When taking on any home improvement project for your Bellevue home, it’s important to make safety and security a top priority. The sad reality is that your windows are one of the easiest access points for outside threats and with the wrong windows installed, your home is made vulnerable to break ins. At Signature Windows, we understand how important it is to protect your family and belongings, which is why we’ve created this short guide on how to find the right Bellevue, WA windows to keep your family safe.
Choose Windows with Double or Triple Paned Glass
One of the easiest ways for a break in to occur is for the individual to literally break your glass. This means the thinner your glass, the easier it is to enter your home. Fortunately, by simply choosing windows with double or triple- pane glass, you can increase the density of your glass and decrease the chances that someone would be tempted to break it. In fact, in many cases, thieves won’t bother attempting a break in once they realize how thick your glass is.
Go for Weather Resistant Frames
When you’re considering securing your home, weather resistance may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, how your frames handle moisture plays a large role in how well your home is protected. Frames that absorb excess moisture have a higher likelihood of warping, rotting, or becoming distorted. Once such damage occurs, it becomes easy for your windows to be maneuvered from the outside. Try choosing vinyl windows for frames that won’t absorb moisture.
Look for Security Hardware Compatibility
More and more manufacturers are producing advanced security hardware that can be added on to your preexisting windows. Unfortunately, if you have outdated windows, there’s a high chance that the windows won’t be compatible with the hardware. We suggest choosing vinyl, since the window material is so popular it’s compatible with almost any type of hardware.
Look for Easy-to-Open Windows
In addition to outside threats, there are a number of dangers that come from low quality windows. For example, windows that easily become jammed in place or are difficult to open have the tendency to slam shut at unexpected times, injuring those standing near them. This is even more dangerous in homes where small children and animals live. Protect those you love by purchasing new windows that won’t become jammed and slam shut at the worst possible time.
At Signature Windows, your security is our top priority, which is why our team of window experts is happy to introduce you to our wide variety of quality windows while answering any questions you have. Our team can even provide you with a free, informative, no-pressure estimate so you know what to expect from the beginning. To speak with one of our experts today, give us a call at give us a call at 253-887- 7792 or stop by our showroom floor located at 22613 68th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032.