Did you know that if your home isn’t protected with the right security measures, burglars can break in and steal all of your belongings? A common misconception is that thieves won’t have a key or will need to knock down an entry door. They are skilled at picking locks on patio doors as well.
DOUBLE GLAZING CAN PROTECT YOU
The quality of your patio door glass has the potential to make or break the security of your home. Single glazed glass is an easy access point for burglars, who can smash it into pieces and create a big enough hole in order to get inside. However, with innovative developments that have been made recently when dealing with glasses such as sliding doors no longer being seen as a threat because they are now equipped with double-glazing technology which makes them more secure than ever before so you don’t need those pesky locks on each side anymore!
Double glazed patio doors make for a truly secure home. They are made of durable material, making it nearly impossible to break the glass by force and offers additional protection against crime because they’re difficult to smash in the way that single-glazed windows can be smashed.
PATIO DOOR FRAMING
Once you’ve chosen your ideal frame, it is imperative that an expert craftsman put the finishing touches on. Window and Door Specialties skilled carpenters will ensure a strong and durable product with plenty of protection against breakage or weathering over time. For any patio door installation in Western North Carolina–don’t settle for anything less than perfection!
ADD CURTAINS FOR PRIVACY
Interior curtains added to your patio door are a great way to keep your home secure. They provide no physical security, but can stop burglars from looking into your house and seeing what you have inside that they might want to steal!
LOCK IT UP TIGHT!
It’s easy to get complacent about locking your door at night – it is, after all, usually the first thing you do when coming home. But one third of burglars don’t need for force entry because you left the door unlocked. That number should make us think twice before we leave our homes and lock up everything else without double checking that our doors are locked too!
INVEST IN A 3-POINT LOCKING SYSTEM
The best way to keep your patio doors secure is by making it so that they can’t open from the outside when locked. A 3-point locking system ensures this, and we recommend using a top dead bolt on both of these doors for maximum security.
SECURE DOOR HINGES PAY FOR THEMSELVES
It’s the small things, like patio doors that can be left insecure and at risk for intruders. That is why you need to choose secure hinges so as not to expose your home – or yourself – from possible harm.
ANTI LIFT DEVICES
Why don’t you make it a habit to install anti-lift devices on all of your patio doors? At Window and Door Specialties, we’re proud to say that every single one of our installations has these “Anti-Lift Devices” are keyless locking systems that significantly improve the security and safety for people who use them in their homes – but they also add an extra layer protection against burglaries AND vandalism! We know what kind of threats exist in this day and age; so if you want more peace of mind when living at home, do yourself a favor by installing some now before something bad happens.
Contact Window and Door Specialties today. We offer free consultations and financing options, too!