New windows improve a home’s aesthetic appeal, value, and energy efficiency. Most homeowners in Del Mar, CA, get replacement windows for these reasons. But did you know they also improve your security? Here’s how.
Stronger frame materials
The frame material is not for aesthetics alone. Manufacturers have improved their methods, making newer windows from materials with enhanced strength and durability. They can better resist impact from an intruder and won’t break down at the first or second hit.
By getting replacement windows, you can get materials like fiberglass, vinyl, and composite materials that are stronger than their older counterparts. They do not rot, rust, dent, or corrode and require little maintenance to stay that way for 30 years or more.
More secure window styles
All windows are vulnerable points in a home. Still, you can limit the depth of that vulnerability with contemporary window styles. Picture windows, for instance, are far more secure than sliding windows. Casement and awning windows are also highly secure options.
These modern window styles have latches and locks designed to make it more difficult for an intruder to access from outside. To break through the window, you will have to break the glass itself.
Plus, you don’t have to make like-for-like replacements. There are modern window styles that combine aesthetic design with greater security control.
Better locks and hardware
Between technological breakthroughs and regulations, commercial replacement window materials come with more secure locking systems. And even older, less reinforced windows malfunction over time.
Every window on the market today has passed through forced entry tests and has been determined to be strong enough to sufficiently resist an external force.
A lot of that is in the quality of the locking hardware. The bolt, hooks, and locking pins are all made with stronger materials that do not break easily. And the locking system has also been designed to accommodate additional locks better if you want one.
Durable safety glass
The glass is the last resort against determined vandals who want to break into your home. And if they have the right tool, they will eventually force their way into your home unless you have newer windows with special security glass. It doesn’t break quietly, and the last thing an intruder wants is to attract attention.
Alongside other material improvements, replacement windows come with multiple panes of treated or coated glass. They are available in different types: tempered safety glass or impact-resistant glass.
Either way, the result is the same. They are sturdier and more durable. Tempered glass is also safer during accidental breaks. Instead of breaking into large shards, the tempered glass breaks into smaller, less dangerous cubic pieces.
An intruder is less likely to enter your home if they don’t know what to expect, and that happens when they can’t see inside. One way to make that happen is getting windows with etched or special coating privacy glass.
Window coverings serve the same purpose and work for most of the house. But an in-built solution works better in high humidity areas like kitchens and bathrooms. You can block prying glass and still let in plenty of sunlight.
These are some ways getting replacement windows will protect your Del Mar, CA home. When you’re ready, call us to schedule an appointment for our showroom. Or fill out this form to get a quote today. Our professional staff will get back to you.