A residential break-in happens every 90 seconds in Canada.

One of the most common points of break-ins?

Patios serve as premium features of homes.

This is where all the fun happens, time is spent with friends and families and sabbaticals are sought in the lap of the nature.


Designed the premium way—open, chic, luxurious and sophisticated—patios add identity, value and meaning to homes and residential living.

Unfortunately, burglars know about this inherent sophistication of patios.

They know,there’s always a chance that they’ll be able to find a vulnerable point of entry in there.

Vindicating their decision, stand sliding glass doors at the patio entrances.

Patio sliding glass doors are easy and convenient break-in points for burglars.

They can be easily lifted out of tracks and removed. They often have simple latches that are easy to circumvent. And if nothing else works, they can always be smashed through to gain entry into homes.

It’s therefore imperative that patio sliding glass doors are properly secured.

How to secure your patio sliding glass door?

There are a few things you can try.

For instance, you can install metal screws in your glass sliding door’s upper track to fill the space above the door. This way, burglars won’t be able to lift it off from the track.

Another option can be to install heavy-duty after-market locks at the top and bottom of the door to reinforce the existing latch.

You can also purchase a security bar from your local store and put it in the door track to prevent the door from being opened from the outside.

Installing a protection film on your glass door is another effective idea to prevent break-ins. The protection film will make your patio sliding glass door virtually shatter-proof and will keep intruders at bay.

Perhaps the best solution is to replace your current patio glass sliding door with a stronger one that offers the best combination of aesthetics, strength and durability.

Do you want to replace your weak or damaged patio glass sliding door?

Crystal Glass can help you!

We’re one of the leading and oldest residential glass door installation companies in west Canada. Our service areas include Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. We specialize in custom glass door works for patios, main entrances and living rooms. Contact us today to learn how we can help you in securing your patio glass sliding door.

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