Accidents and injuries can happen at any time. That’s why, as a homeowner, you have to check every part of your property for safety. Sometimes, you also have to consult with a window and door replacement company if you have older units. You can also take preventive measures to protect you and your property, such as performing a safety inspection.
Here are some common questions you need to ask when checking your windows’ safety at home:
Can your family members escape through the window? In case of fire and other unforeseen incidents, you and your family members, especially children, may have to escape through the windows. Determine if your windows are accessible enough for someone to escape through them during an emergency.
Are your windows kid friendly? If you have kids, you might need to be extra careful with your windows. Make sure to keep them closed and securely locked. This will prevent kids or babies from climbing out through them. If you want to open windows for better ventilation, you can open those which are too high for your children to reach. You can also open sliding glass doors instead of your windows for better air flow.
Do you often rely on screens for windows safety? If you think insect screens will prevent kids from falling out the windows, think again. Keep in mind that these screens are only designed to keep insects and debris out.
Do your windows have added protection and security? Have you installed security bars, safety locks or grilles on your windows? If you answered yes, make sure that these bars or grilles can be easily removed in case of emergencies. They should have a reliable release mechanism.
If you need window installation or replacement services, contact the experts at Stittsville Windows and Doors. We offer high-quality, safe windows for residential properties. Call (613) 271-5434 today to learn more. We serve clients in Goulbourn Township, ON.