There are lots of things to consider when you are in the market for replacement windows in Santa Barbara, CA. Your children are something you consider in everything you do, even when you get new windows. You want the windows to look nice and be efficient, but you also want them to be safe for your children. Here are some things you might want to consider or include to help your child remain safe in your home around the windows.
The locks are going to be an important part of the safety you have on your windows around your children. If you don’t want your child to be able to open the window and possibly fall out, the locks need to be child-proof, or high enough on the window that the child can’t access it.
If your child has a second floor bedroom, you might want to be able to ventilate their room, but you want to do so in a safe manner. You can’t watch your child every second of the day, as much as you’d like to. Consider double hung windows for their room to give you a safer style. You can open the top half of the window, which slides from the top down and leave the bottom half closed and locked. When you aren’t in the room, you can still get fresh air in, but you don’t have to worry about your child having an accident.
Triple Pane Glass Is Thicker
Double pane glass is great, but triple pane glass gives more efficiency and another layer of insulation. It’s also a thicker window overall so if your child throws something that hits a window by accident, the window is a lot less likely to break and cut with glass. Likewise, if they stumble into a window, they are more likely to bounce off than break through the window, which makes the home a safer place for them all the way around.
UV Protective Options
There are a lot of different upgrade options to consider and you could get a low-E coating on the glass of the windows you install. That coating blocks the heat of the sun, making the home more efficient and more comfortable, but it also blocks the UV rays that can come in, fade items, and damage the home. Your child is that much more protected from the sun’s damage.
If you are looking into replacement windows in Santa Barbara, CA, you want to get the best options for your home, but also for your family members in it—especially your children. Tell us about your family, the budget you have for the project, and any goals you want to put into place and we will help you get everything lined up just right. Call the professionals at Quality Windows & Doors for a free consultation and we can outline some of the suggestions we have for you to consider for this project. We’ll help with ideas along the way and ensure you get just what you want.