A sliding glass door is a great feature in any home—it allows for natural light and ventilation, and provides easy access to your backyard or patio. However, because they are large and often located on the ground floor, sliding glass doors can also be vulnerable to break-ins. The good news is that there are a few simple things you can do to upgrade the security of your sliding glass door and deter would-be burglars. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips on how to choose and install a new lock for your sliding glass door.
Choose the Right Lock
There are a few different types of locks that can be used on a sliding glass door, but not all of them are equally secure. When choosing a new lock for your door, look for something that is made of sturdy materials (like metal) and has a bolt that extends at least an inch into the door frame. Some locks also come with additional features like a keyed deadbolt or an alarm, which can further deter intruders.
Install the Lock Properly
Installing a new lock on your sliding glass door is not a difficult task, but it’s important to do it correctly in order to ensure that the lock is effective. First, remove the old lock from the door by unscrewing the screws that hold it in place. Next, line up the new lock with the holes in the door and use the screws that came with it to secure it in place. Once the new lock is installed, test it out to make sure it works properly before putting away your tools.
Upgrading the lock on your sliding glass door is a quick and easy way to improve the security of your home. When choosing a new lock, look for something that is made of sturdy materials and has a bolt that extends at least an inch into the door frame. If you’re not sure how to install the lock yourself, ask a neighbor or friend who is handy around the house for help—or hire a professional. So, if you’re in the market for a new lock or just want to make sure your current one is up to snuff, contact us. We can help you find the best lock for your needs and install it so that it’s as secure as possible.