How much do security screens cost?

Investing in the protection of your property and your loved ones is important, so it’s no surprise that many people rely on – and trust – their security screen doors. Home security is an investment that will last for decades. But how much do security screens cost? The reality is that their prices vary depending on a number of factors including size, materials, style, lock type and extra features. In this article, we’ll explain the benefits of each of these components to help you make the right decision when it comes to security screen door prices.

Cost factors

If you’re looking to install some security screen doors, it’s important to make sure you do your research first. Before you pick up a screen door from Bunnings, we recommend looking online for more customised and effective solutions. Getting a professional to install high-quality security screens might be slightly costlier, but ultimately worth the expertise, security and protection-factor of the final product.

Make sure you’re also familiar with the features and functions of security screens before you buy. That way, when shopping around you’ll have a better idea of the differences in quality, as well as what will fit into your budget. The following features will vary from door to door, impacting the amount you might end up spending:

hand opening a door with keysThe size of the screen

Doors come in different shapes and sizes. That means that your security screen door should be custom built to size to look great and perform optimally. The larger your door, the more materials need to be used and hence the more cost for the security screen door. The infill (the mesh) of your security screen door or window can be a large contributor the cost of your solution, which brings us to our next point.

Materials used

The materials used in the mesh of your security screen doors are a crucial consideration and will have a noticeable effect on the overall cost. As a rule of thumb, the more expensive the screen, the higher the quality and durability. But it’s worth checking specifications of each product as well as their adherence to Australian security screen standards to get a more thorough understanding. Amplimesh® allows you to choose between two infill options depending on your budget – SupaScreen® (our premium option) and IntrudaGuard® (our slightly less expensive option). Supascreen® is made from 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh, while IntrudaGuard® uses 5052 marine grade perforated aluminium. You can rest assured both look excellent, have a high angle of view and are extremely robust. Take a look for yourself by browsing the Amplimesh® product range.

Door/window style

Another important factor to consider is the design of your security screen door or window. Different paints, finishes and features will contribute to their overall cost. For example, adding a midrail or a pet door for your furry friend are both additions that you should discuss with your security screen professional when asking for a quote.

Lock type

The type of lock used on your security screen door can significantly improve its effectiveness. A triple lock system means that your security screen door will lock in three places, allowing for a higher level of security than a single lock mechanism. Amplimesh® uses a triple lock as a default for all of its security screen doors and windows. With this level of protection, you can feel safe while letting the breeze and sunlight fill your rooms.

The bottom line

Ultimately, the cost of security screen doors depends on your unique configuration. High quality security screen doors, for instance, can start around the $700 range for a simple, single-hinged door and can move into the thousand-dollar plus range for larger floor-to-ceiling alfresco sliding doors. Again, getting a full measure and quote will give you the best idea of what you should expect to pay and the best product that suits you.

Here’s what’s included in the cost of an Amplimesh® security screen door:

  • A free measure and quote
  • A custom fit security screen solution
  • Installation of your security screen doors or windows
  • Paint finish (metallic paints or special colours may have an additional cost)
  • Quality standard hardware (such as Lockwood locks)
  • A bug strip
  • Door closer
  • Installation of additional features such as midrails or pet doors

Getting a custom-built security screen door installed by a professional is an investment that will outlast any DIY installation. At Amplimesh®, we are highly skilled security screen installers who work exclusively to protect your home with our premium-quality products. Call us today for a free measure and quote or visit our website to take a look at our complete product range.