If you want to keep your home safe and sound, it’s important to look at your home’s security from all angles. Though you’ve probably invested in a strong front door and good quality alarm system, it’s important to remember that, as SafeWise says, “As many as 23 percent of home burglaries occur through first-story windows.” This makes installing modern, hard-wearing windows an essential part of home security, especially if your property has areas that could be vulnerable in a break in.
Replacing old windows
The first step in making your home more secure is replacing your old, rickety windows with brand new ones. In days gone by, the integral locks fitted to windows weren’t always up to the job. Combine poor-quality locks with years of wear and tear and you can see why your existing windows’ time might be up. Though replacing them will require a financial investment, the money you spend on modern windows now could well prevent your home being targeted by burglars in the future, something that’s worth its weight in gold.
If you buy your windows from a good quality company, they’ll come with extremely tough and durable built in locks. A wide choice of locking systems is now available, enabling you to find the one that works for you. Once locked, your windows will be extremely difficult to get through, making an entry via a locked window virtually impossible for even the most determined burglar.
Tough double glazing
As well as coming complete with advanced locking systems, today’s high quality windows are made of much tougher stuff. The double glazed panels are incredibly difficult to break, while uPVC frames are exceptionally tough and resilient. Even windows that look slim and elegant from the outside can be made to be tough and secure on the inside, making it easy for you to secure your home no matter which window style you opt for.
One of the best ways to make sure your windows are as secure as possible is to have them fitted by a professional. This will ensure that the frames, the panes, and the locks are installed exactly as they should be and that the system will work perfectly every time.
If you’re currently thinking about replacing your old, rickety windows with solid new ones – we can help. Get in touch to find out more about the windows we offer or to arrange an installation.Tags: double-glazing, locks, security