Windows should always be secure against intrusion and other potential dangers. According to studies, about 30% of burglars enter the home through unlocked windows and doors, especially those on the first floor.
In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City and Central Missouri enumerates the best ways to secure your windows effectively.
Keep Your Windows Locked
Locking your windows goes a long way in improving home security. Many homeowners forget to lock theirs before going outside or to bed.
You should also check the sturdiness of your window locks. If they don’t seem strong enough to keep intruders out, add security latches and dowels to reinforce and lock the windows in your home.
Sometimes, sliding windows can’t be locked with security latches. Instead, you can use a rod in the track to ensure maximum safety.
Use Grilles and Security Bars
Grilles are efficient in keeping out undesirable parties. They’re inexpensive and easy to install. Sturdy steel bars limit entry through windows. That said, ask your contractor to help you find grilles that look good on your windows and are suitable to your home’s design.
Reinforce Your Glass
Reinforced glass doesn’t easily shatter from blunt force. For instance, the High-Performance Low-E4® SmartSun™ Glass with HeatLock® Technology™ is durable enough to withstand impact. It can also lower your energy bills and help maintain comfortable indoor temperatures. You can find numerous secure window glass options out there. To find the most suitable one for your home, consult window replacement experts.
Install Additional Security Features
Additional deterrents will discourage bad entities from entering your home. For instance, installing visible security cameras lets you record evidence. Furthermore, keep your windows and all sides of the home well-lit with motion-sensor floodlights.