Q: Will metal security screen doors prevent forced entry into my home?
A: Metal screen doors with a deadbolt lock can definitely add another layer of protection to the home. They are installed on top of the door frame and swing outward making it more difficult to force entry. These metal screen doors are good for homeowners who routinely leave their front door open for air ventilation. These doors should not be relied upon for high security because the screen can be easily compromised with bump locking just like ordinary deadbolts.