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Why to Install Fly Screen Doors at Home? [Infographic]

The infographic titled, ‘Fly Screen Doors to Enhance and Protect Your Home’, describes all about fly screen doors. Nowadays, there are a variety of mesh options available in the market for fly screen doors such as- fiberglass, aluminum, stainless steel and pet mesh.

Sliding and hinged are the two key applications of fly screen doors. Sliding screen doors, as the name suggests are made specifically for sliding doors. These are designed to be part of the door itself. Hinged screen doors on the other hand, are the screens that are hinged on to the side of your door frame, and open out on most occasions.

There are many advantages of installing fly screen doors at home. They allow sunlight and fresh air into your home, and keep your family members protected from various diseases that insects carry. With fly screen doors, you can save a lot of money on electricity used by air conditioning or fans. To know more about fly screen doors, please refer the given infographic.

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Key Benefits of Installing Insect Screens in Your Home

While protecting the home from various external factors like sun, rain, wind, dust and dirt, people often forget the insects that can cause harm to their loved ones. If you are concerned about the insects issue, but don’t know the right treatment, worry not. These days, you can easily find insect screens in the market. These screens are specifically designed to prevent insects from entering your home.

Below mentioned are some of the major benefits of insect screens:

  • Installing the best quality window insect screens at home is the best way to keep insects like flies and mosquitoes outside the home, thereby provide prevention from various diseases.
  • Insect screens for windows allow natural light to enter your home and you’ll be able to save on your energy bills.
  • Not only natural light, insect screens also enhance the airflow within your homes.
  • These kinds of screens offer an element of transparency by maintaining a perfect scenic view.

There are a number of companies in the market, offering affordable insect screens for windows. Choose the one that provides quality product, free consultation, installation and after sale services.

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All You Need to Know About Panel Blinds

Panel blinds are one of the best options for large sized windows and sliding doors. Available in a variety of sunscreen and privacy fabrics, they are easy to operate and provide a subtle yet elegant covering to your sliding doors. The number of panels required and their accurate dimensions will largely depend on the space you like to cover.

In terms of functionality and appearance, panel blinds for sliding doors have numerous advantages such as:
Easy installation: Panel blinds are quite easy to install. You just need to install the head-rail system above your door and clip on the panel, that’s it. It takes just a few minutes to install panel blinds.
Easy operation and wand controlled: Panel blinds are easy to operate by using a simple wand control to roll them open and closed. Further, they are easy to maintain.
Light control and privacy: With a number of panels in place you will have a complete control over the natural light entering into the room, while providing all the privacy you need.
Versatile: Panel blinds are extremely versatile and best suitable for a variety of configurations that can add splendid aesthetic solutions for most decors for both residential and commercial applications.
If you are planning to buy panel blinds for your home, make certain to choose a reputed and experienced company that provides an efficient service from start to finish.

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Transformed entrance – Gold Coast

January 30, 2015

When Ian and Jean Laing renovated their home of 13 years, the entrance was one area they wanted to improve. “Our front entrance was really wasted space without a meaningful purpose,” says Jean. “We wanted to enclose it in a way that would not only add space, but also character to our home.”

“Prowler Proof had a huge selection of Heritage design screen doors and we immediately found what we were looking for. The Prowler Proof dealer Burleigh Screens and Blinds were extremely helpful and professional. Not only did they provide the screen door but also the additional panels it took to complete the enclosure.”

“We are absolutely thrilled with the result. What used to be wasted space is now an extra room where we often enjoy our breakfast. The area gets the early morning sun and the breezes are just wonderful. We never close our front door any more so we’re getting a lot more light into our home as well.”

“Even from the outside our new veranda has made a huge difference. The Prowler Proof Heritage design front entrance has added character and style to our home. Ian and I couldn’t be happier with the result – it’s nothing short of perfect.”

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Old world charm – Brisbane northside

April 1, 2014

After just 5 months in their new home, Maria and John got the phone call they dreaded: ‘There’s been an attempted burglary at your house’. A neighbour had heard the sound of breaking glass and notified the police. A young mother with a 6 month old baby, Maria didn’t want it to ever happen again. This is her story…

“I had only just left the house when a neighbour heard the sound of breaking glass from our property. She saw a man attempting to gain access and yelled out. Luckily her yelling was enough to scare him away and she called the police.”

“We had only been in the house for 5 months and found the situation very scary – especially since we’re a young family with a baby son. We talked to other home owners in our neighbourhood and they recommended contacting Taplin Security. Bill Ruddle junior, who owns the business with his father, came out and presented our options – it didn’t take long for us to decide on ForceField® security screens.”

“First of all it was the most impressive product in terms of security – which was obviously our main priority. But the looks were equally impressive. The stainless steel mesh is transparent – you don’t feel like you’re in a prison – and it blends in with the style and character of the house. The seamless corners is another design element that lifts ForceField® security screens above the other options we looked at.”

“We had a combination of ForceField® security doors, ForceField® security windows and Prowler Proof insect screens installed throughout our home. The team at Taplin Security was very helpful and the end result is even better than we had expected. Not only do we feel completely safe, the security screens and insect screens have made the house much more liveable. We used to close doors and windows all the time to stop mosquitoes and insects getting inside – installing Prowler Proof products has enabled us to open them and enjoy lovely breezes throughout the house.”

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Coastal luxury home – Sunshine Beach

This coastal luxury home is set in natural bushland only 500m from the beach. With corrosion resistance and bushfire protection on top of the priority list, ForceField® security screens were the obvious choice.

