The safest place in the world, you may feel, is your own home. After all, the news is constantly filled with murders, shootings, and other violent situations. Because of the emerging threats outside your door, you may begin to feel that your even own home isn’t the safest place for you and your family anymore. Break-ins are just as common as anything else going on in the world. While you may feel that your neighbourhood is safe, you could actually be sitting in a prime location for a desperate burglar to come looking for something they can steal.
While a security system can certainly alert you to any attempted intruder, it doesn’t necessarily help you at the moment, that is, unless your security system comes equipped with a laser trap. As such, when that moment arrives, you’re probably going to feel helpless while this potentially violent criminal loots your home. You may find yourself hiding in the closet with your family in order to protect them. All of your hopes rest with the swift response of law enforcement.
Instead of relying on a security system and hoping that the police arrive in time, you can take measures to protect your home right now. The best defence is to ensure that the criminal can’t access your home in the first place. After all, if they can’t get inside, then they don’t pose a threat, and you and your family can sleep soundly through the night. One of the best decisions you can make to fortify your home is to trust in the doors and windows that you’ve installed.
Security and Quality Assured
Obviously, when you buy any product that is crafted for security, you want to make sure that it is of the highest quality. After all, a cheap door or window isn’t probably going to stand up much against an assault. When it comes to the safety of your family, you want the best.
Secure doors don’t have to be unattractive either. Who says you can’t have an aesthetically pleasing security door while ensuring the safety of your family at the same time? Too often, when someone thinks about security doors, they think of steel-forged, ugly doors that look as though they should be attached to a bunker. Today you can find a wide variety of doors and even screen doors that all look as though they’re actually supposed to belong to a home. More than that, if you have a specific aesthetic in mind, you can often have custom windows and doors designed to make that dream a reality.
This is especially important for homeowners who wish to someday sell their home. An ugly door — especially a front door — could detract from a potential buyer’s first impression of the property. First impressions are extremely important when it comes to selling your home, and if your front door is unpleasant to look at, then you can be sure that people are going to just walk on by to the next home. Make sure you find a supplier who can offer those potential buyers increased security of their home and a great look.
Green and Greener
Another important element to consider when selecting security doors and windows is remaining green. With the environment currently under attack it’s our duty to shoulder some of the responsibility and ensure that we choose green manufacturing methods. Choose doors that are built in such a way to be highly energy efficient. Too often, doors are not fitted correctly or just use poor materials that allow cold or hot air to escape.
As such, in the hot summer months, you find yourself running your air conditioning unit practically nonstop. You could be unaware that it is because all of that cool air is actually being leaked outside of your home through the cracks of your door. The same occurs during the winter months, except that it is valuable warm air that you are losing. By installing high-efficiency doors, you may even notice that your energy bill decrease. Not only does this save you money, but it also helps the environment by reducing the amount of energy that you’re using to heat or cool your home.
One last aspect we have personally taken to make our production greener, is installing our own recycling center. Through this center, we recycle 100% of our used material. We’re also mindful of what goes into our materials. Our windows, for example, are 100% lead-free uPVC, so you don’t have to worry about potentially hazardous chemicals that are being leaked into your home.
Keep Your Family Safe
The best way to keep your family safe during a potential attack or attempted burglary is to ensure that the entry points of your home are reinforced. Make sure your screen door or doors can stand up to an attempted break-in. This can be done without sacrificing the aesthetically pleasing exterior of your home. Whether you want to select a door from ‘off-the-shelf’ or have a custom one built just for your home, do your research to be sure that you’re receiving the best service and materials.