When it comes to taking on any project for your Oakville home, the safety and security of your family and belongings should always be a top priority. This is especially true when it comes to your replacement window choices. Your windows and doors are the easiest access points for outside threats to enter your home and unfortunately, some materials and styles make your home more vulnerable to a break in. The good news is, by being mindful of the type of replacement windows you choose to have installed,you can actually increase the overall security of your home. Here are some helpful tips on how to use replacement windows to better protect your home.
Choose Double or Triple Pane Glass
The easiest way for a break in to occur is by the thief literally breaking the glass in your window to access your home. Obviously, the thinner the glass, the easier it is for someone to shatter it. That means thin, single pane glass windows are one of the least secure options you can have installed in your home. Instead, choose double or triple paned glass options to prevent (and repel) break ins from occurring.
Choose Weather Resistant Frames
Weather typically isn’t the first thing most people think of when they consider security measures, but it plays a major role in how well your windows protect your home. Some frame materials, like wood, tend to hold onto excess water and as a result, they rot and warp over time. Once such weather damage has occurred, the windows become easier to manipulate from the outside. By choosing strong, weather resistant frames, like vinyl, (which won’t absorb excess water), you’ll be able to sleep soundly knowing your home is well protected by durable frames that hold up over time.
Choose Windows Compatible with Security Hardware
If security is of special concern to you, you can always purchase one of the many advanced security hardware options currently available on the market. These options aren’t always compatible with more traditional window frames, so it’s best to choose a more modern option like vinyl or fiberglass to ensure hardware compatibility.
At Magic Windows, we know how important a secure household is, which is why we only offer high quality replacement window models on our showroom floor. It’s all a part of our mission to provide our customers with the very best…and nothing less. Our team of window experts will also provide you with a free, no pressure, highly informative free consultation so you know exactly what to expect every step of the way throughout the procedd. To schedule your free consultation or to view our selection of strong, durable, and secure replacement windows in Oakville, ON, give us a call at 1-866-656-2442. You can also stop by and meet us at located at 75 Rowntree Dairy Road Woodbridge, ON L4L 6C8. We look forward to assisting you with all of your window needs and helping you achieve a happy and secure home.