Take a look at Guardian's features. It's the quality of manufacture, and focus on the small details that make Guardian unique. If you're looking for superior quality and functionality, look no further than Guardian screens.
All Prowler Proof products feature fully welded frame corners. A weld can be stronger than parts joined by a screw or rivet. It looks better too. The weld means the screen looks like it's made in one piece. You will immediately notice the difference when you compare Prowler Proof with a product that is held together by screws or rivets.
Prowler Proof is one of only 10 powder coating applicators in Australia to be approved by Qualicoat International. Qualicoat is an international benchmark of quality. Qualicoat International audits Prowler Proof’s powder coating line twice a year, to allow us to retain our certification. The powder coating is a key element in the appearance of a screen. The long term benefit of choosing a Qualicoat certified screen is superior corrosion protection – as evidenced in the fact that Prowler Proof is the only screen to pass the acetic acid salt spray test and the only manufacturer to offer a 10 year replacement warranty.
The high quality black powder coat on the mesh provides excellent resistance to corrosion. The 1.3mm aperture and 44.8% open area means Guardian provides excellent visibility and airflow. While 304 stainless steel mesh is .6mm diameter wire, it is ultra high tensile giving the mesh its strength to ensure it passes the requirements of the National Construction Code for fall prevention.
An adhesive is used to join the mesh to the frame. The frame is designed with special grooves that ensure when the adhesive is set you get both a mechanical and chemical bond. The adhesive is also used in other extreme applications such as aerospace and motorsports, where reliable bond through all sorts of conditions is required. The use of adhesives eliminates the corrosion associated with dissimilar metals joining, such as the joining of steel with aluminum. The use of adhesive as bonding material does not produce any deformation in the materials, improving the aesthetics of the product.
Prowler Proof Guardian screens have been purpose designed, as a non-security barrier solution, to meet the National Construction Code requirements for fall prevention and complements ForceField seamlessly for a integrated solution. Not only has it been tested to exceed an outward force of 250NM (25kg), it also meets the BAL-LOW to BAL-40 requirements for bushfire prone areas and is a great option instead of insect screens for homes with pets that might need a more robust solution.
Bushfire prone zones require that openable windows must be screened with corrosion-resistant steel, bronze or aluminium mesh with an opening of less than 2 mm x 2 mm (AS 3959-2009).Learn more
Whenever two different metals interact there is a risk of corrosion. The tests (AS 2331.3.2 and AS 2331.3.1) to show corrosion-resistance are the acetic acid salt spray test and neutral salt spray test.Learn more
The mosquito protection test tests a screens ability to keep mosquitoes out over an extended period of time.Learn more
The National Construction Code (NCC) (BCA 2013) requires that window openings be either restricted or screened, in certain circumstances, to prevent children falling. Screens that resist an outward horizontal action of 250 N meet the code and mean that window restrictors, that prevent the window being open more than 125mm, can be removed. Screens that have been tested and passed AS5039/5040 are deemed to comply with NCC requirements. Barrier screens must either be type tested in a NATA certified testing facility, or tested onsite by the installer.Learn more