Did you know security screens can protect you from more than just break-ins?
Of course the most important reason we opt for security screens on our homes is to protect our property and family from the threat of intruders. But you might be interested to hear about some of the other benefits that security shutters will provide you on the long run.
When you’re choosing the best option for your home there’s likely three things you’ll be thinking about; cost, how they’ll look and impact your homes aesthetic and, importantly, lifespan (updating your entire home security isn’t something you want to be doing again anytime soon!)
Can Security Screens Save Me Money?
Something you may not have thought to put on the list of what to look for is how they can reduce your household energy bills. This is definitely worth factoring when you’re considering the cost of securing your home as what seems like a one-off upfront cost, could actually start paying for itself over the years.
Crimsafe Screens, for example, can reduce your windows solar heat gain by up to 53% which means less energy used by your air conditioner and can improve your homes energy star rating.
Another money saving tip is to check with your home insurance provider about what impact it could have on your policy. Just like keeping your car in a secure garage can save you money on your car insurance, some insurance companies may consider the extra protection you’ve thought to add to your property when reviewing your policy.
Security Screens are also a visible deterrent from intruders though – especially our preferred brand, Crimsafe. There’s not many people in this country that haven’t seen them in action on the TV and just recognising a Crimsafe screen is enough to put any would-be burglars off.
The beauty of Crimsafe is that it can also protect you from bugs and mosquitoes without having to keep your blinds or shutters down. Crimsafe screens provide unhindered views when looking out into your garden or patio. So while the summer breeze and the views they provide may make you feel like you’re outdoors, the safe barrier between your family and possible intruders (including mosquitoes!) can keep you protected.
If you’re still not sure what will work best for your home, get in touch with the team here or give us a call at your local Cullen’s Blinds showroom so we can help you out. We have offices / showrooms on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Newcastle.