What to Know About Installing Your High-Security Door
First, you need to know whether your high-security door is a prehung or slab door. Prehung doors come with the doorframe, while slab doors just include the door. Prehung doors are a necessity if your current door is more than twenty-five years old because they ensure a sealed frame.
Second, you may want to hire a professional installer. You need a lot of precision to make sure your door snaps into its latch and swings effortlessly on its hinges. If you choose to install a prehung door yourself, follow step-by-step instructions.
Third, whether you are installing a security door yourself or hiring a professional, make sure your dead bolt and lockset are reinforced. The dead bolt should be a Grade 1 quality deadbolt and have a latch—or throw bolt—that is at least one inch long. The strike plate should require four screws that extend into the wall frame.
Give a great first impression to your home visitors, and a big warning sign to potential home intruders, with one of these high-security front doors. You can quickly and easily upgrade your homewhen you add a door with extra security features.
For additional ways to secure your front door, check out our post on door jammers!
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