How Much Does a Security Door Cost?
Security doors are a great long-term investment that can have a multitude of benefits for your household, ranging from personal security and home protection to aesthetic improvements and energy savings. But, how much do security doors cost? That depends on what design you are interested in and whether you are factoring in installation expenses. Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions of the experts when it comes to deciding which security door will meet your aesthetic preferences, protection needs, and budget allowance. Your front door is your first line of defense against burglars, as well as the welcoming spot for introducing visitors into your home, so it’s important that your security door strikes the right balance between being stylish as well as strong and durable.
If home security is of the utmost importance in your household, you can’t look past installing a security door. Security doors are able to physically stop burglars as well as acting as a visual deterrent and providing personal protection to enable you to answer your front door securely without exposing yourself to a vulnerable situation with an intruder. According to official government statistics, 2.4% of Australian households have fallen victim to a robbery over the past 12 months. Studies have shown that in over 30% of burglaries the perpetrator gains access to the targeted property through the front door. It’s important to be proactive, not reactive when it comes to the threat of burglary. Don’t wait until after you’ve been robbed to consider upgrading your home security. Burglaries can happen to anyone, but you can take steps to make sure that your home isn’t an easy target for a thief. Act now by installing a security door to ensure that your home, valuables, and loved ones are protected.
So, how much do security doors cost? Generally speaking, prices range from $400 to $1500 including installation. As with many home improvement features, the cost of security doors can vary depending on style and materials and whether installation expenses have been factored into the quote. Here are some guide points to take into consideration when exploring your security door options and allocating a budget.
What price do security doors start at?
If you want to keep your costs down without compromising on quality or protection, the classic diamond grille design security doors are a great option to consider. These doors are a great economical option and usually cost between $400-$450 including installation. Diamond grille security doors can be powder coated in a range of colors and are available in two designs (single or double diamond) and can be fitted as a hinged or sliding door. For upgraded security, it is also possible to add privacy/one-way mesh to your door to restrict the vision of anyone outside looking into your home.
How much does a top-of-the-line security door cost?
A quality security door that has been properly installed is designed to last, so if you can stretch your budget to a top-of-the-line door you won’t be disappointed. Premium ScreenGuard and PerfGuard security doors will usually cost between $900-$1000 including installation expenses. These doors offer an ultra-secure minimalist design to blend in with your home’s façade. The doors can be powder-coated to suit the color scheme of your home and can also be fitted with privacy/one-way mesh to restrict the ability of people outside your door to see into your home.
How much does a heritage-style cast aluminum grille security door cost?
If you live in an older home, you might prefer to choose a more ornate cast aluminum security door to blend in with the old-world feel of your home. Jim’s Security Doors offers an extensive range of cast aluminum grille security doors that cost between $900-$1500 including installation and can also be customized with privacy/one-way mesh and a choice of paint colors.
How much does installation cost?
Jim’s Security Doors includes the cost of installation in your quote. Although it might seem like an easy DIY opportunity, professional installation is always recommended when it comes to security doors because an incorrectly installed door may not function as intended to protect your household from a break-in. It can also be quite a complicated job as door frames tend to vary in shape and size and are often not completely square. Jim’s Security Doors products are custom-made to fit your door frame ensuring that your door will fit perfectly in the frame when installed by a skilled expert.
Are there any expenses associated with maintaining a security door?
No, there are no ongoing expenses associated with maintaining security doors so long as they are cleaned regularly. Premium security doors such as PerfGuard and ScreenGuard doors are also covered by a 7-10-year warranty.
Why do security doors cost more than fly screen doors?
Fly screen doors are simply not secure. They are likely to warp, tear and discolor even with gentle use, but if you have children or pets you will find that you need to replace the wire so regularly that it negates the cheaper price tag. Simply put, fly screen doors will usually keep out flies, but nothing else! By contrast, security doors are much stronger and have been specially engineered for home security. Security doors are manufactured using the highest quality materials and have been rigorously tested to ensure they can withstand a break-in attempt, so you can feel comfortable leaving your front door open and enjoying fresh air through your home without compromising your personal safety or home security.
Does your security door comply with Australian Standards guidelines?
Never settle for a substandard product! There are many security doors on the market at varying prices, however it’s important that the security door you purchase has passed Australian Standards guidelines. Certified security doors can be more expensive but keep in mind that these products have been tested to prove they can stand up to forced break-ins. It’s also worth noting that some insurance companies will also lower your home insurance premium if you have a security door that is compliant with Australian Standards testing. All Jim’s Security Doors security doors have passed or exceeded the Australian Standards tests to ensure the doors can remain secure against a range of thorough forced entry attempts.
The Australian Standards tests that are conducted on products to assess the structural integrity and strength of the security door include:
- Withstanding a knife being used to slash through the screen.
- Withstanding body force being used against the door.
- Withstanding a tool being used to lever the screen open.
- Withstanding an intruder forcing a gap in the security screen.
- Withstanding a cutting plier being used to attack the security screen.
- Withstanding exposure to corrosive elements over a sustained period of time.
Not 100% decided? Why not take advantage of Jim’s Security Doors FREE measure-and-quote service?
If you’re interested in exploring which security door would best suit your home, Jim’s Security Doors offers a free measure-and-quote service. A licensed professional can visit your home to assess the doorway and provide you with an accurate price estimate before you proceed with a purchase.
For more information about Jim’s Security Doors. Or for expert advice on which security door is best for your property, or to arrange a free measure-and-quote please contact our experienced sales team on 13 15 46.