Considerations to Make When Buying a Security Screen Door

Are you interested in buying a security screen door, but you are not sure what things must be considered during the buying process? Then take the time to learn the top things that should be considered when purchasing a security screen door. Consequently, you'll end up with the kind of security screen door that can keep your home safe. With that thought in mind, here are the top things that should be considered when buying a security screen door:


The ideal type of security door will have three hinges and pins that cannot be removed. The pins should be welded within the hinge leaf so that they cannot be accessed from the outside. This is important because, if a burglar could access the pins then they can be dislodged, and then the door will come off the hinges. Furthermore, the size of the pins matter—bigger is better. That's because a big pin provides more durability for the hinge as a unit, and it will be more difficult to dislodge it.


The average security door will have infill that's made from aluminium grilles or stainless steel mesh. The aluminium option is the cheaper one, but it does provide less security due to being less impact resistant. On the other hand, the stainless steel option is more expensive, but the extra cost is worth it because of the increase in security.


The frame can also be made from aluminium and steel, and the same trade-off between strength and price will need to be decided here. However, also consider that aluminium is a corrosion free material, so there will be less need for maintenance. Furthermore, make sure that the channel into which the frame is going to be placed in is deep enough to house the frame. It would be a security concern if the frame stuck out of the channel because it could not fit in.


The security screen door lock that you choose will play a big role in the overall security of your home. One reliable lock type is a mortise lock, because they have an anti-drill plate, and therefore the lock mechanism gives the burglar a hard time. A deadbolt is also a good option because of the thickness of the steel that is between the outside of the lock and the internal locking mechanism. Most drill bits would simply break without making much of a dent when attempting to breach a high security deadbolt lock.

For more information, contact GPW Security Screens & Doors Pty Ltd.