If you’re considering replacing your home windows, you have probably given plenty of thought to the style, color, and material you want. But have you thought about your home’s security?
Signs of Unsafe and Vulnerable Windows
One of the best home window security tips focuses on making your home impenetrable for a thief to enter. But there are many signs that can let a burglar know that your house is a potential robbing target.
Older windows can be a security vulnerability to your home. If windows do not fit properly, open easily or just don’t shut — they may make it easier for someone to break and enter your home!
Can you see through the windows and see what valuables are in the house such as expensive artwork, electronics, antiques or collectibles? If you can see in – so can a thief.
Cracks and/or breaks in the glass of your windows, corrosion in the metal frames, and even the rot in your wooden window frame or sill can indicate “easy access” for a criminal who intent on getting inside.
Other Access Points
Do you have sliding glass doors? Doggy doors? Glass inserts or glass around your entry doors? Windows with broken lock and latches.