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Screens and Grilles for your Doors

Macarthur Home Improvements | Screens and Grilles for Entry Doors

Having security and flexibility is important for your home. It is your haven and you need to make sure you install the right screens or grille for your doors.

You’d think that a screen is a screen, or a grille is a grille, but it isn’t and there are many factors to consider ensuring you make the right decision for your needs.

Generally, screen doors are installed at front entryways, and rear sliding doors to the outside, due to our Australian climate. It allows air to flow through the home but keeps the bugs out!

There is more to that though because there are screens and grilles that can:

  • add extra security, and
  • allows pets to scratch without ruining the screen.

Types of Screens

Here is a list of all different types of screens we supply (and can install) for doors and windows:

Fibreglass Mesh

Macarthur Home Improvements | Fibreglass

Fibreglass Mesh is the “standard” mesh for your windows and doors.

​Fibreglass mesh is charcoal in colour, lightweight and the most inexpensive mesh option. It also allows more airflow than other alternatives.

Also, when you’re building a home and the builder is “including window and door screens”, this is the most likely mesh they’ll use.

Aluminium Mesh

Macarthur Home Improvements | Aluminium Screen Mesh

Aluminium insect mesh screened windows are non-flammable and fire resistant; an option for homes that require BAL approval during construction.

​The aluminium insect screen complies with AS3959BAL-12.5BAL-19 and BAL-29; allows good visibility and keeps insects out!

Midgee (Sandfly) Mesh

Macarthur Home Improvements | Midgee Mesh Screen

The Midgee Mesh, aka Sandfly Mesh, screen has been created to keep out the miniscule insects, think fruit flies and sand flies. Rural, farming and coastal properties are more prone to tiny insects, smaller than a fly/mosquito.

The Midgee mesh is constructed from durable 0.25mm diameter PVC coated fibreglass strands which are woven closer together than the regular fly mesh at 18 x 30 strands per inch.

Midgee mesh is commonly used in rural areas and farms, as well as used in caravans and tents.

Pet Mesh Plus

Macarthur Home Improvements | Pet Mesh Plus Screen

The Pet Mesh Plus is very durable as it has a high resistance to scratches by dogs/cats.

​The mesh is 20 times stronger than standard fibreglass mesh, made with fibreglass weave with PVC coating and is ideal for high traffic areas with pets and children.

It can be used on a fly screen frame, or security doors and grilles.

Paw Proof Mesh

Macarthur Home Improvements | Paw Proof Pet Mesh

The Paw Proof Pet Mesh insect screen is like Pet Mesh Plus but with a thicker weave and slightly stronger, meaning you would only use paw proof mesh for doors or grilles, not flyscreen frames.

Just like Pet Mesh Plus, Paw Proof Mesh will not rust, rot or corrode.

Stainless Steel Mesh

Macarthur Home Improvements | Stainless Steel Mesh Screen

The Stainless-Steel insect screen is really good for visibility, airflow, durability and aesthetics. The mesh consists of marine-grade 316 stainless steel.

Stainless Steel mesh is the most durable, is non-flammable and is fire resistant, suitable for bushfire prone areas requiring BAL40 compliance.

Note: for all homes constructed within a BAL-compliant area; check with your local council and/or builder if aluminium mesh will meet compliance as it is cheaper, and it looks better.

Alu-Gard®

Macarthur Home Improvements | Alu-Gard Security Screen

Alu-Gard® is a custom-made all aluminium security screening solution. Alu-Gard® is a 1.8mm thick perforated aluminium sheet retained in an extruded aluminium frame which provides security, clarity of vision and strength. It also meets the Australian Standard AS5041 – 2003.

Each screened security door is without visual security bars and does not affect your view; you can see for yourself on-display in our showroom.

View-Guard

Macarthur Home Improvements | View-Guard Screen

View-Guard is custom-made and combines the strength of 0.8mm woven Marine Grade 316 stainless steel with the beauty and flexibility of aluminium. View-Guard security doors and screens offer an affordable security solution.

​Each screened security door is without visual security bars and does not obstruct your view to outside.; you can see for yourself on-display in our showroom.

Vision-Gard™ Screen

Macarthur Home Improvements | Vision-Gard DVA Vision Mesh

Vision-Gard™ screens are custom-made to not only secure your home but also provide a degree of privacy from people outside your home looking in. Vision-Gard™ screens provide security, privacy and strength, as well as being corrosion resistant and looking great.

​Vision-Gard™ is a heavy-duty DVA Vision Mesh and works on a factor of light; allowing you to see outside but people outside may not see in.

Each screened security door is without visual security bars and does not affect your view; you can see for yourself on-display in our showroom.

Types of Grilles

Here is a list of all different types of screens we supply (and can install) for doors and windows:

Diamond Grilles (single or double)

Macarthur Home Improvements | Diamond Grille Doors

Diamond Grilles can be used for hinged, swinging and sliding doors, and fixed window grilles; custom made to suit your home’s needs. The door and window grilles are made from specially tempered aluminium for greater strength and increased peace of mind.

When combined with quality framing, hardware and insect mesh, security grilles offer good looking, low maintenance protection for your home.

Colonial Cast Grilles

Macarthur Home Improvements | Colonial Castings Doors

Colonial Castings has been making quality safety screen panels to suit safety doors and sidelights for over 30 years.

They are made to a high quality and all door inserts are gravity die-cast in 100% recyclable aluminium, which is also known for its durability and strength.

To capture that added touch of personal style and individuality, we offer you a choice of styles with a wide range of colours in a hardy powder-coated finish, with availability of many stylish patterns.

Secure Grille – Stainless Steel Grilles

Macarthur Home Improvements | Secrure Grille Door

The strength of solid stainless-steel security door grilles with the unique wrought iron patterns are ideally suited for those wanting a look that is different.

These strong solid stainless-steel grilles are unobtrusive and symmetrically designed to suit any style of home. They are also corrosion protected to Australian Standards 1789 – 2003, powder-coated in a colour to suit your home and style, with availability of 20 stylish patterns.

These are the things you need to consider

When choosing the right material for screening your doors and/or windows, these are two things for you to ask yourself, and answer, when deciding on the right screening materials:

  • What is your budget?
  • What is your main need? (e.g. added flexibility, security etc.)

But like always, we have a leading expert team at Macarthur Home Improvements who can talk you through the process and ask your questions to yield the best product to suit your needs.

Warranty

All screens and grilles come with a 2-year warranty, which means that you have peace of mind in that the product has longevity and well worth your decision.

All our products are custom made to the customer, and not off the rack – so it’s made to fit your style and your home!

We invite you to call our office on 4625 3446 to receive your free quote and discover why Macarthur Home Improvements are the right choice, as we have been a leading supplier of security door and screening products since 1992.

We offer no obligation free quotes over the phone or one of our highly experienced consultants can quote in the comfort of your own home (or business).

We service the areas within the greater Macarthur area, Hills district to the Southern Highlands, greater Illawarra – and Penrith suburbs.

If you’re in the area, you could always visit our showroom (during business hours) to see all our motorised products on display and get a greater sense of how each of the products operate.

We’re located at: 1/7 Hollylea Road, Leumeah.