However, it also happens to be one of the most expensive options. If you are on a tight budget, aluminium or metal alloy frames could be a viable option for you. However, since these materials are not as strong as their steel counterparts are, you would have to opt for a wider frame. The increased width compensates for the decreased strength. The good news is that aluminium frames will not succumb to rust. Steel on the other hand will need a powder coating to prevent corrosion.

Consider seal out solutions for your security screen

Seal out solutions ensure that pests and bugs do not gain access into your home in the event that the garage doors are left open. This is an especially rampant problem during the summer months when mosquitoes and a host of other critters are in abundance. There are different seal out solutions that you could consider. One option would be a foam layer that you peel and stick onto the security screen. This typically works toward catching flying pests such as mosquitoes and flies. It should be noted though that the foam tends to harden over time and thus would need replacing. Another option you could consider are felt strips. These require virtually no maintenance and provide a higher protection against bug entry into your home.

Consider the coating for your security

One of the more popular options for coating among homeowners is paint. However, paint will not withstand high temperatures and will begin to peel and crack. Thus, exposure to the elements will eventually need your security screen to be repainted. If you were looking for a low maintenance coating, powder coating would be your best bet. The powder is applied electrostatically, so it attaches as a second skin to the security screen. Since it has a harder finish when compared to paint, it requires little to no maintenance. 

For more information and options, consider talking with a garage door and security screen specialist, such as those at Aus Secure.