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  • Choosing your Deadbolt and Handle Combinations for a Home Sweet Secure Home  

    Choosing your Deadbolt and Handle Combinations for a Home Sweet Secure Home  

    Home security is the top priority for homeowners everywhere. With the summer season in full swing and families spending their time on vacation or away from home for periods of time – it’s easy for your home to be left vulnerable. A critical part of your home’s security is your lockset. Here’s an in-depth look…


  • What Makes Locked Doors Vulnerable and How to Protect Your “Home Sweet Secure Home” 

    What Makes Locked Doors Vulnerable and How to Protect Your “Home Sweet Secure Home” 

    Simply locking your door doesn’t always mean you’re sufficiently protected. There are a variety of factors that can affect just how much protection you have, such as how your lock is installed, which lock you chose, if you’ve shared your code, and your door itself.   Lock Selection and Installation You’ve selected a lock and are…


  • Common Lock Problems and Fixes For a “Home Sweet Secure Home”

    Common Lock Problems and Fixes For a “Home Sweet Secure Home”

    Your Door Lock Isn’t Latching Correctly If your door isn’t latching correctly, it can be frustrating and cause for concern. Luckily, there is an easy fix. When this happens, it likely means the door latch and the strike plate are out of alignment. To fix, simply tighten the door hinge screws and then, if need…


  • Three Things to Consider –  Buying New Door Hardware for Your “Home Sweet Secure Home” 

    Three Things to Consider –  Buying New Door Hardware for Your “Home Sweet Secure Home” 

    Shopping for new door hardware can be difficult. Between the security, style, finish, and installation – it’s a lot to think through. Here are three things to consider that will make shopping for new hardware easier What level of security do you want?  This can be answered by asking yourself what door you are buying…


  • Your Home, Your Style

    Your Home, Your Style

    We all want to make sure our home is as secure as possible, and fortunately, it is simpler than ever to do so without compromising style. Whether you live in a Midcentury Modern Ranch, Modern Farmhouse, Spanish Colonial, Bohemian Craftsman, Italianate, or French Chateau, it is easy to find a lock that protects and matches…


  • New Homeowner Checklist: Simplifying Your House’s Needs

    New Homeowner Checklist: Simplifying Your House’s Needs

    As a new homeowner, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the necessary maintenance and upkeep that your new house may require. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can break things down to put everything in perspective. Whether your home is walk-in ready or a major fixer-upper, you can use this checklist to simplify the…


  • Focus on Finish for your “Home Sweet Secure Home”

    Focus on Finish for your “Home Sweet Secure Home”

    No matter where you live, unpredictable summer weather is always a possibility. This time of year, heat waves, hurricanes along the east coast, tornadoes in the Midwest and monsoons and dust storms in the desert areas of the southwest cause damage to homes across the country. Making sure your house is best suited to stand up to…


  • Summer Fun and your “Home Sweet Secure Home”

    Summer Fun and your “Home Sweet Secure Home”

    Now that July is underway, the dog days of summer are officially upon us. That means barbeques and pool parties with friends and family, competitive games of cornhole in the backyard and lots of sunshine. However, that sunshine brings with it a ton of concerns for homeowners to worry about, particularly when it comes to…