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5 Ways to Child-Proof Your Home Windows

Updated: May 31, 2023

If you have children in your family, you know that parents are always on the lookout for potential dangers. Windows can be a hazard, so it's important to take the necessary steps to child-proof them. Fortunately, FAS Windows & Doors has compiled a list of five simple but effective ways that you can make your windows safer for kids. Read on to learn more!


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Understanding Window Safety: Child Proof Windows


Keeping your children safe should always be the top priority as a parent—especially when it comes to securing the windows around your home against accidental falls or intrusions from outside sources like burglars or predators looking for vulnerable opportunities while you're away at work or asleep at night.


Whether you have sliding windows, double-hung windows, or casement windows, these five simple tips will give you peace of mind knowing that you've taken extra precautions against potential risks involving unsecured windows around your property!


Install Window Guards or Window Stops


One of the most effective ways to childproof your windows is by installing window guards or window stops. Window guards are metal grids or bars that are installed across the length of a window opening and prevent an individual from falling through or out of an open window. They also can protect you from intruders by preventing easy access into your home through a window opening. When selecting window guards for baby proofing windows, look for ones with wide spacing between each bar so that children cannot get their heads stuck in them.


Window stops or window stoppers are hardware devices that are typically installed on the top track of a sliding window to prevent the window from being opened more than a certain amount. They are usually composed of a flat bracket or latch attached to one side of the window, with an adjustable arm connected to the other side. This allows the user to adjust how far away the window opens and provides additional safety for homes and businesses.

Place Furniture Away From Windows


It's no secret that kids like climbing things - especially furniture! To reduce the risk of injury, make sure all furniture is placed away from windows as much as possible. This includes beds, dressers, desks, and chairs. It’s also essential to ensure that any furniture near a window is stable and secure so it doesn't tip over if a child uses it to try and climb up and reach the window sill.


Secure Window Frame Locks


Another way to child-proof your home’s windows is by properly securing all locks on both new and existing windows. Make sure they are easy for adults to operate but difficult enough for children not to be able to open them from the inside or outside of your home. Additionally, if any windows are located near ground level (such as basement or first-floor windows), consider investing in additional security measures such as baby-safe keyed locks or special locking devices designed specifically for these situations.

Install Window Screens


Window screens are another great way to help protect against falls from upper-level windows in your home. They can also be used as an additional layer of security against intruders trying to gain access to your home through an open window. When purchasing new screens, make sure they fit securely within the frame without any significant gaps where children could potentially get stuck trying to squeeze through them.


Keep Windows Closed And Locked When Not In Use


The simplest yet most effective way to childproof your windows is by keeping them closed and locked when they are not in use - regardless if they have screens installed or not! Even if a window has been locked securely with keyed window locks, it still pays off in the long run if you double-check each one before leaving the house or going off to bed at night. That way, you'll never have any surprises when you come back!


FAS Windows & Doors: Your Local Window Experts


Making your home safe for children should always be a top priority for every parent - including taking steps towards protecting their little ones from potential dangers posed by open windows in their homes! By following these five simple tips from FAS Windows & Doors on how best to child-proof your home’s windows, you can rest assured knowing that you're doing everything possible within reason to keep everyone safe and secure indoors at all times!


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