Are you concerned about your property’s security? If so, think about getting a security door installed, rather than a traditional door. Great insulators, doors of this kind have a longer lifespan than other types, with many maintaining their condition for 30-40 years! There are many environmentally friendly options available, too. By acting as a thermal insulator, they offer increased acoustic isolation and improved thermal efficiency. Before you contact a company for installation, learn how to choose the right security door for your home or business.
Selecting a Material
Most companies that specialise in security door installation will offer custom made doors to suit your requirements. This is why you should pay a lot of thought to the material. Aluminium is an affordable, high-quality material that is both strong and robust. Cast aluminium on the other hand will give your property a heritage look, because it can be used to craft a range of stylish doors. If it’s added protection you require, choose steel or stainless steel. Both of these metals undergo aggressive testing to ensure they stand the test of time.
Products and workmanship should be covered by warranty, therefore you should ask about this before making a purchase. Warranty will protect your finances in the event of a problem, whether it relates to the condition of the door or poor installation. With a comprehensive policy, you can rely on the people who built the door to repair it, should it get damaged. Warranty can also be used to get free installation if the door comes off its hinges or doesn’t do its job. To make an informed decision, find out how long warranty lasts with each company you compare and choose one that offers product warranty for at least five years.
A lot of homeowners are unaware of the fact that the frame of the door must be just as sturdy as the security door. Ask the person installing the door if he or she can inspect the frames prior to fitting the door. You should also think about lock options and peep holes. Doors with a complicated lock system may take longer to install, and it’s a good idea to get your hands on a duplicate key so that you can enter the property with ease if you lose the main key.
The team at Keep ‘M’ Out measure, build and install all types of doors onsite. If you want to get a price estimate for security doors, call 03 9020 4435 today.