Safeguard your home with the top tier solutions for window and door protection. Read on to discover how to choose the best security screens in Perth.

When it comes to protecting your home or business, you want the best there is to offer.

But with so many options saturating the market these days, it can be a little confusing to sort through the offerings. How can you tell whether what you’re considering as a purchase is the best security screen available?

What does “best” even mean?

Thankfully, there are a few key features that you should look for when evaluating screens and whether they will be a good fit for your needs.

Here are just a few of them to help you on your decision-making journey.

Checklist: What to look for in the best security screens

What to look for in the best security screens

#1 – Infill material

The screens themselves come in different designs and materials. When we talk about design, we’re talking about how the screen material itself is structured to let air pass through without compromising security. The most common types are woven stainless steel mesh and perforated aluminium mesh.

It’s also worth noting that how the grille infill is attached to the frame is an important part of construction in the best security screens. Look for those that are riveted where the rivets themselves are not easily accessible to intruders. If clamps are used, make sure that they are made of metal and not more brittle plastic. Many of the best manufacturers choose to weld their screens in place especially for custom installation.

#2 – Frame material

While the screen infill is a critical component, just as important are the materials that the frame itself is made out of. These should be custom measured and fit to your specific window or door to ensure a secure and proper installation. Frames can be made of both stainless steel and aluminium as well.

#3 – Australian standards

When it comes to materials and their installation, you’ll want to make sure that you go with a provider that is security rated. When it comes to the product material itself, it should be listed as compliant with AS5039-2008. The installation should also be rated for AS5040. To meet these standards, the product must meet and pass a series of six independent tests including impact, anti-jemmy, pull, knife sheer, probe, and sheer.

#4 – Operation

When it comes to windows specifically, the goal is to secure the screens so that no one can come in unwanted. But there are also security measures that should be taken into account in case someone in the home needs to leave in an emergency. Each room should have at least one screen that is fitted with an opening mechanism in case of fire. These operation mechanisms do not compromise the security of the home on units that are rated for Australian Standards.

#5 – Locks

For security screens on doors for your home or business, you’ll also want to be sure to install the proper type of lock. Don’t settle for anything less than a five-pin cylinder locking system or an equivalent. Anything less can be more vulnerable to intruders. It’s also important to look for locks that have a long warranty available; some even exceed 25 years or more.

#6 – Warranty

Speaking of warranties, security screens are an investment in your home that rely on expert installation for proper function. You’ll want to be sure that any provider you choose offers a warranty on both their materials and their workmanship so that you’re covered in the event of a problem or malfunction. Many screens can last upwards of 10 years or more, and you’ll want a warranty that will cover at least that long.

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How to find the right installer for your security screens

How to find the right installer for your security screens

With installation such an important part of the security of your new screens, it’s also important that you choose the right installer for your project.

Look for a provider that has a proven track record with years of experience crafting and installing security screens and doors specifically. They should also be police licensed to ensure that you are getting the best security screen installation available.

Here are some other questions you should ask to help narrow down your search.

  • “How many years have you been in business?”
  • “Do you have customer references I can contact?”
  • “What social proofs does the company have online?”
  • “What warranty do you offer on parts and labour?”
  • “Are you licensed and insured for this exact work?”
  • “Do your products meet Australian Standards?”
  • “Where are your products manufactured?”
  • “What maintenance services do you provide after installation?”

Purchase the best security screens in Perth with Perth Homeguard

Purchase the best security screens in Perth with Perth Homeguard

Security is one of the biggest investments you can make in a home or business, and it needs to be done with the best products and installation to ensure the highest in safety for you, your family, and your belongings. That’s why Perth Homeguard provides only the best in Australian-made, Australian Standards compliant security screens for residential and commercial use.

All of our installers are police licenced and insured so you’ll never have to wonder about the quality of your installation or materials. And we back all of our work and products with a 10-year warranty so you can be confident for years to come. With over 30 years or experience helping to protect Perth, we’re ready to help you secure what’s most valuable to you. Just call us on (08) 9209 8100 or request a fast free quote today!