The garage door can take up to 40% of the façade of your home. That can look like a big front door for a burglar or thief to break into and get into your home or vehicle inside. Your garage door needs to be a layer of protection for your home. So, what is the most secure garage door?
Steel Garage Doors
Steel garage doors are the toughest for a thief to break into if the door has been maintained properly.
Sectional Garage Door and Roller Garage Doors
One of the only ways to break into a garage with a roller or sectional door is to cut through it. Unless there is no one in the house or neighboring houses, this seems impractical for a thief. Roller garage doors open and close by coiling around the door barrel when the door is fully open. For a roller door a good-quality bottom slat is extremely important as it is really the only point of entry for a thief.
The design and operation of sectional garage doors make it difficult for intruders to break into, as there is no gaps to allow a forced entry. The rollers are encased in the guide tracks, and when the door is fitted behind the garage opening, there are no obvious vulnerable points to speak of.
Consider Insulated Garage Doors
Though insulation does not directly affect how hard it is to break into, it does offer another layer of protection. Insulated garage doors will help your home be more energy efficient while helping to improve the structural integrity of the garage door.
Quick Word About Wooden Garage Doors.
Wood doors are thick, solid, and heavy. They have a great amount of natural strength. Unless a thief has a robust ax or goes through a garage door window, it will be hard for them to breakthrough.
Quick Tips to Keep Your Garage Safe.
Never leave your garage door open. It is one of the top ways a burglar gets into a garage. If you have a habit of leaving it open, consider installing a timer or using the MyQ app. It lets you close your garage door from wherever you are and lets you know when the last time it was open and for how long.
Cover or obfuscate your garage door windows by frosting, tinting them or adding curtains. covering them is an easy way to prevent burglars from seeing inside and can reduce the likelihood of a break-in.
Install motion-detecting lights. Lighting that turns on when someone approaches your driveway and garage door is convenient for you and provides an added layer of safety in case someone is prowling around. Motion-activated lighting can deter potential burglars and alert you that someone is nearby.
Secure the emergency garage door release. Though your emergency garage door release can useful in an emergency, it can be a vulnerability to thieves. With the use of zip ties, it can no longer be opened from outside, but will still function from the inside as the zip ties can be easily broken.
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