How to Improve Sash Window Security

Did you know that the quality of your sash windows can significantly affect the security of your home? Windows are the focal point of any home but without professional sash window installation and high-quality window materials, your security can be compromised. So, whether you have old sash windows in desperate need of repair, single glazing, or newly-fitted and double-glazed UPVC windows, there are many ways you can improve your sash window security.

Install Double Glazed Windows

Many of the properties we serve at South Coast Home Improvement were built in the Victorian era and are still fitted with single-glazed windows. As lovely as traditional sash windows look, the single glazed that often comes with them can be a serious security threat. So, if you have single-glazed windows it is important to consider the benefits of double glazing – one of the most significant being improved home security!

Modern double-glazed windows are made up of two panes of thick, high-quality glass, making it far more difficult for an intruder to break in. Here at South Coast Windows, we install a wide range of high-quality, durable, and long-lasting double-glazed windows. Browse the windows we sell and improve your window security today with a brand-new `installation.

Increase Window Security with Treated Timber

Having rotten or old timber wooden frames poses a significant risk to your home’s security. In many very old properties, it is common for the wooden frames to have never been replaced or even treated. Therefore, when they are exposed to the unpredictable British weather, the window frames can very quickly deteriorate.

Not only are rotting and deteriorating timber window frames tell-tale signs of damage but they effectively act as advertisements to burglars that your home is easy to break into. That’s why it is so important to replace your sash windows with treated timber installations to ensure they are protected from wet and dry rot and more secure.

Ensure Your Windows Comply with Fire Safety

Keeping your windows up-to-date is not only a must for your home security but is also necessary for ensuring that the people living in your property can get out if they need to. So many homes have poorly-maintained sash windows that are un-openable, jammed, or painted over by inexperienced DIYers. Windows like these are incredibly dangerous, particularly when it comes to fire safety.

Therefore, it is extremely important you ensure that your sash windows are safe and comply with fire safety regulations by providing a usable escape route. If your sash windows do not open or are not functioning properly, contact South Coast Home Improvement today, we can provide quality replacements.

Sash Windows that Lock Securely

Most people check they’ve locked the front door when they leave for work, but how many think to check the locking systems on their windows? Securely locking your windows whenever you leave the house is one of the easiest ways you can increase window and home security. If your windows don’t have any locks, consider having high-security locks installed to help improve your sash window security.

Maintain Windows to Sustain Functionality

Secure sash windows are those that are well-maintained. Over time, the windows in your home will be subject to a lot of wear and tear and this can be extremely damaging, making your window a serious security risk.

If you notice damage to your sash windows or replacements that are required, you should prioritise doing this as soon as possible. If you properly maintain your sash windows, they will provide security to your home all year round.

Install Opening Restrictors

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Opening restrictors are a great way to improve the security of your sliding sash windows as they restrict the amount your windows can open, preventing intruders from getting inside. You can also install window catches. Like opening restrictors, window catches prevent the lower sliding sash of the window from lifting any higher than a couple of inches. Not only does this add security to your home by deterring thieves, but it reduces the likelihood of pets or children falling out of the windows in your home, giving you peace of mind.

Reinforce Your Window Glass

Reinforced glass is a great way to increase your sash window security. Although generally considered one of the more expensive options out there, it is an effective way to strengthen your windows. Reinforced glass is stronger and more difficult for thieves to break through than standard glass, keeping your windows and home safe, wherever you live. If you haven’t thought about it already, reinforced glass may be worth considering – especially if you live in an area with a high crime rate.

Check Your Windows for Damage Frequently

To ensure your sash windows are as secure as they can be, it is important you frequently check your windows for damage. Look out for any cracks or chips on the glass or damage to the window panes. The safety of your home depends significantly on how secure your windows are, and intruders are experts at finding and exploiting any areas of structural weakness. So, if you notice any damage, you must prioritise getting it fixed as soon as possible so that your window and home security is not compromised.

Secure Your Home with an Installation Quote Today

You could be putting the security of your home and family members at risk every single day all because of your windows. Here at South Coast Home Improvement, we are passionate about ensuring all our customers have high-quality windows that provide security all year round. Our installation team provide the highest sash window security with every installation. So, to increase your window security and keep your family safe, get your FREE installation quote today!

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