admin. Interior Design. March 15th , 2018.
We must keep our home safe by adding lock to each entry point like the windows and doors so that people can’t enter our house easily. It is easy to keep our home safe, we just need to add locks to our doors and use dead bolts for our steel coated doors. What about our sliding door? Can a simple sliding door lock secure our sliding door and keep our house safe? Let us see how to increase the security of a sliding door.
If you’re planning to install extra sliding door lockto improve your sliding door security, you must first test your existing lock first. Almost all sliding doors are designed with lock only on one of both sides and this lock usually is located in the door’s handle. This latch lock even though small is able to hold our sliding door to its frame. Before you add extra locks to your sliding door, you should first check this lock and make sure it is working.
To see if this sliding door lock is working, you need to close your sliding door, lock the door and try hard to pull and open the door. If your sliding door moves, its latch is not catching your sliding door properly. The moving door is also a sign that the door’s latch getting loose from its frame. To handle this problem, you can replace or just repair the latch. If you can’t fix by yourself, hire a professional contractor or door installer that will help you fixing the lock of your sliding door.
Installing slide lock bar sounds really complicated, but it is not as complicated as you think. Sliding door lock bar is just a thick metal bar or wood dowel. We only need to cut it and fit it with our sliding door’s bottom track. To lock the sliding door, you only need to fit metal bar or dowel into its track. This provides great secure to your home since this can’t be opened even though someone can remove or damage your door’s latching lock.
Instead of looking for new sliding door lock, it is better to keep your sliding door’s rollers and tracks working smoothly. Without a proper maintenance, sliding door won’t move properly and someone can lift the door from the track easily. So if you find out that your sliding door doesn’t move smoothly, lift the door out of its track and clean everything so that the door will run smoothly again.
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