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Common Patio Door Security Mistakes to Avoid

While they may not seem like it, patio doors are important parts of your home. After all, they not only let you enjoy the outdoors from the comfort and safety of your home, they also help improve your home’s energy efficiency. Unfortunately, while patio doors are useful, homeowners sometimes make a few mistakes that can compromise your home’s security.

In this article, French doors installation pros from Renewal by Andersen® of Rapid City discuss the common patio door security mistakes you need to avoid and how you can do so.

Choosing Simple Latches

The hardware of your patio door is important when it comes to its security as it’s another entry door to your home. As such, it should always have the same level of hardware security as your front door. Therefore, when it comes to picking locks for your patio door, be sure to pick multi-point latches if you have a hinged French door and reach-out latches for sliding ones. That way, intruders will have a difficult time forcing your patio door open.

Making Your Patio Door Face the Curb

Whether you have a sliding patio door or hinged French doors, it’s always meant to be a private entrance to your home. Therefore, it shouldn’t be visible from the curb as it can show off too much of your home’s indoor space. If it can’t be helped, be sure to add some treatments like blinds, shades, sheer curtains, or privacy films to your patio door.

Choosing Single-Pane Glass 

Single-pane glass is never a good idea if you’re concerned about your patio door’s security. This is because they’re easier to break, rendering your locks useless. Apart from that, single pane glass can also diminish your home’s energy efficiency and cause your bills to spike. With that in mind, always make it a point to choose multi-pane glass for your patio doors. 

Need door replacement services? Trust only the experts at Renewal by Andersen of Rapid City. When it comes to window and door installation projects, we are the leading service provider to approach and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (605) 341-7831 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Spearfish, SD, and other nearby areas in the state of South Dakota.


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Sheila And Doug Cain
May 15

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