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Denham Springs

(225) 664-4126

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Mortise Locks – Are They Right For You?

What is a mortise lock? Mortise locks are locks that are installed with a hollowed-out section of the door edge, instead of being installed directly in a doorknob or through the door itself. This unique method of installation and operation grants mortise locks a distinct set of advantages and drawbacks. Understanding what mortise locks have to offer your home can help you decide if they are the right fit for your home....
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Which is better – door knobs or levers?

Should you choose door knobs or levers? They’re such a small thing and yet they make such a big impact on your everyday life. You need them to work right every time. And you need them to be a good fit for your home and lifestyle. So which is better – door knobs or levers?...
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Single vs Double-Cylinder Deadbolt Which Lock Is Best for Your Home?

Your front door says a lot about your home. It can make your entire house more welcoming, more elegant, more playful, or more serious. Any effect you want can be achieved with the right combination of color, material, and design. However, you should never overlook safety and security in your quest to find that perfect door....
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Pros & Cons of Keyless Locks

What are the pros and cons of keyless locks? Keyless locks work by pushing in a numbered code on a keypad. They are convenient but are they secure? For many years, these locks have become very popular in Baton Rouge and we are constantly asked are they better than a traditional key lock system, easy to install, safe, expensive? As with any modern technology, there are pros and cons to be examined before switching to a new keyless locking system for your home....
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Jobsite Hurricane Preparedness

Do you know how to prepare a job site for a hurricane or other type of weather event? Read more for preparation tips based on the type of conditions predicted for your area....
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Electrical System Disaster

Electricity is vital to our world and businesses, and our reliance on electrical systems creates a risk. Could you continue operating your business without electricity? Power outages due to cold weather and storms this year show us that natural disasters can strike anywhere, and at any time – and often have ramifications to critical infrastructures, such as power grids and gas lines. ...
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