When you think about home security, burglar alarms, monitoring systems, and cameras may come to mind. While these options all offer peace of mind, your home’s doors and windows are just as critical for maintaining a sense of security and comfort. If you’re ready to protect your Northern New Jersey property and loved ones from intruders, New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc. explains four easy ways to improve home security with replacement doors and windows.
1.) Prioritize Damaged Doors and Windows
The elements can take a toll on your home’s windows and doors over time. As deterioration sets in, structural integrity is lost. At the same time, swollen and cracked windows and doors may no longer open and close properly. If you’re unable to securely close and lock doors and windows, you’re leaving your space undefended.
If you’ve noticed damage to doors and windows, ask a trusted contractor which should be replaced first and what replacement options are best for keeping the home secure. Vinyl windows and fiberglass or steel doors offer rugged, long-lasting construction that resists water damage, cracks, splintering, and other damage, ensuring optimal security for years to come.
2.) An Extra Layer of Protection
Even though your fiberglass or steel entry door is extremely tough, you may feel more confident with a second layer of defense in place. This is especially true for homes that sit close to the street or are located in high-traffic areas. Fortunately, steel security doors provide a simple way to enhance home security and add style. These doors create a barrier that protects vulnerable areas of your entry door, such as its glass panels, locks, and hinges. Many security doors are also visually pleasing, complete with decorative designs that add appeal to your home’s exterior.
3.) Choose Tough Glass
Glass panels in and around your entry door create a beautiful look and welcome natural light into your home. Unfortunately, they may also welcome intruders who equate windows with weaknesses. To achieve a balance of beauty and security, look for entry door glass designed to withstand impacts, scratches, and more.
If you’re still concerned about the vulnerabilities of glass, choose an entry door with a smaller glass panel at the top. This makes it much more difficult to reach the knob and lock from the outside.
4.) Hire a Professional
Installing new windows and doors can be tricky, and it’s important to do the job right. DIY installation often creates flaws that are easy for intruders to exploit, leaving you more vulnerable to break-ins.
When it comes to your home’s windows and doors, always hire a professional. Expert contractors have years of training and experience replacing windows and doors properly, so you can rest assured your home is safe and sound and that quality products are used.
Improve Your Home’s Security Today
Before you invest in an expensive home security system, make sure your doors and windows are strong, secure, and protected against uninvited guests. To learn more about home security and doors and windows, contact New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc. today. Our team can suggest the best options to keep your North Jersey home safe and provide a free quote to help you get started. For more information, please call 973-895-1113.