Flatirons Locksmiths: New House, Beautiful Locks? Don’t Neglect the Details…

Flatirons Locksmiths: New House, Beautiful Locks? Don’t Neglect the Details…

Ornamental front door handleCongratulations on your new house! The countless hours of planning, building, and move-in will all be worth the satisfaction you feel in making it your home. Of course you have taken the time to select the perfect tile and hardwood, custom lighting and fixtures, and color palettes that will create an environment that reflects your personality… but what about the locks and entry handles?

Necessary for the security of a home, the locks serve a functional purpose. At the same time the locks are the first hands-on impression a guest has of your home. Think of how you would feel about a house that had loose-fitting or wiggling doorknobs, or off-set handles…the impression would be that of a homeowner who did not care about the maintenance and appearance of his home.

“This Old House” gurus tout the need to keep locks and handles secure, yet beautiful. For exterior doors, they suggest a combination of dead bolt and door lock to provide the ultimate security. Features such as double-torqued springs to prevent sagging, heavy-duty strike plates, and non-tarnishing finishes are all considerations. Interior doors should still provide the option for privacy and durability, but should also reflect the theme and finishes of the home.

Whether you are selecting your own locks and handles or leaving it to your designer, keep in mind the functionality and safety as well as the form and beauty. Consider hiring a locksmith to install your locks and handles. Even the most well-designed lock is only as reliable as the proper installation. A locksmith knows the intricacies of setting and installing locks to maximize their performance and lifetime.

Are you building in the Boulder County, Colorado area? Serving Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Erie, Niwot and Longmont, Flatirons Locksmiths can provide you with the professional service to complete the final finishes on your home. Lock installation is completed by our technicians after we provide a quote to guarantee your satisfaction. We invite you to contact us to discuss how we can help you make your home safe and beautiful with the installation of your locks.