Security Screen Installation: What Should I Expect?

Are you interested in installing security screens for your doors and windows in time for the Australian summer? They’re a fantastic choice for increasing your property’s security and aesthetic appeal, but you need high-quality security screens and professional installations to make them worthwhile.

Security screens comprise a strong metal mesh on your doors and windows that help prevent break-ins, making them a fantastic addition to your home. More and more property owners are discovering the benefits of security screens in Australia. Their innovative design means they maintain excellent ventilation while boosting your security, making them trendy as well as safe.

At Vetro Windows & Doors, we only use CrimSafe security screens to ensure our installations meet our high industry standards. CrimSafe has over 20 years of manufacturing experience, meaning their security screens are tried and tested for your safety.

Read on to find out what to expect from security screen installations.

What to consider before putting in an order

Before you order your new security screens, you first need to consider which installer you’ll use. In finding a reliable installer who uses high-quality materials tested to the Australian Standards for security screens AS 5039 and AS 5041, you can save money in the long run by lowering maintenance and repair costs for years to come.

It’s also important to note that security screens typically come with frames. So, if you have custom-made doors or windows, you might need a bespoke security screen to ensure a perfect fit. Any small gaps around the sides could reduce their effectiveness in preventing break-ins.

With over 400,000 break-ins nationally each year, it’s vital to check the quality and durability of your security screen suppliers. Research reliable suppliers and installers in your area before making a decision.

How do I prepare my home for the installer?

Once you place your order, there is a wait time for your security screens to arrive. However, depending on the size, number, and type of security screen you order, this wait time can vary. With Vetro in Townsville, we offer a range of security frames, including classic steel meshes and alternatives such as aluminium frames.

Before installation, it’s essential to clear the outside and inside areas around the doors and windows. This process ensures the installers have the access they need to complete the installation. Parking access and moving any furniture obstructions can also make this process smoother.

If you have any questions about preparing your home, talk to your installers ahead of time.

How long does it take to install?

The installation time for a single security screen usually sits between 1 and 2 hours, depending on the size and complexity of the installation. If you’re installing multiple security screens, then this may take a full working day or longer.

Additionally, if you’re replacing existing security screens, the installers may take longer to remove the existing structures before putting the new ones in place.

Most installers attach security screens onto your existing door or window frames, making the process quick and easy. At Vetro, we always have our customer’s health and safety at heart, so we will provide a fast and effective service, enabling you to get on with your day.

Do the security screens require regular maintenance?

While CrimSafe security screens are some of the toughest on the market, providing protection from unwanted break-ins and creating a childproof home, they still need some maintenance. So, clean your screens regularly to prevent wear and tear, such as rust.

However, CrimSafe screens do come with a ten-year warranty, meaning their durability and quality will last for years to come with the proper care. To install yours today, contact our team at Vetro Windows & Doors.