Rekeying Your Locks: A Cost-Effective Solution to Replacement

Posted on: October 6th, 2017 by Nelson Shane

Misplacing a key to your home is never a good thing. Aside from the added level of worry, the decision to replace your locks or rekey your locks can be a difficult one to make. To some people reading this, this may be the first time they’ve ever heard the term rekeying your locks. More times than not, homeowners opt to replace the entire lock instead of having their locks rekeyed.

In some cases, it might be a wise choice to opt to have your locks rekeyed rather than having the entire lock replaced. For those homeowners who are unsure which decision to make, don’t worry, we’re going to give you the pros and cons of rekeying your locks and why homeowners choose to have their locks rekeyed instead of replaced.

What does it mean to have my locks rekeyed?

 Rekeying a lock essentially helps keep the same lock you have right now, but the lock will then be adjusted to work with a different key. Rekeying a lock does not compromise the security of your lock or home. Homeowners sometimes choose to opt for rekeying their locks instead of replacing due to it being the cost-effective solution.

The process of rekeying a lock can be difficult to accomplish with little background knowledge of locksmithing. If you are confident when it comes to dealing with locks, rekeying can be done at home yourself. However, the experts here at Mike’s Lock Shop, the leading provider of commercial locksmith services in Philadelphia, have years of experience of rekeying locks all across the Delaware Valley.


  • Increased Sense of Security – Following losing a key to your home or moving into a new home, all homeowners should immediately decide to replace or rekey their locks.


  • Cost-Effective – As we mentioned above, opting to have your locks rekeyed instead of replaced can help keep some cash in your wallet.


  • Quick and Easy – When conducted by a locksmith, the process of rekeying a lock is fairly quick and easy.


  • No Security Upgrade – The only con of having your locks rekeyed, is that your home’s security does not go up at all. Now, we’re not saying your home isn’t safe by any means, however, choosing to opt of out replacing your locks limits you from getting a new more secure lock.


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