The simple act of installing replacement windows in Elkhart, IN is going to make your home so much more secure than it is now. But there might be a few other things that you can do to burglar-proof your new windows so that you don’t have to worry about anyone breaking into your home at any point. We’ve put together a list of some simple ways to burglar-proof replacement windows if you want to do it. Take a look at them below.
Begin by choosing the right replacement windows for your home.
Before you can start thinking about how to make Elkhart, IN windows more secure, you need to make sure that you have the right replacement windows in place. Ideally, you want to go with vinyl or wood windows for your home when security is a concern. Fiberglass windows should also be able to get the job done. These types of windows are known to stand up to just about anything that a burglar might throw at them.
Stick security screens on the outside of your replacement windows.
When you’re in the process of having replacement windows installed in your home, you should also stick security screens on the outside of them. These screens will make it very difficult for would-be burglars to gain access to your home’s windows in the first place. You’ll also be able to use these screens just like any other screens. They’ll stop bugs, birds, and even animals from coming into your home when you have your windows open. Your window replacement company should be able to assist you in picking out the right screens for your home.
Put a special burglar-proof film over the glass in your replacement windows.
If you’re really concerned about burglar-proofing your home’s replacement windows, you might want to go as far as to stick a special burglar-proof film over the glass in them. This film is relatively inexpensive in the grand scheme of things and will make it almost impossible for a burglar to break the glass in a window. You should try to put the film on both the inside and outside of your windows for maximum protection.
Commit to keeping your replacement windows locked whenever they’re not open.
It’s not all that uncommon for homeowners to inadvertently leave their windows unlocked at almost all times. You should get out of the habit of doing this once you have replacement windows installed in your home. You should only unlock your windows when you’re going to be opening them up. Otherwise, you should leave your windows locked so that the locks on them can do their jobs and keep your home safe. They should be strong off to stand tough against burglars.
Here are common questions and answers on burglar-proofing your home.
How do you burglar-proof a double-hung window?
- You can burglar-proof your window by drilling and “pinning.” It is an inexpensive and effective way to secure your double-hung windows. To pin your windows, you will need a drill and some nails, rods, bolts, or other pinning material. All ground floors double-hung windows should be pinned. The exception would be if there are small children in the home.
Do bars on windows deter burglars?
- Absolutely! Having bars on a window can have a particularly strong deterrent effect to burglars. Since bars a window can’t be removed easily without plenty of noisy effort, so a burglar is unlikely to even try. If you are worried about crime in your neighborhood or feel that your home could easily be broken into, “burglar bars” may be a wise investment.
What are the most secure home windows?
- The casement window is one of the most secure types of window because, with no way to turn the crank from the outside, there is really no way an intruder could enter your home through the window. Just make sure to close and lock it. No additional hardware is needed to make the casement window more secure.
Which windows are the hardest to break into?
- Double-hung windows which are often found on older homes are said to be one of the hardest to break into. A double-hung window has two panes of glass, one above the other, and is often secured with a crescent latch.
If security is something that you’re worried about when it comes to your home, Key Exteriors, Inc. can help you keep it safe. When we do an Elkhart, IN window replacement project for you, we’ll show you some more ways to burglar-proof your new windows. Call us to start shopping for replacement windows for your house.