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Part 2 of Window safety tips

by CustomHomes on Thursday, April 14, 2016

 

WindowWindow safety is extremely important. So much so it deserves two posts. There are plenty of ways you can have a beautiful and safe home and hopefully going through these remaining tips you will be able to find the perfect solution for your windows.

Window Bars

Window bars are simple pieces that can be easily installed. Much like shower curtain rods they can easily adhere to the edges of the window so you can place it wherever you would like. This can help keep little ones from accidentally falling out of the window and keep intruders from coming in.

If you need external window bars they can be beautiful as well as functional. Bars are not always the most attractive décor but they can be the most necessary in some instances. Luckily it can be a stunning addition to your home instead of a mar on the façade. If you need bars you may want to hire a welder with a little bit of creativity. They can weld and install window bars that look like trees, birds, butterflies and anything in between. Even though they are wonderful pieces they will be as strong, if not stronger, than more generic bars you see on windows.

Proper Sealing and Caulking

The best place to start when creating safer windows is the foundation. Strip old, damage sealing and caulking before you begin installing new windows, window bars, or any other new pieces. This way you’ll no there are no holes, leaks, or creaks before you begin making your windows safer. It will also help give the windows a more youthful look. If you are not a handy man or woman you can look up tutorials that will help you have a better grasp on resealing and recaulking your windows. If you are unsure of your own skills you can hire a home improvement company and they will help you reseal and recaulk windows while replacing them and making them more secure.

Plan

Finally, the best advice we can give is to plan before you begin working on your windows. Be sure to have a step-by-step plan for what you are going to do and what you want to do. This will help you work through each task quickly and thoroughly so you do not have to go over your work again or pay for any more improvements.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com