When it comes to protecting our families, most of us would do just about anything. But even when you’re cautious, break-ins can occur. In most cases, they can happen when you least expect them, and even simple burglaries can put your family’s safety at risk.


Nobody wants to think about property crime, but making it harder for criminals to break in is key to protecting your family and home. That’s why adding a more secure entryway door is one of the most important things you can do to keep your home safe. In this post, our entry door contractors at Anderson Exteriors in Ramsey explain how a more secure door can protect your home and family.


Follow these guidelines for purchasing your safer entry door:


1.      Consider the Door’s Design.

Of course, it’s important that your entry door be attractive. After all, it’s the first thing your guests will see when they arrive. But it’s also important to prioritize your door’s functionality. A door is, at its simplest, a barrier, which means it should be able to effectively create a barrier between your interior and exterior.


Pay careful attention to where your door’s windows are located and make sure its security can’t be compromised by simply breaking the window. It’s also a good idea to consider a door with reinforced glass.


2.      Consult a Professional

One of the most important steps you can take when choosing an entry door is to consult a professional to help you choose the best option. It’s important to know which doors can be reinforced for added security and what options are available. A seasoned contractor can walk you through the options available for reinforcing your door since not every door has this option. They can also help you decide which doors will be best for your security needs.


3.      Choose Reinforced Hardware.

One-sided deadbolts are a must for entry door security. A deadbolt that’s one-sided can be locked from the inside, which means your family will have added security when they’re home. You’ll also want to select a durable frame. Too often, intruders penetrate a home’s security by kicking the door frame. You can also purchase a deeper deadbolt strike which can help you reinforce your deadbolt’s strength if this happens.


Call Our Ramsey Window Replacement Team

If you’re a homeowner with concerns about your family’s safety, our Ramsey home improvement contractors can help you create a safety plan. We’ll help you choose the best doors and windows to keep your family and property safe and secure.


At Anderson Exteriors, we offer a complete line of high-performance doors and windows from Marvin and Hayfield. Visit our gallery to see examples of past projects. When you’re ready, call our front door replacement team at 763.323.0970 or contact us to discuss your home security needs.