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Security door an easy home upgrade

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If you're looking for greater protection for your doors than you can get from deadbolts and other locks, a steel security door may be the perfect solution. Security doors are added to the door frame on the exterior side of any standard exterior doors, similar to adding a standard screen door or storm door. They feature the strength of an all-welded steel framework and cross-bracing, along with an open steel mesh that allows for ventilation while being infinitely stronger than the aluminum or fiberglass mesh in a standard screen door. Welded steel plates allow for the installation of a deadbolt lock, creating a door that's virtually impervious to kicking, prying, lock-picking and other forms of attempted illegal entry. They're especially well-suited for vacation homes or other homes that may be vacant for extended periods of time. Now if you're picturing your house looking like the entrance to a bank vault, don't. The doors are surprisingly attractive, with a low-profile f...