With the number of crimes happening in the country each day, it is just right for many homeowners to take crucial steps in ensuring the safety of their homes and families. One of the steps they take to improve their homes’ safety is installing security screens and doors.
Security doors and screens are an additional feature that will up your home’s security by preventing unauthorized persons from quickly accessing your door. It is typically made of a high-tensile stainless mesh system that is primarily designed to avoid break-ins. But did you know that aside from the security it provides your home, security screens are very versatile and offer you many benefits, especially in the summer? Let’s take a look below.
- Allows natural ventilation
Summertime can be sweltering and will cost you more on your air-conditioning when staying indoors. Installing security screens on your doors and windows is an excellent way to cut down your energy cost since the mesh promotes natural ventilation by allowing fresh air inside your home. Not only that, with proper airflow, you can also prevent mold growth inside your home caused by the humid summer.
- Filters the sun’s heat
It’s true that even without security screens, you can still allow the natural light from the sun inside your home by opening your windows and doors. However, the sun’s heat can get intense over time too. Security screens will serve as a filter that blocks about 50% of the solar heat thus, allowing the sun’s light and warmth inside your home without intensely increasing the indoor temperature.
- Added security and privacy
As its name implies, security screens and doors are primarily used to provide security in your homes. Security screen doors and windows feature tamper-proof hinges and durable frames, making them almost impenetrable. During the summer months, you can spend indoors comfortably and peacefully even if you open your doors and without because you know that the screens are doing their job in preventing uninvited individuals from entering your home. Aside from that, the mesh thickness allows you to see passersby, but it is difficult for them to see what is inside your home; giving you the privacy you deserve.
- Keeps the critters out
Remember the times when you wanted to open your windows and doors to enjoy the scenery outdoors and bask in the summer warmth and breeze, yet you also know that you are also allowing critters and insects to enter your home? Well, you will no longer need to worry about this when you have security screens installed in your doors and windows. You can open your windows and doors all you want without worrying about the critters invading your home.
- Making your home pet and child-safe
Children and pets are vulnerable to outdoor threats. If you have a multi-story house and have pets and children at home, installing security screens on their safety windows and doors is best.