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Windows as Emergency Fire Exits

You and your family need to understand the role of residential windows in escaping a fire or other emergencies, especially if you have children. Doors are not always accessible, especially if fire or another object blocks its way.

When you’re drawing up a basic home escape plan, this blog post by Renewal by Andersen® may come in useful.

Planning Ahead

First, come up with an emergency escape plan for your family and include two avenues of escape in every room. Let’s say the sliding patio doors or French doors won’t open for some reason. You and your children may have to rely on sliding windows to escape a fire. Help the kids learn to use a window under these circumstances.

Remember, you won’t have much time to think, so be sure that windows aren’t nailed shut. Also, make sure nothing blocks or impedes escape through windows, like an air conditioning unit. One window in each sleeping and living area in your home must meet escape and rescue requirements.

Quality and Efficient Windows

To serve these emergency purposes easily, you need high-quality windows that will stand the test of thousands of operating hours. You can turn to Renewal by Andersen for professional, expert installation. Our factory-trained and -certified technicians can install windows, even double-hung windows, in virtually any shape and size, each custom-designed and manufactured to your exacting specifications and needs.

Here at Renewal by Andersen, we offer a full line of top quality replacement windows. Our expert staff specializes in integrating your custom style choice in creating the best window replacement project. Homeowners trust us to install the highest quality windows on the market.

To learn more about our window replacement options call us at (888) 908-3332 to set up your free in-home consultation. We serve discerning homeowners in Olathe and in Independence, MO.

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