Patio doors are a great addition to your home as they provide a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces. They also help brighten up your room and give you a beautiful view of your yard. Like your entry door, they must have efficient and high-quality locks.
Keep on reading to learn the solutions to common patio door security mistakes from a trusted door and window company.
Broken Sliding Door Locks
The most common type of lock used in patio doors is mortise locks. They are secure but they tend to break and bend over time. Once the lock of your sliding door breaks, it’s best to replace it. To check the condition of your mortise lock, remove it as well as the handle from the door. Usually, there are tiny screws inside that secures the lock and handle to the door. Check the latch for bends or damage and if there are issues, you’ll need to replace the lock with a new one.
Locks for Kid and Pet Safety
Your lifestyle and current situation determine the best locks to use for your patio door. You can keep your pets and kids safe by making sure your lock is out of their reach. Look for locks that can withstand tampering and picking to keep intruders out. Typically, locks with keys are the most difficult to break. Having at least one lock can further improve your home’s security.
Quality Patio Door Lock Options
At Renewal by Andersen®, we don’t just offer superior replacement windows and doors but also high-quality locks. Our door hardware options will keep your home secure while accentuating its beauty.
The unique Andersen® reach-out locking system of our gliding patio door locks pulls the door panel tightly into the jamb for weathertightness and improved security. Moreover, our hinged patio door locks feature a five-point locking system for enhanced security and energy efficiency. You can also add an optional handle extension kit, which adds more clearance for interior blinds and shapes.
We an optional gliding door auxiliary foot lock as well, for added security while the door is in the locked position. It can also hold the operating panel partially open. Exterior locks are also available in all our patio doors.
Whether you need new patio doors or casement windows, you can turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City. Call us at (913) 385-1300 or fill out our contact form to schedule your consultation. We work with clients in Kansas City, MO.