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3 Ways to Improve Your Window Security

February 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 126

There have been many burglaries and illegal entries happening in and around UK. Most of these crimes happen through open entrances, such as door and windows. These kinds of criminals are experienced in opening old doors and windows because of its common features. The older your entranceways, the easier it is for them.

Do not let yourself be in a situation wherein you will be calling the police to report theft within your home. Improve the security of your home through uPVC or double glazed windows. Read on and follow these three tips that could essentially save you and your home from losing valuables and getting harmed.

1. If you have old windows, replace it with uPVC windows. Old windows give your home a certain look and feel. If your old windows have been known to be an accent feature in your home, then rest assured that you can still keep them with uPVC windows. uPVC windows are made up of very strong and sturdy materials that prevent break-ins by criminals. Apart from that, these windows can be made in various designs and colours.

Whether you have the classic sash windows, bay or bow, and casement windows, you can request your contractor to manufacture windows exactly the same as your old ones.

2. Add a protective film on the glass of your windows. The glass of your window maybe the first thing that criminals are tempted to break in order to get inside your home. Prevent them from getting in by having the glass of your windows coated with a special kind of film. There are actually many kinds of films with various features.

One kind that you can try is the strengthening film that makes your glass invincible to forces applied to it. Burglars will find it difficult to smash your window because of its special coating. An intruder smashing your windows will only wake you up at night and give you time to call the police.

3. Install as multi-locking systems on your windows. Apart from constructing the frames of your windows with uPVC and putting special coatings on your glass, you can also install multi-locking systems on your windows. Instead of having just one lock, you can ask your constructor to install more for added security.

Having these additional locks can surprise intruders trying to enter your home. The amount of time they spend on trying to enter your home will exhaust them and can get them caught.

To test the strength of double glazing, you can go online and visit YouTube for videos that can show you its strength. Once you are convinced of buying uPVC windows, contact your favourite company for information regarding double glazing prices.

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