Security Features to Add to Your Windows and Doors

Apart from being more eco-conscious in building homes, a growing interest in security features—specifically those that can deter break-ins—has also increased among homeowners.

Security Features to Add to Your Windows and Doors

Nowadays, it’s no longer enough to have security alarms and cameras. Although they have their own advantages, many people have come to realize that these security systems aren’t really able to do much when it comes to crime prevention. By the time the alarm sets off and the police show up, what’s done is done.

Many homeowners are now looking into fortifying their homes, specifically their doors and windows. Whether you have hinged French doors or simple panel doors, these tips from Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento can help ensure that different entry points in your home will stand against bad guys.


Steel bars can prevent burglars from entering your home through the windows. Motion-sensitive lights are also a good addition to your windows as they can discourage nighttime prowlers from making a burglary attempt.


1. Deadbolt

An average home in the U.S. usually has more than two entry doors so it can be expensive to have a ballistic-rated door for every entrance. A cheaper yet effective alternative to this is a top-quality deadbolt. It’s an affordable solution so you can have your patio doors protected as well.

Make sure the bolt extends at least an inch into the door frame. The strike plate, which mounts the door frame and holds the bolt, should be attached with screws that are at least three inches long. It’s best to have a professional do the installation for you as it requires precise measuring and drilling.

2. Door Reinforcer

A door reinforcer is a U-shaped metal plate wrapped around the outer edge of a wooden door. Typically used only with deadbolts, it prevents your door from being pried open.

3. Door Jammer

A door jammer is basically a door stopper on a stick, and it’s perfect for doors with knobs. It looks similar to a footed cane, and you can have the top hooked under the doorknob while the base grips the floor. This prevents your door from being opened inward.

Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento provides superior workmanship. Whether you need sliding French doors or double-hung windows installed in your home, you can rely on us to deliver quality results. Call us at (916) 226-3359 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Roseville, CA, and nearby areas.