Sliding patio doors are a beautiful and functional addition to any home. However, they can also make people feel less safe. Sliding glass doors are often left unlocked, have simpler locks than main entry doors, and are often hidden from view, making it easier for someone to enter your home unnoticed. To feel more secure in your home, here are some ways to burglar-proof your sliding patio doors for a safe and comfortable home year-round.
Are you looking for a new sliding patio door for your home? The door pros at Master Seal can help. Serving the greater Baltimore and D.C. area, Master Seal provides quality with and door installation. With over 40,000 installations, Master Seal is here to help you improve your home’s value, look, and safety. Call us now at 855.608.1580 to get a quote on patio doors.
Burglar-Proofing Sliding Glass Doors for Safety and Comfort
There are many approaches to securing a sliding glass door. It’s essential to choose the right system for your door and needs. A shatterproof door provides built-in security, making it more difficult for someone to break the glass and enter your home. Here are some other ways to secure your sliding glass door.
Install Blocking Bars
A metal or wooden bar along your sliding door’s bottom track is an easy and inexpensive way to keep a burglar from opening your door. The bar should be long enough to allow only a minimal opening. If you’re looking for a more advanced solution, a “Charlie Bar” is a fold-down arm that blocks the door at waist level, which is easier for you to remove when you want to unlock the door.
Install a Security Pin
With your sliding door securely closed, drill a hole through the door frame that slides into the edge of the stationary door. Do not drill all the way through. From here, insert the steel security pin.
Apply Shatterproof Film
A shatterproof film can help prevent burglars from entering your home if you have an older door without shatterproof glass. It can also prevent damage from harsh weather.
Get a Monitored Alarm System
An alarm system can be your first and last line of defense when protecting your home. Placing an alarm at your patio door is often more beneficial than one at your main entry. A camera alarm system can also help keep an eye out for wildlife and neighborhood pets who might frequent your patio at night. The presence of an alarm can deter burglars and help make you feel more secure, especially if you forget to lock your sliding door.
These are only a few ways to help keep your sliding door secure. When in doubt, call a professional to help find the safest, most effective way to keep your patio and home secure.
Secure Your Sliding Patio Door with the Door Pros
If you want to increase your home entry in the greater Baltimore area, the team at Master Seal can help. Based in Parkville, Maryland, Master Seal offers professional door installation across the DMV. With over 20 years in the door and window field, our team can help you with:
- Steel entry doors
- Fiberglass entry doors
- Aluminum storm doors
- Security storm doors
- Sliding Patio doors
Our pros can help with almost any style door or window project, including:
No matter the size and scope of your door or window project, Master Seal can help.
Call Master Seal Now to Learn More About Patio Door Installation and Security
Call us now at 855.608.1580 to speak to a specialist and book a free in-home consultation.