When shopping for a new garage door, it’s easy to get tempted about the selection of colors, designs, textures, and styles. Most homeowners only focus on how the door will look on their property and how it will enhance their curb appeal. Though your garage’s appearance holds a lot of value, there’s another factor that deserves more importance: the security.
A garage door that looks great but offers burglars a chance to use as an access point to get inside your home is of no good. It should be secure enough to deter potential thieves and intruders from your residential property to keep you, your family, and your possessions safe.
Our garage door experts have put forward three useful tips for selecting a high-security garage door for your home.
Choose a Strong Material
The durability of your garage door’s material depends on the company you’re hiring for new garage door installation. Advanced garage doors use a variety of materials, including steel, aluminum, fiberglass, glass, vinyl, and other composites. We recommend installing wooden, steel, or glass garage doors with top-quality composites.
Top-quality and robust timber, layered steel, or well-made glass composite door will offer more protection against break-ins. Your local garage door company can help you pick the best material based on the weather conditions and crime situation in the area.
Windows provide for a common access point for burglars to break inside your home. We recommend installing a garage door with no windows for maximum security. However, if you need windows to let daylight in your garage, they must be at the topmost point of the door—high enough to be out of reach for someone with an average height.
This will keep the burglars from peeking inside and identifying the valuables stored in your garage. Make sure that the window glass is laminated and made with high-quality composites, making it almost unbreakable. Furthermore, the window should be too small for the intruder to climb over, in case he manages to break the glass.
Garage door keypad installation can boost the safety of your home and valuables inside your garage. It’s easier for the burglars to steal keys for your garage door before breaking-in. They can also get a fake key made in no time. Keypad access eliminates this risk and keeps you from the hassle of managing keys. Besides added security, a garage door keypad can be your savior in a home lockout situation.
If you’re looking for a high-end, safe, and secure new garage door installation in Nashville, get in touch with EasyFix Garage Door & Gate Service Inc. Connect with us at + 1 6155608948 for more information or to get a free service estimate.