Your 5 Favorite Security Door Myths Busted

We know we write a lot about steel security products like security screen doors, gates, window guards, and patio enclosures. Yes, creating custom security screen doors for clients throughout the greater Phoenix, AZ, and Mesa, AZ areas is one of the main things we do. But we’re passionate about educating people on the fact that security can look good too. In addition, we believe that you deserve to know the truth about security doors and whether or not you should just buy the cheapest one available and install it yourself.

To that end, we created this list of 5 common myths about security doors and reveal the real story behind each one to help you make an informed decision for your next security door purchase decision.

1. Security Doors are ugly:  If you’ve been following our blog over the last year, you most likely know this isn’t true. Because there are endless designs in prefabricated and custom security screen doors available, there’s really no limit other than your own imagination when it comes to finding the right door for your home.

2. Security Doors are all the same: Some people assume that they can just buy the least expensive security door from their local hardware store or the back of a truck parked on the side of the road because basically, all security doors are the same. But that’s not true. The fact is buying the least expensive door and installing it yourself isn’t usually the best solution. Your so-called “security” door could just be a screen door. When you purchase a security door whether you plan to self-install or not, you want to look for things like flush mounting and tamper-resistant hinges.

3. Security Doors reduce curb appeal: If you imagine security doors to be just bars over a door or window, then you might assume that they will detract from the curb appeal of your home. Furthermore, you might worry that prospective home buyers will think you live in a rough neighborhood that’s full of crime if they see you have a security door. Rest assured, just like we mentioned in point 1, security doors these days actually come in a huge variety of designs and can actually enhance your home’s curb appeal.

4. Professional installation isn’t necessary: We’ve already busted this myth in other posts here and here in case you want a more detailed explanation on why in most cases you don’t want to install your security screen door yourself. Unless you’re a contractor, you won’t have the right tools and if you haven’t purchased the correct type of door, you could wind up with a security door that’s an easily removable and non-secure screen door or having to call in a professional to fix your mistakes.

5. Security Doors must have bars: This myth is one we really hope dies once and for all. If our post on the fact that security doors and windows don’t have to make your home look like a prison can’t convince you, we want to remind you that besides the classic security door designs, more custom designs, you have another option. And that’s the Secureview door which is a security door that has no bars at all and yet is just as secure.

So there you have it, the real truth behind 5 top myths about security screen doors. What do you think? Did we get it right? Let us know in the comments section below. And if you have any questions on security doors for your home in Phoenix, AZ and beyond, contact us today.