Security screens are screen applications for windows and doors that provide superior protection against intruders, outside heat, the suns damaging UV rays and other unwanted pests. They are also made to give the homeowner easy access through the window in case of emergency.

What are they made from?

Security screens are made from some of the strongest materials available. The frame is generally manufactured from aluminum and their mesh from structural alloy or marine-grade stainless steel.  This makes them extremely durable and reliable against any invasion.

Reasons to get a Security Screen:

  1. Insects

It’s a beautiful morning and all you want to do is open the windows and let that fresh, cool morning breeze flow through your home. Unfortunately, along with that morning breeze come blood thirsty mosquitos and any other critter seeking refuge.  Security screens are the best way to keep out the pests and let air flow in, no matter which time of day.

  1. Safety

Criminals look for an easy target where they can get in and out of a home fast and undetected. The more layers they will have to go through to enter your home, the less likely they will be to attempt to break into it. Furthermore, the harder it is for criminals to break into your home, the higher the likelihood will be that they will be caught, seen, or scared away before being able to enter your home.

  1. Children

Every year thousands of children from around the globe are injured from window falls. Residential windows are not designed with the safety needs of children in mind. Children are naturally curious and unfortunately accidents do happen, so it’s important to keep that in mind.

  1. Saves Energy & Money

Adding security doors to your home can surprisingly help you save money on your energy bills, especially during those hot summer months. Instead of cooling your home electrically when the weather is too warm, you can simply open the doors and windows, with security screens, and let that fresh air enter your home without having to worry about any intruders.

How Much Do Security Screens Cost?

The cost of security screens a few different factors. Some of those factors include size of screen and how long it takes to install. In additional, extra work may need to done to strengthen a weak frame.

Prices can vary anywhere from $300 – $5,000.

When you get your quotes, make sure you are getting quotes for security screens and that the installer is qualified to install them. Also bear in mind that even though all security screens must meet minimum Australian Standards, they are not all equal in quality.


If you are thinking about purchasing security screens, there are many factors to consider, so make sure you get all of your questions answered before you pay a down payment or deposit. And don’t forget to ask your security door installer about product guarantees or warranties.