There are known incidents among children that involved windows in one way or another. In celebration of National Window Safety Week, let Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico help you ensure window safety. Here are some tips on making your replacement windows childproof.
Make it a habit to lock your windows when you don’t need too much ventilation. When you choose us for your next window project, we can offer durable hardware that goes well with your new units. Our window hardware selections include locks and handles that ensure long-lasting performance. Our consultants can help you select the right kind of one for your home.
Window guards are a more robust version of securing your windows. There are several versions available, from metal grilles permanently installed outside your windows to mountable options that fit with any window style. Alternatively, consider using window stoppers on your operable windows like casement windows. These are small gadgets that attach to your windows via suction, clamp, or adhesive. They function just like door stoppers. If you’re using treatments like blinds or shades with cords, make sure the cords are safely out of reach. You can also opt for cordless and electronically-controlled options
The best way to prevent accidents is to teach your children how to move around windows. You can set their play area a few meters away from the window. This way, your windows can still brighten up the room without compromising child safety. You can also invest in durable windows with reliable hardware, like those from Renewal by Andersen.
You can select from our range of locks and handles that will ensure safety as well as aesthetic appeal. You can expect them to perform for years without too much maintenance. We can help you choose the right hardware for your new double hung windows or other styles.
For more tips on ensuring window safety, schedule a consultation today. You can call us at (505) 395-5120 or fill out our contact form. We serve Albuquerque, NM, and the nearby areas.