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What To Look For In Security Screen Doors

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Want to install a new security screen door in your home but don't know how to pick one? If it is your first time choosing a security screen door, then you might be at a loss as to what things need to be considered. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Material Of The Frame

Typically you will find that security screen doors are made from metal alloy, aluminum or steel. Steel frames are strong enough to house any door at low width. Aluminum and metal alloy frames need to be wide in order to have the strength required to hold the door.

Aluminium doors have the advantage of being rust-proof for a very long time. However, they are the more expensive ones on the market. On the other hand, if you buy steel doors that have been treated with high quality powder coating, then you can expect rust to show up after only 8-10 years of use.

Tube Frame Mount Vs Flush Framed Mount

The flush mounted version allows the security locks to look more natural, and there is no gap around the opening – therefore, the quality of the seal is improved. In comparison, if you were to use the tube mounted approach, the door frame would stick out about an inch from the door opening. This is because the door is mounted on the trim rather than the opening of the door. Whatever option you choose, both methods ensure that the security of the door is not compromised.

Powder Coated Vs Painted

The decision between choosing a powder coated and painted door is not an easy one because of the different advantages. Firstly, paint does not perform well under the hot sun because it doesn't have strong heat-resistant properties. Powder coating can hold up well to heat when compared with paint.

Furthermore, paint requires a solvent in order to be applied to the door, whereas powder coating does not. Powder coating is electrostatically attached to the door, and, in effect, it forms a layer of skin around it. The result is a lot different than what a coat or two of paint produces.

These are just some of the considerations to make when choosing a security screen door. Others include matching keys, sill extension, wind chains, closers and mitered corners. For more information on such considerations, contact a company such as Max Security Doors & Screens.


5 January 2015