Enhancing Home Security with High-Performance Doors and Windows
Home security is a serious issue that should be a priority for every homeowner.
After all, your home is most likely your most important and most significant investment. You’ve poured a lot of love– and money– into the place, and it’s where you and your family live… so keeping it safe and secure is absolutely essential.
Still, for someone unfamiliar with the basics of home security, the prospect of enhancing your home’s security might be intimidating to you. You might not even be sure where to start!
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The design experts here at Kaufman By Design are here to demystify the process and offer elegant solutions to keep your home gorgeous and safe.
What’s a high-performance door?
A high-performance door is simply a door that offers special features to enhance your home’s security.
These might include the material they’re made from– super-sturdy hardwood like mahogany, or a material like wrought iron.
If you’re really serious about home security, you can also consider a door that offers advanced locking mechanisms and even biometric entry. Imagine never having to carry a house key again, and just using your fingerprint to enter your home! It seems futuristic, but the technology is available now.
What’s a high-performance window?
The term “high-performance” for both windows and doors can refer to a few different things. One of the most popular uses of the term refers to window insulation that helps to keep heat or air conditioning from escaping through cracks and gaps, which can greatly decrease your energy bills.
However, for the purposes of this blog, we’re referring to windows designed for enhanced home security.
High-performance windows are made from ultra-durable materials. Consider how easily an older, single-paned window can break upon impact– merely closing the door too hard during cold weather could cause that old glass to break!
What are the benefits of high-performance doors and windows?
Additional home security and energy efficiency are pretty great benefits on your own, but investing in high-performance windows and doors can actually offer even more benefits!
One of the most important is the increase in real estate value.
If you’ve made the investment into ultra-secure, high-quality entry points into your home, when it comes time to sell your home, your investment will make it much more appealing to potential buyers.
Anyone looking to buy a house will naturally be drawn to the peace of mind that comes with a safe and secure home.
Plus, a great-looking custom door can make a huge difference in curb appeal. In fact, choosing the right door reportedly can add as much as $10,000 onto the sale value of your home.