Delaying Installation of Doors and Door Repair Costs More Than Money

Procrastination is a fault most of us are guilty of. Whether it is buying spare batteries, getting a needed oil change, or fixing that broken door lock, putting off chores seems to be human nature. When it comes to doors and door repair, however, procrastination could cost you dearly.

1. Avoid Theft. There is nothing thieves love more than to find a building that is unlocked. They can walk right in and take whatever they want.

2. Voided Insurance. It is difficult to make a claim for theft when your building or home has not been secured. Many insurance policies spell this out in their section that contains the coverage.
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Locksmiths can Surprisingly Do A Lot More than Replacing Your Locks

Locksmithing is a learned skill that takes years of dedication and hard work. Though installing and changing locks may be the traditional definition of the trade, this is only part of a locksmith’s duties. In fact, you can rely on them for some of your home’s security needs.

Here are a few examples of the unique skills an experienced locksmith often offers to a home or business.

Moving and Installing Safes

More and more people are looking into on-sight safes to store important documents, currency, and even weapons. Finding and placing the right type of safe should include an expert locksmith. Companies that provide lock service are experienced in the best brands, sizes and locking mechanisms of safes. Moving and positioning a safe properly can avoid a safe from being stolen.
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Locksmiths Offer Advice on Home Security Measures to Stop Criminals

Discuss home security with a locksmith so they can explain what you should do to keep your home safe from burglary and intrusion. Protecting your loved ones from harm should be a first priority. And since your home is the only sanctuary they have from criminal activities happening each day, you can’t afford to take it for granted.

Doors and Locks
A criminal will move on to another location if your home has burglarproof security installed. Part of that protection should include installing high quality deadbolts on all doors to prevent attempts to break in through prying or lock picking. The door strike plate where the locking bolt fits into is only secured with short screws. The door might look secure, but can be easily broken down by kicking it in at this weak point.

Locksmiths can install a heavy-duty strike plate with four 3-inch screws that set deep into the wall stud. They can add longer screws into door hinges to give the door additional strength against an intruder trying to pry the door open. High-security doors and frames can be installed to further your security measures.

Windows and Sliding Glass Doors

The windows in most homes only have a latch to secure them from being raised. A locksmith can install locks on the windows to prevent intruders from entering. They can also install keyed locks or a security bar to keep them from being opened.

Sliding glass doors can have 4-inch screws installed to replace the smaller ones that attach the frame to wall studs. Security patio door locks and security bar assemblies are two products a locksmith can install to prevent an intruder from entering through the sliding doors.

Alarm Systems

A locksmith can complete home security measures by installing monitoring and alarm systems with sensors that activate if a breach occurs. Every entry point to the home can be monitored by the system.

 

If any of these security devices interest you, call a locksmith to learn more about installation of products and services.

Sources:

SLIDING DOOR Security Hardware & Home Window Security

crime-safety-security.com

 

Home Security Tips for Windows

blog.allstate.com

Three Reasons to Hire a Professional for Doors and Door Repair Needs

Commercial doors are expected to be a lot sturdier than their residential counterparts. After all, they’re supposed to be used for properties that are used for business. As such, the structural components alone are most certainly different than regular house doors.

Just like any other building element, however, commercial doors may also need to undergo repairs eventually. It could be due to regular wear and tear or some other type of sustained damage.

When it comes to doors and door repair, here are reasons why you should find a professional instead of making it a DIY endeavor.

Time-Saver

Sometimes, there are tasks when even your most trusted in-house utility man just can’t handle themselves. If your door is a special kind of commercial door such as those that feature biometrics technology and the likes, then you must realize no regular door fix is required.

Hiring a professional can be a lot simpler because they can save you a lot of time. Given their skills and training, you can rest assured they would know how to deal with commercial door problems at the soonest possible time—without interrupting your operations.

Cost-Efficient

Because they know what to do, the risk of having a redo of the job is minimized. More often than not, DIY door repairs end up needing a follow-up from the pros because it wasn’t done correctly. Save yourself the trouble of having a redo, and the extra cost for repairs, by calling on a professional the first time around.

 

Quality Service

 

Find the right contractor and you can rest assured your doors will be ready to welcome clients and patrons all day, every day. Remember that you are being judged as a business in all aspects, so leaving a good first impression is a must. If your guests were to come in through a broken door, that’s not going to leave the kind of impression you want—and that’s even before your meeting gets started.

 

Source/s:

Door Repair. The Family Handyman.

Interior Door Repair: Interior Doors That Won’t Stay Closed. The Family Handyman.