featured6 - Is it Worth It: Four Risks You Expose Yourself To When You DIY

Is it Worth It: Four Risks You Expose Yourself To When You DIY

The age of the internet has made blueprints, plans, and information very accessible for anyone with a connection. While this is not inherently bad, an unforeseen issue has arisen: the rise of the DIY army. The sheer number of people who have decided that since they can just watch a video or read an article that will teach them how to build a particular thing have sky-rocketed and this has become rather problematic.

The trouble with the rise of those that DIY (do it yourself), they expose themselves to certain risks. Like:

Shoddy Craftsmanship

One of the more common mistakes that we have come across is the fact that a lot of those that DIY do not have the skills or materials needed to build strong security screens. So what they end up with is either an unfinished project or a substandard finished project.

When a security screen is not built well, it is easy to compromise. So rather than giving you the safety and security that you desire, you end up providing a good reason for criminals to target your home.

Injuries

A false sense of expertise is often something that we find in those that have chosen to DIY. They feel that since they have the theory and the blueprints on hand that it will all work out. In an ideal world, that could possibly work. However, this is the real world.

More often than not, they end up handling tools that they are not suitably trained for and end up having accidents that can frankly cost digits and limbs.

Property Damage

One of the biggest problems with those that DIY is the fact that they are often not content with trying to build their own security screen. They often try to install it themselves as well. When an installation goes wrong, you can actually damage the doors or windows that you are trying to fit it to.

So rather than improving your home’s safety or property value, you invariably damage it.

Always Remember

There is no denying the fact that if you want quality work done for your home or property, you must be willing to pay a nominal or even a high fee.  After all, the experts that are able to provide you with quality service have allotted years of their life to learn the ins and outs of the craft in order to be the best. It is only right that they should be compensated for their expertise.

When you DIY (do it yourself) you expose yourself to a lot of potential and very real dangers. Take a look at the few that we listed off above. Which one would you be willing to expose your home, family, and self to?

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featured4 - The Home Front: Different Parts of Your Home That Benefits from Security Screens

The Home Front: Different Parts of Your Home That Benefits from Security Screens

Your home is your castle. This is where you go home each day to relax and recuperate from the day’s activities. It will only make sense to make sure that it is as safe and secure as possible. While there are those that choose to move into places with their own security personnel, others just take the smart choice of putting in security screens for their home.

We have always entertained questions from curious homeowners. It seems that they know about security screens but aren’t very familiar with where they can go in a home. To help enlighten consumers in general, this is something that we wanted to talk about. Today, we’re going to break down the most common places in your home that benefit from security screens.

Doors

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Security screens can actually be applied on doors of the home. Doors, as you may know, are primarily used to enter the premises of a home. So it would only make sense to add extra security for it. Here are a few suggestions for the types of doors and parts of the home they’re connected to that could really use a security screen:

Main Entryway

It is often the main entryway that gets the most action in terms of usage. You pick up parcels and answer doorbells in this area of the home. Having a security screen can help make sure that even if you open up the front door, there is an extra layer of protection for the home.

Sliding Doors

Sliding Doors are always notoriously easy for break-ins. There is a reason why a majority of robbers target homes with sliding doors—you just jostle it a bit or move it at the right angle and it pops open. Having a security screen on it ensures the fact that it cannot be moved around.

Windows

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The windows of a home are also the primary entry point for intruders. Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her home when her kidnapper slashed the screen window open. This was a regular screen made of mesh wiring rather than something as dependable as steel or iron.

Having security screens put over your windows can make sure that no unlawful entry can be done to your home.

Always Remember

Security is a conscious choice that you have to make for your home. When you want to do the best for your family, adding security and utmost safety to the home dwelling is always a good choice. We hope that today’s discourse was enlightening and will help you understand which parts of your home greatly benefit from having security screens.

Which part of your home would benefit from the boon that security screens have?

featured3 - Benefits Abound: What You Get When You Install Security Screens

Benefits Abound: What You Get When You Install Security Screens

Trends in making a home safe and secure come and go but there is no denying the efficacy of security screens. Today, we wanted to give you a better idea of what you would get if you decide to install security screens.

Security screens don’t appear out of nowhere. It takes a conscious decision by the homeowners to install them into the property. Here are a few benefits that homes with security screens get to enjoy:

Privacy

One of the best things about having your own home is that you can sit back, relax, and just do whatever you want to do. However, if you do not have any privacy, you can’t exactly do all that, can you? A security screen can offer you and other members of your home with much needed privacy.

The screen can be made to provide the dwellers with additional privacy without having to rely on curtains to keep out prying eyes. The mesh of the security screen can be specifically made to make the inside of the home indiscernible by passer-bys.

Increased Security

The reason why security screens are so popular is because they are so highly effective in keeping their owners safe. They are notoriously hard to compromise when then are installed properly. So homes that have security screens can enjoy having the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you can sleep at night without having to worry about your home being a target.

Added Value

Security screens are usually pretty resilient regardless of weather conditions. Also, if you maintain it properly, security screens have been known to add to the property’s value. After all, it’s not like owners can take off the security screens and transfer it to another home. Security screens are custom made to fit either the windows or doors of a particular property.

So if you are ever planning on selling your property in the future and you have security screens installed, you can actually raise the asking price by about 25-30%

Always Remember

Security of your property is no longer something that comes along when you purchase or build it. Security is now something that you need to provide for yourself and your investment. There are a plethora of options for any homeowner to pursue and that is a good thing. All you need to do now is to choose wisely.

Which of the benefits would you prefer to have for your property?

featured1 - What’s at Stake: Why Homes in Perth Need Security Screens

What’s at Stake: Why Homes in Perth Need Security Screens

When it comes to your home, the safety of everyone is usually forefront in the mind of the owner. We do what we can to ensure our homes are safe from the inside, yes. However, have you given thought about the threats from the outside?

In an ideal world, there would be no outside threats. Wouldn’t that be grand? While that would be great, we all need to open our eyes to the reality. There are things out there that can and will hurt us if we let it. Today, we take a look at some very solid reasons why homes in Perth need security screens.

Crime Rate

In the year 2016 to 2017, crime statistics have reported around 26,732 cases of dwelling robberies in the Perth area alone. Property Damage crime had around 34,260 cases. We don’t know about you but that is one too many for our taste.

Pests and Wildlife

Perth is a great area to live in. We are blessed with a pretty large variety of animals—both domestic and wild. People carve out their homes out of the lay of the land. Sometimes, that very land was previously occupied by something else.

Or with the weather and climate changing the way it is, it is even more likely that an animal will find its way toward your home in its quest to look for shelter.

Always Remember

Security screens provide your home with an extra boost in its being impenetrable. Your home is only as safe as you choose it to be. If you are completely fine with regular doors, breakable glass windows, and basic gates for your property, you cannot exactly expect the very best security. When you make your home extra safe that is when peace of mind comes. You can be rest assured that even if you are not in your home, it is safe.

Do you think your home is as secure as it can be?