Changing the locks on a new home is an important part of the moving process. Estate agents and perhaps even construction contractors would be granted keys to a house before it is sold. For an unknown number of key duplicates floating about, the best way to ensure home protection and peace of mind is to replace the locks. In the case of privacy locks or any other locks that aren’t used for convenience, make sure they’re in good working order and that you have a key.

If you investigate your choices, you can discover that changing the locks in your new home isn’t necessary. Your jammed bathroom lock could be fixed with a quick lock repair. Perhaps what you need to do is rekey a lock to solve your security issues. Be sure you’re using the right locks for your needs with a service that ensures everything is correctly assembled and working. In today’s blog, we are going to discuss the factors to consider when thinking about changing your locks.

Price For Changing Locks

You’ve recently bought a new home, which represents a significant financial commitment as well as an investment in your future. You don’t want to skimp on security for your new home, but you still don’t want to spend more than is necessary. The lock changing process, cost of hardware, labour to mount the lock, and the number of new locks for the home are all factors that influence the price of changing locks. The cost of the locks can vary greatly depending on the materials and technologies used in the lock. The general rule is that the higher the price, the more secure the product. The main exception to the rule that cost equals security is when it comes to smart locks vs. traditional locks, where you pay a premium for convenience rather than security.

Rekeying Instead Of Changing Locks

Rekeying the locks is an option if you choose to preserve them for aesthetic or historical purposes. The basic requirements of a new home lock shift are met by rekeying. When a lock is rekeyed, it can only be opened with a new key. Rekeying a lock is only possible if the lock is in good working order. Aside from that, there are a number of technological distinctions between rekeying and removing locks, the most important of which are cost and protection. The cost of rekeying a lock is smaller than the cost of completely removing it. You won’t have to think about someone with an old key opening the doors in terms of convenience.

Refurbish Locks

Both non-security locks can be refurbished, allowing you to avoid having to repair them. Doorknobs in bedrooms and bathrooms, for example, can get trapped or jammed as you move into a home. Locks that aren’t working properly do not need to be replaced, particularly if they’re made of metal. Without replacing the locks, you can strip rust, repair internal mechanisms, and get these machines running again. 

Antique locks, which you might want to keep the keys safe, are particularly common for refurbishing. When it comes to mortise locks, you should easily refurbish the lock body and do a partial home lock replacement. Keep the lock body and lock assembly, but rekey or replace the cylinder with a new working key.

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