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Ways a Garage Door Specialist Can Boost Your Home’s Security
May 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM
by Streamline Garage Doors
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Like many people, you probably see your home as a place you need to protect. Any point of entry can act as a potential weak spot for thieves, which is why you need to strengthen your property’s security accordingly. At Streamline Garage Doors, we install garage doors throughout the Thousand Oaks, CA area. We’re here to show you how the right garage door specialist will boost your home’s security.

They’ll find the right materials for your door

The first step toward creating a secure garage door is choosing the right material. All excellent garage door specialists know this, which is why experienced technicians will recommend the best materials for the region they install garage doors in. For example, we install steel garage doors throughout Ventura County. In addition to being a tough material that would-be thieves struggle to penetrate, steel is weather-resistant. This means it’s less likely to weaken over time, resulting in security benefits that last.

They reduce vulnerability with high-tech features

If you want to take your home’s security to the next level, consider asking your garage door specialist for electronic doors. Although manual garage doors are still popular, they’re not difficult for thieves to target. As such, some may see them as a weakness. In contrast, electronic doors are incredibly challenging to manipulate. This deters opportunistic burglars.

They’ll advise you on the best doors for detached garages

Many people assume a detached garage is more secure than an attached one. However, depending on the approach a thief wants to take, they can use a detached garage to their advantage. Most of these buildings feature a garage door that faces the street and an additional door that leads into your yard. If someone can enter through your garage and make their way into your yard, they then have a broader selection of windows and doors to manipulate. Fortunately, your garage door specialist can assess your building and advise you on the toughest door type and lock strength for protecting your property and your family.

Garage door specialists guard you against adverse events

If you live in an area that’s at risk of natural fires, you need to do what you can to guard your property against them. Like many people, you may partially dedicate your garage to storing old items that are flammable. For example, documents, books, and old furniture. If this is the case, finding a fire-safe door for your garage is essential. The right garage door specialist can help to ensure your door is appropriate for your locale's fire risk.
 

Enhancing your door’s aesthetic also makes it secure

Although many thieves will target a property on the basis that it has valuable contents, others may take a different approach. When a door looks old and brow-beaten, it may signal to an opportunistic thief that the person who owns the property takes a lacklustre approach to security, too. In contrast, if a door looks new and well taken care of, they may feel less inclined to try gaining entry to your property. Your garage door specialist can also update your existing installation to ensure it looks like less of an easy prospect to potential thieves.

If you’re looking for garage door specialists in Thousand Oaks come to us. At Streamline Garage Doors, our installations come in different sizes and materials. We can provide a custom fitting for your property that allows you to rest easily at night. To learn more, call us at 805-203-995.