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Single Security Doors: Safety and Beauty

Single security doors provide extra security while also allowing people to safely introduce the outdoors into their homes. Many security doors have a screen to allow fresh air into the home. Security doors not only improve the home’s safety, but this increased light and fresh air can really improve the quality of life for those living in the residence. Nothing is better than to be able to open your doors and windows on that first warm spring day after a cold hard winter, so you’ll really appreciate this feature on your new security door.

Although a name like “security door,” sounds formal and less attractive, there are many beautifuldesign options available. These doors are great for residential areas that need added safety but installing a security door can also provide a little more interest and aesthetic appeal to a standard, exterior door. Many security doors have grilles installed on them which can give your home a grander look like those seen on homes in more upscale neighborhoods, but they don’t have the cost generally association with those areas. Security doors are a great way to increase the safety and appeal of any home.

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Security

Security doors are a great way to add extra security to your exterior door. These doors are made of strong metal material that makes it difficult for anyone to force entry. Security doors often have either a screen or glass insert to allow light and fresh air to flow through the home on nice days. While screen and glass might not seem too safe, these doors use wire screens that cannot be cut and security glass which is shatter resistant to keep you safe as you are also more connected to the outside world.

All security doors are strong and effective, but you will be able to choose your door frame’s metal type. Some types of metal will require thicker frames than others, and some frames might require more maintenance than others. While aluminum is most commonly used, there are reinforced wooden frames and steel doors readily available. Also, check to make sure you choose a door with a resilient lock. If the lock is easily picked or damaged and not fully seated into the frame, a burglar can get into the home just as easy as if the door isn’t there.

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Additional Benefits

Besides increasing your home’s safety, security doors provide many other benefits too. One main benefit of security doors is that they provide your home with more light, which dramatically changes the home’s interior by making it appear much more open. Because you’ll be leaving the exterior door open most of the time, the extra light will also help it to be brighter allowing you to save on energy costs since you won’t have to turn on the light. Having this door on the front of your home might help

This also helps to prevent problems like mold. Security doors with screens can let fresh air into the home, which helps to clear out any stuffy air and prevent mold while enhancing your comfort on beautiful days. Screens also allow you to hear what is going on outside, which is great if you have pets or children. While providing safety, these resilient doors can also completely change the exterior of your home. The look of this security door will add to the façade of your front elevation by providing that extra layer of interest. Doing double duty of improving the security and look is a great investment for your home.

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Shopping Tips

Before shopping for a security door, you want to make sure you properly measure where you will be installing the door. To do this, you will need to measure from the top to the bottom of the opening at the left, the center, and then the right. To get your horizontal measurements, measure from left to right at the top, the middle, and the bottom of the opening. Use the smallest of each set of three as your final measurement. If you are replacing a door, do the same with it and record those measurements so that you’ll know if it is a standard size which is readily available at most home improvement stores.

Next you will need to decide what type of material you want the door made of and the features you would like incorporated into the door. Before making your final purchase, check to make sure the door comes with a warranty. This ensures you are purchasing a quality door that will protect your home. It may be that you can install the new security door yourself and save some cash, but if you’re hesitant it is vital to contact a local professional to do the work, so you don’t chance voiding the warranty.

Questions And Answers

How do you reinforce a door?

To reinforce your door you should remove your old locks and replace them use a grade 1 or 2 deadbolt metal lock. You should also replace the strike plates of lower quality with a high-quality, heavy-duty plate. The really great places have four screws to secure them, minimum 3" length.

How do you secure sliding glass doors?

There are several ways that you can secure sliding glass doors. The first is to make sure that you have locks at more than one point. There should be a lock at the bottom of the door and the door handled. You can install a bar also for extra protection.

How do you fix a door that won t latch?

If your door will not latch the most common cause is that it is out of alignment. If you are able to look at the door and determine that it needs to be aligned then there are techniques that you can use to make the door line back up.

What is an Addalock?

An Addalock is a locking device that is portable. You can easily install and remove the lock in only a few seconds from any inward opening door. This allows you extra privacy after you have closed the door. This is a great lock for hotels, rental units, and students.

What is a door stop alarm?

A door stop alarm allows you to take security with you on the go. This alarm is activated once pressure has been applied to the device and the door is opened. There is a trigger switch that will sound the alarm after the door has been opened, therefore preventing bypassing.

How do I cut a hole for a door knob?

When installing a doorknob you will need to drill two holes. One hole will be for the doorknob itself and the other hole will be for the latch. The actual drilling process will be determined based on the material of door that you have. It is a fairly simple process.

What does a door jammer do?

A door jammer is a simple, yet very effective way to keep your home or business secure. It helps with protecting your home or building from burglars.

How can I make my front door more secure?

