Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in
Updating your front door can be as simple as adding a fresh coat
of paint and a new set of hardware. This project can easily be
tackled in an afternoon and to help you plan for this project,
we're going to show you how easy it is to install a new deadbolt lock. Before we get started, be
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in
Prioritizing exterior projects can be an overwhelming process.
You may feel like you have a million projects to get done and not
enough time - or money - to do them. Take a step back and try
prioritizing where you'll see the biggest bang for your buck. Here
are seven common exterior projects and the...
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in
Re-keying your locks often requires a visit form a local
locksmith which could prove to be more costly than replacing the
locks altogether. It pays to understand when you should re-key your
locks or opt for an upgrade. Here are four times you may consider
re-keying your exterior deadbolts and locks...
Friday, April 8, 2016 in
When it comes to choosing the best exterior door hardware, there
are many factors to consider to ensure the right fit for the style
and security of your home. Choosing a new deadbolt and handleset
may not be as simple as picking up whatever is available on the
shelf. Make sure you do your homework...
Friday, March 11, 2016 in
Installing new door hardware is an easy project that any
homeowner can take on. Whether you're a seasoned remodeler or just
getting started at tackling these projects on your own, with a
little prep work, you can update a whole home in no time. Follow
this door prep checklist to make sure your...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in
Purchasing a new home is an exciting time - especially for the
first-time buyer - but can also be overwhelming. No matter if it's
an older home, a brand new build or a recent flip, there will
always be something you need to work on. Instead of feeling
overwhelmed by the cost of always hiring a...
Thursday, January 28, 2016 in
Whether you just purchased a new home, have faulty hardware, or
just want to make an upgrade from an outdated style, there are
plenty of reasons you may need to update your door hardware. How do
you determine which hardware is best for your needs? Here are a few
things you should consider before...
Thursday, December 3, 2015 in
The Holiday season seems to arrive faster and faster with each
passing year. We've blinked and it's December. Before you know it,
you'll be traveling to visit family and friends or hosting guests
at your home. Check one thing off your list this weekend by making
sure your home is safe and secure so...
Monday, November 30, 2015 in
With the hustle and bustle of the holidays and change in
seasons, there are plenty of things to worry about as you wrap up
the year. Don't let your front door be one of them. Here are five
things you should consider doing before winter settles in.
Exterior by Newtown
Architects & Building...
Friday, November 20, 2015 in
Keeping your exterior door hardware looking like new while it
builds up with dirt, oil and other contaminates can often be
accomplished with a little warm water and a damp cloth. But what if your deadbolt is an electronic
touchscreen lock? Are there special precautions you need to take to
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in
Are you considering a home
remodeling project? There's one simple detail that is often
overlooked but actually makes a huge impact in the look and feel of
your home: your door hardware.
According to a recent survey conducted
online by Hanley Wood, 41% of
professional home builders and remodelers...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 in
Picture this. You're running
behind for work. In a rush, you lock your door from the inside,
shut the door behind you and suddenly that sinking feeling takes
over. You've locked your keys inside. Your only options are to hope
you left a window open, kick the door in or call a locksmith and
Monday, July 27, 2015 in
Are you considering updating your front door and adding a little
more curb appeal? According to this year's Hanley Wood Cost vs. Value report, a little
curb appeal can go a long way in adding value to your home. One of
the simplest and impactful ways to upgrade your curb appeal is
simply through a...
Monday, April 13, 2015 in
Curb Appeal - it's what your neighbors see daily, what your
guests see first, what helps sell your home to potential buyers and
what welcomes you home from a long day at the office. During DIY
season, Curb Appeal projects are among the professionals'
favorites. They are often quick, easy and can be...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 in
As spring works its way to life, it's time to get rid of
winter's evidence and give your home a light, clean feeling. For
some, Mother Nature may not be sure which season she wants to stick
with so we put this interior checklist together to help you tackle
little updates while you're still stuck...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in
Imagine a world where you can leave your home for a run and
never worry about hiding a key where - hopefully - no one will see.
Or imagine never locking yourself out of the house or worrying that
you might lose a spare.
That's the world many keyless lock owners live in. Here at
Schlage, we offer a...
Monday, December 29, 2014 in
It's hard to believe another year has flown by. Before we dive
in to the next one, we'd like to reflect on what you - our audience
- enjoyed most in 2014. Check out our most-read blog posts
1. Automate Your Home with Schlage Touchscreen
Deadbolt and WinkHome automation is quickly becoming a...
Monday, August 18, 2014 in
In a recent study, we found that an average American on an
average weekday interacted with door handles and locks 90+ times
per day. 90+ times per day. What other household item do
you engage with that often? With all that interaction, you would
think we were all subject matter experts on locks....
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in
It’s been firmly established that
we’re in the middle of a heatwave. What better time to dream of
cool late summer breezes and open windows? But when we can open our
windows again, don’t forget to keep security in mind. Often, a
break-in is just too easy for criminals because the homeowner
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in
Every homeowner wants their house to look as good as possible,
and with spring upon us and summer rapidly approaching, now is the
time to start thinking about your curb appeal. Home improvements
can be large, costly projects, but they don’t have to be. You can
easily add some style – and value – to...