How to Protect Your Home from Break-Ins

Having someone break into your home is not a pleasant thought, but like having a spare tire in your car in case of a flat or a fire safe in your home in case of property damage, it’s smart to take precautions. You know you need to protect your home from a break in, but where do you start? And how much will it cost you? Won’t a determined enough burglar be able to break in no matter what you do? Not necessarily. Continue reading “How to Protect Your Home from Break-Ins”

Behind the Scenes at BigHorn Forge: Our Hand-Forged Rolling Door Hardware

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As far as we know, we’re the only manufacturer around that includes hand-forged handles and roller straps in rolling barn door kits. Because wanted to showcase that aspect of our unique hardware, we took a short trip down to Bighorn Forge in rural Kewaskum, Wisconsin to capture the process our barn door hardware goes through, “From the Forge to your Home.”

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Ways to Use an Interior Rolling Barn Door Hardware Kit

There are so many creative ways to use interior rolling barn door hardware kits in your home. No matter your style we have something for you. With our kits all you have to pick is the rail size and which design works for you. Then go out and get the size and type of door you want. It’s simple and easy. Here are some more great ideas on how to use rolling doors in your home…

Open Concept Room Divider

Open concept homes can be great but sometimes you might be looking for a little bit of privacy for a conversation or perhaps you want to keep people out of the kitchen while you’re cooking. No matter the reasons sometimes it would be nice to close our open concept for a little while. A great way to do this is with a rolling barn door hardware kit!

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CSH’s Rolling Barn Doors featured on Food Network’s ‘Save My Bakery’  

As featured on MyFixItUpLife, Custom Service Hardware got some love on the popular renovation-themed show ‘Save My Bakery’ on Food Network. In an episode entitled “Connection Disconnection”, up-and-coming bakery & tea room  Lori’s Sweet Sinsations got the upgrade treatment – in part with Rolling Barn Doors via CSH. Continue reading “CSH’s Rolling Barn Doors featured on Food Network’s ‘Save My Bakery’  “

How to Secure Your Windows and Doors in the Summer

Home security is especially important in the warmer, summer months. Statistically there is an increase in crime that correlates with rising temperatures. According to Vox.com, “Burglary is 11% more common in the summer than in the winter — that’s more seasonal variation than for any other single type of crime.” This information isn’t meant to scare, however. Consider it an incentive to protect your home year-round.

If you live in a generally warmer climate like southern California, or just prefer an extra chill, your windows may be open at any point in the year. Same goes to leaving your sliding patio door cracked for a breeze or continued airflow in stifling weather. We all make these choices – so why not make the added choice of including some extra security?

Window and Door Security

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Window Locks

The security brand First Watch has a large selection of latches, strike plates, and other home lock and security products. We carry many First Watch home security products, including a window slide stop that can be used on sliding windows and doors. With two steel thumbscrews and an aluminum finish, this small piece of hardware locks your window in a closed or vented position. Leaving windows cracked at night with a Slide Stop prevents an intruder from opening the window further and taking advantage of a weak spot to get into your home. Continue reading “How to Secure Your Windows and Doors in the Summer”