Standard doors are relatively ease for an intruder to breach, allowing them to gain entry to your home. However, because a security door is specially reinforced to prevent illegal entry, it can massively increase your personal safety and the safety of your belongings. If you are considering investing in a security door, there are a few things you should first consider to ensure the door is functional and secure.
The majority of security doors are made of steel or reinforced wood panels, and the climate where you live will affect those materials differently. If you live in a humid climate, wooden doors will expand due to moisture entering the wood. This can cause problems when opening or closing the door as it no longer fits the frame properly. While steel will not expand in humid climates, it can be at risk of rusting unless it is properly treated. If you live in a humid climate a fibre glass door may be your best option.
If you are installing a security door on the outside of your property, you may wish to invest in a model which features removable panels. During the hot summer months, this will allow you to remove the panels and install a security screen, which will allow air and light to enter your home while also keeping it secure. You can then easily replace the panels the colder months to keep out cold air and insulate your home.
When choosing a security door, discretion is the key, even though it might be tempting to install a door which looks like it is reinforced and super secure so that a burglar will take one look at the door and realise they will never be able to breach it. However, this may actually make your home stand out as a potential target, as it suggests that you own highly valuable items which you are trying to protect. Rather than picking a massive steal door with bars and an electronic security lock, you should instead opt for a door which has a wood veneer, which makes it look like any other door in your neighbourhood. This will help to prevent intruders attempting to break in just to see what you have to hide.
If you are thinking of installing a security door, you should see expert advice from a security company to decide on the best door for your needs.