Are Window Security Screens Effective?

exterior of house with window screens

For every Australian, there comes a time when you want to throw open your doors and windows to let in a cool breeze, but don’t want to sacrifice your safety, security, or privacy. While regular screens on your doors and windows might keep out pests while letting cool air in, they don’t keep out potential threats or add any visual appeal to your home.

Security screens, on the other hand, have layers of benefits, including adding an attractive feature to your house, keeping out unwanted pests, and, most importantly, making you feel completely secure in your own home all year round.

Window security screens are one of the simplest and most cost effective ways to protect your home — and all it takes is swapping out your old screens for the new.

More Effective Than an Alarm System

Unlike an alarm system, security screens install a physical barrier between your home and a potential threat or intruder. While some thieves might be deterred from entering a home that visibly has an alarm or security system installed, an alarm system does relatively little once someone has already entered your home. The loud alarm of a security system might scare off intruders, but security screens strive to physically keep them out. 

If your home doesn’t have fencing or any other kind of barrier, your windows and doors might be your home’s first line of defense and should therefore be made as secure as possible. Security screens can be installed on all doors and windows, making them adaptable to absolutely any home. Combine them with secure door and window frames and sturdy deadbolts and you have a home that’s nearly impenetrable, rendering your alarm system obsolete.

Not Just for Safety

In addition to offering security and significantly deterring intruders, safety screens also offer a variety of benefits outside safety concerns.

Keep Out Pests and Natural Elements

Security screens have the added benefit of allowing you to let fresh air in, while keeping out flies, mosquitoes, and other bugs. Window security screens can be combined with fly screens and pet mesh screens to keep pests out and to keep your family pet from dragging anything in unexpectedly. 

Screen doors also help keep other debris out of your home, such as leaves, twigs, and anything else that might be blown in by the wind. In general, security screens let you keep your doors and windows open any time you like without letting anything unwanted indoors. 

Increase the Value of Your Home

Adding window security screens to your home increases the security of the home and therefore increases the overall value of your home. The more improvements you make, the higher the value of your home. Not only do window security screens offer a secure improvement to the house, they also offer clean, attractive, and uniform lines to the front of your home for visual appeal.

While bars and grills can also keep out intruders, they’re often unpleasant to look at and can be a fire hazard in the case of needing to evacuate quickly. Security screens are fireproof and much less of a hazard. Though they’re difficult to break into, they don’t stop you from getting out of your house in case of an emergency.

Improved Ventilation

Window security screens typically let in more fresh air than standard screens, keeping your home well ventilated throughout the year. This can eliminate heat and humidity issues within the home that might lead to larger issues, such as mold or other health hazards.

A Simple, Cost Effective Solution

Security screens are affordable, cost effective, and can be fully customized to your home. With all of that in mind, there’s no reason not to add them to your home as an additional precaution.

Windows are one of the most common ways that burglars enter a home. One moment of forgetting to lock your window during warm weather can lead to an unwelcome guest. Window security screens help prevent such an intrusion, giving you one less thing to worry about.

While the glass of a locked window can still be broken, a security screen provides an extra layer of protection along with the added benefit of securing your windows against pests, debris, and severe weather.

In general, burglars are more attracted to homes without any visible security system in place. Window security screens can be one of the easiest ways to outwardly present that you take your home’s security seriously — and that can make all the difference.

Where to Purchase Window Security Screens

If you’re ready to add this simple and effective layer of security to your home, Capital Glass & Aluminum offers a full range of security screens made to exceed Australian standards and be fully customizable to your home. We can also set you up with aluminium screens, fly screens, barrier grille screens, and much more. 
Contact us today and we would be happy to work with you to make your home safer.