Do you feel safe in your home? Do you feel protected from both intruders and the weather? Upgrading your home to steel windows and doors can improve the value of your home and keep you and your family safe.
A home intrusion occurs every 13 seconds in America and 30% of all burglaries are through an open or unlocked window or door. What are you doing to keep your family safe? Relying on old and outdated wooden windows that are impossible to lock can be an open invitation to thieves who are looking for easy access to a home.
In addition to protecting you from burglaries, metal frame residential windows also provide an air tight seal against the elements. If you are tired of warped and damaged wooden frames that do not hold up well to extreme changes in weather and humidity, thermally broken steel windows will keep the wet and cold elements outside, and eliminate the “dripping” that sometimes occurs on older single pained wooden windows.
Another safety feature of steel windows and doors is that latches and locks allow easy and quick escape during a fire. In the year 2013, 1,240,000 fires were reported in America. This roughly translates into one home structure fire reported every 85 seconds. Having a safe and quick evacuation plan can keep you family safe. Fire rated window and door units restrict flames from traveling through your home while you wait for emergency responders.
Steel windows and doors also provide a more energy efficient barrier to the elements. Replacing old windows allows homeowners the opportunity to upgrade to windows that are often more of a financial investment, but provide cost savings for many years. For example, windows manufactured with low-emissive (Low-E) coatings can cost anywhere from 10% to 15% more than regular windows, but they reduce energy loss by as much as 30% to 50%. Low-E glass is a window pane that has been treated with an invisible coating made of metal or metallic oxide This creates a surface that reflects heat, but still allows light to pass through. In addition to reducing energy consumption. Windows treated with Low-E coatings also decrease fabric fading in window treatments, and are known for increasing the overall comfort in your home by limiting the heat that enters through the windows.
As you get ready to build a new home or update an existing house, make sure that you consult with a company that can provide you with the newest safety and energy features in window choices. The best window manufacturers will also work with architects nationwide to provide custom designs, to offer both high performance and structural excellence r with the beauty and style to make every idea a reality.