The fact that ForceField® is welded instead of being held together by screws or rivets makes it more corrosion-resistant than other stainless steel security screens. This is reflected in the warranty which recommends cleaning of the powder coated surface every three months in coastal or industrial areas. Some security screens require cleaning as often as every 2-4 weeks to maintain the warranty under these conditions.

Bushfire is a threat to any home set in natural bushland. As one of very few security screens, ForceField® has been tested by the CSIRO. The test exposed a ForceField® window screen to a radiant heat flux level of 60 kw/m2 for 91 minutes. The heat level measured one metre behind the unexposed face of the window screen was approximately 10% of the level measured at the exposed face throughout the test. In other words: ForceField® not only survived the test, it kept 90% of the heat outside.

The proud owners of this beautiful Sunshine Beach home can sit back, relax and enjoy the largely uninterrupted views through the ForceField® security screens. No security screen is stronger or offers better protection from corrosion and bushfire.

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St. John’s College – University of Queensland – Protec

April 29, 2015

St. John’s College – home to 320 university students – installed more than 100 ForceField® security screens in 2014. “We didn’t budget for any new security screens in 2015,” says business manager Erin Dieperink, “but over the summer break we discovered that more than 60 flyscreens needed replacement. Since flyscreens have a short life expectancy in our environment, we decided to buy Prowler Proof security screens with a 10 year replacement warranty instead.”

“Our experience with ForceField® has been brilliant. After more than a year we haven’t had a single problem – and the screens still look brand new. So when I contacted Prowler Proof in regards to new security screens, I had ForceField® in mind. But I had no budget, so I was keen on keeping the cost as low as possible.”

“Prowler Proof had just launched Protec. Protec’s screen is a perforated aluminium sheet rather than ForceField’s stainless steel mesh. Our cost savings would be significant so we decided to get a sample made up. I had concerns about airflow because the aluminium sheet is somewhat thicker than ForceField’s stainless steel mesh. But as it turned out, breezes travel through beautifully.”

“We placed our order for 62 window screens just before the Christmas shutdown – still all screens arrived 7 days later, ready to install. The screens look beautiful – just like with ForceField®, you don’t feel like you’re in prison. Yet you can have confidence they will keep intruders of any size out, and let air and light in. Protec is a fraction darker than ForceField® but that is not necessarily a bad thing since most of the screens are installed in bedrooms.”

“We are not quite done yet with replacing flyscreens with security screens throughout the college. We have exceptional experiences with ForceField® but if Protec is anywhere near as good, it will be hard to choose next time…”

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The Benefits of Flyscreens

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Before you know it, summer will be upon us and with the hot weather comes swarms of insects. In an effort to keep our homes cool and provide fresh air, we often leave our windows and doors open, but this also allows a wide range of flying insects to invade our homes. The insects are certainly annoying, but they can also carry a raft of diseases, placing you and your family at risk. Fortunately the solution is as easy as it is cost effective. Fly doors and window insect screens allow air circulation, but block pests of all descriptions. As the regional experts for flyscreens, Geelong Security Doors have fitted thousands of homes with the highest quality door and window screens and can detail a few of their key benefits.

Fresh air
Summer in Australia is long and hot, and Geelong is no exception. As the mercury rises our houses become stuffy and uncomfortable. Air-con and fans help cool internal areas, but they add significantly to your electricity bill and the air often has a stale, recirculated feel. Opening our houses to the outside world is the obvious solution, but without any protection, your house can become a target for insects and quickly gather dust and other debris. Insect screens and fly doors keep these unwanted additions out, while letting the fresh air in.

Keep insects out
Open doors and windows may be great for fresh air circulation, but they also leave the door open (literally) for a wide array of pests. The buzz of flies inside is a summer annoyance we can all do without. Once inside they are hard to get rid of and will seek out, and potentially contaminate, any food source they can access. Fly doors and window insect screens utilise mesh that is fine enough to keep the insects out, but still allow the air to flow freely.

Doesn’t cost the earth
In these days of expensive electricity bills and heightened awareness of environmental issues, fly doors and insect screens offer an ideal solution. It seems senseless to run an expensive air-con system when fresh air is just an open door or window away. Fresh air is not only good for your health and your wallet, it is also good for the environment. Australia has a disproportionately large carbon footprint and our quest for internal cooling is a significant contributor. Insect screens and fly doors offer the same temperature outcomes without the environmental cost and the Geelong Security Doors range ensures you needn’t sacrifice comfort, affordability or pest control.

If you think your home or property could benefit from flyscreen protection, contact us today for a tailor made solution.

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Persuading Benefits of Shower Screens

If you have decided to give your bathroom a sophisticated look, you must know in advance that finding a kind of accessory for your bathrooms is indeed a challenging task. However, glass shower screens can definitely make your bathroom appear look elegant and lavish. The traditional shower doors can be replaced with high quality, unbreakable, and beautiful glass shower screens. These appear in splendid styles, designs, shapes and sizes.

You can choose the style of your shower screens ranging from simple to contemporary and easily get these installed in your bathroom areas. As you install advanced shower screens, rest assured, you can bring cleanliness and a fresh look to your bathrooms.

Some of the most persuading benefits of shower screens can surely compel you to buy these for your homes. The glass screens provide a stronghold to your floors and walls of the bathrooms from the redundant water damages. Where curtains can be quite difficult to keep clean, shower screens installed in showers can be easily cleaned. Once you are finished taking a shower, you can simply wipe of the water away from the screen.

Finding an elegant shower screen for your bathroom at reputable online stores will be an enjoyable experience. So introduce shower screens. Get comfort, luxury and beauty all together.

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