When considering getting burglar bars installed, the main selling point is the increased security it offers your home. But did you know that there are different options to choose from?
When it comes to safety and security, steel bars are the obvious choice. But lots of people choose transparent bars instead for their aesthetic value. Here are three more reasons why you should choose steel burglar bars instead of transparent ones.
1. Decorative Design Options
When trying to decide between steel burglar bars or less visible transparent bars, the main selling point for steel (other than security) is its versatility. With steel burglar bars your imagination is the limit – as long as you can still open the window! Metal loops, flowers, and even fleur-de-lis are popular choices when designing decorative burglar bars.
Steel bars are also strong enough for you to hang planters from if you want to brighten up the outside of your window without permanently changing anything in your home. You can recreate the look of European balcony railings from the comfort of your home when you use steel burglar bars as the base.
2. They Increase The Value of Your Home
Upgrading the security of your home doesn’t just give you peace of mind. It also increases the value of your home. Potential buyers consider the security of a home when making the decision to buy. If they don’t need to spend money improving the security before moving in then the property is more appealing to them.
Many insurance companies will also urge you to increase the security of your home. You can even reduce your home insurance premiums if you have burglar bars and alarms installed on your property.
3. Matching Aesthetic
Steel burglar bars also offer you the option of matching the style and design of any fences or railings you might have on your property. Steel burglar bars don’t need to be straight pieces of steel over a window; you can get creative when it comes to the look and design of your bars.
You can create a consistent look across your property. This way your security features are part of the aesthetic of your home, without creating the feel or look of a cage.
Get Steel Burglar Bars Installed
Having burglar bars installed will give you peace of mind. You don’t need to give up looks for safety either since steel burglar bars can be made to match the aesthetic of your home while still being functional.
Book one of our expert welders today to help you install burglar bars as soon as possible!