If you're building a new home or updating your existing one, a simple way to add aesthetics and function is to install a screen door at the front entrance. Here are several advantages.
On a lovely day, there's nothing like a fresh breeze filtering through your home to create a pleasant ambience. While you may be comfortable leaving a back door open to take in the air, it's probably a different matter with a door that fronts a public street. A screen door, though, allows you to do this, letting the air flow throughout your home, from front to back. Some screens block the view from outside also, ensuring privacy. Even in winter, opening doors for ten minutes or so a day can help to freshen the indoor atmosphere, eliminating humidity for a healthier home. A doorway will often allow more airflow than a window due to its size.
Using a variety of materials and structures, screen doors provide different levels of security, so you can adjust yours to fit your needs. You can install an extra safe model with added strength, allowing you to leave the door open on hot evenings while you relax inside or in the backyard without having to worry about intruders. Select from a range of aluminium and steel models, with various types of grills, screens and locks. While steel famously has strength, aluminium naturally has rust-resistance, but both metals are available in different grades and thicknesses and with varying protective layers of zinc or paint.
As well as making choices to get the right security option, you can customise the style of the door so that it enhances your home. You don't just have to stick with black or grey with a hexagon-shaped grill. A range of powder-coated colours is typically on offer, including many options, such as stone beiges, pearl whites and hawthorn greens. You can select from different grill designs, or have no grill at all and install a steel mesh instead. Or you may go in the other direction and introduce a grill full of ornate scrolls and spirals—one reminiscent of classic iron metalwork. Because of the range of options, no matter whether your home is heritage or modern, you should be able to find a style and colour to suit. And when people visit your home, one of the first things they'll come across is your attractive front door.