With spring in full swing, a screened door is the best way to protect houses from unwanted insect visitors. The Southern Star Group offers a number of screening solutions for our aluminium and timber doors. There are several options available and there are some elements to consider when choosing a screen option: including door type, purpose, application, aesthetics and environment.
Standard Flyscreen Door
Our standard flyscreen is a fibreglass mesh made of woven fiberglass yarn coated with PVC. This makes it waterproof, rust proof, non-combustible, stain resistant and easy to clean. The standard screen is suits our timber and aluminium sliding doors and stacking sliding doors and is effective against flies, bees, wasps, mosquitoes and other insects. There is also a timber-framed option for timber sliding doors. Aluminium and Pet mesh are available as stronger options with Aluminium suited to coastal and bushfire prone areas, while Pet mesh is perfect for homes that have pets as well as being ideal for high traffic areas.
The Brio pleated screen for our Canterbury Timber Bifold and Stacking Sliding Doors, and our Southern Star 200 and 300 Series Aluminium Bifold and Stacking Sliding Doors, has been designed specifically for very large openings. These innovative screens are lightweight, easy to operate and allow large areas to be opened and screened where previously they could not. The pleated lightweight screen can be up to 4.5 metres wide, and with two meeting screens, combine to 9 metres. Pleated screens are also available for corner units and provide a natural barrier from insects whilst leaving views unobstructed. The Brio can even be used on our Canterbury Timber French Doors!
Heavy Duty Screen Door
For those after something tougher, the Heavy Duty sliding screen door for our range of Southern Star Aluminium Sliding and Stacking Sliding Doors is available with Alu-Gard. Alu-gard mesh is manufactured using strong, non-corrosive black powder coated aluminium and is designed to repel even the most determined intruder.
Safety Screen Door
Safety sliding screen doors also suit our Southern Star Aluminium Sliding and Stacking Sliding Doors and come with a more robust and sturdy frame, which provide more security and are ideal for high traffic areas where screen doors are subject to more wear and tear. The Safety sliding screen door comes with an aluminium grill to provide extra security, and can be made with fibreglass, aluminium and pet mesh, as well as Alu-Gard.
Retractable Flat Screen
Timber bifold doors can be teamed with a Retractable Flat Screen, which is smooth to operate and can be opened and closed with a touch of a finger. Unique Load Balancing Technology frees the screen of heavy springs and latches, instead using only magnets and pulleys. The screen slides horizontally along its track until it comes to a smooth stop and, when not in use, slides back into its concealed housing.
View the range of Aluminium Screen Door options
View the range of Timber Screen Door options