Winter is a great time to install the best double glazing Cheshire has to offer due to the many intrinsic benefits such as draught exclusion and energy efficiency.
It also offers a great deal more security than single glazing, but make sure you follow these steps in order to secure your home effectively.
Police have released a set of standards and advice for home owners who want to secure their homes to ensure it is done as safely and effectively as possible.
They recommend that you focus on windows and doors if your budget is small.
Windows should be:
Fitted with a suitable lock. The most common cause of entry through a window is forced entry through levering it open. Double glazed windows can be fitted with a range of locks, so consider going for a key operated lock.
It is harder to get through a window that opens outwards than inwards, so consider if you can have your windows fitted in this way.
Windows are most vulnerable when they are slightly open, so see if a window tilting lock is suitable for your needs.
The police suggest you don’t do the following:
Discuss your security needs with a trusted and respected local supplier, and never discuss them with cold callers and door to door salesmen.
Don’t agree to getting windows fitted without a written quote that lays out the cost broken down into work and materials.
Don’t go to a cash machine with someone who has come to install your windows. A reputable supplier would not ask to do this.
Don’t provide personal information to security suppliers until you have decided on them and it is essential for them to know in order to do the work.