Windows and Doors
For applications separating a garage from a home Fire Doors are used these including high security doors “Portas de Seguranca” normally have a steel core with a wood finish often in the same style as your interior doors.
A particular feature of Portuguese front doors are the multi locking systems which are very popular with the Portuguese nationals. Reminding us more of a bank vault than a front door. Strange as the crime rate is so low here and most of the people that we know leave doors and windows open and unlocked all day.
Before spending a fortune on very expensive window locks examine your overall window and door security, Are you having external louver or roller shutters fitted, will these be lockable ?.
Are you having internal fly screens, venetian blinds or shutters fitted on your windows and doors, will these be lockable ?.
Traditional windows and doors in softwood, hardwood and even tanalised timber are available and do have their own charm. They are particularly useful if you have ornate shaped stone window surrounds or want to match existing windows and doors.
For a selection of photographs of traditional Portuguese doors go to http://www.danheller.com/portugal-doorswins.htmlz or Google “Janelas traditional Portugal” for a wider search