Safety First! Key Safety Considerations for New Entry Doors May 11, 2015 When you’re shopping around for new entry doors for your Toronto area home, you’ll have a number of options from which to choose. You can completely change the curb appeal and appearance of your home if you choose a much different front door, for example. If you’re looking for a replacement for the sliding glass patio door, you may want to look at a French door instead. No matter what you do, though, whenever it comes to entry doors, security and safety should be the most important factors you consider. Yes, stylishness, functionality, and other factors become important for many homeowners, but they should never become a top priority over safety. There are many different types of entry doors you can choose from. Some can be relatively inexpensive. These doors are generally side doors that could beat out to a garage or even a back portion of the house. While you’re saving a lot of money on these inexpensive doors, you’re placing your home at risk. Think about it in terms of a submarine or other submersible. If you were to climb on board a submarine that was going under the water, and that submarine had three doors on it, the main one which was incredibly solid, a forward facing door that was relatively solid, and a rear facing door that looked incredibly flimsy, would you feel comfortable going down under the water? Most people wouldn’t. So why would you think that replacing a side or back door with something cheap is a great idea? A person who is trying to gain access into your home illegally will look for the weakest link in your security system. That would likely be one of these cheap doors. You may have a home security system on it, but that doesn’t mean much to somebody who is experienced at getting into homes and stealing. Make safety a priority when shopping around for entry doors for your home.