In the not-so-distant past, homeowners only considered changing the locks on their home when there was some sort of security breach. Losing one's keys, experiencing a break-in or asking someone to find new housing elsewhere were the primary motivators for calling a locksmith and changing the locks.
Today, however, homeowners have access to a wide range of choices when it comes to purchasing new locks for their house, and there are many more (and more positive) reasons to make a change.
Have you Remodeled Your Home?
During the process of remodeling, many homeowners become so focused on the big changes taking place that they overlook the smaller details. Once a remodel is complete, many people look around and realize that their existing door hardware does not mesh with the new style of their home.
This is the perfect time to update door hardware and locks. There are so many different styles and finishes to choose from that every homeowner can be assured of finding just the right pieces to complete their new look.
Do Your Locks Look Worn Out?
As we settle into our homes and go about the tasks that make up our daily lives, we often become accustomed to all of the little things that have broken or become worn over the years. After a certain period of time, we don't even notice that the locks and door hardware in our home have outlived their useful lives. We get used to jiggling that handle to get a door to open, or to having to push inward in order to get our key to fit the dead bolt lock.
Take the time to walk through your home and examine the hardware and locks on each door. Are they still functioning as intended? Do they appear worn or excessively dated? It might be time to consider updating the locks and door hardware, which can breathe new life into your existing space.
Has Your Life Changed?
Finally, it should be noted that as our lives change, so do our needs in regards to locks and door hardware. Families with small children may want to replace level-style door handles with knobs, so that little hands cannot easily open a door. Seniors often consider making the opposite change, spending time shopping for new door hardware that makes opening and closing doors easier to manage.
Many people are ready to try keyless entry, and can choose from a wide range of technological improvements that make it possible to lock and unlock doors remotely. There is a choice available to fit virtually every lifestyle, and every budget.
When you decide to update your home's locks and door hardware, the Pop-A-Lock team is here to help. We can guide you through the available choices and help you find a match to suit your decor, budget and lifestyle. Once you have made your selections, our residential locksmith team can install your new hardware at your convenience.