Introduction to Security Door OptionsWe like to think of our homes as a safe haven where crime and danger don’t exist. In reality, home break-ins, damage from weather related events such a typhoons and fires all pose significant threats to home owners and their families. One of the best ways to increase the safety level within the home is with the installation of a high quality door specifically designed for optimal safety.
What to look for in Security DoorsSelecting the right type of security door for your home doesn’t have to be complicated. A little bit of research, some common sense, and help from a knowledgeable sales person can make the selection process easy and efficient. Here are a few issues to consider when shopping for a security door –
- Cost is important but should not be the primary concern when selecting a security door. Generally speaking, you get what you pay for. There are a lot of lower priced doors on the market that are advertised as “security doors” when in reality they offer no more security than a traditional door.
- Consider the frequency of use as dictated by the door’s location within a building. Security doors generally have more moving parts than general purpose doors so define the level of use the door will receive as low, moderate or high and shop accordingly. Building Materials Online can help you narrow down your search once having defined the level of usage the door required.
- Are your requirements for impact resistance low, medium or high? Typical low impact doors are those found in closets, private offices while moderate impact doors are often used in hospitals and schools. Service doors that receive a lot of traffic and are subject to abuse, such as service doors are normally of the high impact designs.
Trend in Security DoorsSecurity doors no longer need to look like the institutional models we remember from an earlier time. Advancements in design and composite materials have enabled door makers to design and build attractive yet secure doors that look like the traditional doors we see on most houses.
Give us a call or send an email with your questions and requirements and we will do our best to provide you with the right answers and the right door options when you need a high quality security door.