Windows and Home Security

Apr 01, 2024

Are your home’s windows putting your property at risk? Do they have gaps, or are they old and damaged? Windows are essential for protecting your home during inclement weather and deterring burglars and trespassers—if yours aren’t in good condition, it can compromise your home’s safety. Here are some tips to increase your home’s security by focusing on one of the most vulnerable parts of its exterior: the windows.

Ensure Privacy for Your Home

Your windows can offer a great view of your yard or the outdoors, letting in the natural sunlight and contributing to a pleasant home environment. However, if you can see out, onlookers can likely see inside your home. This is especially true in broad daylight or when you have the lights on inside in the evening. And, if people can see inside your home, they can take stock of any valuables or high-dollar items that may be sitting in plain sight. Flatscreen televisions, expensive electronics, and jewelry are just a few examples of items that might attract intruders.

One of the first steps to improve your home’s security is to ensure people can’t peek inside through the windows. You’ll want to draw the blinds or shades on your windows whenever you’re not looking for sunlight and a view. Alternatively, you can consider applying window film to the glass so that it obscures the view inside your home. While this also means you won’t have a view looking outside, window film can add much-needed privacy to your space.

Consider Your Window Security System

There are several ways to increase the security around your windows. First, make sure each of your windows can properly open and close if they’re designed to do so. Then, ensure the latching and locking system works to keep your windows locked when not in use. To add more security on top of the window locks, you might consider installing security cameras, an alarm system that detects if a window is broken or opened, and motion-sensor lights. These can all deter intruders and alert you early in the event of a break-in.

Upgrade Your Home’s Windows

If you have older windows that either have single-paned glass or a deteriorating frame, these are also easy targets for intruders. Single-paned glass is extremely easy to break, and an already-rotting frame can make removing the entire window easy. If your windows are in any way past their prime, consider installing new house windows. New windows will feature enhanced durability, advanced locking systems, and more durable glass packages to provide you with the better home security solution you desire.

Reach Out to the Window Experts

At HomeTowne Windows & Doors, we proudly offer and install replacement windows for homeowners throughout the greater Milwaukee, WI, area. We’d be happy to provide you with new windows that will enhance your home’s safety and security. Contact us today to learn more about our window replacement services for homeowners in and around Milwaukee, WI. We look forward to working with you.

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