- What is the difference between powder coat paint and oil based enamel paint?
- My HOA requires the security screen door to be the same color as one of the colors on my house. Can you match one of my house colors?
- Do all security doors keep bugs out?
- How long does it take to receive my door, gate or screens?
- Are your security screen doors made of steel?
- Why do some doors have vault pins?
What is the difference between powder coat paint and oil based enamel paint?
Powder coatings (PC’s)
The primary benefits of powder coatings consist of very hard and durable surface characteristics. PC’s are available in some interesting textures and ‘vein effect’ colors. Powder coating is the preferred method from a production standpoint for reasons of expediency and cost effectiveness. PC’s do not contain any rust inhibiting compounds. PC’s contain an aluminum oxide component that can react with alkaline (found in some Arizona soils) to create oxidation. Limited color palette. Not conducive to touch up, damage repair or color change.
Oil Based Industrial Enamels (IE’s)
EPA regulations coupled with production limitations are slowly phasing IE’s out of production manufacturing. Current research efforts are under way to introduce a water based DTM (Direct to metal) paint to replace oil based coatings. However the benefits derived from the application of an IE have yet to be equaled. IE’s contain rust inhibitive agents.
After the appropriate curing time has elapsed the coating assumes very hard and durable surface characteristics. Unlimited color palette. Conducive to touch up, damage repair and color change. The limitations of oil based industrial enamels are primarily of a production nature. IE’s have an extended cure times and require special handling throughout the production process.
Native Sun Home Accents is the only door company that offers both powder coating and industrial enamels.
My HOA requires the security screen door to be the same color as one of the colors on my house. Can you match one of my house colors?
Perfect color matches are an unrealistic expectation. The coating used on the security screen door, whether it’s powder coating or enamel will be different from the water based paint used on your home. The finishes as well as surface textures will be different which will effect light refraction and so forth. However in most cases we can produce a very good match.
Our industrial enamels are available in an extensive color palette. Finding a match for your preferred color is likely. Our powder coat selection consists of approximately thirty colors and textures. Due to the limited color palette associated with powder coating, color matching can prove to be difficult.
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Do all security doors keep bugs out?
The most common mistake made when purchasing a security door is assuming it is designed to impede entrance to burglars as well as insects. In fact most security doors are not resistant to bug incursion. Native Sun removes and replaces between fifty and sixty security doors a year produced and installed by other companies. The complaint most often proffered was that the door was rendered unusable as a source of ventilation because there were too many areas where bugs and even scorpions or lizards could easily crawl into the home. “Off the shelf” security doors sold at large home improvement stores are the most common source of these complaints. Retrofitting these types of doors in an attempt to create an insect barrier or seal is difficult and expensive.
Native Sun is the originator of the “Bug Tite™” security screen door. Our doors are fully weather striped and come with a dual rubber blade adjustable bug sweep and a threshold extension. With your choice of screen options the end result is a beautiful, secure, multi functional door that is designed to last a lifetime.
How long does it take to receive my door, gate or screens?
Most orders take approximately three weeks from point of order to point of delivery. Some projects require longer production times for reasons of sophistication, odd sizing, specialty parts, etc. Seasonal rushes can prolong delivery times as well. To assure delivery of your order without delay, place your order early in the season or sooner if possible.
Are your security screen doors made of steel?
Yes. Native Sun security screen doors are constructed of 16 GA (0.60) U.S.A steel. We have helped to establish this as the standard in the industry.
A heavier steel will stress the hinges resulting in “door sag”. Other factors that can result in door sag are structure settlement or hinge fatigue. A quality security door should have no less than three tamper proof, welded on hinges to ensure against hinge fatigue or failure.
Lighter alloys such as aluminum are inferior when it comes to door strength, durability and ultimately the protection of you, your family and your property. Claims to the contrary defy industry standards and practices.
Why do some doors have vault pins?
Vault pins are required for “assembly on site doors”. Assembly on site doors are exactly as the name describes. The door is assembled at the place of installation (your home). The door is fastened to a multi piece sub frame through two screwed on hinges. In order to compensate for this weak link and to prevent the hinges from simply being removed to gain entry, vault pins must be installed to prevent the door from being separated from it’s subframe.
Native Sun incorporates a unitized construction method. This is the strongest method of security door construction available on the market. When your door arrives at your home it arrives in one piece. All assembly is done at the manufacturing facility. Unitized construction means the door is fastened permanently to a steel one piece sub frame with three tamper proof, welded on hinges. There is no need for secondary measures such as vault pins. You simply can not find a safer more secure door than a Native Sun security screen door.