Re-key or buy new deadbolts? Weiser or Schlage?
Here's our concern: we're not so sure how many subcontractors or tradesmen had access to our house before we moved in. And though the builder told us that once they used this special key, all their old keys would no longer work. He did it in front of us on our closing date, but we're still a little skeptical. So we'd prefer to have all our keys changed.
Is it better to have a locksmith come and re-key all our doors (i.e., we'll still be able to use our existing deadbolts)? Or is it better to just buy new deadbolts from HD or Rona's, and have a handyman install them? Or if we go this route (buying new deadbolts), would we still need a locksmith anyway?
The man at HD we talked to today said that if we were to buy Schlage deadbolts, we wouldn't be able to have them re-keyed to one key without the help of a locksmith. Is that true? This, he said, is why it might be better for us to buy Weiser, which with the Smart Key technology, we could re-key to a single key by ourselves.... which brings me to my next question... Which is better Weiser or Schlage? Or some other brand???
Thanks to you all once again for any input!