Every homeowner values the safety and security of their home. When it comes to your double hung windows and entry doors, security should always be a top concern.
Patio doors, especially sliding ones, are usually the weakest link in a home’s security. Often installed with minimal or no security features, these doors are easy targets for burglars.
Renewal by Andersen® of Louisville/Lexington, a trusted company specializing in casement windows and sliding windows, discusses four common security mistakes that contractors and homeowners make when installing patio doors.
1. Installing Them in Concealed Areas
Patio doors are typically installed in the back or on the side of a home. These areas are often hidden from view, making them an appealing target for intruders.
2. Showing Off Valuables Inside Your Home
Patio doors are basically large windows that allow people from the outside to see into your home. If you have valuables that are placed in an area where they can be easily seen through your patio door, this may attract burglars into your home.
3. Using Simple Latches
Patio doors may come with built-in locks, but oftentimes, these locks are very easy to bypass. Invest in sturdy and reliable patio door locks such as the ones offered by Renewal by Andersen. Options include:
Gliding Patio Door Locks – Unique Andersen reach-out locking system that pulls the door panel snugly into the jamb to ensure weathertightness and enhanced security.
Hinged Patio Door Locks – Five-point locking system that offers an increased level of security while improving energy efficiency.
Exterior Keyed Locks – Simple yet reliable locking system that can be used on all patio doors.
Gliding Door Auxiliary Foot Lock – Provides additional security when the patio door is in the locked position.
With many years of industry experience, Renewal by Andersen of Louisville/Lexington ensures top-notch door and window installation services. Call us at (502) 716-7264 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.