Window Screen Measurement
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where do I measure for my window grilles?
A. Before you measure you need to establish where exactly how you are going to fix the grille to the window. There are two basic types of external fixing.
Recess fix: Our standard window grille frame is 11 mm thick at the outer wall. This is so they may be fitted into the same recess on a window as a fly screen. They can then be fixed in place by riveting or screwing to the window recess either internally or externally. As there are a large variety of window extrusions a decision has to be made by the person installing the screen.
Face fix: When there is no recessed area provided for a fly screen the grille is simply fitted to the face of the window frame either internally or externally by drilling through the frame of the window surround, and screwing or riveting in place. Great care must be given to not interfere with the operation of the window’s action, E.g. Window spirals etc.
Measuring for a recess fix is difficult due to the many variations in styles. The simplest method is to remeasure the existing fly screen if it is a good fit, and a fix can be obtained. If this option is not available then you must be mindful of being able to fit the screen into the recess whilst still covering the window. Remember: Fly screens are flexible, security window screens are not.
Q. What colours do you have as standard?
A. SWH’s security screens are available in 18 standard colours. Refer to Product Details for our full colour chart.
Q. Can I have another colour if I am happy to pay extra?
A. Yes. Please email with sizes and quantities and we will provide a quote including powder coating.