It is important to ensure that your home is secure and protected against intruders. One of the two main entry points that an intruder may try to find weaknesses in is your windows.
Single glazing versus double glazing
The problem with single glazed windows is that there is only a single layer of glass between the outside and your home.
This poses a risk to your security, as a single pane of glass is significantly easier to break through, compared to more modern window installations. Another possibility is that thieves may remove the putty that holds the pane of glass in place, meaning they would be able to silently enter your home. If the burglar decides to use brute force, there is also the fact that older window frames are significantly weaker than their modern counterparts, meaning older wooden frames could easily be smashed.
It is highly recommended that families upgrade their windows, If you’re considering installing double glazing Evesham specialists, Firmfix, can help.
Locks and restrictors for your windows
Modern windows now come with a variety of security mechanisms, such as locks and restrictors.
For those looking to buy new double glazing Evesham installers, Firmfix, can also supply multi-point locks that can secure the window at different points, and restrictors that stop the window from opening past a certain point.
The strength of double glazed windows
For more information about the security of double glazing Evesham based Firmfix can provide advice on request.
The panes in a double glazed window panel are significantly thicker, offering improved insulation to your home. This means that your home will be more secure and warmer, thanks to the lower U-value they offer. The insulated glass used in double glazing is also more securely held in the window frame, making it much more difficult for intruders to remove.
There is also toughened glass available, alongside laminated glass, which can further increase the difficulty of breaking into your home. Toughened glass is up to five times stronger than a traditional window pane. Laminated glass has a plastic sheet in-between the two window panes, which stops broken glass from shattering. It also protects your home from the elements if the window breaks, thanks to the plastic layer providing a temporary form of insulation against the elements.