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How to Keep Your Patio Doors Secure

Part of keeping your home safe is making sure your exterior doors are secure. When investing in a new patio door, one of your top considerations should be the security of the unit.

Your trusted door replacement expert, Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle discusses how you can secure your patio doors.

Weak Locks

Most built-in locks on sliding doors have weak latches that can be easily opened from the outside. This means that locking your door isn’t enough to keep your home secure. Adding a heavy-duty lock can improve your security.

Gliding patio doors may improve your home’s beauty and provide natural lighting indoors, but some can be easily broken into. Renewal by Andersen’s reach-out locking system snugly pulls the door panel into the jamb for weathertightness and improved security. We also offer an optional gliding door auxiliary foot lock for added security when the door is locked. In addition, it can hold the operating panel partially opened.

Easy Access

Patio doors are usually located in areas that aren’t easily seen from the street. People with bad intentions can take advantage of this and enter your home unnoticed. This where a door alarm is useful. It may not be a substitute for a lock, it will immediately let you know if someone is attempting to enter your home. To keep your doors secure, exterior keyed locks are available in all our patio doors.

The large glass area of patio doors allows people to see appliances and valuables inside your home. You can protect your things from prying eyes by adding a privacy film on the glass. Drapes, curtains and shades can enhance your interior while giving you more privacy.

Improve your home’s beauty and security with Renewal by Andersen’s gliding or hinged patio doors. We also specialize in quality window replacement services. Call us at (206) 686-7733 or complete our online form for a free consultation. We work with homeowners in Seattle.

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