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Why You Should Improve Your Home Window Security and How to Do it!

As it is national home security awareness month, we thought it would be the perfect time to explain the importance of improving your household’s window security. Homeowners often worry about their house being burgled and wonder how they can make their homes more secure. Well, Here’s how…

Window Security

An area of buildings that often go unnoticed when it comes to protection are the windows. This is an area that is often targeted by thieves and if your home has old and outdated windows, these can be very easy to break and enter. Therefore, it’s crucial for you to protect your home by improving your windows. One way of doing this is by purchasing Secured by Design accredited windows.

What Is Secured by Design?

So, what is ‘Secured by Design’? Secured by Design (SBD) is the official police security initiative that works to improve the security of buildings to provide safe places to live, work, shop and visit. Secured by Design has been proven to reduce burglary and crime rates by up to 75% on new build developments and up to 60% on refurbished developments, they provide a recognised standard for all security products that can deter and reduce crime. Most of our windows have SBD as an option over the standard product and meet the requirements of PAS24. All our windows with the SBD option are supplied to this standard specification:

  • softwood window either basecoat stained or primed
  • factory-glazed with annealed Low E insulating glass units
  • projecting hinges
  • espagnolette multi-point locking
  • simulated divided light glazing design where appropriate.

How To Secure Your Windows

As mentioned above, installing SBD accredited windows into your home would be a worthy investment if you want to make your home more secure. As according to research, nearly 30% of all burglaries in the UK are through windows. Another way to secure your windows, is to install smaller sash windows which will make the windows harder to fit through if thieves ever did try to enter the window.

Read more about our window security here.

Timber or UPVC Windows?

So, you have decided that you need to improve and upgrade your windows, now the next question is what style of window do you decide on? Well, here is a few advantages of choosing timber over UPVC:

  • They add style and warmth to a home
  • Much more customisable
  • Better for the environment
  • Timber windows last up to twice as long as UPVC

Choosing timber windows from JELD-WEN means you will receive a high level of security from your windows but they will not lack in style either. We know you want to keep your home aesthetically pleasing as well as safe, that’s why we have designed windows that do both.

All JELD-WEN products are also tested to ensure they can withstand a high amount of force. 

Conclusion

Ultimately, we want all homeowners to be safe and not have to worry about their homes being entered without their permission and losing valuable items forever. That’s why here at JELD-WEN, a lot of care goes into our designs, our windows have multi point locking and projecting hinges for security and are also BSI certified.

View our whole range of windows or if you’d like to know the estimated cost of the windows you’d like to purchase, you can use our online window quote to find out the price depending on the colour, style and quantity you want.