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How to Increase Patio Door Security

Sliding patio doorscan improve the beauty and convenience of your home–but don’t forget about security. In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Austin discusses patio door features that can help bolster your home’s security.


Get the Right Lock for Your Patio Door

Renewal by Andersen of Austin offers a wide selection of patio door locks to suit varying styles. For sliding patio doors, we have a unique reach-out locking system that pulls the door panel into the jamb and ensures weathertightness and enhanced security. For a hinged patio door, a five-point locking system offers an increased level of security and contributes to improved energy efficiency.

Add a Security Bar

A security bar sits horizontally on the doorframe, enabling it to block the sliding part of your patio door. When opening the door, you simply have to lift the bar and set it vertically on the other side of the door. This is very effective in preventing intruders from entering your home through your patio door.

Consider Getting a Secondary Lock

Consider Getting a Secondary LockYou might want to consider getting a double-bolt lock as a secondary lock for your patio door. The bolt can usually go as far up or down the door frame as you’d like. This type of lock can certainly be a great security addition to patio doors.

Install a Baby Safety Lock

If you have kids at home, you should consider some childproofing features as well. These can help you restrict access to outdoor areas of your home and prevent the little ones from wandering outside all by themselves. Most of these babyproofing devices are easy to install.

Renewal by Andersen of Austin is a leading provider of replacement door and window products. We have a team of professionals who will ensure your needs are met in a timely manner. Call us at (512) 298-2270 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Austin, TX.


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