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Are You Damaging Your Security Screens?

Security screens are a great addition to doors and windows for extra protection. These framed arrangements of toughened wires can stop burglars from gaining their way into your home using simple crowbars or other devices. Many homes have installed security screens on their windows and doors but later find out that their screens are not working properly. Of course, the first thought is that the screen is a poor brand or poorly made. But what if you have a good brand, which is perfectly made, and can withstand a lot of pressure without succumbing, yet problems still manifest? Well then it seems that you may be damaging your security screens, robust as they may look, unknowingly. Here are some ways many households damage their security screens progressively.

During washing

A common activity as it is, washing security doors is one of the times when homeowners unknowingly ruin their screens. For a start, those who remove the glass to wash should be careful not to break it. Preferably, have a handyman from the manufacturing company come remove the glass if you really have to. Washing security screens for windows and doors should be done with a hose running water gently. Many people attach pressure devices during side washing of their home facades and extend this pressure jet to the security screened windows and doors.  The high pressure can easily damage the mesh. If you have, for instance, a PROMESH security screen door or GRIDLOC screens for your window, you should know that such screens have a powder coated meshwork for protecting the screen from rusting. With time, using pressurized water jets will remove the coating and leave the mesh susceptible to rusting.

Closing time

Many people are not familiar with the concepts of regulating security door closing. That is why they have to contend with rapid unexpected bangs when their security screen doors close. If you own the models mentioned above, you should know that the manufacturers include pneumatic door closers on their screens. At the end of the closer, you can find a speed adjustment screw that can slow down your door closing speeds and prevent slamming. Other models and manufacturers may have other speed regulation mechanisms. If not, security screen doors can also be fitted with other closing technologies to either hasten (in the case of sliding pool door screens) or slow down hinged door closing speed.  

Continuous slamming of your security screen door poses several threats to your door. There is the eventuality of the glass breaking if present. You also loosen several intricate materials within the door frame structure. Some models have the reassurance of strength like the GRIDLOC rivetless system, for instance. But you can never truly know on a general scale how much damage you are causing by each successive slam. Contact a security company like Bonds Security Products for more information.