Windows and doors in good condition provide an extra layer of protection that is much harder for burglars to bypass with traditional locks.
If you are looking to improve the security of your home and cut down on utility bills, then replacement windows may be just what you need. Not only do they provide an additional layer against intruders, but they also keep homes warm in winter or cool during summer with their energy-efficient features!
Handy tips and smart products that will make thieves think twice about targeting your home.
Install Smarter Windows and Doors
Home security systems have been around for a long time because they work. There are dozens of legitimate platforms to choose from, but when it comes to windows and doors, there are two basic approaches you can take. You can either set up motion detectors that detect movement within the house or install lock status sensors that will let you know if your doors and windows are locked or if someone unlocks them. Both systems can be built in to a new or existing home.Marvin Lock Status Sensors are integrated into the window itself so you don’t see any unsightly sensors like many of the systems require, and they are hardwired so you don’t have to worry about replacing batteries.
For most homeowners, knowing when to get your windows replaced can be a big question. Should you replace windows in the summer or winter? Is it all about saving money? Is it a long term investment? Is it about upgrading energy efficiency? All of these and more are prime considerations in deciding when and how to improve your windows; solving comfort, convenience, and maintenance problems are also crucial.
• To help you make the most of window and door replacement projects, here are other things to consider:
Do you want to be remodeling during the holidays or when it’s warmer out?
Maybe you are just ready for a change. There is nothing wrong with that. Some people live in their homes for a very long time. Why not enjoy it and remodel it the way you want as opposed to what the resell market wants? New windows will help upgrade your home and your life.
Tired of using wood dowels to lock or prop up your windows? Do your windows even lock anymore? If you have to worry about home security and you have already hired a locksmith to check all of the locks, you may need to replace windows and doors.
You have decided to do your windows.
You’ve got the go-ahead on your window replacement project. Now it’s time for the details, such as: