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Vinyl Windows and Home Security

Vinyl Windows and Home Security

Most homeowners have heard all about how quality vinyl windows in Tucson, AZ can help make their home more valuable, fashionable and energy efficient. A lot of homeowners, however, are unaware of how important quality windows are for home security.   

Older, less modern windows are oftentimes unsecure, allowing burglars or other people with bad intentions access to your home. How can you tell if your windows might be potential targets? Look for these signs:  

  • Your windows are older, making them vulnerable. If your old windows don’t close properly or are loose, they are a big risk to your home.  
  • If your windows have damage or other signs of problems, like cracks or breaks in the glass, rust, or rot, they are calling out for invaders to get in without any trouble.  
  • Can people outside on the street easily see into your home from your windows? If people on the street can, so can potential burglars.    

Don’ worry if your old windows have any of these issues, new vinyl windows will fix all these problems and more. You can also easily make your new windows even safer with a few adjustments and extra features. Consider additions such as:  

  • Tempered Glass – Tempered glass is made with special thermal and chemical treatments to make it almost double as strong as regular glass. Should it break, tempered class with break into small granular shards rather than dangerous, jagged pieces.  
  • Window bars – Consider adding window bars for added protection. Go with a model that can be released from the inside in case of emergency.  
  • Laminated Glass – Laminated glass is similar to tempered glass in that it holds together when broken, but it also provides extra noise control so you get less noise pollution from outside in your home. Laminated glass is ideal for windows in bedrooms.  
  • Extra Locks – The average window comes with a basic lock, but you can increase your window security by investing in an extra lock. Add a locking pin to hung windows, and a bolt to casement windows. Try to buy all the locks from the same manufacturer to make getting replacements and parts easier. 

Security risks are scary, but it’s much better to plan for a potential threat than try and take action after your home’s been burglarized or threatened. High-quality vinyl windows with a few add-ons will go a long way towards keeping your home safe. Plus, new vinyl windows have lots of other benefits for your home beyond security and safety.   

Olander’s Window Replacement, located at 4141 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712, can answer any more questions you may have about home security, windows and other issues. We have years of experience with Tucson, AZ vinyl windows, and would love to use that experience to help you make your home the best it can be. Please give us a call today at (520) 326-2909 for more information, or to schedule a consultation.  

 

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