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2 Ways to Boost Your Home's Security Without Breaking the Bank

Posted on January 30, 2018

Door Replacement in St. Paul, MN

If you can't quite stomach the cost of a high-tech home security system, you are not alone. Many homeowners find that they can rely on other means to boost their home's security. Here are a couple of ways you can keep burglars and miscreants away without overextending your budget.

Start With the Doors

Doors are one of the most common points of entry criminals use to gain access to homes. Check your doors to determine how well they'll hold up in the event of a trespass or burglary event. You can do this by kicking and shaking them. If there is a lot of movement or they seem like they want to give way, it's time for you to shop for replacement doors in St. Paul. 

All entry doors on your home should have a solid wood core or be completely made of wood. If you're looking for a high-end door that has better durability and strength, you can't go wrong with fiberglass and metal/steel reinforced doors. They are a bit more expensive and have more maintenance requirements to keep up their appearance, but they are great crime deterrents. 

Upgrade the Locks

Change all the locks on your doors and windows to prevent unauthorized access to your home. Before you purchase any locks, check their security certification to determine how secure they are. Locks that have deadbolts and a certification grade of one are the strongest and most secure for your replacement doors in St. Paul.

Your home's safety is paramount. Get in the habit of locking your doors wherever you are going to be away from your home. Pay attention to any suspicious activity and people you see in your neighborhood and participate in the neighborhood watch. 

Contact Zen Windows Twin Cities today at 763-286-6871 to upgrade your home's security and safety with quality doors. We'll go over your needs and provide you with a free estimate to review before we start any work.

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