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Grille vs Stainless steel mesh Security Screens

Choosing the right security screen for your home is extremely important, and it can prove difficult with so many options and varieties available.

We hope to guide you on making the right choice of security screen for your home by highlighting the advantages and disadvantages as well as giving you some tips about the crucial factors you must consider when deliberating between grille mesh and stainless steel mesh security screens.

What is the difference between grille mesh and stainless steel mesh?

Firstly, a grille mesh security screen is constructed of an aluminium frame with aluminium grille screened in fibreglass mesh. and is available in a range of patterns. They are specially designed with the intention of acting as a barrier to intruders and preventing insects into your home without limiting or reducing the flow of air. 

Stainless steel mesh security screens, meanwhile, are constructed of 316 stainless steel mesh in robust aluminium framing, with the intention of being see-through yet providing more solid security for your home whilst also adding to the aesthetics of your property.

How to choose between them?

Each style of security screen has its advantages and disadvantages, for example, grille mesh security screens have a variety of styles available to choose between,  small diamond, standard diamond, and decorative diamond, while stainless steel mesh security screens have the advantage of providing greater vision to the outside and also being more durable and long-lasting.

To delve into the advantages and disadvantages of each style, it is important to look at some of the factors that you should consider about security screens.

1. Purpose of the screen

The purpose of your security screen can be important in narrowing down your options. For instance, if the sole purpose of your security screen is to act as a barrier to intruders and prevent pests, grille mesh is perhaps the most appropriate option for you. If, however, you are looking for a stronger security screen for increased protection for your home, we would recommend stainless steel mesh that has increased durability and is less likely to be damaged easily.

2. Price and budget

Your budget may also determine which security screen is the choice for you. For example, if you have a lower budget, we would recommend grille mesh. However, it’s important to mention that the grille mesh style is less compatible with humidity and may eventually corrode.

On the other hand, stainless steel mesh is designed to be less corrosive with increased longevity, for a higher price. If you are looking to invest in some security screens for inside your home, or on doors that aren’t seen, we would recommend the diamond grille mesh style due to its significantly lower price and the little necessity on its durability.

3. Your home’s aesthetics

Matching the aesthetics of your home is important, so it is valuable to consider the different styles of security screens. To increase and enhance the aesthetic of your home, we would recommend stainless steel mesh for it suitability to coastal areas, its resistance to impact of fire, and of course its optical clarity.  However if your budget only lends itself to the grille mesh we would suggest the grille mesh be black in colour (even if your door is white) as this looks most appealing to the eyes.

Here at Alpha Screens, our extensive experience in installing security screens guarantees satisfaction and professionalism across the Sunshine Coast.

If you would like to learn more about Security Screens, read our blog about How Security Screens Protect Vulnerable Australians?

If you are looking for the right security screens and want to find out more information about our various ranges and styles, contact us directly through our website or give us a call at (07) 5493 9875 for a free quote today.

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