The Cost of Security Screens
If you ask anyone how much they would pay to ensure the safety and security of their home they would probably answer, “whatever it costs”. After all, your house is your sanctuary. It is where you, your family, and your loved ones live. Indeed the cost of home security can be exponential. From alarms, to locks, to guard dogs and flood lights, the array of safety options can be overwhelming. Yet one of the simplest options is installing a security screen. No, we’re not talking about a large and bulky metal covering your door and windows. Instead, we mean installing a more aesthetically pleasing screen that compliments your home’s exterior. The starting price for this type of security device is $300-$700. But before you put your credit card down to purchase the first one you find, consider some of the factors that affect its cost. That initial price can vary greatly depending on a number of factors.
Size of the screen
Doors and windows come in all shapes and sizes. The cost of security screens reflects this difference as well. The larger the opening the more money it will take to cover it. The material used can also affect how much security screens cost. That’s why it’s very important to speak with a certified security screen retailer such as Rollac. We have the experience and knowledge to properly advise you on the right covering.
The materials used greatly affect how much security screens cost. Is your door made of perforated aluminum or stainless steel mesh? Does it have a foam core or another filling material? Does a polycarbonate security shutter that is transparent in appearance suit your tastes and style more? Don’t forget to consider the color of your security shutter. There are dozens of colors to choose from when selecting your covering.
How much do security screens cost when you opt for a single lock mechanism on your covering? The range for this type of configuration usually starts at $500-$1000. If you choose a triple lock system which means your door will lock in three different places, thereby allowing for a higher level of security that will cost anywhere between $1,400-$4,000 depending on the size of your window or door.
The design can affect the cost of your security screen. Different finishes, paint colors, and features will contribute to the price tag. If you add a dog door or a mid-rail (a fixed panel that goes horizontally across a security screen panel) each of these additional features will increase the cost of your screen. When these custom items are added to your window or door coverings the price usually starts at $2,000-$4000.
Quality equals safety
As with everything, how much a security screen costs really depends on your unique configurations. The higher the quality and customization of your window or door protective covering, the more expensive it will be. This is a case of you really get what you pay for. In the end to guarantee the safety and security of your home and everyone who lives there, you would pay “whatever it costs” luckily you don’t have to.