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5 Reasons to Clean Your Security Screens

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The security screens that you have on your home are an investment in your family’s safety, home, and property. Just like your house or your car, your security screens will need a little care and maintenance to ensure they continue to perform at their optimum for years to come.

Crimsafe’s range of security screens are incredibly strong, and our Tensile-Tuff® stainless steel mesh is highly corrosion resistant. However, all mesh types can act as a filter that traps salt, moisture and airborne impurities – resulting in marks and stains.

No matter the security screens that you have installed on your home, proper care is essential. Here are 5 reasons why you should clean your security screens.

5 reasons to clean your security screens

Prolong the life of your security screens

Regularly cleaning your security screens will help ensure they remain in their original condition for many years to come. However, over time, your security screens can trap dust, dirt, debris and moisture, which can all cause your security screens to become discoloured, damaged or work less efficiently.

To maximise energy efficiency

Crimsafe’s Tensile-Tuff® mesh provides energy efficiency for your home. Our screens have been tested to block up to 53% of solar heat gain and up to 62% of UV rays. However, dirt and build-up on the screens can affect the performance of the mesh and make your screen less energy efficient.

To maintain optimum airflow

There’s nothing like opening your door or windows to let in the fresh air. Our screens are popular for providing excellent airflow into your home without compromising on security. But a build-up of impurities can prevent airflow from entering your house effectively, which is why it’s essential to take the time to remove any build-up that may have accumulated on the mesh.

Remove stains or discolouration

From time to time, your screens may become stained or discoloured due to the environmental factors around your home – sand, dirt, salt, moisture etc. Cleaning your screens regularly to remove these stains as soon as possible is the best way to prevent your screen from further discolouration or damage.

Protect your warranty

All Crimsafe security screens come with a 10-year warranty as standard, with the option to extend for additional peace of mind. By regularly maintaining your screens, you will ensure that your warranty remains intact.


And finally, if these top 5 aren’t reason enough, here’s just one more. Because first impressions matter – your front door security screen is often the first thing a visitor sees when arriving at your home, and a well-kept, clean screen will ensure a positive first impression. It will also ensure you can see anyone approaching your front door.

How do I clean my security screens?

With our range of Crimsafe Cleaning Products, you can prolong the lifespan of your security screens and restore them to their former glory. The Crimsafe range of cleaning products is suitable for all security screens.

We recommend using our Wash and Wax to help remove any unwanted dirt and debris for best results. For stubborn stains, our Stain Cleaner will help to remove stains or discolouration from the mesh.

Where to buy cleaning products

You can purchase any of the products listed above via the Crimsafe Shop. Discounts are available for bundle buys, and we offer free shipping for orders over $70.