Security screens are an excellent investment for your home, helping to increase retail value and maximise your safety. They’re generally made from extremely durable steel, stainless steel or aluminum and often come with an added coating which further enhances its durability.
While they’re built to last, they do require a little maintenance and care to ensure they can keep doing their job effectively. To ensure your security screens last as long as possible, take a look at these exert tips.
Clean Security Screens Regularly
Dust, dirt and debris will build up on your security screens with time and can start to affect how they work. Aim to clean your screens on a regular basis using a sponge or soft cloth, a mild detergent and some warm water. Clean both sides and wipe down with clean water to finish. Avoid using any harsh chemicals that could damage the effectiveness of your screen coatings.
Get Damage Repaired Immediately
If you notice any damage or issues, it’s important to address them immediately so your home security isn’t compromised. Look out for loose frames, mesh tears or a broken latch for example and if you notice damage, contact a security screen professional for help.
Follow Care Instructions on Your Warranty
The majority of security screens will have a warranty guide, that contains specific care instructions. It’s important to follow these instructions so you can still get repairs or a replacement if an issue occurs within the warranty timeframe. The warranty is created by the manufacturer and will contain the best information on how to care for your screens and extend their lifespan.
Choose a Security Screen Powder Coating
When purchasing a security screen, you often get the option to have a wet paint or powder coating. If you get a choice, the best option for durability is the powder coating. It provides a thick, tough layer, that can last 15 years or more and powder coatings are well known for their scratch, moisture and UV-repellant properties. A wet paint coating is nowhere near as robust and generally lasts between 5-10 years.
Purchase High Quality Security Screens
To enjoy your security screens for the longest amount of time, it’s essential to invest in high quality screens in the first place. High quality security screens are created with the toughest materials, that provide excellent security and are resistant to adverse weather conditions. They’re less likely to corrode, warp or fade and will withstand force from intruders. Do your research and read through brand and customer reviews of any security screen you look at. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for advice, as the team at Starline Security are always happy to help.