Selecting New Windows For Your Home

Benefits of Installing a Security Screen Front Door

by Frederick Stanley

One way to make your home safer is to install a security screen door. While these doors create a secure barrier, they offer many other benefits as well. Read on to discover what these are.

Extra Barrier

Of course, a security screen door at the front of a home creates an extra barrier to hinder intruders from getting inside. These doors consist of a metal frame filled with a metal grill, stainless steel mesh or a perforated aluminium screen. Ensure that the product you buy has passed the relevant Australian Standards: AS 5039, 5040 and 5041. These regulations specify how doors must be constructed and installed to ensure they form a robust block that can't be torn down quickly. Additionally, these regulations also describe tests a door must pass. For example, the shear test involves trying to cut through the mesh, and the impact test involves trying to force the door down. Once a product has passed these tests, you can be confident that it will create an extra layer of security for your home, making it safer.


A security screen door provides additional benefits other than security. For example, you can open the opaque front door and lock the security door to allow breezes to circulate through your home. This is especially helpful in the evening after a hot summer day: it offers a natural way to ventilate your home. Leaving the front door open will also enable you to rely less on air conditioning. At the same time, the mesh will block insects, pests, and leaves from entering your house.

Open and Light

In the daytime, a security door will let more natural light stream into the rooms. This brightness will improve the ambience of your home, making it brighter and airier. A lockable security screen door basically turns the door into an extra window that you can safely leave open. Doing so will especially help to brighten a dark hallway or foyer. Once the extra daylight is inside, it will reflect off nearby walls and floors and move to other house areas.

Colours and Designs

Security screen doors come in various colours and designs, so you can be sure to find a model that suits your home. The metal is powder-coated in different colours, such as black, white, blue, grey, and beige. Additionally, you can install stainless steel mesh for an open view or choose a model with a decorative grill. Perforated screens offer many appealing designs also. Security screen doors can also be built for diverse door styles at the back of your home, including sliding and bi-fold models as well as hinged.