Earlier on this year, two men claiming to be customs officers forced their way into an elderly residents’ home in Worksop, stealing money and jewellery. Thankfully, one of them has already been arrested in connection with the burglary but, with this in mind, it’s unsurprising that secure doors and windows are the third most popular feature that UK property buyers look for in their new home.
As the most budget-friendly door option around, we often get asked just how safe uPVC doors truly are. So, if you’re wondering if uPVC doors can offer your family the right levels of security, please continue reading.
How secure are uPVC doors?
Don’t be fooled by the affordable price tag; uPVC doors are incredibly safe and secure, providing outstanding performance and durability. Low maintenance, thermally efficient, and acoustically sound, it’s an ideal material to use for front and back doors alike. At Global Windows, our uPVC doors are go the extra mile because they’re available with the Elite locking system from DGS.
Our uPVC doors absolutely dispel the misconception that uPVC is cheap and therefore lacks the security aspects that other door materials can offer. Exceeding Building Regulation requirements for security and efficiency, their impressive 70mm wide profiles are also PAS 24 accredited. So, when you lock up for the night, you know that you’re in for a peaceful and secure night’s sleep.
How can I make my front door more secure?
If your front door is single glazed, it’s imperative that you upgrade to double glazing. If you’re looking for even higher levels of security, the unparalled features of the composite door may be just what you’re looking for. Coated in a Glass Reinforced Polyester skin (GRP), the fusion of high-performance materials and reinforced glass is highly sought-after in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, Sheffield, and beyond.
Nottinghamshire Police have a helpful home security quiz that allows you to look at your home through the eyes of a potential burglar and see how secure it really is.
6 tips to burglar proof the doors in your home
Here are a few other ways to keep your home safe and secure:
- Upgrade your locks
- Protect your locks with extra hardware
- Invest in stronger doors
- Replace single glazed doors with double glazed doors
- Ensure your door hinges are not exposed
- Keep your doors locked at all times
- Keep keys away from the door in the house, keep them in a drawer or a cupboard somewhere safe and out of the way
Safe and secure uPVC doors from Global
There are no half-measures when it comes to the safety and security of your home. Utilising superbly strong uPVC door profiles, you can rest easy that your home is secured against the most strong-willed of intruders. With options like laminated, toughened, double, and triple glazing, and a number of security upgrades, you can sleep soundly with a Global uPVC door upgrade.