No matter how careful you are, accidents and injuries are always possible at home. This is why, as a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to make sure that every nook and cranny is safe for your family. While inspecting, you may even need to replace windows that have already deteriorated. Here are important questions you should ask yourself when checking your windows’ safety at home.
1. Are My Windows Child-Friendly?
You will need to take extra precautions if you have children around. Kids are small enough to crawl through windows and may get hurt. Keep your windows locked, and inspect if there are gaps small enough for them to access and if it can be detached should an emergency arise.
2. Can My Family Members Escape Through the Window?
In case an emergency occurs, your instincts would dictate that the windows are the immediate escape route you can take. Inspect if your windows and other emergency routes are easily accessible for every member of your family. If not, you may need replacement windows with quick-detach features as a precaution.
3. Do My Windows Have Additional Security Measures?
As a homeowner, it goes without saying that safety is your number one priority. However, this may be a hindrance in case of an emergency. Ensure that extra safety features, such as grilles, window bars and screens, are easily detachable in case of an emergency.
4. Do My Windows Have Insect Screens?
Insect screens help protect your home from pests and other foreign objects from entering your home. However, this will not prevent children from falling out of your windows as the screen cannot handle their weight.
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