Did you know that your windows play a crucial role in home safety and security? That’s one of the reasons there are local codes in place requiring some windows to be of a specific height and size. This way, in case of emergencies, you and your family can use them to exit your home quickly and safely. And if you’re planning to perform a quick window safety check–a must if you have active children–Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri, the premier home window replacement company, suggests you ask these questions first.
1. Should you keep your windows open when children are around? It’s a better idea to keep them closed and locked instead. If you need to open some windows for ventilation, choose those that are harder to reach. You should also enforce ground rules about keeping the children’s play area away from windows and patio doors.
2. Do your windows operate properly? Safety is the utmost priority during emergencies. You should never nail or paint your windows shut so you can use them for egress. And if some units in your home are exactly that, it might be time to invest in professional window replacement service from Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri. Our range of high-quality windows are designed for smooth and worry-free operation, and come with durable locking systems to keep them secure when closed.
3. Are there furniture pushed against the windows? You’ll want to keep large items, such as furniture, away from windows so small children can’t use them as a climbing aid.
4. Do you have window unit air conditioners in bedrooms? Avoid installing air conditioners in window openings because they can impede a quick exit via the window. In fact, every sleeping area should have at least one functional in sleeping and living areas.
When in need of high-quality replacement windows that meets every safety and rescue requirement, look no further than Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri. With our options, keeping your home safe and secure is easy. We serve the areas in and around Ozark and Springfield, MO. Call us today at (417) 268-9301 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.