Window Safety Tips
Did you know the first week of April is National Window Safety Week? With the weather getting nicer, homeowners are ready to open their windows and doors and let the fresh air and sunshine in. But, did you know windows can be the cause of unwanted falls and injuries? Knowing how to prevent window falls and injuries and how to use them in case of an emergency is the first step in practicing window safety.
Below are some window safety tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe around windows.
- Keep windows locked and closed when young children are around
- Position climbable furniture away from windows
- Make sure all windows are operable in case of emergency
- Have an emergency escape plan & practice it regularly
- Keep cords, blinds, drapes, etc, out of the reach of children
- Don’t paint or nail your windows shut
- Don’t put climbable furniture in front of windows
- Don’t leave young children unsupervised
- Don’t wait to make any necessary safety repairs to windows and doors
- Don’t put air conditioners in windows that may be needed for escape
- Don’t rely on screens to keep children in or prohibit falls
Safety features on New York Sash windows:
- Nite vents are a popular way to limit the space a double-hung window can open. Installed on the upper sash, Nite vents prevent the lower sash from opening past 4” once engaged.
- Cam-action sweep sash locks reaches out to grab opposing sash and pulls in other sash for a tight seal while also restraining or delaying forced entry.
With thousands of window related injuries each year, it is important for homeowners to know how to be safe around windows and how to use them in case of an emergency. By following these safety tips you can help prevent window related injuries and help keep your loved ones safe.
If you would like our remodeling experts to inspect your windows for security or performance, schedule a free price quote. We would be happy to meet with you and discuss window replacement solutions and options.