Screens can be a great feature to add to your house’s doors and windows as they offer multi-purpose benefits. Most homeowners install them because of the added security features, but screens can also help to prevent insects from entering your home, and even increase your property’s market value and appeal. This is why it’s important to be on the lookout for signs that your screens need replacing or repairs, such as tears in the mesh, weakened hinges, or just being outdated. In this blog, Mal Glanville & Co offer their expert opinion on 3 ways replacing your screens can improve you and your family’s home life.
Improving home security
If you’ve got damaged or outdated security screens, they may not be as safe as they once were. This is especially true if you’ve suffered a break-in previously, though it does depend on the screen’s quality and style. If you’re replacing the screen for security purposes, opt for strong materials such as a high-grade woven stainless steel like Amplimesh so intruders cannot rip, cut, or smash their way through the screen. You can also add security locks and deadbolts to increase security and give yourself peace of mind, knowing your home is safe.
Staying on top of unavoidable UV damage
The Australian sun can be a harsh force, and damage from UV light exposure is inevitable over a long enough period of time. The sun can bleach screens into an unsightly worn-out grey colour, as well as make the screens brittle and easier to break through. To ensure your screens continue to keep out unwanted bugs and other trespassers, replace your sun-damaged screen doors and windows as soon as you notice any colour or texture changes, or at least once every 10 years.
Boosting property appeal
If you’ve put your home up for sale, security screen doors and windows can help boost the value as plenty of buyers will be interested in a house with built-in security features. However, if your screens are not in good shape, or even if they just look unattractive, they can let down your property during the selling process. Consider replacing them with decorative grilles to enhance the security and the aesthetic charm of your house, both for potential buyers and for passers-by.
Even if you’re not selling your house, security screens are great for making your home seem more appealing from the outside. Tattered screens look messy and uninviting, and letting your screens fall into a state of disrepair reflects poorly on you and your family. Make a better impression on your visitors and curb side onlookers by replacing torn or otherwise unattractive screens with fresh new ones.
If you’re thinking of replacing your screens, why not check out the Mal Glanville range of security screen doors and windows? Our friendly team are always happy to help. Call us on (02) 4323 1500 or contact us online.