Most homeowners feel very safe in their San Diego home. It is one of the many reasons why we all live in the beautiful communities of San Diego. It doesn’t get much better than sandy beaches, parks, palms and safe neighborhoods.
But how safe is your house really?
Most people use the front door to enter and exit their home. These entry doors are usually made out of wood or fiberglass and are built to withstand more aggressive approaches by burglars. On the other hand, our patio doors are the most common entry point for burglars. They are usually hidden in the back, so you do not see from the street what is going on. Unfortunately, most San Diego homeowners are not aware how bad their patio doors really are. If you are one of the lucky homeowners whose home is already updated with a dual pane energy efficient patio door your house is much safer than homeowners who still have an old wood or aluminum patio door. The new doors are usually equipped with dual latches (impossible to lift) and deadbolts. Old aluminum or wood sliding patio doors are often very easy to open, even when they are locked.
Over the years, I’ve seen thousands of homes. It is very common, especially in San Diego, for aluminum sliding patio doors to be installed backwards. That means the sliding portion of the door is actually on the outer side of the door. This makes it very easy for anybody to just come in and lift the entire door off the latch, regardless if it is locked or not. The burglars know about this and can enter your home within seconds, without breaking the glass or picking the lock. It is truly scary how easy it is.
I would urge any San Diego homeowner who has not yet updated their house with vinyl dual pane energy efficient doors, to do so as soon as possible. It will improve the safety of your house, as well as the look and overall value of the house. The Sliding Patio Door from Anlin Window Systems has one of the top safety ratings in the country. It comes equipped with a multi-point locking system that locks the door to the jamb for added security. This system passed stringent California Forced Entry (CFE) resistance tests. Anlin locking door screens are made with heavy-duty extruded frames and include a flush-mounted, self-latching handle. We are including, for added security, a deadbolt to each door we install.
Please contact BM Windows today for a free in-home consultation on your new, safer sliding patio door.