ScreenGuard product warranty is for 10 years from the date of product installation. This warranty is to the original purchaser providing always that the product care and maintenance recommendations have been complied with during that period. ScreenGuard warrants its product to be free from defects in materials and manufacturing when fabricated in accordance with the ScreenGuard fabricator instructions. This warranty does not apply to damaged caused by abuse, fire, accident, acts of God or alteration to the original product in any part.
All testing is carried out by a NATA registered independent testing laboratory according to strict Australian standards.
ScreenGuard is made from high-tensile, 316 Marine Grade stainless steel mesh that is corrosion resistant and superior to other grades of stainless steel such as grade 304. The 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh is also coated with a specialised UV protective coating that gives it a pristine and long-lasting finish.
ScreenGuard mesh is only available in only available in black. However, the ScreenGuard window and door frames can be powder coated in a range of interpon and dulux powder coat colours. Click here to view the range available.
The warranty period for ScreenGuard products is for 10 years from the date of installation and providing the product has been cared for and maintained according to care and maintenance guidelines. Click here to view Care and Maintenance Guidelines.
You will need to clean your ScreenGuard product on regular basis to protect against pollution and contaminants. There are 2 ways to clean your ScreenGuard product;
1. Use a soft bristled brush or non-abrasive cloth with warm water and a neutral detergent and rinse with water.
2. Use a soft bristled brush or non-abrasive cloth with Powawash and rinse with water.
Frequency of cleaning is also important – click here to view the table that indicates the recommended frequency of cleaning.
ScreenGuard is made from T6 extruded aluminium – T6 aluminium alloy, which refers to the temper or degree of hardness of the aluminium. This is a premium grade of aluminium, that has a good strength-to weight ratio and is heat-treatable.
All ScreenGuard products are made to measure. Its easy to get a quote – all you have to do is contact one of our authorised fabricators via our Dealer Locator or fill in the Request a Quote form. Provide a few details for the form and an authorised ScreenGuard dealer will be in touch and provide a quote within 48 hours.
Yes ScreenGuard is bush fire rated and has been tested in accordance with Australian Standard AS3959-2009 – construction of buildings in bush fire prone areas. ScreenGuard also protects your property from floating embers and reduces heat intensity of radiant heat flux.
ScreenGuard Stainless Steel
Security Mesh System
Fabricating a ScreenGuard Security
Door in less than 16 minutes!
Screenguard 316 Stainless steel security mesh is an important part of a security door and Windows, its quality seriously affects the performance of security doors and Windows. What factors affect the quality of the Stainless mesh? They include the following:
The Steel Wire
Material used for the steel wire.
The Screenguard stainless-steel security mesh is made of steel wire. Stainless steel grades are determined by their composition and uses. 316 and 304 stainless steels are the most common types.304 which is often referred to as 18-8 (18% chromium, 8% nickel) is a basic stainless alloy that offers a combination of corrosion resistance, heat resistance, strength and affordability. Screenguard 316 mesh contains an additional substance, about 2 to 3 percent molybdenum, which increases corrosion resistance, it has a higher level of corrosion resistance, particularly in a salt-water environment. Darley’s 316 mesh is more suitable for Australia’s coastal environment and the inland environment can choose 304.
(2) The diameter of the steel wire.
The most commonly used stainless steel wire used in Australia is 0.8mm. It is easier to weave, and offers a more consistent quality, the thicker the diameter of wire the more difficult the weaving process. With 15 years of production experience manufacturing 0.8mm 316 mesh, we believe we have produced a stronger security mesh to keep you and your family safe.
(3) The tensile strength of the steel wire.
Tensile strength is the maximum carrying capacity of a metal under tensile conditions. At the same wire diameter, tensile strength is a key factor for 0.8 316 security mesh to pass knife shear test (AS5041-2008).
The wire used in 316 security mesh is relatively thick, which places high demands on the weaving equipment. Good quality equipment determines whether the aperture is square and the mesh surface is flat. So good quality weaving machines is a must to produce high quality 316 stainless steel security mesh.
The surface treatment of the mesh.
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint which is delivered via an evaporating solvent, powder coating is typically applied electrostatically and then cured under heat. The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. So, the use of a good powder is a key factor in 316 security mesh quality.
Pre-treatment An absolute prerequisite for successful powder coating is that the surface to be coated must undergo pre-treatment to clean and decontaminate.
Contamination of the surface may give rise to aesthetic defects in the coating (bumps, craters, etc.) and may cause poor adhesion between the coating and the base. The most typical contaminants are oil and grease, surface corrosion, mill scale and what can collectively be called particles – both loose and fixed.
As one of Australia’s leading stainless steel security Door system specialist; and partnered with Darley fabricators, manufacturers and suppliers of the full range of 316 stainless mesh and 6063-T6 aluminum frames used in the Security Screen industry; Darley Aluminium can help you ensure that you use the best products with the highest anti-corrosion qualities. Corrosion can develop when two dissimilar materials are combined in a corrosive electrolyte. This can occur when certain materials (such as aluminum) are in contact with stainless steel.
Along with corrosion, discoloration of stainless steel may occur when combined with aluminum extrusion. This is also called ‘tea staining’. Discoloration can be prevented using our ScreenGuard™ patented insulation system and regular maintenance with Powash. Passivation is also attained buy the use of passive film (10-year warranty powder coat) on the 316 Stainless Mesh for better corrosion resistance.
An important part in the ScreenGuard™ fabrication process is to ensure maximum frame coverage over 316 mesh, this is obtained by using correct mesh deductions on height and width.
During the insertion of ScreenGuard™ co-extruded wedge, please ensure the 316 mesh has a 7mm support pad to prevent distortion or bellying of mesh insert.
The use of Lanotec ® can aid with the insertion of ScreenGuard™ wedge, Lanotec ® is a natural product that acts as a lubricant and salt inhibitor.
Drain holes are required on bottom horizontal of all ScreenGuard™ frames.
Care and Maintenance
Your ScreenGuard security screen system will require regular maintenance to remove contaminants caused by pollution, industry, salt and climatic conditions.
It is recommended to use a soft bristled brush or non-abrasive cloth with warm water and a neutral detergent, then rinse with water. Abrasive cleaners and harsh detergents are not recommended as these can scratch or damage the surface area. The following table indicates the suggested frequency of maintenance:
15km from coastal/rural/suburban areas
Every 6 Months
10km from coastal/high traffic areas
Every 3 Months
5km from coastal/marine/heavy industrial areas
Every 2 Weeks
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