October focuses attention on preventing crime in a multitude of locations … including the home. During October’s Crime Prevention Month, sponsored by the National Crime Prevention Council, the experts at Simonton Windows offer the following tips:
Home Security Window Tips
Tip #1 - Homeowners should always lock their windows and patio doors when not in use. This does two things: it helps deter potential intruders, and it creates a weather-tight, energy-efficient seal from the elements.
Tip #2 – Check your window frames. If you find warping or rotting wood it can be easier for intruders to break into a home through your windows. Consider replacing them with vinyl framed windows. Vinyl is a great insulator, plus it’s durable and easy to maintain.
Tip #3 – If you live in a neighborhood that is prone to crime, install impact-resistant windows with laminated glass … at least for the first floor of your home. In these units, two panes of glass are adhered to a durable plastic interlayer, much like a car windshield. If an intruder hits the window with a crowbar or other object, the glass will shatter, but broken pieces remain adhered to the interlayer, preventing glass fallout inside the home. The plastic interlayer is also puncture-resistant, and will frustrate potential intruders.
If you’re constructing a new home, request the SafePoint™ impact-resistant laminated glass package from Simonton Windows. Engineered to withstand flying debris, deter intruders and reduce unwanted outside noise in the home, the SafePoint glass package helps reduce unwanted sound in the home, increase protection against high winds and offers proven protection against forced entry.*