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Just How Secure Are New Custom Fiberglass Entry Doors?

Just How Secure Are The Entry Doors Installed By Today’s Entry Doors?

Learn How We Reinforce The Vulnerable Points To Secure Orange County Homes

When you invest in a gorgeous new custom-designed entry door, you know it’s about much more than just beauty and aesthetics. The door’s primary function is to exist as a portal that also helps SECURE your home.

This is why we ONLY install The Very Best Doors that are well-built, incredibly sturdy, long-lasting, durable, and strong for our Orange County customers (and surrounding areas).

But here’s the secret – when it comes to Fiberglass Doors or really any other residential door, security doesn’t come primarily from the lock and hardware. Those definitely help, but when someone really wants to get inside, they need to break through the points of the door where the locks meet the frame (which hopefully isn’t in a weakened state).

A few quick points on the subject you should know:

  • A home intrusion is committed every 16 seconds in the United States.
  • Around 60% of burglars use forcible entry to gain access to a home.
  • Typically, burglars spend less than 60 seconds breaking into a home.
  • The more difficult it is to gain access, the more likely a burglar is to reconsider the attack.

What About Barricades Or Braces?

They’re effective, sure, but the downside of these devices is that they can only be armed when you’re inside. They leave your home vulnerable when you’re away.

To show you an integral part of our Proven Process, below is a video we made to illustrate the extra steps we take to ensure your new high-caliber entry door is EXTRA secure. We included a full transcription below as well.

Video Transcription

“Home invasion can happen to anybody, at any time. Your front or side door could be a vulnerable point of entry. Properly installed, your door lock is only part of the answer. Usually the problem isn’t the door or the hardware, it’s the wood frame that surrounds the door. The weak points are where the locks engage the frame.”

“Today’s Entry Doors uses a proprietary installation method to enhance security at these vulnerable points. We go above and beyond just following manufacturer instructions. We reinforce those areas of concern with individual 16-guage galvanized steel plates which are in turn secured to the house framing.”

 

“Then, on the other side of the framing, each hinge is also reinforced by replacing two standard hinge screws with two 3-inch #10 screws. This not only adds strength, but keeps the jams from being spread apart. ”

“No other door dealer or big box goes to these extremes to secure your home. We know that buying an entry door is about security as much as it is about looks and functionality. That’s why each and every new door installed by Today’s Entry Doors will have these security enhancements.”

Wrapping Up: We Offer A Wide Selection Of Locking Systems!

Whether you need your home to become what we like to call a mini-Fort Knox, or you just want the latest tech and locking systems in place, the specialists at Today’s Entry Doors can help. Feel free to Contact Us at your earliest convenience and we’ll be happy to tell you all about the security levels of the entry door systems we install (and really anything else you want to know). We look forward to hearing from you!

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The Problems That Can Arise With Poor Door Installation

To ensure that your new door is installed properly and with great efficiency, it’s important to hire a licensed and experienced company.  Many problems can arise with poor door installation and the pros at Today’s Entry Doors make sure that your new door is safe and secure and will last for a long time.  To understand why it is important to have a licensed professional install your new door, here are some problems that can arise with poor door installation.

Here at Today’s Entry Doors, we install each door using our highly effective proprietary method of installation, to ensure that your door is installed securely and make sure that it is fastened to the door frame the correct way. We also have created a 16-gauge steel security plate of our own that is a reinforcement for the meeting between the lock and the door and is attached to the actual house frame.

Problems that can arise with poor installation

Issues with Security

If a door is not installed properly, it may make it much easier for intruders to enter your home. Whether the door is not flush against the door mount or the locks are not lined up correctly, this gives thieves a chance to take advantage of the situation and easily enter your home.

An Invasion of Pests

If there is an improper fit, which can happen with an unprofessional door company, air gaps may be present. If there is any air flow between the door and your home, this gives way to an invasion of pests that can infest your home. It’s important to make sure that a licensed professional is there to make sure that the door is flush and sealed and that no pests will be allowed in.

