According to the FBI’s 2016 Uniform Crime Report released earlier this year (It takes a while to collate and interpret data), Alaska was found to be the most dangerous state in America that year. There were 804 violent crimes per 100,000 Alaskan citizens. That rate included 52 murders per 100,000 people and 409 adults per 100,000 were imprisoned.
This is unfortunate and alarming news. But it gets a little worse for us here in Anchorage: we were declared the state’s most dangerous city.
The most dangerous city in the most dangerous state in the USA. That’s a pretty hefty title, and not one any of us should be proud of.
Suffice to say, home security is becoming a higher and higher priority in Alaska, and Anchorage in particular. We want to help you with that.
Secure, Provia entry doors
While we pride ourselves mostly on our windows at Renewal by Andersen of Alaska, we also offer a wide range of doors as well. In particular, our Provia entry doors provide not just all the weatherproofing and insulation you come to expect from a Renewal by Andersen backed product, but high-quality security features as well.
Fiberglass Provia entry doors come with three locking mechanisms that all engage and disengage with a single motion. This gives the door two benefits: firstly, the door seals tighter to the frame than normal. Secondly, and more importantly, it provides superior security to your home.
Provia explains the locking mechanisms on their fiberglass doors.
Renewal by Andersen of Alaska also provides Provia steel doors as well. These come with a 24 gauge steel plate reinforcing the lock and deadbolt mechanism. The force needed to breach the door would wake up the entire block— and likely take the doorframe down with it. No criminal is going to risk that if they’re trying to inconspicuously gain access.
Luckily these extra locking mechanisms and steel reinforcements don’t come at any cost to the appearance of your house. You don’t need to worry about making your comforting home look like an uninviting fortress. Provia entry doors are designed to look as beautiful and inviting a door as you could ever want. They come in as many styles and colors as you could need to find the perfect fit for your home.
Proper door fittings by Renewal by Anderson
But all of these security features wouldn’t be much good if the doors weren’t properly fit, to begin with. Many homes we see are older and have either warped with age or from earthquake damage sometime in the past. A poorly installed door might easily start to come apart from the rest of the house if there is structural warping or damage that isn’t taken into account.
At Renewal by Andersen of Alaska, we perform all our consultations in-home so we know exactly what needs to be done to give you the best results. If your entryway has any bend, curve, or slant, we’ll take this into consideration with precise measurements and a custom-built frame that will fit perfectly into your home.
Alaskans everywhere must do their part to help curb violent crime, and steps are being taken across the state to do this. But change is, regrettably, often slow. In the meantime, it’s everyone’s duty to keep themselves and their family as safe as possible.
Let us help. You can call our local office or fill out our online contact form to schedule an in-home consultation with one of our team at Renewal by Andersen of Alaska.