3 Popular Security Screen Door Designs 3 Popular Security Screen Door Designs

Besides giving all round protection to homes, security screen doors have evolved to higher level; consumers are more conscious about the type and style of the screen door, and the market has responded by serving a greater variety of options. Not only do these security screen doors provide protection against mosquitoes, insects, as well as ‘larger’ intruders, they now also come in a variety of shapes and styles to give more options to the end user. Let’s take a closer look at the different types of these doors.

Hinged Screens

These attach to the frame of a door by the means of three part hinges (pin, upper leaf and lower leaf), and are best used on hinged doors swinging into the home as well as gliding patio doors. Due to a dampener that comes as a standard accessory at the time of installation, the screens shut slowly. The dampener might be placed at the top or bottom of the screen.

Gliding Screens

Another type of security screens seen only on gliding patio doors, gliding screen doors comprise of a top and bottom track supplemented with either a tensile spring at the top, or rollers at the bottom, which are adjustable.

Retractable Screens

The latest type of screens, this variant rolls up in the shape of a canister on one side of the door when retracted. In order to fully expand it, you need to attach the same to a magnet or hook which is situated on the opposite side to keep it sealed. The screen is stored inside a coil which is controlled and kept in check by a tension setting in the canister.

Points to Consider

Now that you know all the popular types of security screen doors, you are in a better position to choose the one that suits you best. However, there are some points that need to be considered before you make the final decision, since all types of screens do not work on all types of doors. Following are a few points that need to be considered:

  • In case you have an out-swinging hinged door, a gliding screen is not a very good idea; it requires someone to go through some other entrance to open the screen.
  • If you have a gliding door at a corner of your house, you need to find a location for the operating screen panel to go, and another arrangement for it to be stopped when so desired. However, a gliding screen door is overall a good option with a gliding patio door; just be sure to check if there are any extenuating or complicating circumstances.
  • Retractable screen doors need to have an extremely long mesh if you are to use them on double hinged doors. This is because they are generally mounted on the outside in case of a gliding or in-swinging door, and on the inside of an out-swinging door.

    So there you have it, a comprehensive list of all the popular types of security screen doors. Choose the one that suits you best, both utility-wise as well as aesthetically.

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