SP Screens team are experienced professionals who are passionate about screens and shutters. Our sales consultants are happy to discuss your requirements and recommend the best products for your home. We pride ourselves on making homes more comfortable with practical and beautiful screens and shutters.
Book your free in-home consultation now! To help you get the most out of your time with our sales rep, I have listed 4 things to think about:
- What is the reason you are looking for a screen or shutter? Some common reasons include; privacy, safety, to improve the aesthetics
of your home, or to make your home more comfortable.
- Your budget; we have a large range of products on offer from budget friendly entry level products to our highest quality products at the top of the range.
- The look of the screen or shutter.
- Quality of the parts (this is important if you need the product to last a long time)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on our Products
Our customers are often just beginning their search to find the best product for their home when they hear about SP Screens. We have listened to some of the common questions they ask our team when they first get in touch with us and provided answers for you below to speed up your search.
SP Screens is all about providing quality, attractive and functional products. We only stock quality designs from the most trusted manufacturers, and we always provide high quality service all the way from sales to installation. Any security door or window is only as strong as its weakest point, and we ensure that our security doors and windows are installed properly, by qualified professionals.
Browse our product range and book an obligation-free measure and quote instantly online through our online booking system. We are happy to answer all your questions via our online enquiry form, or give us a call anytime on 1300 939 700..
There are many choices available when you are looking for a Security Door such as Diamond Grilles, Stainless Steel Mesh Doors, Perforated Aluminium Mesh Doors, or Steel Bar Doors. Security Doors come in many styles to suit all different types of homes and buildings. You should start by choosing the style of Security Door that you like and then ask the supplier for confirmation that the door has been tested to meet Australian Security Standards. It is important to check that your Security Door will be installed by a licenced security installer as even the best accredited Security Door on the market is only as good as its installation. A poorly fitted Security Door may not provide security at all so ensure you ask for for qualifications from your installer. SP Screens Security Doors are tested to Australian Security Standard and installed by licenced security installers.
You should budget for between $850 to $1000 for the supply and installation of a standard size Security Screen Door (Hinged or Sliding). A Standard size door in Australia is around 820mm x 2020mm so if your door is bigger you would need to increase your budget. Most Security Door suppliers in Australia offer free in-home consultations which includes a no obligation measure and quote so you can get an accurate price for the best security screen door for your needs. For more information on how much a security door costs visit our blog here.
It is possible to have a pet door installed in your new security screen door and companies such as SP Screens can offer this. Pet doors come is three sizes; small, medium, and large and it is important to choose the correct size for your pet and be aware that the larger the size of the pet door installed, the more the security of your screen door will be compromised. It is important to be aware that a Security Screen Door will no longer meet Security Standards once a pet door has been installed and will be referred to as a safety door. For more information on things to consider when putting a dog door into a screen door click here.
Retractable fly Screens can either slide up slide across which makes them a very suitable flyscreen for hard to screen doors and windows. Retractable flyscreens are custom made to slide away exactly how you want them to. The fly mesh is retracted away and cleverly hidden in a discrete cassette that is colour matched to your existing door or window frame. Perfect for screening wide doorways and Bi-fold doors, French doors, Stacker doors, Pivot doors, Awning windows and Casement windows. A popular type of retractable fly screen is the pleated flyscreen which works in the same way as a concertina: by using the folds to neatly stack the mesh back into itself. When the screen is extended, a series of tensioning cords keep the mesh in position.
You should budget from around $850 for a small retractable window screen approximately 1000mm x 1100mm in a standard colour and from approximately $1000 for a standard door size of 2100mm x 900mm. Most retractable fly screen suppliers provide free in-home consultations which include a no-obligation measure & quote so you can get an accurate price on retractable fly screens for your home or business.
Yes, the best way to screen French doors is with a retractable fly screen. Using standard hinged fly screen doors on french doors can be clunky with two sets of opening doors and is not a good option.
The local environment in which you live will determine how often you need to clean your screens. Some climates and conditions will cause more dirt, grime, and other pollutants to accumulate on your screen door more quickly. Coastal areas, heavy industrial areas and iron red red dirt landscapes will require more regular cleaning. Use the table below as a guide for how often you should clean your screens.
|Environmental Location Of Screens||Cleaning Frequency|
|Mild - More than 10km from a saltwater coastline*||Every 3 to 6 months|
|Moderate - Between 5km and 10kn from a saltwater coastline*||Every 2 to 3 months|
|Marine - Between 1km to 5 km from a saltwater coastline*||Every 2 to 4 weeks|
|Severe Marine - Between 500m to 1km from a saltwater coastline*||Every 1 to 2 weeks|
|Extreme - Under 500m from a Saltwater coastline* or up to 2km where the property is located on an escarpment and the prevailing wind will carry salt air up & through the landscape. Also, areas close to heavy industrial areas and in iron rich red dirt landscapes.||Weekly |
Its is important to note that not all screens will be suitable or warranted in extreme locations no matter how often you clean your screens. Please check your manufacturers warranty terms and conditions.
It is important to note that contaminants like bird droppings or bat droppings should be washed off your screens immediately as they are very acidic and will permanently damage the powder coating.
STEP 1 – HOSE DOWN
Using mains water (not bore or tank water), hose the screens to wash salt, dirt and dust off. If using a water blaster it is best to use the car attachment or simply stand back with the nozzle at least a metre away so you do not strip the paint protection or powder-coating off the screen.
STEP 2 – WASH
Wash the screens with a soft cloth and regular car wash and wax
STEP 3 – FINAL HOSE DOWN
Hose down to rinse the car wash and wax cleaning product off the screen
You can purchase an anti-corrosion lubricant such as CommandeX Protect to extend the life of your screens. Pour the lubricant onto a soft cloth and wipe onto the inside and outside of the screen.