Windows are one of the easiest ways for a burglar to break into a home, which is why it is so important for homeowners to keep their windows as secure as possible. The last thing you want is to come home from work one afternoon, only to discover a broken window and many of your personal belongings missing. As long as you follow a few simple steps, your household will be safe.
"It is so important for homeowners to keep their windows as secure as possible."
The first thing all homeowners will need to do is walk around both the interior and exterior of their house to physically inspect every window. The windows should be checked for cracks, holes and other areas where they could be vulnerable to a burglar. How well do the locks actually function? Also be aware of any trees or shrubs, as they can provide cover to somebody breaking in. Any plants should be trimmed below window height.
If the windows of a home are old, they are much easier to open. If the windows of your home are more than a decade old, they are leaving you susceptible to the possibility of burglary and will need to be replaced as soon as possible. Choose a tempered or security glass, which are harder to break than other types of glass. Window locks have a tendency to wear out over time, so be sure to keep that in mind.
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