When it comes to choosing the right type of screen door for your home, there are a few options to consider. Full-view storm doors, ventilated storm doors, retractable mosquito doors, sliding mosquito doors, magnetic mosquito doors, traditional mosquito doors, and laser-cut steel security doors are all viable options. Each type of door has its own advantages and disadvantages, which we will discuss in detail below.Full-view storm doors offer the best of both worlds. They have interchangeable panels that allow you to switch from glass to screen, giving you the ability to change the look and function of your door as you wish.
One thing worth noting about all storm doors (including the full view) is that they tend to come with locks and extra security, making them a good option for difficult neighborhoods.Ventilated storm doors look a lot like full-view storm doors in many ways. They can offer ventilation and protection, as well as a full view. However, there is an important difference between this and the type of mosquito door above. Ventilated storm doors are hinged on the side, while full-view storm doors are hinged at the top.
This means that ventilated storm doors can be opened from the side, allowing for more ventilation than full-view storm doors. Another great benefit of these doors is that, if you are in a house with pets and children, they can avoid the shocks that often occur when a door is opened on a hinge.Retractable mosquito doors and sliding mosquito doors have one thing in common: they both save space. Retractable mosquito doors need to be installed in a housing unit, while sliding mosquito doors roll on a rail. People use screened sliding doors on wide exterior doors, such as patio doors.
Sliding doors with mosquito nets have become a more popular option in recent years, as people use patio spaces for entertainment.Magnetic mosquito doors are a temporary option that homeowners use to improve and protect their home only during the summer months. For these screens, heavy mesh panels are attached to the house using velcro or other fasteners. Once someone passes through the mesh panels, the magnets join them together to close them. Magnetic mosquito net doors are a less permanent option than others.Traditional mosquito doors, also called hinged mosquito doors, are placed above an exterior door.
Some traditional mosquito doors have minimal decorative details, so the emphasis is placed on the style of the exterior door below. Others have a unique design that is beautiful in its own right.Individual security doors are the most common type of door for basic front entrances. Contrary to what you might believe, this type of door is available in more than just a basic vertical bar design. Individual security doors can be found in large stores and other retailers, but it's always best to buy them directly from the manufacturer to find out who manufactured them and get the best guarantees.
In addition, even individual security doors are fully customizable, depending on the company where you buy yours.Double security doors are necessary for double front entrances, sliding glass doors or French doors. Basic double security doors are similar to individual security doors, except that there are two of them - one front door and another door that can remain closed or open. And just like single security doors, double security doors come in a wide variety of styles and designs.Mesh security screen doors provide an alternative to traditional security options while still keeping your home safe. Mesh is made of steel rather than fabric or aluminum so it cannot be torn or kicked down easily.
In addition, mesh security screen doors such as Steel Advantage's Ecoguard Secureview come with a removable safety glass panel so that when it gets colder outside you can allow fresh air to flow freely into your home while staying safe from insects and intruders.Laser-cut steel security doors bring another level of customization to your home's entrance that normal single and double security options cannot offer. Laser cutting is an incredible technology that allows door manufacturers like Steel Advantage to create designs for you that we never could with conventional metalworking methods. Laser door styles can come from pre-existing templates or templates co-designed with steel mills.When it comes down to it there are only four types of security mosquito screens: full-view storm screens, ventilated storm screens, retractable mosquito screens, sliding mosquito screens, magnetic mosquito screens, traditional mosquito screens and laser-cut steel security screens. Knowing which type is which can make your buying decision much easier.