Sliding Door Security

Sliding Door Security

Sliding patio doors can often be the weak link in an otherwise secure house. Be sure to use security bars for added protection on sliding doors and keep them locked when not in use. There are two primary types of security bars: one for standard doors and one for...
Sliding Door Security

Fixing Door Dents

If you have dents in the metal-clad doors in your home, one answer is to use auto-body fillers to make the fix. Either the polyester resin or fiberglass paste fillers bond well with steel, and the repair can be made like on a car. But, because you can finish the door...
Sliding Door Security

Entry Speed

Making it difficult for thieves to enter your home is an effective way to protect your possessions. Research by the Natinoal Crime Prevention Institute shows that burglars generally will work no longer than 60 seconds to obtain entry.
Sliding Door Security

Padlock Picks

For a high level of security, select padlocks with pin-tumbler locking mechanisms, shackles of high-tech alloy steel to provide pull strength, and special weather-resistant plastic covers to stand up to the elements.
Sliding Door Security

Drip Cap Flashing

Make sure to always install a drip cap flashing over the head casing of all doors and windows. A flashing will prevent water from penetrating the door or window frame.