How To Know If Your Front Door Is Secure
Security in one’s home or place of business is critical. One potential weakness is the front door. So, how do you know if your front door is secure? We will go over with you today in this blog article how to check the security of your front door.
A front door should close easily and securely to create an effective barrier with the outside. Locks should be secure, and it’s important to be able to see what’s happening outside the door without opening it. Here is what to check.
Does your lock work well? Is it solid? When was the last time you changed your lock or re-keyed it? You should have a deadbolt on the front door that works as it is supposed to. A rickety old lock should be replaced. A lock that many people have keys to over many years should be either re-keyed or replaced. Combination locks should have their combinations changed regularly. Combinations, just like passwords, get stale.
Opening and Closing
If a door does not open and close smoothly, then it should be fixed. The door may not be level or the hardware may not be installed correctly.
It’s important to be able to see what is outside the door without opening the door. On the other hand, you don’t want someone outside to be able to see inside. There are different ways to remedy this situation if you can’t see outside or someone can see inside.
By “handset” we are referring to the handle and handle hardware. Does your handset work correctly all the time? Or is it loose and unreliable? Handsets have to withstand a lot of wear and tear over time and sometimes need to be replaced.
Wood doors have special issues because they can warp or split over time. Do you have ice forming inside in cracks on the door? Then the door needs to be replaced. Your door is not secure if the wood is splitting.
These are some of the most common problems with front doors. For added security, a front door can also be reinforced. If you need some help securing your front door, give us a call in Vancouver at (604) 349-3667. This is our business, and we can get your front door fixed up correctly.
604FixDoor operates throughout the Lower Mainland in Greater Vancouver providing emergency door and window installation and repairs. We also do non-damaging boarding up of businesses for COVID-19.
If you have any questions about this article or need some help with your doors or windows, please call us at (604) 349-3667.