In urban environments, like Baltimore and Washington DC, security gates are common on most home and business entryways. High-quality residential or commercial steel entry doors protect from burglary, theft, and home invasion. Security gates are one of a variety of security measures you should consider for protecting your home, your family, your business, or your property. At Master Seal, we also recommend upgrading the locks on your front entry and patio doors, including the standard door lock, latch locks for sliding glass doors, and deadbolt locks for french doors. We also offer security window doors and security storm doors to complement the other security measures you may have in place or be considering – like motion-activated outdoor lighting and alarm systems. Talk with the Master Seal team about security gate options in Baltimore and Washington DC at this number 855.608.1580.
Why You Need Security Gates
Security gates are a good investment for any home or property owner, especially in Baltimore or Washington DC. Investing in safety offers the following advantages:
- wards off potential break-ins
- shows potential buyers that the home or property is secure
- potentially lowers your insurance premium
- gives you peace of mind.
When you feel safer, you’ll worry less both when at home or away from your property. Like any security measure you put in place, an investment in security gates can also increase your property values when you are being appraised. Don’t forget that they can lower the cost of your home insurance, especially when paired with other home or business security measures.
Budgeting for Security Gates
So what should you be planning for, as far as cost? Like anything, it depends. Labor costs in your area of the country, demand, and material costs can all play a part in how much security gates and installation will cost you.
Do a quick Google search and you’ll see costs of security gate doors starting at around $200 and going up from there. If you’re thinking that a regular storm door will do the trick, think again. They will certainly be effective at protecting your entry door and home from bad weather protection, and as another layer that a burglar has to get through, but they are not all made for high-security purposes. For installation costs – again dependent on the product you choose and going hourly rates in your area – you may want to consider a budget starting at $300, knowing that once you get an estimate from a business or two you will have a better idea.
When homeowners or businesses decide to buy a security gate, they should get quotes from several reputable companies and installers. Some companies, like Master Seal, will offer the option to purchase the security gates and installation through them, while others will install an item you have already purchased. Either way, professional installation of a security gate is highly recommended. The last thing you want is for your investment in security to fail against the attempts of an intruder. An experienced installer will make sure your security gate unit will open, close, and secure, all while they are there installing it. Plus, you’ll want to check the manufacturer’s warranty, as many require professional installation to cover the product.
Invest in Your Safety With Master Seal
At Master Seal, we offer a large selection of patio security gate expert installation packages. Security gates are the first point of access into a home or business, and also the first point of protection from outside intruders. While security gates and doors are an investment, the peace of mind and sense of security you will gain is invaluable. Our team can work with your budget to come up with a security plan that works for you.