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15 Essential Skills for the New Homeowner

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...

How to Choose Door Hardware for Your Home

Whether you just purchased a new home, have faulty hardware, or just want to make an upgrade from an outdated style, there are plenty of reasons you may need to update your door hardware.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...

Home Security Steps You Should Take Before the Holidays

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...

How to Prep Your Front Door for Winter

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. Farmhouse Exterior by Newtown Architects & Building...

How to Properly Clean and Care for Your Electronic Touchscreen Deadbolt

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 properly...

9 Moments You Should Consider Replacing Your Door Hardware

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...

8 Common Worries You Can Kiss Goodbye with Keyless Convenience

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 foot an...

Welcome Your Guests In Style: 5 Front Door Looks You Should Try

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...

Easy DIY Curb Appeal Projects You Can Be Proud Of

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...

Say Goodbye to Winter with this Interior Spring Cleaning Checklist

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...

Are Keyless Electronic Locks Right For You?

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...

The 5 Door Hardware Topics You Shouldn't Have Missed in 2014

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 below. 1. Automate Your Home with Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt and WinkHome automation is quickly becoming a...

A Simple Guide to Understanding Lock Talk

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....

Home Safety & Security Tips

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 forgot to...

How to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal for less than $100

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...

10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Improve Your Home's Security

Would you love a high end home security system for your house, but there's not any room for it in the budget? You're in luck! Bob Vila shows you 10 ways you can be creative and amp up your home's security without breaking the bank.   1. Window Shades  Install window and door shades that make...

Meet the New Fully Loaded Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt!

                Fully loaded multi-function lock unites Nexia(TM) Home Intelligence with keyless entry and built-in alarm technology to create a lock like no other CARMEL, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--January 03, 2013-- Redefining what it means to be secure, Schlage(R) , a brand of Ingersoll Rand, unites brains and...

How to Secure Home When Traveling for the Holidays via Houzz

Houzz: Leaving for the holidays? Even if your trip prep list is a mile long, taking the time to go through a few extra steps to ensure that your house is well cared for can bring a lot of peace of mind. Installing a home security system may be the first thing you think of, but there are plenty of...

How to Secure Your Home During a Move

Moving is one of the most stressful times in a person's life. Make your move a little easier with these Moving Tips featured on schlage.com. As a new homeowner, not knowing who has keys or access to the home you just purchased is unnerving. Inevitably, one of the first changes you’ll make to your...

How to Stay Safe and Secure This Summer

Don't let summertime equal more crime! (ARA) - You may be wishing for sandy beaches or a mountain getaway about now. As Americans make plans to escape for a few days this summer, criminals view these vacations as a season of opportunity.Crime doesn't take a vacation. In fact, it surges during...