It is important to secure your home windows to fend off unwanted visitors. In fact, it is very common for burglars to enter the house through unlocked doors or first-floor windows. You need to do all the necessary steps in order to make sure that your windows are as secured as possible.
1. Keep your windows locked. This tip is very simple, but entirely fundamental. You may be surprised by how often burglars get in through unlocked windows because the resident forgot to secure it before leaving the home or after arriving at home. A quick solution to this is using post-it notes on your door that remind you to lock your windows. You should also consider using security latches or dowels to not only lock, but reinforce the windows of your home.
2. Install grilles or security bars on your window. Grilles and metal window bars are an effective tool when it comes to keeping potential robbers away. If you think that bars in front of your windows will ruin the outdoor view or diminish the curb appeal of your home, you can always opt for prettier options. Schedule an exterior services visit with your local window contractor to install fully customized iron bars that can suit the aesthetic style of your house.
3. Reinforce the glass of your windows. A big advantage of reinforcing windows is it protects your windows from being shattered so easily. Often, simply locking your windows is not enough since the glass pane is weak and not resistant to impact, and can break after being hit with force a few times. You may also apply clear films or tinted films on your windows to prevent outsiders from being able to peep into your house directly.
BSR is a leading source of high-quality exterior remodeling solutions in and around Ithaca, NY. We work with residential and commercial clients and provide window replacement, roof repair, siding installation services and more. Call us at (607) 722-7221, or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.