Of all the places in the world, your home should always be your sanctuary, the place you feel the most safe, secure and comfortable. We understand! Safety is a primary focus here at Newman Windows and Doors. Your comfort and safety are key.
That’s why this is the perfect time to perform a window and door audit.
During these uncertain times, we recommend taking a hard look at the structure, design and surrounding of your windows and doors to ensure your refuge is in tip-top condition.
Home Safety Tips – How Windows & Doors Help
TEMPERED SAFETY GLASS
If you have windows or door glass that are low to the floor, you know how scary it can be when a baby or toddler falls against the glass. Switching out lower panes for tempered glass gives parents peace of mind by keeping the child safe from falling through broken glass or being cut by shattered remnants.
PROPER EGRESS WINDOWS
Have you checked that your bedroom egress windows meet code? Imagine a family member being unable to get out of the bedroom window in an emergency because the window does not meet code. Horrific.
Our mission is to make sure that never happens. Let’s check up on your egress situation and fix any windows that are unsafe right away for the safety of all of your home’s occupants.
Window locks of old are notorious for being flimsy and easy to break into. The newer, state of the art locks in modern replacement windows are made with modern needs in mind. They are made to be difficult for thieves to break into and tricky for little children to accidentally unlock, keeping your home safe from the inside and outside.
While we do not offer repair services on broken glass or door jams, we recognize their safety! Here are some hidden threats to consider and remedy.
Broken Glass – Broken glass can be like an invitation for thieves, bugs, and moisture to get into your home. Broken glass can make your place look like an easy target for thieves. Glass that is broken also tends to settle and be ill-fitting leaving space for insects to crawl through. Moisture can seep through the glass giving perfect growing conditions for mold.
Broken glass is also a safety hazard for occupants. Windows or doors with broken glass can shatter unexpectedly when someone leans on the glass, slams a door, or in the event of an earthquake.
Broken Door Jams – A broken door jam is an easy target for thieves giving them quick access to your home without the need for extra tools or equipment. Broken jams also harbor moisture and can cause decay, compromising the integrity of the structure of your home if left untreated.
Mold or Decay – Imagine your home making your loved ones sick rather than safe. That is a reality for many due to mold and mildew lurking in their walls and around unsecured windows and doors. Managing mold and mildew doesn’t have to be tricky but it does require diligence to keep moisture out and air flowing.
TIME FOR AN UPGRADE?
If after performing your safety audit, you have discovered that it may be time for an upgrade, we’re here to help. We now offer Your Appointment. Your Way. You choose whether you want our Window & Door Specialists to measure for a quote inside OR outside your house. We handle the details. You get peace of mind. Our priority is to help you make sure everyone in your home is safe to the best of our ability.
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If you would like a no-cost, no-obligation, in-home discovery session to go over your current window and door needs, please reach out to us using the link below.