Why Installing Security Screens on Doors and Windows Is a Great Move


For the most part, doors and windows are the most common points of break-ins in homes and businesses. For that reason, it is important for both residential and commercial building owners to add a layer of security to these entry points. One effective way to enhance the security of residential and commercial buildings is to install security screens on doors and windows. Security screens are essentially heavy-duty mesh screens usually made of stainless steel or aluminium that are installed on doors and windows to increase security.

Aside from beefing up security, security screens can provide other essential benefits to homeowners and businesses. Here's a look at some of those extra benefits:

Improving visual appeal 

While security screens are primarily installed to make it more difficult for intruders to break into a building through the doors and windows, manufacturers of these mesh screens recognise that doors and windows impact the aesthetics of a home a great deal. For that reason, security screens come in a selection of wire types, colours, and finishes so that home owners and businesses can choose a product that accentuates the beauty of their buildings. As doors and windows are part of the building envelope and are usually the architectural focal point of building designs, the aesthetics of security screens won't go unnoticed. 

Increasing energy efficiency

Though the energy performance of doors and windows has improved remarkably over the years, doors and windows still provide the lowest R-value (insulating value of a building material) in the building envelope. Installing security screens with a high energy rating can help to minimise heat gains and losses that occur through the doors and windows. In summer, these mesh screens will decrease solar heat gain to keep your space cooler. In winter, they will decrease solar heat loss to keep you warmer. Hence, home owners and businesses can realise a considerable decline in their monthly energy bills.

Keeping pests away

Security screen installation on doors and windows can also provide a solution to the pesky problem of pest attacks. Security screens provide an effective physical barrier required to deny insects and other small creatures entry into a home or commercial building. This way, building owners won't have to share their space with unwanted pests.

Now that you're informed that security screens are more than just security-enhancing additions to residential and commercial doors and windows, you should consider having them added to your home or commercial doors and windows.


13 December 2017

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Welcome! My name is Ian. I have spent the last 6 months working on the interior of my home. After bringing up two kids, my home wasn't looking the best. I just hadn't had the time to carry out any work on it. Not only did the interior of my home look like something from the 1990s, it had also been damaged by my kids. I called in a team of interior design experts and they helped me to redesign the space. I am now really happy with how my home looks. I have written a series of articles which will help you to transform your home.