When you’re replacing your front door, aesthetics are important. First impressions count, right? Sure they do, but what’s more important is security, especially when it comes to the entrance into your home. In addition to curb appeal, your front door should provide warmth, insulation and also have functionality.
Door functionality comes in the form of durability, longevity, and security. All Bestcan doors are high quality and offer great features that will keep you warm and safe, but there are some steps you could take to increase security. A little time and effort to check the condition of your door is all it takes to see whether it requires repair, new locks and lights, or if it needs replacing altogether. If your doors are easy to access for you, they’re easy for your burglars.
There were 137,516 burglaries in Canada in 2020. This figure is a decrease from 293,357 burglaries in 2000. statista.com
Upgrading your door to a better quality one is a good way of ensuring that it meets the security requirements. Your current door may have years of damage both on the exterior and within its core. A poor fit in the door frame can cause significant problems, so making sure both door and frame are in good condition is very important. Our door experts at Bestcan will be able to advise you on the kind of door that best suits your needs. Once you’ve got a more secure door and frame in place, what else can you do to ensure that your home is safe from intruders?
Make sure your door lock is free from damage and rust, and if yours looks like it’s seen better days, replace it.
- Deadbolt locks are by far the most popular exterior door lock and they are the locks most often used on residential properties and exterior doors.
- Conventional and electronic locks don’t offer fancy features, but they can keep your doors secure. They range from high-end, drill proof models to inexpensive deadbolts, with a selection of electronic models with keypads that allow you to program PIN codes.
- Smart Locks do more than lock doors, they offer remote control, voice control, access logs, geofencing, and other cool features.
It’s important to make sure your door is well-lit with lighting that switches on when it detects movement. This will stop anyone from hiding and will also give you a clear view of the property from the safety of your home. Adding a CCTV camera, and advertising it’s existence, will act as a deterrent to anyone planning a burglary.
If you think you may need a new front door, then get in touch with us and we’ll be more than happy to help you choose a suitable one. We can also help you choose new back doors and new windows so you have all your bases covered. Visit our website to find out how, the Canada Greener Homes Grant offers every qualified homeowner in Ontario up to $5,000 in rebates to improve your home’s energy efficiency.