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How to secure house windows from burglars

In today’s uncertain times, we all know staying safe has never been so important. However, it’s not just our health that needs protecting, our homes need to be safe too. Arguably windows are one of the most vulnerable entrance points of any property. So, if you want easy to follow advice about how to keep your house safe from burglars, read on.

Thoroughly inspect your windows inside and out

Flush Casement Window The current lock-down makes it an ideal time to have a good look at your home, from both inside and out. Where safe to do so, carry out a thorough inspection of all your windows. Inspect your frames, hinges, and locks, making sure they all open, shut and lock properly. Check that all seals are intact and there is no damage to the glazing too. Any cracks in the frames or glass or poorly working locks are potential entrance points for unwanted visitors. They also prevent your home from effectively keeping the warmth in and the cold out. If you notice any defects, it could be time to contact a double-glazing specialist for more advice.

Make sure you protect your home throughout the day

Don’t let the long-awaited warmer weather, compromise your home’s safety either. If you want to make your home as safe as possible during this sunny season remember to make sure windows are only left wide open if you are in your home. Equally, don’t leave downstairs windows wide open at night-time. Where possible fit window limiters. Unwelcome visitors keep an eye out for open windows and are experts at making a quick entrance and exit.

Premium windows provide premium security

Bow Window When choosing your windows don’t compromise on quality, security, and energy-efficiency, for the sake of a few pounds. You might save money in the short term, but inferior windows will undoubtedly cost you more in the future. Our quality replacement windows are available in a variety of styles and materials, either uPVC, uPVC wood effect or aluminium. Each option offers exceptional protection against the elements and more importantly against unwanted visitors. If you are not restricted by a budget, why not consider upgrading the glass from double to triple-glazing? Triple-glazing provides the ultimate protection against the outside elements and noise. They also provide supreme security, giving you peace of mind that your home and family are perfectly protected.

Choose a fully accredited double-glazing installation company

It really might seem like stating the obvious, but it’s vital to choose an established double-glazing company for your new windows. You might have chosen the most secure windows on the market, but if they aren’t fitted properly, it will be money wasted. A poorly fitted window will not give your home the protection it needs – or you want! When selecting your new windows, choose a company with a proven history in your area. EE Glazing are members of Glass and Glazing Federation (GFF) and are also Certass registered. This means your new windows and their installation will be fully compliant with building regulations. Our windows come with an insurance backed guarantee too, giving you peace of mind for many years to come!

Understand Window Energy Ratings

It’s very easy to see and feel how robust your windows are. However, it is not so easy to see how energy efficient they are. It is for this reason, that energy efficiency ratings are helpful. These ratings tell you how well your windows perform, and how much difference they can make to the warmth (and security) of your home. Building regulations state that all newly fitted windows must achieve an energy rating of C. However, here at DG solutions, we offer a selection of windows, that can achieve A+ ratings.

Committed to using the best window systems

EE Glazing have been providing secure and energy efficient windows for homeowners across the South of England for over 15 years. If you would like more advice on replacing your existing windows, call us today on 07517 824537. Alternatively contact us online. One of our expert team members will be more than happy to help.