5 Window Safety Tips to Protect Your Children

As a company that prides itself on ensuring client safety, we understand that you want to keep your children safe. 

In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Houston discusses five window safety tips you can implement in your home to keep your children protected at all times.

  1. Install Ladders – Windows are a good option for emergency egress, so it’s best to install ladders next to a second-floor window. However, you must teach your children the proper way of using it to avoid injury.

  1. Lock Your Windows – When your children are around, keep your windows locked as much as possible. In the event you need to open a window for ventilation, open only the windows your children can’t reach.

  1. Set Rules – Enforce rules for your children when they play. As much as possible, tell them not to play near the window, especially if they’re on the second floor. Depending on your window type, however, you may not have to worry about this at all. For example, picture windows can’t be opened and are thus safer than operable ones.

  1. Furniture – It’s true that furniture can complement your windows. However, if you have young children who like to climb on things, keep your furniture away from the windows as much as possible. 

  1. Strategic Landscaping – In the event a fire breaks out in your home, your children may need to make a quick escape. As much as possible, implement strategic landscaping by the windows so there would be something to reduce the impact if they have to jump to ground level.

To get only the best-quality windows, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Houston for your window replacement needs. We are your number one provider of door and window installation services. Give us a call at (281) 547-6177, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Sugar Land, TX, and other nearby areas.