National Window Safety Week is April 7th -13th

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Window Safety Tips from Simonton Windows for Atlanta Replacement Windows

April 7th – 13th is National Window Safety Week.

Families with small children should pay special attention to windows and patio doors. Start with practicing home emergency fire drills. Show them the fastest safety route to the outside and make certain children know under what circumstances to use a window to exit a home. Since small children tend to “hide” from fire, make sure they understand how important it is to safely and quickly exit the home should a fire occur.​

“Children should be taught at a young age to stay away from windows for their own safety,” says John Stark, marketing manager for Simonton Windows. “Parents can help safeguard children in the home by keeping furniture (including cribs) and anything else a child can climb on, away from windows. And, if your home has Double Hung windows, open only the top part of the window that children cannot reach, to allow for ventilation.”

Homeowner need to be on top of things to make sure that children understand the importance of safety. John Stark, is the marketing manager for Simonton Windows. Here are a few of his suggestions.

Stark offers these timely tips for window safety in the home:
Tip #1 – Remember the primary purpose of a window screen is to keep insects outside. Never push on screens, as they will not support the weight of a child or family pet.
Tip #2 – Lock windows when not in use to protect against intruders and make it more difficult for curious young children to open windows.
Tip #3 – Do not paint or nail windows shut. Every window in the home that is designed to be opened should be operational in case of an emergency.
Tip #4 – Refrain from nailing or attaching decorative lights to the interior or exterior of window frames.
Tip #5 – Plant shrubs or grass, and place “soft landscaping” like bark or mulch, directly underneath windows to help lessen the impact should someone accidently fall out of a window.

Be sure to ask us about Window Safety Tips for Atlanta Replacement Window’s needs.

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