What to look for in a security door
Whether you’re looking for a new screen door or a set of double doors, you should look for a few things when shopping for a new security door.
Types of security doors
First, you’ll have to figure out what kind of security door you need.
Because steel is so strong, a steel door is the most secure option. Steel doors are also durable and require minimal maintenance.
Storm doors protect your main entry door from the weather, usually with the added security of a deadbolt lock.
Screen doors are similar to storm doors, letting light into your home while keeping insects out. But they won’t protect the door behind it.
Sliding glass doors
Sliding glass doors are a great way to access your patio or deck if you have limited space. Most sliding glass doors have energy-efficient glass panels so that cool air stays inside of your house.
If you’re looking for something with a little more flair, double doors can be used either within your house or as exterior doors to access a patio or deck outside.
Most security doors and door frames are made of steel, aluminum, or wood. Of the three, steel offers the most protection.
Screen mesh is usually made from fiberglass, steel, or aluminum. If you’re looking for something super tough, try a Crimsafe screen. Crimsafe offers a variety of secure stainless steel mesh screens that can stand up to prying, pulling, kicking, and cutting.
If you’re curious about a new storm or sliding glass door, look for tempered glass. Tempered glass is stronger than regular glass and breaks into small chunks when broken, instead of jagged shards.