According to the Safe Kids Worldwide, over 3,300 kids go to the hospital because of a serious, window fall-related injury. As you let in fresh drafts this spring, there’s no better time to learn about the key roles you play in window safety than now. On April 3 to 9, the Window Safety Week hopes to spread awareness about the value of windows in your home. Furthermore, this event aims to teach parents about the best safety precautions to take to avoid accidents.
In support of the Window Safety Week, Renewal by Andersen® of Houston offers important tips to lend your replacement windows a child-friendly design.
Protect with Insect Screen
For a secondary layer of defense, consider adding an insect screen for your next project. Our insect screens are durable and virtually invisible. They let you use your windows for ventilation to good effect while restricting access to the opening.
Choose Thick Glass
Thick glass panes protect your children inside your home against injury when something hits your windows. The thickness of the glass defines its resistance to breakage. At Renewal by Andersen, we offer different glass options that offer excellent durability. Apart from not shattering into pieces easily, our dual-pane units, including double hung windows, provide two layers of protection. In case the outer sheet gets broken, the inner sheet would keep the shards from entering your home.
Put a Premium on Advanced Lock
To childproof your units, don’t settle for an ordinary locking system. Typical locks fail quickly with time and use, making your windows easy to open. Just like our hinged French doors, our casement units feature a multi-point locking mechanism. By securing your windows on different sides, your children cannot open them when closed. The lever that controls the lock is situated up high, keeping it out of reach of your little ones.
Choose Renewal by Andersen of Houston to equip your home with child-safe units for your next window replacement project. We have a range of window designs and hardware options to suit your security needs. Call us today at (281) 547-6177 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation. We serve various homes in Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas.