Sliding patio doors have large glass areas that let in abundant natural lighting, which is advantage. One downside of this design, however, is that it creates a bigger opening for unwanted guests to enter. Fortunately, you can enhance your home’s security by avoiding some common security mistakes.
Renewal by Andersen® of Portland, the state’s go-to company for door installation services, shares some common security mistakes homeowners make when it comes to patio doors, and shares tips on how to avoid them.
Your Home’s Interior Is Too Visible
Homeowners install sliding patio doors to brighten the living area and create a seamless connection with the outdoors. By simply sliding the doors open, the patio effectively becomes an extension of the interior. Key to achieving all of this is the sliding door’s wide glass area. It works both ways, however, with people outside having a clear view into your home. Unfortunately, the sight of expensive furniture and electronics might prove too tempting for some.
Using Simple Latches
The best thing you can do is to install a sturdy latch. Simple latches, after all, are easier to unlock than more complex ones. In addition to premium replacement windows and doors, Renewal by Andersen also offers cutting-edge patio locks. Our gliding patio doors’ unique reach-out locking system ensures the doors are tightly closed, while our patio doors five-point locking system provides increased security and peace of mind.