Can you think of anything more important than door locks in your home? Think, would you even have a place to call home if you didn’t have good entrance locks? Your security and that of your belongings depend fully on the kind of door locks you have installed in your house. Mobile homes are prone to theft because of their simple make and design. The design of mobile home doors differs from the traditional kind of doors and so installing of locks will also differ from what you may be accustomed to.
It is upon the homeowner to ensure they get locks that are durable, easy to install, and will serve their purpose. Different kinds of mobile home door locks are available in the market with varying prices. Whatever the cost of the locks, installation should be easy and cost-effective. Here are four tips for installing entrance locks on your mobile home doors.
Decide On A Specific Door Lock
There are many types of door locks available in the market built explicitly for mobile home doors. To help you choose a lock without getting overwhelmed by the many options, consider your budget, both for purchasing and installing the door lock. You then need to know the level of security that a specific lock will provide.
Check the specifications, material made to make the lock, and life expectancy. It is important to put into consideration the width of your door when choosing a lock type. Make sure the width of your lock will be compatible with that of your door. Once you get the lock that best suits your needs, it is time to take the next step.
Mark Location on The Door For Installation
Are you going to the store? Got your lock? If the answer to these questions is yes, then it is now time to start the installation. Find out where exactly you want to put your lock on the door. Choose a location that is both comfortable, easily reachable when opening and closing the door, and one that will be easy to work with during installation.
Make The Necessary Holes on Door and Frame
The next step is to drill the holes intended for putting in the locks for your mobile home door. When working with a wooden door, you can easily use a chisel and drill to obtain good results. Ensure that the holes on the door are perfectly compatible with those on the door frame.
The final step is positioning the locks on the made holes. Carefully put the locks and front and back handles in their position. Insert the key cylinder after putting the handles. Screw everything up in their positions the check to see if the fit is perfect. If the fit is okay, tighten the screws up, and then proceed to check if the lock is operating correctly. Turn the door handles; check the keys by opening and closing. The keys should be checked with the door open. Once you confirm that everything works fine, you can proceed to close your door and enjoy the peace of mind.