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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.

Single Security Doors
Single Security Doors

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 Replace A Door Frame

How To Reinforce A Door Frame

You can do a lot to secure your exterior doors. But, if you don’t reinforce your door frame, it could all be for naught.

One switch kick could cause the door frame to give way, making the locks effectively a non-issue. Luckily, the majority of homeowners can reinforce a door frame with just a few basic tools and a little bit of time.

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.

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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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Cheap Security Doors

Your home, office, or apartment building secures your belongings and family. However, these structures cannot do their job effectively in case the doors are not able to keep criminals out. Most modern security doors use door strike reinforcers, deadbolt locks, security chains or security alarms in order to prevent unlawful entry. Doors with peepholes or windows, along with the use of security cameras, provide many homeowners the ability to effectively screen different visitors before a burglar can pick the lock and come into their home. But, an important thing to remember when buying a security door is that its ability to keep out intruders is not solely dependent on its deadbolt, lock, or chain. Rather, the door’s structural durability and strength is crucial to prevent the risk of unauthorized access.   Because of this, some of the best security doors are often made of solid hardwood or metal. When buying a security door, always remember that doors made of plywood or composite materials just are not sturdy and durable enough to make sure your loved ones or family is safe.  As they lack in structural strength, intruders can break into your home by ramming through or kicking in the door.  The most intimidating deterrent is a heavy and visibly thick door that has a robust frame. An effective security door is the right way to send a clear message to potential criminals that your home or office is not going to be an easy mark. To help you make the right buying decision, we will discuss some common types of security doors. read more

Steel Security Doors

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Aluminum Security Doors

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Wrought Iron Security Doors 

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Sliding Security Screen Doors

Investing in sliding security doors is a great way to improve the safety of your home and protect your family and belongings from being hurt or stolen. The problem lies in the fact that the doors are not quite as secure as people may initially think that they are. This is partly because a sliding security door does not work in the same way that a security door does on a traditional door, this misunderstanding can cause many problems. Often the security sliding door will be fitted with an alarm helping folks know of an intruder. Once you know how to correctly secure a sliding security door, you will find that your home and your family can be much better protected. Remember that security doors in and of themselves are able to deter many intruders, simply for the fact that it is an extra barrier that they have to get through. Additionally, the strength of the frame and glass are substantially improved over a typical sliding door making them a little costlier but not exorbitantly so. Consider the investment you’re making when compared to the value of what it is protecting, and you’ll most likely install a sliding security door. read more

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Other Things to Consider

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All Security Doors

Security doors used to consist of wrought-iron gates that locked the entrance to your property and have been missing from mainstream construction for some time. Security doors are once again becoming a popular addition to modern homes. They offer an added layer of protection to your home, family, or business, without the ongoing costs of more expensive security options such as alarm systems. Many security doors have the additional benefit of being fully or partially screened, which can allow light and fresh air in while leaving the primary door open and still maintaining safety. Made with strong durable materials and designed with security in mind, security doors are a fantastic choice for upgrading the front of your home or business. There are a variety of design options that range from elegant to modern or rustic. Whether you’re installing a new security door, or replacing an existing screen door, you can easily customize your door to match your home’s architectural style and your personal tastes. We’ve put together a list of things to consider when you’re selecting the perfect door for your needs. read more

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Features

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Customization

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