Entry Door Security

Wood Front Door InstallationThe main thing that stands between your privacy and security and a burglar is your front door. The good news is that the cartoon stereotype of masked men creeping around and picking the locks on your door is extremely uncommon.

Burglars are generally opportunists and have no desire to be caught. In fact, most burglars get into a home simply by walking through an unlocked door. But this is not always the case as some doors and accessories are tougher to get into than others.

For security, a solid core door is the best option because they are harder to get through. You can tell if a door has a solid core by simply tapping on it. If it is hollow, a burglar knows it won’t be very hard to break through. That is why they were eliminated as an exterior door option in the 1970s. However, even solid core doors can give off a signal to thieves if their decoration is in the wrong place.

Take glass placement very seriously when shopping for the most secure front door. If security is your only concern, opt for zero glass. When it comes to choosing decorative glass features, consider how close the glass is to the lock. If it’s positioned high, is narrow, and doesn’t allow for much access, you’re likely in the clear. If it makes up a large portion of the door or is located right next to the lock, you’re inviting trouble.

The accessories and hardware you choose for your door can also make a significant difference. Use a deadbolt no matter how concerned you are about security because it is the strongest lock you can get and is easy to use. Other options might be breakable if a thief is determined enough. Choose a door with a deadbolt built in for easy installation.

Your front door sets the tone and character for your home. From simple charm to grand elegance, you can decide exactly how you want to great your visitors. Opting to save money by choosing cheap ready-made doors from your local home and garden shop can be a grave mistake. Doors are designed to do a lot of things: Welcome guests, keep you and your loved ones tucked safely inside, and of course keep unwelcome guests out. By blending solid craftsmanship with safety standards, you can have the best of both worlds.
Getting your door from Platinum Home Renovations means you can get everything you want and nothing you don’t. We will help you personalize and customize your perfect front door step-by-step. The process will leave you with an entry that will blend beauty with the kind of durability and safeguarding you and your family deserve.