Most burglars are all about convenience and enter homes through unlocked doors. That said, over 23% of burglars break in through first story windows. And with an increase in forced entry and robberies, it is important to secure your windows as best you can. Here are a few ways replacement windows in El Cajon, CA can help boost your home security:
Stronger Frame Materials
With stronger window frame materials you get a stronger, more secure window. Some of the best materials for strength and durability include vinyl, aluminum, and fiberglass. All of these replacement windows are built to last. And with stronger frames, you can expect your windows to hold up better against impacts and break-ins.
More Secure Window Styles
Some windows styles are more vulnerable while others improve security. For example, picture windows are non-operable. These are not easy to break through without drawing a lot of attention. Another good window style for better security is a casement window. The cranks and latches to open the window are located on the inside, making it nearly impossible to pry open from the outside. Other window styles to consider include single hung, double hung, and horizontal sliding windows. These are classic window styles that you can easily add locks to take make them more secure.
Durable Locking Systems
Modern windows have better locking systems. The materials are stronger, as are the hooks, bolts, and locking pins. And today you can even purchase additional locks to use on your windows that will make them even more difficult to pry open.
You can even purchase contact sensors that will alert you whenever a window is opened.
Extra Panes of Glass
Each layer of glass you add to your window improves efficiency and makes your window more difficult to break through. Intruders don’t like to draw attention, and breaking through two or three panes of glass is not quiet.
When you choose your glazing options you are choosing more than just the number of panes. You also need to decide on the special coatings they use on your glass for safety and efficiency. Some of these coatings also make your windows more secure. Tempered or laminated glass prevents the glass from breaking into large, dangerous shards. Impact resistant glass is different. It has a layer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) sandwiched between to panes of glass. The interlayer keeps the pane largely intact, even when the glass is broken. Both of these technologies together work to make the glass on your windows nearly impenetrable.
To improve the security of your home you might consider investing in replacement windows in El Cajon, CA. You can sit down with our experts at Pelican Replacement Windows and find the best solutions for your home. For more information, you can stop by 2210 La Mirada Dr., Vista, CA 92081. Or to schedule a consultation call us at (760) 598-6422. We focus on serving the customer first, and our personable and helpful team is ready to get you the most secure windows possible.