At some point, you may feel the need to replace the locks of your entry door to heighten the safety and privacy of your home. Renewal by Andersen® of Louisville/Lexington, your trusted door and window company, discusses the things you need to know when tackling this simple project.
Replacing Vs. Rekeying
Changing your entry door lock may involve either one of these two methods. On one hand, you remove the existing lock from the door, including the handle, and then install a brand new one. On the other hand, you realign the pins and springs of the lock’s inner components, matching it to the new key. Whatever you choose, both methods help make sure old keys will no longer open the lock.
Lost or Stolen Keys Require Rekeying
This is the first thing you should do when your house keys are either lost or stolen. In doing so, no one can gain access to your home. The only time a replacement is needed is if the lost or stolen key is the only one for your entry door.
Choose Better Locks
Similar to getting replacement windows, you can upgrade your entry door’s lock to a better, more secure one. Modern door locks offer top-notch technology that both simplifies and improves home security. Some of today’s locks feature a numeric keypad where you can program a digit code. Smart locks, meanwhile, can be accessed using a mobile device. They send an alert to your phone, tablet, or PC if the door is unlocked in your absence.
Damaged Locks Require Replacement
The lock and all its internal components will eventually become damaged due to wear. Inserting the wrong key into the lock or the repetitive movement of locking and unlocking the door over time may cause issues of turning. Instead of rekeying it, a replacement would be the best way to solve the problem.
When it comes to doors, Renewal by Andersen of Louisville/Lexington is committed to offering a full array of products to meet your unique tastes and needs. Our entry and patio doors are customizable—you can choose from our wide selection of colors, materials, and hardware. You can also revitalize your home further with our replacement windows, from bay windows to sliding windows.
Call us today at (502) 716-7264 or (859) 629-4649. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free in-home consultation. We serve residents of Louisville, KY, and the surrounding areas.