Northport Locksmith Help Local Convenience Store Get Doors Realigned

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Existing Hinge Issue Alleviated With Better Hinge Technology

Recently, Northport Locksmiths, a Suffolk County, NY-based provider of locksmith and enhanced security product and services to the Northport community and the greater Suffolk region, was able to assist a local business to simultaneously improve their appearance and security by fixing the heavily used entrance of the building.

The items we use in our daily lives, regardless if at the office or home, suffer from wear and tear through regular use and eventually will need to be repaired or replaced. In the case of a local convenience store, their main entrance was constantly being used by patrons. While heavy consumer traffic is a good sign in these trying economic times, it also speeds up the need to repair or replace the doors from increased use. In this case, the doors were mounted on a traditional three-hinge design and the extensive use had caused the doors to begin to sag. The sagging brought them in contact with the ground which made opening and closing the doors problematic. Additionally, that the doors were not securely connected to the door frame through wear and tear; it also made for a point of entry in off hours for anyone seeking to possibly steal from the store. For these reasons, the owners of the convenience store sought help from Northport Locksmiths.

While most people would think of a locksmith in terms of repairing locking mechanisms and not doors, the team at Northport Locksmiths are experts in replacing doors and doorframes as well as locks. This complete service offering allows Northport Locksmith customers the convenience of having any issues with doors and locks addressed by a single source. For the convenience store, the solution that was recommended and installed was a continuous hinge. Door mounts with a two or three-hinge system can experience changes in alignment of the hinges over time whereas a continuous hinge runs from the top to the bottom of the door. This design offers a more secure installation without the risk of sagging or drooping doors. Additionally, the single hinge offers a serious roadblock to people trying to enter the building by tampering with the hinge. This was double benefit for the store owners who were grateful that the Northport Locksmith team was there to help.

Northport Locksmiths has served thousands of households throughout Northport, NY and the New York Metropolitan area. This vast experience is what separates us from the competition. We’ve worked in all types of environments – homes, schools, offices, vehicles etc., and we have worked with every major lock manufacturer. In short, our customers choose us because of our experience and ability to get the job done right. For more information, to receive a quote or for an emergency service call, we can be reached at 631.606.4343 or you can visit us online at

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