Monthly Archives: June 2013

Safe Warranty Cards

Most safes come with a safe warranty card when they are new. Whether you buy your safe from Hoogerhyde or someone else, make it a point to fill out the warranty card and mail it in. Having the card on file with the manufacturer will increase the chance that you will get help if you should have a problem. Read the warranty too, so you know what is supposed to be covered and for how long.

Choose a Safe Manufacturer that Stands Behind their Products

Some companies, like Sentry Safe, Gardall Safe, American Security and Fort Knox are very good at helping a consumer with a problem. Several others, however, are terrible. Buy your safe from Hoogerhyde and if you have a warranty issue, you can expect a good result. We work with great manufacturers who stand behind their products.

Stamp Collector’s Safe

Stamps are easily damaged, in more ways than you might think. Of course they can be torn, burned, soiled, etc., all of which reduce their value. Same for historic signatures, photos, sports memorabilia and other collectables. Naturally, a valuable collection should be secured in a safe, but most stamp collectors use the wrong type of safe.

To protect contents from heat and fire, 98% of safes use moisture which is locked up in the safe’s insulation. When heated by fire the insulation cools by forcing moisture out, to the interior of the safe. Air inside the safe will be saturated and hot (up to 350 degrees). That level of moisture will affect the stamps’ adhesive and may also affect the delicate colors and paper.

Used Media Safe In Stock Typical Two Door Construction

To avoid the possibility of being damaged this way in a fire, the best stamp collector’s safe is technically a media safe. Media safes generally keep humidity below 85% during a fire, and maintain a temperature of only 125 to 150 degrees.

Note: Media safes tend to be expensive, but we usually have used ones in stock.

Liberty Gun Safe VS. Fort Knox Safe

We work hard to educate customers about how gun safes are really built, so they can make knowledgeable purchase decisions. You can always view competitors’ catalogs at our store for comparison, but catalogs are not very detailed, and are sometimes misleading. To be truly factual we purchased a Liberty Franklin gun safe and removed the door panel. Now you can see what they will not show you in the box stores.

Come to Hoogerhyde Safe to see a side by side comparison between the Liberty Franklin and a Fort Knox Maverick. See how much more security you get with the Fort Knox Maverick for less money! Our regular price is less than Gander Mtn’s regular price (at time of posting, Grand Rapids area stores). And the Fort Knox comes with a better warranty, outside hinges, a better interior, etc.

Note: Liberty, Franklin and Gander Mtn. are trademarks of their respective companies.