As the temperature starts to drop, it’s time to start thinking about preparations for winter weather. One thing you may not have considered is changing your locks. Depending on the type of lock you have, freezing temperatures can cause the mechanism to become stiff, making it difficult (or even impossible) to open. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to change your locks in preparation for winter weather.
Types of Locks
There are three main types of locks: deadbolts, knoblocks, and leverlocks. Deadbolts are the most secure type of lock, as they are typically more resistant to picking and forcing than other types of locks. Knoblocks are less secure than deadbolts, but they are easier to use (especially for small children and people with limited mobility). Leverlocks are the least secure type of lock, but they offer the convenience of not having to use a key to enter your home.
Changing Your Locks
Changing your locks is a relatively simple process that can be completed in a few minutes. To change a deadbolt, insert the new deadbolt into the hole in the door and screw it in place. To change a knoblock, unscrew the two screws that hold the knob in place and remove the knob. Insert the new knob into the hole and screw it in place. To change a leverlock, unscrew the two screws that hold the lever in place and remove the lever. Insert the new lever into the hole and screw it in place.
By changing your locks before winter weather hits, you can avoid being stranded outside in the cold if your lock freezes shut. We hope this blog post has provided you with everything you need to know about how to change your locks in preparation for winter weather. If you’re not comfortable doing the work yourself, contact us today for assistance. We’d be happy to help! Stay warm out there!