home security and front entry doors

Best Security Doors for the Home

home security and front entry doors

Keeping your home safe and secure requires careful planning and a good starting place when increasing your home’s security is your exterior doors. There are many security features for exterior doors, covering the doors themselves, locks and jambs. All the different choices and security options available can make deciding on what is best for your home difficult, but working with the experts at American Thermal Window will make navigating the choices and options easy.

Exterior Doors

A way to increase security significantly is to couple your exterior doors with steel security storm doors. Steel security doors not only help increase security for your exterior doors but also will help protect your door from the elements. With a steel security door, you home has an additional barrier between you and the outside world. Many of our past customers love that they can have their exterior doors open, but still feel secure.

Steel security doors can either have screen or plastic behind the bars and some steel security doors even have an interchangeable screen and plastic panels. With screen, you’ll be able to leave the main exterior door open in the summer months and still get a breeze from the outside. You also are able to keep the security door shut, but still, talk to people at the front door. In the colder parts of the year, plastic adds an additional barrier to prevent heat from seeping outside and helps increase the energy efficiency of your home.


All exterior doors should be equipped with at least a quality deadbolt. Deadbolts cannot be slipped and a quality deadbolt system will have a lock that cannot be picked. Thanks to technology, we can now install digital locks to completely eliminate the need for keys. Some digital locks even have remote access features via phone apps or websites. Digital locks often come with usage logs and can be coupled with video cameras so you can see who is at your door even when you are not home.

Door Jambs

The majority of people focus on the locks, which are important, but the door jamb is just, if not more important. It is important to ensure the jamb is sufficiently reinforced so the lock can do its job. American Thermal Window uses metal plates behind the jamb at the lock area. The metal plate minimizes the splitting of the jamb and helps increase the door’s security.

American Thermal Window has the Best Selection for Exterior Door Security

American Thermal Window carries more manufacturer’s brands than any of their competition in Chicago. What this means for your home’s security is that we have more options and features for exterior door security than anywhere else in Chicago. Our Sales team is happy to discuss security options and features for any of our doors, and even windows.

Chicago’s Best Entry Door Company

American Thermal Window has over 35 years experience installing entry doors throughout Chicagoland and is considered Chicago’s top rated window and door company. Everyone on the team is top notch and very experienced in selling and installing entry doors. The showroom, located at the corner of Milwaukee and Central Ave in Chicago offers many displays showcasing the different door options available.

Contact American Thermal Window

To learn more email info@americanthermalwindow.com or call (773) 774-3131