- Hurricane-approved protection
- Prevents burglary and intruders
- Slightly darker than a regular bug screen
- Cannot be cut with razor or crowbar
- Allows light and air into the home
- Custom made to fit your home
Interior panic bar
The ultimate in protection, security screens by QMI will give you the peace of mind you expect and deserve. Regular windows can be turned into security windows, without adding security bars, by using steel screens. Stainless steel mesh is just slightly heavier looking than regular bug mesh, but has the strength of a steel security door.
The subtle steel mesh frame is customized to match the character of your home, architectural design, and aesthetic curves. Security bars may keep people out, but they also keep people trapped inside. In contrast, the QMI egress frame comes with a panic bar that allows occupants to escape in case of an emergency.
With QMI security windows, your home will be protected from outside threats including storms, intruders, and even golf balls. You can be confident your home is secure 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Stainless steel screens are aesthetically subtle compared to window security bars, steel security doors, or thick glass security windows. Stainless steel security screens also allow light breezes to pass through like a regular screen. However, unlike a regular screen, QMI security screens meet the large missile impact test for Category 5 hurricanes.
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Bug screens that deter burglars?
Window security bars change the environment of the home, but security screens are only slightly darker than a regular bug screen. The high-tensile 304 grade wire is tremendously strong, without a dramatic effect on visibility. QMI has tested the screens by hitting them with hammers and crowbars. After significant efforts, they were able to create a small hole in the mesh. However, this small hole did nothing to permit access to the window or enable the intruder to get any closer to entering the home.
Security bars change the view out the window and create and environment of fearfulness. The Roll-a-way Stainless Steel Mesh product is virtually undetectable. QMI installed a test screen on one window in a Florida home. The view from inside the home toward the exterior was unnoticeable through the stainless mesh protected window versus the standard bug screen in the adjacent window. From the outside looking in during the day, the stainless mesh was darker than the bug screen, but if all the windows were protected, it would just have the appearance of heavily tinted windows.
In fact, the black wire cloth reduces UV rays by 60% and reduces solar heat gain by 22%. These bonus features of the mesh reduce fading of a home’s interiors and lower the cost of cooling the home. Interior glare is also reduced, while still allowing visible light into the interior space. Steel security doors obviously change the look of the home and become a visible element while not providing much more in terms of security.
Most peoples choose to remove their existing bug screens and just utilize the stainless mesh. The mesh provides the same protection from critters, or probably more, as many existing screens have holes where lizards and large bugs may enter. No need to worry about grasshoppers munching on these screens. Ventilation is also essentially the same with the stainless mesh as it is with current aluminum or poly bug screens. In conclusion, the Roll-a-way stainless steel mesh is a super-duty window protection reducing energy costs, reducing fading, allowing ventilation, and keeping out critters, regardless of species.