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Home Improvement  /  June 2, 2020

4 Residential Locks and Their Do’s and Don’ts

Door locks are an essential part of any residential space because they provide safety and security for the residents. Choosing the right door lock from the many available door lock types is very important. There are some cases where the homeowner has used the wrong door lock for their doors. Let’s discuss the different door lock types and their do’s and don’ts.

1. Latch locks – Latch locks are a bit specific when it comes to where they can be used. For example, compression latch locks work best on cabinets and bookcases, but they are not a good choice for the exterior of a home. Use latch locks for gates, cabinets, windows and animal pens. Don’t use them for high-traffic areas and spaces that require great security.

2. Keyed knobs – Keyed knobs are a good choice for your front door and for the rooms inside your home. However, when using keyed locks for your front door, you will also need to use deadbolts. Keyed locks alone won’t provide the security that your front door needs.

3. Double-sided deadbolts – A double-sided deadbolt requires a key to both lock and unlock it. They are an excellent choice for glass doors and windows. A burglar will not be able to smash a glass door or window, and then retract the deadbolt by reaching inside.

4. Padlocks – Padlocks are different from other locks because they can be removed. This makes them a good choice for gates and chains. Using a padlock on a door is not a good idea, however, because you can only access a padlock from one side. You don’t want to have the possibility of being locked inside a room with no way to access the padlock.

If you feel that you’re not using the right door locks for your home, then give us a call. Our skilled handymen can help you by replacing all of your door locks for you. They can also perform other home improvement tasks like painting, electrical work, flooring installation and more. We always actively listen to our customers needs, and we always do our best to exceed their expectations. Call us at (817) 527-3600 to learn more about our services and products. You can also request a free estimate here.

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