A new year brings a fresh start of new possibilities and opportunities. Many people feel motivated to get started on home renovation projects to enhance their home’s appearance, but one area that is often overlooked is home security. Fortunately, one idea that satisfies both goals is the decision to install security door and window barriers on your home.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the most common point of entry for burglars is the front door, followed by first-floor windows. An estimated 65 percent of home burglaries occur when a person is at work between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. While you would like to think the sounds of breaking glass would raise alarm among neighbors, the unfortunate truth is that break-ins often go undetected until it’s too late.
Enhancing Window Safety
This January, you can kick off your 2017 home improvement projects by installing security window screens from Security Screen Masters. These screens feature a non-corrosive, stainless steel mesh that is impenetrable to common use of force on windows, such as crowbars, rocks, bricks, or other forceful instruments. These custom-made security screens are so strong; they can stand up to a Category 4 hurricane!
In many cases, a homeowner feels they have to sacrifice enhanced security for an aesthetically pleasing appearance. For example, some homeowners place security bars on the window to protect against intruders. However, these can be an unsightly addition to your windows. There is a much better solution in the form of security screens that blend in to complement your home’s appearance.
While keeping a home safe is an important and often-cited reason for homeowners to update their windows, there are other benefits to installing to burglar-proof window screens in Tucson, AZ. The design of the screens also blocks two-thirds of heat and ultraviolet rays. The finely woven mesh is also excellent at keeping out pests that may try to come in through your windows.
While you may be enhancing the security of your home, you can still enjoy the benefits of opening the windows to enjoy the fresh Arizona air. The security screens have a special latch that can be easily released in case of a fire or other emergency that may require an exit through a window.
Start your New Year’s improvements today with window updates for your home! For more information on burglar-proof windows in Tucson, AZ, please call Security Screen Masters at (520) 790-1256.