2 Common Questions About Sliding Security Screen Doors


Security screen doors designed for external use are often made of stainless steel or other metal alloys. The rigid nature of the raw material used in the fabrication of these doors is often enough to make a burglar have second thoughts about forcing an entry into the house via the sliding door. For this reason sliding security screen doors are preferred by a large number of homeowners.

This article provides answers to two questions that a homeowner may have when looking to upgrade to a sliding security screen door.

What Are Some Factors To Consider When Choosing A Door? 

These factors include, but they're not limited to, the following:

  • Compliance with industry standards: Manufacturers of security screen doors are required to meet the quality standards spelt out in the Australian Standard AS5039-2008.  Homeowners shouldn't hesitate to ask for physical evidence of compliance with these standards in the form of a compliance certificate.
  • Frame mounted or flush mounted door: True to its name, a frame-mounted security screen door will be installed onto a metal frame before it is installed on the residential patio (for example). A flush-mounted door will be installed directly on the patio without any framing material. The frame material in a frame-mounted door acts as an additional layer of protection against forced entry.
  • The type of finish: Security screen doors can have a paint finish or they can be powder-coated so that their resistance to weather elements is enhanced. Powder-coat finishes are often preferred over their painted counterparts for their eco-friendliness. Unlike the solvent-based paints used for paint finishes, powder coats do not release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere.

What Accessories Can Be Used To Make Sliding Security Screen Doors More Secure?

  • One-sided deadbolts: The on-sided deadbolt is installed on the inside of the security screen door so that it doesn't allow for keyed access through the door from the outside. Once inside the house, the homeowner engages the deadbolt lock and this makes it difficult for burglars to break an entry.
  • Slide-locking bars: Welded steel bars are commonly used as slide-locking bars for sliding security screen doors. A welded steel bar installed on the lower tracks of the sliding security screen door will makes it challenging for burglars to break an entry by lifting the sliding door out of its track. This is often possible even when a sliding security screen door is locked.

Upgrading to a sliding security screen door may be the answer to the question on how to improve security around the residential premises.


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