It’s extremely important for the windows in your home to be secured at all times. Oftentimes, windows are the weakest entry points into a living space. Moreover, falls from windows injure thousands of young children every year in the U.S. Although most of the unfortunate incidents can be prevented with simple window safety measures, it’s still essential to find the best windows that can offer you the most protection for the longest time. In addition, a quick renovation of interior furniture can greatly benefit your home and its occupants.
If you intend to do a quick window safety check, here are some questions you can ask yourself.
1. “Do you keep your windows locked when children are around?” If your answer is yes, then you’re off to a good start. However, if you occasionally leave the windows open or unlocked even when children are around, then you may consider changing your ways. In case you need to open your windows for better ventilation, open windows that are far from children’s reach. You can also enforce rules that children must not play near windows or patio doors.
2. “Is there furniture below or near your windows?” If your answer is yes, then consider rearranging your interior so children cannot have easy access to items that they can climb ont to reach windows. There are some window and door replacement companies that offer upgrades, such as steel bars designed to prevent children from falling out of windows.
3. “Does your family have an emergency fire escape plan?” If well-designed homes have emergency exit routes in case of a fire, then families should determine their emergency escape plan and practice it diligently. You can include two avenues of escape from every room. There are times that children have to rely on windows to escape an alarming fire so it’s important to instruct them in safely using a window under stressful circumstances.
If you think it’s time for a window replacement, then turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Boise. Our dedicated team of specialists will be more than ready to assist you. Call us at (208) 501-8361, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.