If you’re considering installing a security door in New South Wales or Victoria, you may find that prices can vary considerably. So, how do you know what makes one security door better than another one?
With so many different security doors on the market, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes time to choose which door is right for you. Which one is the most cost-effective? How do you know you’re getting value for money? Why does one cost hundreds of dollars more than another when they both look the same? With such a variance in price points, do you really know what makes a good security door?
Assuming that you’re comparing only doors that are legally entitled to be called ‘security doors’ (that they meet the Australian safety standards testing requirements for security doors), what you’re paying for is:
- The quality of the materials;
- The professionalism of the fabricators and installation team; and,
- Potentially the brand name (which doesn’t always mean the best value for money!).
This is why it’s always a good idea to get a quote from at least three different companies who offer a free consultation, measure, and quote.
How Much Do Security Screen Doors Cost?
The only security door that will offer protection to you and your family is one that has been custom made for your home. Anything made in bulk will simply not fit the frame as no door frame is perfectly rectangular. We can’t offer you a definitive price comparison because custom-made products vary in terms of the materials needed and the amount of labour required to create and install them. Speaking in broad terms, you should expect to pay between $400 to $1500 to have a security screen door custom made for your home.
Doors to consider
Jim’s Security Doors offers Sydney’s and Melbourne’s best range of security doors and windows with designs to suit every aesthetic, security need, and budget. We also provide a free measure-and-quote consultation service from one of our security specialists who can take you through your options, from our basic diamond grille model to the top-of-the-line models.
How much does a basic model security door cost?
Security doors like the classic diamond grille design usually cost between $400-$450, including installation, making them a cost-effective option for households looking to improve their home security. Though perfectly functional on their own, the security features of diamond grille doors can be enhanced by adding privacy/one-way mesh to block their view from the outside. You can also choose to include a pet door. Both of these options would come at an additional cost to you, which you could discuss when getting your measure and quote.
How much does a top-of-the-line security door cost?
Premium security doors such as ScreenGuard and PerfGuard security doors can cost between $900-$1000. The price includes powder coating in a colour to suit your home, though the optional features of privacy mesh or pet doors would add to that cost.
Another top-of-the-line product is our cast aluminium grille doors that are wonderful additions to heritage-style homes. These security doors cost between $900-$1500, including installation, and, again, there is an option to upgrade.
Variables That Add to the Cost of a Security Screen Door
On top of the cost of custom making your door, you need to consider other variables that can affect the cost of your security screen door, such as:
- Wanting a non-standard colour;
- Needing new door tracks installed;
- Building a new door frame if yours is old or damaged (a security door won’t meet Australian standards if it is attached to a door frame that is not structurally sound);
- The installation team requiring scaffolding for a high installation; or
- A problematic installation requiring additional installers.
Jim’s Security Doors in Sydney offers free measure and quote services on our range of security doors to give you an idea of what you will pay and a breakdown of the costs to ensure you know you are paying for precisely what you get. Every one of our security doors is designed with security, aesthetics, and convenience in mind. If you would like to talk to Jim’s Security Doors about installing a security screen door or a secure entry enclosure, call our friendly customer service team on 13 15 46.