I think we all have stories from our grandparents who grew up in a completely different era and how they never locked their front door, or car doors. Growing up myself in a gated community, I never really thought much about security until moving away to one of the largest cities in the US for college where I was nervous about even being out past dark. Today, I’d never even think twice about not locking my front door, back door, and garage doors!
A large majority of the burglars enter a house through open windows and doors, especially during the summer months. It is for this reason a secure front door is exceptionally important to be protected from theft. Walking around my own neighborhood, it’s amazing to me how people give no thought to leaving their doors and windows open all day and night. Common sense, combined with a few helpful tips, can ensure your home and belongings stay safe.
Secure front doors from ETO Doors are crafted with created with a range of materials, from aluminum, wood and steel. A door constructed with galvanized steel for a frame is considered tougher and long lasting, combined with the appropriate locking hardware.
ETO Doors offers a variety of steel doors that provide the amount of security to meet your needs. For maximum security, consider installing windowless doors or choosing a glass door with a wrought iron design, so the potential thief can’t simply break the window and unlock the door from the inside. Also – don’t forget about your sliding doors and patio doors. The best way to secure sliding doors is to install keyed locks at both the top and bottom of your sliding doors. You can also purchase or even make a bar that swings from the door frame to the middle of the door to prevent the door from sliding. You can also place a rod in the bottom track of the door to prevent it from sliding open. Any hardware store should carry these items.
Don’t’ forget, ETO Doors offers excellent pricing on all our front entrance doors – with a low price guarantee; you can rest assured you won’t be overpaying for your new doors!