Most homeowners invest in security screen doors and windows to have a secure home – that’s what we all want right? But there are plenty of other benefits of installing security screens on your home.
Let’s look at some of the main benefits of installing security screens.
Protect Your Home from Break-Ins
The main reason most homeowners install a security screen is to prevent their home from intruders. With many “off the shelf” screen doors and window screens, it is far too easy for an intruder to cut into the mesh or kick them in, giving easy access to your home. When you choose to use a high quality security screen, you get the benefit of a mesh screen that cannot be cut through or kicked in.
Do you remember the last time you set up your home and contents insurance? You will likely have been asked if your home has key-locked security screens or deadlocks on windows and doors. A triple-locking system for screen doors gives you added protection for your home (and secures the door into the frame). You can then add key locks to your windows for additional peace of mind.
Quality security screens, like the Crimsafe screens offered by Securelux, help to maintain your privacy inside your home, while still allowing you to have the doors open and air flowing through your home. With a product like Crimsafe, you get the added benefit of people passing by your home not being able to see in (unlike with a standard fly screen mesh) while you can still see everything happening outside.
Boost Curb Appeal
Many homeowners turn to Crimsafe because of the curb appeal the security screens and doors have. Many standard security screens have the traditional diamond shape – Crimsafe does away with this and gives you a clean, seamless looking window and door screen, without losing any of the safety aspect. What makes Crimsafe even more attractive is that the door and window frames can be powdercoated to match the aesthetics of your home – whatever look you’re going for can be done.
Increase Natural Light and Ventilation
One of the biggest complaints about keeping a home secure is minimised natural light and ventilation through the need to keep doors and windows to your property closed and locked. A high quality security screen will allow you to keep your doors and windows open, giving you plenty of natural light and ventilation while keeping your family and your belongings safe wherever you are in your home.
Keep Pests Outs
We know that quality security screens can help keep intruders out of your home, but did you know they can help keep flying insects and other pests out as well. Crimsafe’s 304-grade stainless steel mesh features a tight weave which can keep mosquitoes, sandflies, flys and other flying insects out of your home. If you have an outdoor dining area, enclosing it with Crimsafe’s patio screens can turn this area into a year round, all day entertainment area without the need for mosquito coils or bug zappers.
Add Value to Your Home
Did you know that security screens can add value to your home? Because of both the additional security factor, and the aesthetic factor, adding security screens can be a lower cost way to add value to your home when it comes time to sell. Buyers also appreciate the long lifespan of good quality security screen doors and windows, and know that their family and belongings will be protected for years to come.
Two Factors to Consider When Buying Security Screens
There are two factors to consider when buying security screen doors and windows for your home.
The first is choosing the right security screen for your needs and for your home. This means choosing a security screen that fits your budget, as well as screens that fit your home. Made to measure screens are a better option that buying off the shelf as you have the peace of mind of them fitting securely.
Secondly, any security screen you install should come with a long warranty. Crimsafe for example comes with a 10 year warranty as standard, and can be extended for up to 12 to 15 years depending on the product installed.
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