Finding a security screen installer that you can trust with the safety of your home and family can be a daunting process. Many people have been burnt in the past by trusting “a friend of a friend” who can fit screens and end up with a subpar product that doesn’t last in Queensland conditions. If you’re making the decision to invest in true security screening, here are a few tips to make sure you’re getting exactly what you paid for:
Hire a member of the National Security Screen Association
The National Security Screen Association (NSSA) is an industry body dedicated to ensuring security screens and doors are compliant with the Australian Standards for security. As members of the NSSA, businesses like Factory Fit Screens are trained to install and manufacture security screens to comply with Australian Standards. Australian Standards AS 5039 and AS 5040 cover the manufacture, installation, and testing methods for security screens. This ensures you’re receiving the quality products and service that you’d expect for what you’re paying for. Visit the NSSA’s website here to search for your closest member.
Google the screener’s business
Once you’ve used the NSSA’s website, we always recommend getting a free quote at least two different companies so that you’re best able to compare pricing and products. A Google search is a simple yet effective way to verify an installer’s credentials. Reading through their reviews, you’re able to see how previous customers’ experience have gone with them and decide whether they’re a company that you would entrust to secure your home. You can also visit their social media to see photos of previous installations so you can visualise what your screens would look like!
Research the product you’ve been quoted for
Once you’ve received your quotes, it’s crucial to research the products that you’ve been quoted for so that you’re comparing apples to apples. While one quote may be cheaper than another on face value, the products you’ve been quoted for could be vastly different. Australian Standards-compliant security screens are the premium screening option for your home and so that will be reflected in the cost. Google the product that you’ve been quoted for to see if it’s been tested to Australian Standards to ensure you’ll be receiving a true security product. You can also use the NSSA’s website to verify the manufacturer’s status as a member.
Check for compliance labels
Once you’ve had your screens installed, check your screens for compliance labels. These labels will show that your screens have been tested and comply to AS 5039 which covers the manufacture and testing of security screens. The security products we use at Factory Fit Screens (SecureView, Xceed, and DecoView) all conform with and surpass these standards so you can be confident knowing you’re receiving the highest quality products.
Finding the screens for your home can be a tricky task, but by using the tips in this post, you’ll be well on your way to buying screens with confidence. If you have any questions, give our friendly team a call on 3804 6274 to organise a free site measure and quote!