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How to Deal With Common Patio Door Security Mistakes

Some homeowners are hesitant about having patio doors installed because of security issues. However, with proper installation and by choosing quality hardware, your patio door can be just as secure as your entry door.

Avoid These MistakesUsing simple latches – Your patio door should have the same level of hardware security as your front door. Go for multi-point latches for hinged French doors and reach-out latches for sliding doors.
Choosing single-pane glass – Single-pane glass isn’t only inefficient, but also easier to break, which defeats the purpose of a lock. Multipane, ENERGY STAR® doors won’t only help secure your home, but also give you savings on heating and cooling costs.
Showing too much of your interior – While they can give you unobstructed outdoor views, sliding doors can show too much of your interior if they’re not installed on the right side of the house. If this is the case, then treatments like windows and blinds can help as well as using privacy film.
Renewal by Andersen® Patio Door HardwareAt Renewal by Andersen®, we offer a wide range of styles and finishes of patio door hardware. Our gliding patio door locks feature a unique Andersen® reach-out locking system that pulls the door panel tightly into the jamb for weather tightness and improved security. You also have the option to add a gliding door auxiliary foot lock for added security when the door is locked. It also allows you to have the operating panel partially open.
Meanwhile, our hinged patio door locks have a five-point locking system that improves energy efficiency and increases level of security. They can also come with an optional handle extension kit, which creates more clearance for shades and blinds.
Renewal by Andersen of Memphis is one of the area’s leading door and window installation companies. Call us at (901) 979-4460, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation.

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