What do you need to know about security doors and screens?
Not all security doors and screens are built the same. In fact, no security door or screen should be built the same. There are many factors that make a security door better than another. We hope this article will help you find the best security door for your home.
Let’s take a look at what you should consider:
Every doorway and window space is different. That means that every security door and screen should be custom made to fit. A door off a showroom floor is not going to give your home the protection you are looking for. At Clarks, we custom build all of our doors and screens. This increases the security of the product because we ensure it fits snug. This also has the added benefit of giving you the ability to customise your security products!
A security door or screen is only as good as the materials it is made out of. We use a range of materials, each giving their own level of security to your home. If security and aesthetics are your number one priority we will always recommend Invisi-Gard. It is our most secure option for good reason. Invisi-Gard mesh is made from 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh. Invisi-Gard 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Mesh gains its strength from the Ultra High Tensile wire (900 MPa) from which it is woven. It outperforms relevant Australian standards as you can see below.
Knife Shear Test: AS5039-2008
This test simulates someone attacking your door with a Stanley knife or similar sharp object. A machine attempts to cut the mesh three times. A new blade is used for each attempt. Invis-Gard passes this test in both the warp and fill directions making it a secure option for your home.
Dynamic Impact Test: AS5039-2008
This test simulates a burglar attempting to kick through a security door. The test uses a 40 kg bag of sand which is swung 5 times. The test fails if the mesh is breached in any way. When looking to buy a screen or door you need to make sure it meets these standards. For comparison, our Invisi-Gard line outperforms these standards by 10 times.
Adding a triple lock to your security door or screen can add to its performance. That’s why at Clarks you have the option to add a triple lock to all of our security products.
We understand that you do not want your doors and screens to detract from the look of your home or your view. We offer a range of style options to suit any home. Our mesh options are also designed to give you an unobstructed view without bars or grills. It’s much like looking through a flyscreen.
Cheaper “security doors” may look great on the bottom line but in reality, all they will be protecting your from are flies, if you’re lucky! If you want the best security doors you will pay more, however, the benefits are well worth it!
The better the product, the better the warranty you will receive. That’s why our Invisi-Gard range comes with a 15-year warranty.
At Clarks Blinds & Screens we have built our reputation over 25 years. This is because we provide the highest quality products with the highest quality installation. In combination with our commitment to customer service, we are the only place to go for security doors and screens.