One simple way to increase the security of your home is to install a deadbolt on the door.  This will add a layer of protection and even add a sense of security for those times you’re home alone on a weekend night watching a scary movie.

If you’re interested in installing the deadbolt on your own, Mario Brothers Home Improvement can offer these few tips to help you along.

  • Make sure to have all the supplies at the ready so you don’t have to search for them in the middle of installation. Basic tools like a hammer, power drill, chisel, tape measure and screwdriver will probably be the ones you need.
  • Follow the template that comes with the deadbolt to ensure that you drill in the right place.
  • The ideal spot for a deadbolt is usually a few inches above the door knob.
  • Follow the instructions. While this may seem obvious, this will ensure proper installation.  Even if you’ve installed a deadbolt before, make sure to follow the instructions included with the deadbolt you’re currently installing.

Generally, this job should take about two hours.  If you prefer to utilize the services of Mario Brothers Home Improvement then contact us today and we can set aside a time to come over and install the deadbolt for you.