It’s no surprise that security window screens and screen doors are a common feature in Perth homes. With our warm climate, it’s essential to make the most of the cool afternoon sea breeze. Even though we live in a beautiful part of Australia, we know we’re not immune to crime. We all want to keep our families and homes protected, but we don’t want to live in a maximum-security fortress. If you want to feel secure, without locking out the sun and sea breeze, you should look at investing in security window screens.
So, what type of security screens are best for your property? We’ve put together a quick guide to help you choose the perfect security window screens and doors.
Types of Security Window Screens
Security window screens and doors have come a long way in terms of security and style. Today, you’ll have no problem finding the right size, design and colour to match your existing windows – whether you have sliding windows, fixed, casement-style or hinged windows.
Sliding window screens
If you have a tight window fitting, sliding window screens are a great choice. They come in single, double and triple sliding, and they allow the fitting of detached window tracks. These window screens can be installed either inside casement windows or on the inside or outside of your sliding windows.
Hinged window screens
As the name suggests, hinged window screens are hinged on their top or along their sides. They swing inward and outward. They are suitable for single and multi-panel sliding windows louvres, single and multiple hoppers, fixed and sliding combinations, double-hung windows and casement windows.
Fixed window screens
These window screens are ideal for louvres and sash windows, as long as these windows aren’t part of the emergency exit. Fixed window screens are non-moving, and they can be fitted in three different ways.
Features of Security Window Screens
How much you pay for your security window screens can depend on the features you select. The final product you choose may all depend on your budget.
Some of the features that determine the price can include:
- Strength and reliability: Security window screens are run through a series of rigorous tests to determine their impact endurance. This is usually the same impact that would occur in an attempted burglary.
- Custom design: Security screens can be custom-made to fit any window size and style. In general, the larger the window or door the higher the cost of your security screen.
- Cutting-edge technology: Each manufacturer’s product has unique security features, like Intrudaguard who have created their maximum security 3-point locking system.
Intrudaguard or Amplimesh?
The security window screen you choose can all depend on personal taste. Two of the brands offered by Action Glass and Aluminium, Intrudaguard and Amplimesh, have been tried and tested for decades.
Amplimesh security screens are made using the highest quality material to ensure durability and protection against corrosion. These screens keep your home safe from intruders while still providing a modern look for your home.
Intrudaguard is practical, strong and affordable. Intrudagard’s mesh is made using aluminium, which is resistant to rust. It’s tested against forced break-ins and impacts from knife attacks and jemmying. Also, the aluminium mesh is perforated to keep your home cool or warm, which can reduce your energy costs.
Why choose an Aluminium Frame for your Security Window Screen?
Aluminium has long been the preferred choice for window frames as it is extremely durable. Aluminium contains little to no iron, making it resistant to rust. Unlike some metals, Aluminium does not rot, warp or crack – even when exposed to long periods of summer sun. Aluminium also doesn’t easily dent as it has a high ratio of strength to weight, making it perfect for window frames.
Creating a stylish and secure home is easy with the right security screens. If you want to know more about security window screens and doors or to get a free quote, contact the team at Action Glass and Aluminium. Not only do they supply quality, highly secure screens, they also provide expert installation using aluminium frames that are manufactured in Perth.