Home Windows Houston – Child Proofing your Windows
Children are unpredictably rambunctious. They always have an undeniable knack for putting themselves in some sort of danger, even in situations you wouldn’t normally think dangerous. Open or unlocked windows can certainly be one of those unforeseen hazards. Even if your open window has a screen, screens are not usually durable enough to withstand a child pushing on or falling into it. Here are some ways you can keep your windows safe for your child.
Window guards prevent exit and entry in your windows, which adds an extra level of security to your home. They can also come in many styles and colors. With window guards, you can have your windows open as wide as you want and your child still will not be in danger of falling out.
Another great way to child-proof your window is with a lock or a latch. Unlike window guards, locks or latches prevent windows from opening more than a set distance. The typical distance a window can open while still being safe for children is about 4 inches. Locks and latches also come in many different varieties so that you can pick the one best for your home.
No matter what method you choose, make sure that you have an easily accessible emergency exit window. Also pay attention to any window coverings that have hanging strings or pull cords. It can be very easy for children to get these wrapped around their neck if they are hanging too low.
Contact Superior Window Company today to see what other safety features our windows have. The protection of your family is a top priority. At Superior, we ensure that the construction of your window mechanics is the best in the industry. We are a company you can trust!