What to look for when buying a security screen door

All of us have been there. You want to leave the front door open to let a breeze in because it’s hot and stuffy outside. However, that merely serves as a call to action for thieves to enter and help themselves to all of your possessions. What can you then do? If TV commercials are to be believed, you could install an ostentatious security screen door and allow all the air and light you want while still preventing (or at the very least delaying) someone from getting in.

Security doors are nonetheless breakable, some more so than others, even though they do offer a certain level of protection given enough time and the correct tools. A weak door frame or not leaving enough room to generate excellent jimmying leverage diminishes the effectiveness of the installation. Read on for advice on how to ensure that you get security and not just a door if you feel like you need one, whether it’s a regular inexpensive one or one expensive Crimsafe.

Which security door do I require?

It all depends on the level of security you require and the style you want for your property. Consider a steel door with a steel grille if you reside in an area where break-ins are common. A strong aluminum door can be sufficient if all you want to do is offer the appearance of security while still keeping bugs out. An inexpensive aluminum bug screen can be sufficient for individuals who only desire one.

What to check for in a security door

  • Meeting the Standard
  • Frame
  • Infill
  • Grilles
  • Locks
  • Hinges
  • Custom design
  • Anti-corrosion measures
  • Company reputation
  • Fire safety

Cleaning a security screen door

  • Use town water to hose the screen down, starting from the inside out.
  • With a clean cloth dampened in warm water and a mild detergent, gently rub the screen.
  • To remove the detergent, hose down the screen once more.