5 Things You Need To Know About Screen Doors

Thinking of how you can improve safety, convenience and security to your home while maintaining light and airflow? Screen doors are a simple addition that can tick off many boxes in one go. 

If your home is missing these key elements, no matter how complete you think it is, it won’t feel right. At the end of the day, a secure home that’s as functional as it can be is the dream. And the good news is that you don’t need any elaborate renovations either. Some smart thinking and decision-making is all it takes. 

So here, we’re going to look at screen doors in a nutshell. They’ve fast become a home staple, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a home without one. Trust us when we say that it’s one of the best decisions you’ll make!

1. What’s the point of a screen door?

This is a broad question with many answers. There are, in fact, many reasons to install a screen door. Let’s take a look at some of the most common benefits below:

  • Enjoy fresh air and ventilation/ keep bugs out

It’s a gorgeous Summer day. The blue cloudless sky only has a shining sun and there’s a beautiful breeze blowing through the trees. You open your door to let in all this light and air, but what’s that? Five flies and a swarm of insects you can’t even recognise have just whizzed past you and already set up camp. You know how the drill goes from here. You’ll try to relax, but the buzzing and flying will get on your very last nerve. So you’ll waste the rest of your day chasing them out. And we all know how hard that can be! 

Screen doors will eliminate all these problems for you. They’re built in such a way that you still won’t lose any views, while letting in plenty of fresh air. You can enjoy healthy ventilation, which is essential for a clean, sanitary home. It’s why people tend to fling open doors and windows when they’re back after a long time away. Just be sure to tell any visitors to close that screen door behind them!

  • Security for kids and pets

If you have curious little ones and fur babies, screen doors can give you that extra peace of mind. No more worrying about whether they’ve gone tumbling out the door. As we know all too well, both are extremely excitable at the sight of an open door. And also of course, when someone drops by. With a screen door you can let them rush to the door all they want. 

As your little one grows, you could look at installing child locks so they don’t open the door by themselves. And to prevent any damages from pets by scratching, consider scratch-resistant options. 

  • Save on energy bills

Summers in good old ‘Straya are a force of their own, and as fun as they are, the heat isn’t to be trifled with. Revving up the air-con seems like the easy solution, until of course the bill comes in. And with soaring energy prices a significant concern as of late, how can you ease the pressure?

Screen doors can help you naturally cool down your home so you needn’t run your bills sky-high. They can also act as a shield against the sun’s glare, helping keep that extra bit of heat away. In Winter, they’re a good layer to have in your entryways, though of course they won’t keep out the cold 100%.

  • Improves home safety

You’ve heard about how they can keep your kids and pets safer, but your home too can be better protected. If you want to enhance the security of your home, we recommend specifically opting for security screen doors. Screen doors for security purposes are built and tested rigorously for their impenetrable abilities.

2. How much should a new screen door cost?

This too doesn’t really have a straight answer because everyone’s needs are different. However, screen doors at Bunnings and custom-made screen doors will of course vary in price. Since the former is more of a blanket product that’s ready-made, they’ll certainly be cheaper. But the benefits of the latter far outweigh this. 

Some factors that affect pricing include the size and type of door; for instance, any unusual shapes. If you want your screen doors sliding for larger spaces, this too will be a consideration. 

All our screen doors are Crimsafe, for the simple reason that they tick off every box you need. Not only are they seven times stronger than the Australian security standard, they come in a range of variations. That means the best possible screen doors on the market for your peace of mind.

For a better idea on costs, we recommend getting an in-home consultation and assessing your unique needs.

3. Can you install a screen door yourself?

If you’re a DIY whiz or a tradie by occupation, possibly. However, installing a screen door is a job that must be done right. You don’t want any gaps or damage to the product. We don’t recommend undertaking this job yourself, as something this important is best left to the pros.

4. What is the standard screen door size?

Generally speaking, in Australia standard door sizes come in at 2040mm high x 820 mm width. As mentioned however, this is a general measurement. There are of course exceptions to this, with bigger homes sporting larger door frames. Naturally this would call for a screen door that matches, so it does depend on your individual situation.

5. Are screen doors worth it?

Absolutely. They are one of the best investments you can make when it comes to your home. Everything mentioned under the point of having a screen door, are all the advantages you can expect. Plus, since they last a long time, you significantly improve the value and quality of your home. So whether you want to rent or sell later down the road, you’ll already be in a good position. 

Reach out to one of our experts for an in-home consultation. We can easily fit you with a screen door solution that’s right for you, with advice and feedback.