As you gear up to replace your home windows, you are likely feeling overwhelmed by all the options: different colors, different designs, various window frames, energy efficient options, and more. Well, why not throw one more variable into the mix and also consider how these replacement windows for your home will help with home security?
Different window manufacturers will offer different options and some options are less about the window and more about the surrounding structure. However, we recommend you consider the following items as you plan for replacing your windows.
One way to keep people out of your home is purchasing replacement windows for your home with reinforced glass. This glass is much more difficult to break and could act as a sufficient deterrent for the majority of criminals. It is also great for general home safety as they are less likely to break during household accidents.
With any replacement window for your home that you are considering for your home, take the time to review the built in safety features. The vast majority of windows on the market are designed to lock with their frame. Make sure you are comfortable with the locking mechanism and ask your contractor about additional locks or other options.
Security Bars, Are they Needed?
One option that may be a bit of overkill depending on your area are security bars. Unless you are deep in a city known for break-ins most people who would be shopping for window installation in Philadelphia and are concerned about safety will most likely opt for a secure brand of window such as Renewal by Andersen instead of having unsightly bars installed. Safety and Security window film is a great option to put over a sturdy window that is more appealing to the eye.
Finally, if you are looking to get an alarm system or already have one, check with the company to make sure they have sensors that work with the type of windows you are considering.