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17 May

How to Tell the Difference: Screen Door vs. Iron Security Door

Have you ever wondered what separates a screen door from a security door? Although you may think they’re similar – both being doors after all – they are really quite distinct. Let’s dive into the specifics to uncover the key differences between these two door types.

What is a Screen Door?

Close up of a white screen door, looking into a home.

Your classic screen door is typically made of lightweight materials like an aluminum frame with a lightweight metal mesh screen section in the middle of that frame. It is designed to be a secondary door, installed in front of an existing primary exterior entry door. Its main purpose is to provide ventilation when your primary door is open, and perhaps also providing a view out through screen part of the of door.

How is an Iron Security Door Different from a Screen Door?

Now, let’s talk about Iron Security Doors – the real guardians of your home’s safety. Mounted similarly on the outside of your primary door, it also allows for ventilation and view. But the right Iron Security Doors are built with durable, hardened materials for the protection of your home and your loved ones. Unlike simple screen doors, Iron Security Doors are designed to withstand forced entry attempts.

First Impression Ironworks’ custom-made exterior metal security doors (sometimes called security screen doors) are handmade from 100% American steel. They are also called storm doors or security storm doors in many parts of the country. The right security screen doors will improve your home with the strength, security, and beauty of wrought iron.

Much more durable than lightweight screen doors, our Iron security doors are built to last. We’ve been making them for more than 25 years right here in Arizona. If you’d like to know more about why you should choose Iron/Steel over aluminum, check out our blog: Steel vs. Aluminum: Why One Is Superior.

With hundreds of designs to choose from, your iron security screen door can be made to fit the design of your home and your family’s budget. We can even customize your door to include glass and copper inserts, and there are selected designs and styles that we will have designed, built, delivered and installed at your home in as little as 14 days.

Ask your First Impression Security Door specialist for all the options available. Click here to check out our current Promo Codes for our Security Door deals.

At First Impression Ironworks, we understand the importance of both style and security, contact us at 602-345-7481 and our expert team can come right to you to help you find the perfect solution for your home and design the custom Iron Security Door of your dreams.