We are currently smack in the middle of summers, and every year seems to set a new record for highest recorded temperatures. However, during the evening and night time, things tend to cool down a little, however, so it is important to get some fresh air in, and at times we might be tempted to fling our doors open and keep them that way the rest of the day, however, if we do that, we are only inviting various insects and possible criminals into our homes. This is where a screen door can be a great option for you when it comes to home security doors.
When you are first buying a screen door, you need to consider your choice of material. If you happen to live in an area that is prone to break-ins, you want a screen door that can still serve as a protective barrier, and a steel door with a steel grille is the material of choice in this scenario. If you just want a screen cover to keep bugs out, then aluminum will do the job for you. You want to make sure that there is a deep receiver channel on the grille.
This basically prevents the grille/edge from being pushed out of the frame easily. Plus, you should also look into whether the corners or reinforced or welded since those are the sturdiest options for you. When it comes to the material of the grille, the most secure option is steel, followed by stainless steel and then heavy-duty aluminum grills which give off the illusion of being secure, but work as a screen against insects at best. The last thing you want is for your door to corrode, so opt for powder-coated or hot-dip galvanized doors, especially if you live near the sea.