One the big advantages to living on the Gold Coast is just how close to the beach you are; but live too close and you may soon start to notice the downside – rust and corrosion. Often your security screens and doors are the first things to rust as they are constantly exposed to the salt air, and often aren’t regularly cleaned or maintained.

If your security screens and doors are starting to rust, it’s time to look at replacing them with Crimsafe screens.

Are Crimsafe Screens Rust Proof?

Crimsafe screens are corrosion resistant, but they do need to be maintained because airbone dirt and impurities can easily become trapped. It is the dirt and impurities that give a stained appearance to your screens – and salt, moisture and airborne impurities combined give that natural reddish colour of rush, while salt on it’s own will give a fluffy white mark.

The mesh used in all Crimsafe screens are made from 304 Grade stainless steel, which has a lifespan of over 60 years. Crimsafe screens are made using a mesh that is pre-treated and coated to protect and enhance the screens. As long as the pre-treatment remains in tact (through regular cleaning and maintenance), your screens won’t rust.

How to Keep Crimsafe Screens Clean?

A question we are regularly asked is “how do I keep my screens clean”? It is a really easy process and won’t take long at all – simply wash down the screens and frames with Crimsafe Wash and Wax in warm water with a soft non-abrasive brush or cloth and then wipe down with clean water.

If you live more than 10km from the beach, you should clean every 6 months, whereas if you live under 10km from the beach, you need to be looking at anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks (within 500m) or 2 to 3 months (1km to 10km).

With all the salt air that flies around the Gold Coast, particularly in suburbs closer to the water, choosing Crimsafe means that your home is going to look better for longer.