Protection for your coastal home

Most people think cyclones and storms are the biggest threats coastal homeowners face, but the silent threat of corrosion also poses a great danger.

There are many benefits to owning a coastal home; cool breezes and fresh air, the convenience of stepping outside your front door for a swim, and picturesque seaside views. Sounds like the ideal lifestyle but what about the effect seaside living has on your home’s exterior elements such as doors, windows, and security screens?

Living in this kind of marine environment with an abundance of salt air, combined with wind and rainfall, can accelerate the corrosion and weathering of these external building components.
Making it extremely important for owners of coastal properties to install security screen doors and window screens that can withstand the damaging effects.

Why choose ScreenGuard?
There are hundreds of security screening products on the market, but only a select few are suitable for coastal homes because of their use of stainless steel mesh. ScreenGuard security screens are made with 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh and T6 tempered aluminium frames. 316 marine grade mesh is considered superior over 304 marine grade mesh due to its high content of a metallic element called molybdenum, which provides a high level of corrosion resistance.

Another benefit to coastal homeowners is the fact that the ScreenGuard mesh has been subjected to salt spray tests by the manufacturer with testing confirming over 2,000 hours of salt spray application with no signs of corrosion.

More recently, our powdercoat supplier Dulux conducted their own salt spray test on our 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh. This independent test was conducted in an enclosed chamber with high temperatures and found there were no signs of corrosion or defects after more than 2000 hours of salt spray testing. (Click here  to find out more). These test results placing ScreenGuard mesh way ahead of other security brands when it comes to corrosion resistance.

Cleaning of Powdercoated Hardware
Most hardware used on security doors and windows screens have either a powdercoated or plated finish. While this presents a sleek and clean aesthetic – this type of hardware does need to be cleaned regularly.

Cleaning removes contaminants and pollutants from the surface of the hardware, improving its functionality and long-term performance. A gentle clean with a soft-bristled brush and mild detergent is all that’s required, followed by a rinse with fresh water.
Homeowners of coastal properties need to go that one step further and clean their security hardware every 3 months, as opposed to every 6 months for homeowners in urban or rural regions.

Darley’s KlassicView, CityView & ClimateGuard window, and door systems are often coupled with hardware products with a powdercoat finish – click here to find out more.