Door Locks. Thursday , December 07th , 2017 - 04:01:34 AM
If you are still looking for the best garage door locks to secure your garage, here are some advice and information gathered from law enforcement and security systems personnel. Choosing Door Locks Replace standard door locks that usually come with garage doors as they are not resistant to picking, hammering and other attacks. For overhead doors that roll up or tilt up, secure them with bolts or padlocks that are installed in the center of the tracks one-fourth of an inch above the roller when the door is closed. You can also choose a padlock and bolt combination and extend the bolt into the metal sleeve and have it recessed into the driveway by about two or three inches. If you choose a padlock and latch combination, make sure the hasp is correctly installed and that the screws are not exposed.
Stanley Aluminum Deadbolt Lock & Key Cylinder This deadbolt lock, also available at hardwarestore.com, is ideal for garage doors that have locking hubs. Its key cylinder lock has a solid tumbler and it replaces most overhead garage door locks made of steel or wood. All its parts, including the mounting hardware, fasteners and plates are all made of metal. National Hardware Deadbolt V7651 Garage Door Lock This aluminum deadbolt lock, available at shop.com, is resistant to burglar attacks because the two-inch lock cylinder is installed on the outside while the lock body is installed on the inside, making a rectangular notch in a locking bar assembly which is 3.5-inch long. It is in chrome finish and weighs 0.75 pounds. On the whole, the best garage door locks are the ones that work with your other door hardware, that fit the type of your garage door and that are strong enough to resist attacks and severe weather.
If your door only uses the one hole it is possible to carefully dismantle the gearbox and sway over the sheared gear for the redundant gear and then re-assemble for an easy fix. This can save you £75 for a new strip so is well worth trying. Its a secret tip that a lot of locksmiths would prefer the customer did not know! Once the lock is repaired and back in the door you may find that door still fells stiff on locking. This is probably the reason your door failed in the first instance and it needs to be resolved before you continue regular use of the uPVC door. Usually an adjustment on the top hinge of the door, winding the screw a few turns to pull the top corner of the door up and inwards will solve the issue. Some more misaligned doors will require keeps in the frame adjusting to ensure the lock is meshing smoothly without forcing. You should never be forcing the handle up when locking the door, if it does not work smoothly you will be applying unnecessary force and ultimately break the lock again. I hope that this quick guide is of use and saves you all some money, however if you feel anything here is out of your depth or you lack the required tools to do so, please call a local locksmith to help.
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