When it Comes to Security Doors, What is the Difference Between Steel, Iron and Aluminium?
Steel, iron and aluminium are among the most commonly used metals in the world. All three metals are strong, durable and have a vast array of different uses, including in the manufacture of security doors. When it comes to security doors there are many features to take into consideration, but arguably the most important function of a security door is its ability to protect the home and the family and treasured possessions within it. So, what materials are best in the manufacture of security doors Melbourne?
In the past people have relied on timber as a solid, durable and strong building material and most front doors are still manufactured from timber, however when it comes to security doors wood is simply not strong enough! Steel, iron and aluminium offer far more durability, strength and stability and can be used in the manufacture of security screens, which timber would be completely inappropriate for. Steel is also far stronger than wood and won’t warp or crack when impacted by force. This is particularly important for security doors because to be compliant with Australian Standards guidelines, security doors must be able to withstand considerable force. So, what the advantages or these different metals and how are they beneficial when it comes to security doors?
A premium steel door can last a lifetime! Steel is a man-made alloy containing iron that has a plethora of uses in the field of construction. The iron in steel gives it incredible strength and durability, but the other elements makes it less brittle, so it’s tougher and more flexible with its range of uses than iron. Steel is great material to use in security door manufacturing because it is strong and structurally sound and therefore much more difficult to compromise, even using tools, in the event of a break-in.
Iron is renowned for its strength and has an incredible ability for weight bearing. Iron can useful when creating custom frames for security doors. Steel and aluminium tend to be used more often in the manufacture of security doors because they are less brittle and lighter and therefore have more applications than iron. Steel and aluminium are also less likely to rust than iron which means that the security door will stay looking good for much longer.
Aluminium is great as a manufacturing material for security doors because it is light, corrosion resistant and strong. Steel is stronger, but aluminium offers a more cost-effective, lighter and more flexible option that is able to withstand considerable force.
Cast aluminium is very similar to cast iron but it is significantly stronger and lighter, making it perfect for use in manufacturing grilles for security doors, including the more ornate heritage style grilles which can be customized to suit period homes.
How aluminium, steel and iron are used in manufacturing security doors
ScreenGuard security door screens are made from 316 marine grade woven stainless-steel mesh and the frames are constructed from heavy duty premium T6 extruded aluminium.
The PerfGuard screen door designs incorporate corrosion resistant perforated aluminium mesh screens within an extruded aluminium door frame.
Classic look diamond grille security doors are constructed from heavy duty aluminium and can be fitted with a choice of mesh options including steel mesh or aluminium or privacy/one-way/DVA mesh.
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