Windows are an essential part of your home for many reasons. They not only let sunlight indoors but also protect your home from the harsh elements and unwelcome visitors. Securing your windows is imperative to bolster your home’s security and weather protection. Universal Roofing & Exteriors, your local roof repair and window replacement contractor, shares the following tips:
Keep Your Windows Locked
When you’re not opening your windows to let fresh air in and bring stale air out, be sure that they’re locked at all times. Windows usually come with latches to keep the sashes secured together, but that may not be enough to deter burglars from prying them off. Consider adding a hinged wedge lock, window pin lock, keyed lock, or other window lock options for added protection.
Add More Barriers
Window and roofing installation contractors recommend adding grilles and metal bars to the exterior of your windows to keep intruders out. These are considered one of the most inexpensive ways to ensure the safety and security of your home. If you think they detract from the aesthetic appeal of your home’s facade, you can always choose to have them customized to match your preference. It is worth noting, however, that you leave your egress window without metal bars to use an escape route in case of an emergency.
Consider Reinforced Window Glass
If you are planning to replace your old windows with new ones, make sure that you choose replacement units with reinforced glass. These protect your windows from getting shattered easily and prevent intrusions from happening. Reinforced glass also shields your interior from wind-carried debris during strong storms.
Universal Roofing & Exteriors offers various styles of windows and doors from our trusted ENERGY STAR® partners that specialize in quality, durability, and energy efficiency. Our company also offers siding installations and drone roof inspections. Call us today at (317) 257-0779 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Zionsville, Fishers, and Indianapolis, IN.