Child Safety Locks For Sliding Doors
Second, if you have a double hung window make sure to open the top sash instead of the bottom sash. This will still allow for ventilation but it makes sure the window is out of reach of children to keep them safe.
The best part of tempered glass is the clean up. It falls apart into small pieces rather than large shards with sharp edges making it much easier and safer of a clean up. Since it is stronger than regular glass it is safe in areas of high traffic. Tempered glass is great in any window or door for the increased safety benefits it provides.
Third, make sure to read the labels on the screens. Screens have a label stating, “WARNING: Screen will not stop child from falling out window”. This is not a warning to take lightly. Most screens are insect protector screens. They are designed to keep insects out of the house, not to keep children inside the house. So please remember to read all warning labels and follow them to make sure you and your loved ones are safe!
Another door safety tip is making sure you have a solid door on your house. Most of us have seen those movies where a bad guy kicks in a door to gain access somewhere. This could be a reality if there is not a safe door on a house. Some options for new solid doors are fiberglass, solid wood, or a door with a solid wood core and a metal door. This allows for maximum security while still looking aesthetically pleasing to the eye
Walking up to a door that is surrounded by complete darkness would give most of us the chills. That is why having a well lit door is a key tip to keeping you safe. If there is no light at your door there are a few easy fixes for that. The simplest and cheapest fix could be getting a strand of decorative lights and hanging them up around your door or porch. This will give off enough light to brighten up the door space as well as the simplicity of small lights that can be easily removed. If you want a more permanent fix, there are outdoor lights available at most hardware stores that can be bought.
Glass doors and glass inlays on doors are nice to look at but could also pose a danger if hit. Glass can be a pain to clean up and could also result in injury. Try replacing the glass with tempered glass or finding a door with fiberglass inlays to decrease the dangers of broken glass.
Window and door safety is important in all homes. As you can tell window and door safety ranges from fire safety to child safety and everything in-between. Your home is supposed to be a safe space for everyone to enjoy. Having an unsafe part of your home, like your windows and doors, disrupts that safe space. By following the above window and door safety tips and you will be on your way to creating that safe space for you and your family!