Choosing the right quality security door or screen can be as daunting as most large purchases. When you get a security door, you are within your rights to expect that it will last a long time. Rusty or corroded security installations not only look bad but are also compromised in strength. So, it’s important to pick a product and installer that will go the distance.
Here we outline how corrosion can affect your security door and how to choose, and care for, the best product for your situation.
Security door corrosion
Around 80% of Australia’s population lives on or near the coast, and corrosion from a salt spray can be a real problem for a metal security door. Salt will corrode not only metal, but also concrete, tiles, bricks, mortar, and wood which can cause structural problems.
Another potential cause of metal corrosion is galvanic corrosion. This kind of corrosion occurs when two dissimilar metals such as Stainless Steel and Aluminium come in direct contact either directly or through a conductive substance such as moisture or grime, which can build up around the perimeter of mesh security doors.
If the direct contact between the two metals is prevented by quality beading and seals such as the ones used in Crimsafe products,and the product is kept free from grime or salt build up then there cannot be galvanic corrosion.
How are security doors and windows manufactured?
Preventing corrosion is a crucial point; it’s where most manufacturers will spend their money if the door is made right. When purchasing a steel and aluminium door, the most common method for further protection is Powder Coating the security door.
Crimsafe uses only the toughest materials: 0.9mm diameter, 304-grade structural grade stainless steel wire with high-grade pre-treatment and high durability powder coat technologies are applied to protect the finished product so it will not rust.
You can customise your frame with just about any colour you can think of. Clearview Security works with the largest global manufacturer of powder coatings so you can be sure to find the perfect colour solution to match your space.
Check out Clearview Security’s powder-coating partner colour palette here.
Durability of Crimsafe products
Crimsafe products are amongh the most durable security screens and doors on the market. Despite their ability to withstand force and environmental wear and tear, all mesh traps dirt and impurities from the air, giving it a worn appearance over time. Salt, moisture, and airborne impurities can all lead to staining of the mesh coating, reddish marks, or white salt build up.
There is a huge range of security screens on the market, but if you’re looking at installing security screens in your home, you’ll find that Crimsafe doors from Clearview Security tick all boxes:
- Crimsafe easily exceeds the Australian Standards required protect your family and help keep intruders out.
- Reduces solar heat gain by 53% and blocks 62% of harmful UV rays from entering your home.
- Crimsafe security screens can be used for the highest level of bushfire protection (BAL-FZ).
- All Crimsafe products can withstand the 3,000-hour test of alternating salt spray and dry cycles, equivalent to 30 years of environmental exposure.
- Security screens keep insects, pests, and intruders out of your home, while still giving you maximum airflow.
A good warranty usually speaks volumes as to whether a company backs their product. Crimsafe offers two ranges of security doors; Regular and Ultimate – both of which come with a standard 10 Year Warranty.
Security door installation
Remember, none of these doors should be sitting on a shelf, they are all built specifically for the customer’s home because front doors can vary in size, regardless of what some may think.
A great security screen stands up to the elements and keeps your home looking good for years, and Crimsafe Security Screens from Clearview Security is the best that you can get.
Caring for your security door
Since all screens trap dirt and impurities over time, it is important to wash your security products regularly to avoid staining and remove build-up. Keeping your security screens clean prevents build-up of dirt, grime, and salt, lessening the likelihood of corrosion.
Regular maintenance depends on your environment; for most it involves a wash down of frames and mesh with warm water using a soft non-abrasive brush to dislodge dirt and grime, followed by a wipe down. Learn more about how to care for your Crimsafe products.
|Mild||10km+ from beachfront||Every 6 months|
|Moderate||1-10 km from beachfront||2 to 3 months|
|High||500m-1 km from beachfront||2 to 4 weeks|
|Severe||Under 500m of beachfront||1 to 2 weeks|
If you are in doubt about which option to choose based on your situation, ask an expert from Clearview Security today!