Thinking of investing in new security screens for your doors and windows at home or at work? If you’ve started shopping around, chances are you’ll have noticed that you have a few options to choose from, including traditional diamond grilles, perforated aluminium mesh and stainless steel. Of these common options, stainless steel, in particular marine-grade 316 stainless steel, is proving the most popular option by far. Why?

Grade 316 stainless steel is the highest grade of stainless steel and won’t rust in any conditions, making it ideal for exterior security applications such as door and window screens for homes and workplaces. When woven, this superior product is significantly stronger and provides better ventilation and airflow than perforated stainless steel security products.

At Intruderguard Security in Arana Hills, while we offer our Brisbane clients a choice of three styles with our security doors and windows — marine-grade Invisi-Gard 316 woven stainless steel, perforated aluminium mesh and traditional diamond grille — we highly recommend Invisi-Gard products which are backed by a reliable 15-year warranty.

Here are a few facts about Grade 316 stainless steel to help you make the right choices about your new door and window security screens.

Stainless steel has a higher corrosion-resistance

All stainless steel grades contain at least 10.5% chromium, with higher grades containing a higher percentage of chromium. This means that stainless steel is better able to resist corrosion than other metal alloys when used in architectural applications, making it a better choice for external applications like security screens. The higher the grade of stainless steel, the better its ability to resist staining and both crevice and pitting corrosion.

The heightened corrosion-resistance that Grade 316 stainless steel delivers ensures your doors and windows will look great for many years to come with only minimal maintenance required. What’s more, unlike with many competing security products, the 15-year warranty which comes standard with all Invisi-Gard products isn’t subject to you using a proprietary cleaning product. If you’re looking for security screens which deliver attractive aesthetics with minimal cleaning required, Invisi-Gard security screens are ideal for you.

Woven stainless steel is stronger and more secure

Along with its outstanding corrosion-resistant properties which keeps doors and windows looking great for longer (even in coastal areas), woven marine-grade stainless steel is also stronger and more secure than other materials used in security products. The strength this superior grade of stainless steel delivers enables the creation of security products that offer an unhindered view of the outside world while providing unparalleled peace of mind in their ability to withstand attempts at intrusion.

The woven design provides better airflow and ventilation

Another major benefit to woven stainless steel security screens for doors and windows is the excellent airflow and ventilation they provide in comparison to perforated screens. With energy prices on the rise, it’s important for all Australian households and businesses to look for ways to reduce their reliance on artificial cooling, like air conditioning, with alternatives like security screens that enable you to leave the windows open and air to flow throughout your home or workplace.

Like to learn more about the benefits of Invisi-Gard 316 stainless steel door and window screens? Give Intruderguard Security a call today on (07) 3351 6477 and arrange a time for us to visit you at home and provide you with a quote.