Your home is where your family’s heart is, and it’s the place you should feel most safe in the world. No one likes to think about the possibility of a home intrusion, but each year, more than two million burglaries take place in the United States. Even if you’ve got a great alarm system or video surveillance, a good entryway door is one of the most important lines of defense for a home.


At Anderson Exteriors in Ramsey, our home improvement contractors offer a wide range of entry doors and windows built to provide more security for homes. High-performance doors and windows from Hayfield, Parco, and Marvin provide an extra layer of protection to keep your family safe. Here are a few reasons you should prioritize installing a high-performance entry door to protect your home from intruders.


1.      A Good Home Security Plan Is Comprehensive.

Criminals want to get into homes that are easy to get into, which means they’re more likely to skip plans with good security and burglarize easy targets. Most of the time, they’ll scope out a situation before breaking and entering, and they’re typically looking for homes they can get in and out of quickly.


By implementing a comprehensive approach to security in your home, you’ll be more likely to deter criminals and send them on to easier targets. A guard dog, an alarm system, and video surveillance are a good start. But reinforced windows and secure entry doors should be part of your security plan as well.


2.      A Reinforced Door is an Effective Deterrent to Crime.

In the not-so-distant past, you could expect to have a beautiful entry door or a reinforced entry door, which typically looked quite functional rather than attractive. These days, the construction and home improvement industries have risen to meet the greater demand for high-performance doors with powerful security features.


These reinforced entry doors offer secure hardware and high-quality materials to prevent unwanted intruders from breaking into your home. We can also add additional levels of security reinforcements to your door with add-on hardware. When criminals see that your doors are not easily forced into, they will usually move on to a home with a flimsier barrier.


3.      Burglars Often Enter Through the Front Door.

When you think of a burglar coming into your home, the image of a burglar decked in all black climbing through your window may come to mind first. But in fact, many homeowners make the mistake of overlooking the importance of their front door. Most burglars live nearby the homes they break into, and they’re typically in search of front doors that are either unlocked or easily accessed.


If a door isn’t unlocked, they may opt for a door that is easily kicked in or broken. With a reinforced entry door, your neighborhood burglar will most likely move on down the road.


Call Our Ramsey Entry Door and Window Contractors Today

As a homeowner, one of the most important decisions you make is the decision to protect your investment by making sure all of your windows and doors are secure. That’s why our Ramsey door contractors are proud to offer entry doors that aren’t easily infiltrated.


We also offer a wide range of windows to add another layer of security to your home. Learn more about our options by checking out our gallery online. Then give us a call at 763.323.0970 or contact us online to discuss your options and get a free quote.