I was changing some locks in Cartersville and I was speaking to a customer and evidently alot of people don’t realize that you don’t have to replace all of your lock hardware anymore. You can just simply have your locks re-keyed.
Is it less expensive to rekey locks or replace them?
Most locksmiths charge somewhere around $15 per keyhole to rekey locks. After a lock is rekeyed anyone that previously had a key will no longer have an operational key. Most quality Lock hardware sells for around $30 to $70 per lock. So if your goal is to lock someone out re-keying will be cheaper. If you’re looking to beautify your home re-keying your locks does not renew your finish or style of hardware. So re-keying your locks would not be considered a home improvement.
How much does it cost to have your locks re-keyed?
What most locksmith charge to rekey locks in Cartersville is normally a service call to come out which is normally somewhere between 75 and $100 and then they charge a per key hole charge which has gone way somewhere between $15 and $25 per keyhole.