Looking to add a door knob or deadbolt onto a new door? Advanced Lock and Key in Cleveland can get you sorted in no time.
Let’s take a look at what the installation process entails and what you should know about choosing the right hardware for your new door.
When you install a brand new door in your home or commercial space, it usually won’t have any holes for the lock. That’s so that you can decide what kind of lock is right for your security needs.
A fresh or new lock installation, then, requires the locksmith to cut the holes in the door. These new installations can be done on wood, metal, and even glass doors.
Fresh installations also refer to doors that may have a hole for the doorknob but need an extra hole cut for a deadbolt or upgraded lock.
Choosing the right type of door and lock combo is essential for the security of your space. Installing a heavy duty lock on a lightweight door, for instance, can encourage potential intruders to simply break the door. Likewise, installing a low security door knob on a durable metal door will leave you with a huge security vulnerability.
That’s why it’s so useful to talk to a trained locksmith to help you with your fresh installation. We know how to match the right level of door lock security with the door material. Here are a just a few of the different locks we commonly use for fresh installations:
The pros of mortise locks is that they’re durable, long-lasting, and highly secure. These locks are housed within a large cavity of the door so that lock-picking and brute force is less effective. This makes them ideal for entry doors such as the front and back doors of your home.
The biggest con of mortise locks is that they take up more space within the door. They are also too large to be installed in every door, so it’s important to talk to your locksmith about whether your door can house a mortise lock before buying one.
Another thing to be mindful of is that there is no standard size for mortise locks. That means that even though you hire a locksmith for a fresh installation now, if you want to change the mortise lock in the future, you may have to cut a new hole.
Deadbolts are another very common form of fresh installation that we provide here at Advanced Lock and Key. For most doors, this is a fairly straight-forward and easy installation.
Smart locks come in many sizes and styles, but the good news is, they can be installed in virtually every type of door. Make sure that when you purchase your smart lock, you look into what kind of setting it’s intended for. That’s because a commercial style smart lock may require a more heavy-duty door than a residential lock.
Once you’ve found the right lock type for your door, it’s time for us to drill the holes and install the lock. Some of this is done with the use of power drills and you’ll also see us use traditional tools like a chisel and mallet.
The process for a fresh installation includes:
Maybe you need a deadbolt added to your home in Tremont or you ordered a brand new door for your Downtown office. No matter what your needs, Advanced Lock and Key in Cleveland is happy to help you with your fresh installation.
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