By Gene and Katie Hamilton
A patio door is a popular feature in today's homes because it provides light, air and easy access to outdoor living space. Unfortunately, it also provides an accessible entry for burglars because the built-in lock can be disabled and because the door is typically in the back or on the side of the house, where it's concealed from view. Many see a patio door makes a home vulnerable so a lock is a popular addition. You can feel more protected from home intrusion by installing a lock designed specifically for a patio door.
There are several different models of locks for patio doors. One is designed to lock in several positions, allowing a 3-inch ventilation opening without minimizing security. This kind of lock is also an effective way to childproof a house and keep little ones from getting out while still allowing the breeze to enter.
A handyman will charge $160 to install a patio door lock, which includes labor and material; but you can buy the lock for $50 and install it and save 69 percent. Tools you'll need include a power drill with bits and square head and Phillips head screwdrivers. You'll also need scissors and tape to attach the installation template.
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Here's a link to a selection of patio door locks Automatic Door and Hardware.
Wrapping up, given the average cost to install a patio door lock you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. For a local cost input your ZIP Code.
Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2020