Keep Your Children Safe From Window-Related Accidents

Keep Your Children Safe From Window-Related Accidents

April 23, 2019

While it’s nice to have your windows opened this spring for some fresh air, it can be also be dangerous if you have young children at home.

In this post, your local provider of windows and doors, Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee, discusses how you can safeguard your kids from window-related incidents.

Keep the Windows Shut

Make sure that windows are closed and locked when there are children in the room. Open windows that children can’t reach if you need added ventilation.

Make Rules

Create rules that will keep your kids from playing near windows and patio doors. These rules should be strictly enforced to prevent falling through the glass. You can use colored tape to create a zone under and near windows where children should not go. Teach them that it’s not safe for them to be in those areas.

Install Window Guards and Stops

Your window fall devices should have a release mechanism that can be opened for escape in case of a fire. A window stop prevents a window from fully opening while a window guard entirely covers the window.

There are homes that already have window guards, security bars or grilles on their windows. Keep in mind that if the devices don’t have a release mechanism, the windows can’t be used as an emergency exit during a fire.

Don’t Place Furniture Near the Windows

Your child can climb up on beds, cribs, couches and any furniture near the windows and fall. Young children are also at risk of strangulation from window cords. Make sure that tassel pull cords are kept short and loop cords should be anchored to the floor or wall. It’s best to have cordless window coverings in children’s room and play areas.

Always keep an eye on your children, especially if there are windows in the room. Moreover, you can rely on Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee when it comes to high-quality windows and patio doors. Call us at (262) 522-3034 or fill out our online form for a free in-home consultation. We work with homeowners in Milwaukee.

Hear From Our Customers

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

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