There are many ways you can make your front door more secure. Having a door jammer installed and installing a steel door are two of the ways you can do this.

How do you lock a door from the inside?

You can lock a door from the inside in various ways. The inside lock may have a twist and turn lock. It may have a button lock. You may also have a deadbolt or key lock as well.

How do you install a security door?

You will measure the door’s size. Put on the handles and locks. Measure where the hinges should go and mark the spots. Square out the door jamb. Drill and attach your hinges. Mark a spot for door’s striker, drill holes and attach it.

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How To Secure A Front Door

How To Secure A Front Door

Your front door is your first line of defense between you and the outside world. It serves as a protective barrier, preventing intruders from accessing the interior of your home.

But, since a door’s primary function is to provide an access point into your house, it also creates an inherent security risk. Luckily, there are many things you can do to secure a front door more effectively than you are today.

Depending on your current door configuration, you may not need to complete all of these steps. But, if you’re dealing with a basic builder grade door and lock, then these upgrades can make a significant difference.

How to Install a Security Screen Door

How To Install A Security Screen Door

A security screen door can be a great addition to an exterior door. It is a great option if you want some fresh air but also a little bit of security or protection from the outside elements. There are many different types of screen doors on the market that satisfy different purposes and needs. After you decide which door is best for you, you will need to hang it, and there is no reason you cannot install the door yourself.

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How To Secure A Door From Being Kicked In

We can have many concerns when it comes to our homes. Are they energy efficient? Is everything in good repair? Is this a neighborhood near good schools? Those are just a few of the worries we may have. However, while we can control or manage many of the concerns we have with our homes, home security may seem like something that’s a matter of luck. That’s not exactly true, though. While we can never control what other people, especially strangers, do, we can take steps to make our homes less attractive to would-be burglars and we can take steps to make our homes more secure.

These steps may range from installing top-of-the-line home security systems to making sure our exterior property is well-lit. We can also secure the home itself, by installing quality locks, for example. One of the easiest ways to secure our homes is by making the entrances harder to breach. You can do that by securing your doors from being kicked in. It’s a simple project to complete and depending on the methods you choose, even a beginner to home improvement can do it.

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Door Security Bar

Door security bars, also known as burglar bars, can help to keep your home much more secure. If you have worried about intruders coming into your home, these can help you to feel much less stressed. You can install them and then know your household can be safer. Providing you with a stronger sense of security will also be healthier for you and reduce the possibilities of developing an ulcer. It’s your home and you deserve to feel comfortable and relaxed. When it’s time to travel, you can leave your home not worrying so much about someone breaking in. Vacations don’t need to be so stressful and you will be able to truly relax because  you won’t need to worry about the home as much while you are gone. There are many benefits of getting these on your doors. These are just a few of the many benefits that you get from installing a door security bar. Because you work hard for your home and belongings, not to mention your family members are priceless, now that you know about these benefits, you might want to install them today. read more

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Sliding Glass Door Security Bar

As beautiful and functional sliding glass doors are, there seem to be a few drawbacks when it comes to safety. It’s true that the large glass panels help you show off your interior décor to passers-by but therein lies the danger of a potential thief eyeing your home for his next exploit. This is one of the main reasons that many homeowners turn away the thought of installing sliding glass doors, and they're not wrong in doing so. However, this doesn't solve the problem, but simply puts the homeowner at a disadvantage. Living in fear does no good, and it's better to take simple precautions that can keep your family and assets safe. Even if you’re habitual of locking your sliding glass door, you’ll find that these simplified latches typically installed on the sliding glass door can be opened by seasoned burglars easily. There are sure-fire ways of keeping a sliding glass door secure against attempts of break-ins that help in keeping your family and valuables safe. Incorporating one of these methods isn’t as expensive as it sounds but rather they serve as a long-term investment that keeps their home protected. read more

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Metal Security Screen Doors

Metal Security Screen Doors

Whether you live in a fantastic neighborhood where everyone knows you or you are in one that has become full of undesirable residents, everyone needs for their home to be a safe and secure place to be. When looking at options to a new screen door, you will want to review all your options. Metal security screen doors offer superior protection to the home in more ways than one. Sold in assorted colors and styles, the security door consists of a solid metal frame with a screen enclosure in the middle. You can enjoy beautiful summer days with the door open thanks to the screen door addition. The tight seal around the door ensures that insects do not come inside your home, though the mesh screen allows the fresh air and sunshine inside. Metal doors are durable, long-lasting, and offer peace of mind. Several styles are offered, some with full screens and others with only a half-screen. Regardless of the preferred style, the addition of the door protects your exterior door and home when severe weather rolls around. Protection against intruders is the biggest benefit of the door, but just one of many. read more

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