oakdale160 wrote:PVC! Looks better, lasts better, cleans better, insulates better. Ask any Canadian, we switched to PVC 25 years ago, of course we have double or triple glazing too.
On the downstairs kitchen/lobby doors we have with no other security devices present, there is what I guess you would call double glazing. It's the thickness of 2 car windshields sandwiched together. Someone would have to whack it many times to get through....then find that the lock is key type on both inside and outside.
I am a huge fan of physical and visual deterrents over electronic alarms. With electronic, something always gets broken before the thief realizes the house is protected. With physical/visual he just sees it and goes somewhere else for easier pickings. Really up to personal preference though. Pete