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Choosing the Correct Security Door for Your Home

Choosing the main entrance door for your home is one of the most crucial decisions you will need to make. It must have security features that keep you safe from intruders but also should be visually appealing since it will be on display at the front of your home. Matching the door to the style and design of your home should be one of the most important factors; however, it won’t always be possible when choosing a new security door.

Due to their practicality and function of being a barrier to keep your home safe it can be difficult to find security doors that adequately match home décors. How far a security door blends in with the rest of a home largely depends on the material it is made from. For example, a door made from timber can be painted to fit in with the colour scheme of a home but is not as secure as a stainless steel security door. Stainless steel doors are harder to customise but are safer overall, even if that means compromising on the look. Powder coating the security door frame to suit the surrounds certainly helps to overcome the matching problems.

It can be reasonably easy when selecting your next security door and as one of the leading suppliers of security doors in Perth, Westral has put together this quick guide to help you make the best decision.


What to Take into Consideration

As mentioned above, the first two things you will want to take into account when installing a new door is fitting in with the style, design and colour of your house without compromising on security features. Aluminium framed security doors with either 7mm grilles or stainless steel mesh are the typical materials your door can be made from but each gives a different look and security features.

The next factors to consider are the installation and cost of the door. Both of these two additional factors will ultimately determine which type of security door you can choose. It is not always possible to select the exact door you’d prefer the most if there is no way of installing it, nor if you can’t afford it. You can only choose a security door that is able to be fitted to your property and only then if you can afford it. Installing security doors should be seen as an investment to safeguard your home and your family.


Choosing the Type of Door

7mm grilles, stainless steel mesh and stainless steel with a decorative cast grille, all give you options to suit your home. They can be powder coated to suit the surrounds either to blend in or contrast. Most important of all is to ensure the security door has a strong frame and Westral extruded frames give you the peace of mind you are looking for.



Before selecting the door for installation there are some items you should consider, such as the locking mechanism. There are many different types of locks that can be fitted to your security door, so it’s important to make sure you get the right one for your needs.

However, mainly you need to ensure the door will be installed correctly. A security door is only as good as its frame and without a strong frame, it defeats the purpose of a strong security door. So you must make sure that both the door and frame are adequately installed. 

Westral is the leading manufacturer and installer of security doors and screens in WA. We always recommend you get the job done professionally by licenced security installers. We understand that

some clients may like to do their own building works but when it comes to ensuring your security door is properly fitted, we’d strongly urge you to use a professional installer. All Westral installers have police clearance and thoroughly trained by Westral.

In addition, all Westral security doors are certified by Standards Australia. No other company in Australia has that certification. Westral has been manufacturing doors for over 44 years and we still have the same owners.


The Investment

As much as we may like to, we sometimes can’t afford the products we’d prefer to buy and when it comes to security doors, this may mean finding the best compromise for the price we can pay. A high-end security door with a complex locking system may be a more secure option but it will cost more than a single locking system. You’ll need to carefully consider all of your options before committing to a security door based on what you can afford. However, Westral does provide several options to suit your budget and also has excellent payment terms available.

If you’d like to get a free quote in your home please call now on (08) 9455 1555. Our representatives will bring samples with them. Westral are specialists in the Perth area at installing security doors and screens with over 44 years’ experience. We also manufacture and install blinds, shutters and awnings. So please contact us today if you’re interested in discussing our product range. Our factory and head office is at 149, Bannister Road, Canning Vale and we also have a northern showroom at 79, Erindale Road, Balcatta if you want to come and take a look at the many options.