Adding a security door to your house can be a game-changer in terms of home security and curb appeal. Determining the cost of your security door installation in advance is a great place to start this process. If you’re looking to add this key safety feature to your home in the Baltimore, MD, or Washington, DC area, call Master Seal at 855.608.1580 or reach out to us online. Located in Rosedale, MD, we proudly service both metro areas and are happy to provide you with a free price and timeline estimate.
What to Expect in Terms of Exterior Door Installation Cost
In general, security door installations range from around $300-$1,000 when all associated costs are included. Most installations actually fall on the low end of this range, and, of course, which services are included strongly affects the bottom line. These component costs can include the new door itself, the service fee (typically under $300), and any additional materials that may be needed.
In Maryland, the average cost range for a security door installation, including parts and labor, is $450-$600. Again, the lower end of this range is the most common. For the most accurate estimate, contact the windows and doors provider you intend to hire for the job. At businesses like Master Seal, we’re always happy to talk through your project needs in detail and give you a realistic estimate of the costs and time needed to complete the work to your satisfaction.
Depending on your construction experience, you may choose to save costs by installing your new security door on your own. That said, it’s often wiser to hire a professional like the friendly team at Master Seal to take care of this step for you. That way, you can rest easy knowing your home’s newest improvement is completed efficiently and your door will provide security for years to come.
Features to Look for in Your New Maryland Security Door
Crime rates can be fairly high in Maryland’s metro areas, and winters can also be harsh. Having a secure entrance door is thus a must both for safety and comfort. When considering which door is best for your home, beyond aesthetics, also look for the following pragmatic features:
- Sturdy mortise lock: A deadbolt of at least an inch greatly increases the efficacy of your security door.
- A steel frame: Supremely break-in resistant, steel is arguably the best material for a security door.
- Welded hinges: Welded hinges are superior to those with mounting screws, which can be pried out by would-be vandals or thieves.
- Weatherstripping: Especially if your entry door is located on a windy side of your property, weatherstripping is essential to help keep out drafts.
- Pneumatic closer: This feature, which allows for adjustable door closing speed, helps prevent damage to your door over time due to exposure to strong wind.
Beyond the practical considerations, security storm doors come in a wide range of beautiful designs. At Master Seal, you can choose from everything from modern geometric patterns to Victorian-inspired vine designs. With a well-made security storm door, there’s really no need to sacrifice style for security. With a gorgeous and functional product, you truly can have both.
Contact Master Seal to Learn More About Security Door and Window Installation in the Baltimore Area
Don’t wait another day to shore up your family’s comfort and safety at home with a security door installation. Looking for services, or even just information, about doors in the Baltimore or Washington, DC areas? Contact Master Seal online or by calling 855.608.1580. We’re excited to help you protect yourself and your family with a functional and attractive new security door.