Higher Energy Bills Because of Drafts

Many customers choose to install a new door to decrease their energy bills, increase the appeal of their front porch area, and increase safety. However, if a door is not installed properly, this means that air can get in and because of this, increased air conditioning and heating may be necessary, which will increase your energy bills.

Issues With Your Door Opening & Closing

This is yet another safety issue that can cause havoc if a door is not installed properly. Does your door not fit? Was it not measured before it was installed? Perhaps, it was not customized to fit, or the measurements were off? When there is an issue with opening and closing a door, it’s important to have an expert to assess what has happened and install a door properly that is functional without issues.

Extreme Damage to the Hinges & Integrity of the Door

The more and more you use your door when it has been installed poorly, the more damage there will be to the hinges. It will also cause issues to the integrity of the door over time leading to sooner replacements and more issues with drafts, air gaps and increased pests.

Besides the many advantages of working with a licensed and knowledgeable door installer, Today’s Entry Doors has door options that include bluetooth recognition, flexible security with digital keys, one-touch entry, customization and e-notifications as well as in-home integration.

Focusing on security is one of the main reasons that Todays’ Entry Doors has been a leader in door installation and customization in Orange County, CA.  We want to make sure our customers are safe, secure, and also know that they can reach out to us with questions, concerns, and any issues that arise.

Today’s Entry Doors has a proven process that incorporates a high set of core values and ethics along with well-trained licensed professionals who ensure that your door is installed correctly.

Feel free to take a look around our gallery to start thinking about some incredible ways to make your home your own by creating the door of your dreams.

Interested in learning more about door installation and why it’s important to have a door professionally installed?   If you’re in or directly around the Orange County, CA area, feel free to reach out to schedule your free consultation here!

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We Even Install Doors On Holidays!

Dependable? We Once Made A Tough Custom Installation Happen On A Holiday For Customers In A Scheduling Pinch

Every Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm you can come on down to our comprehensive showroom and see it’s busier than the dickens. Completely gangbusters. One local homeowner after another streaming in with smiles on their faces, ready to learn!

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How Much Does It Cost To Replace French Doors?

Turns Out, The Cost Of Replacing French Doors Can Vary DRAMATICALLY. Like Anything Else, It Comes Down To Materials, Brands, And Customization.

What’s It Cost To Replace French Doors?

Hello, you must be getting ready to replace a set of french doors in your home. How exciting! The updated look is going to be fabulous. 

Today you’re wondering what the numbers might look like. Perhaps this is your first time replacing doors in your home? 

No matter what the circumstances, here’s the bottom line:
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Why Only Professionals Should Install Entry Doors

Door Installation Is Not A Simple Home Project. Leave It To The Professionals Who Spend Every Day Of Their Lives Installing Entry Doors.

Home improvements like a new door and installation are an investment, and many homeowners on a budget are afraid to spend too much. Because of this, DIY door installations have begun to rise in popularity. The idea is that homeowners will only have to pay for the door and not the installation. Plus, it can make a homeowner feel quite accomplished if they’re able to do a successful DIY project.
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What To Expect From Today’s Entry Doors

We’re The Orange County Door Company

That Communicates Clearly During Your Entire Project

Do you know the biggest complaint homeowners have with replacement door companies and other home services contractors?

It’s not delays or ordering mistakes, frustrating as those can sometimes be.

No, what really irritates homeowners is a failure to communicate about the status of the project. There is too much silence between signing your contract and installation day.

At Today’s Entry Doors of Orange County, crystal clear communication is our calling card. We have designed a professional process to communicate with you every step of the way.

Our process also eliminates many issues before they become problems. But if they do become problems, we’re 100% transparent with you about what happened and when it will be solved.

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What Sets Us Apart From Other “Door Companies”

Unlike Most Other Door Installers, Doors Are ALL We Do. We Eat, Sleep, And Breathe Doors!

If you search Orange County, you’ll find plenty of companies that call themselves door companies. Today’s Entry Doors is one of them, but there’s something that sets us apart. It’s that something that allows us to offer truly quality entry doors, that brings our customers back to us over and over again. But what is it? What sets us apart from a crowd of “door companies” and gives us the reputation for excellence that we’ve earned.
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