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Newmarket Window Locks – Choosing Window Locks
Windows can present an opportunity for burglars and intruders to gain entry into your home. True, and intruder can always just break window glass, the the noise of breaking glass is usually avoided by most intruders. But burglars are clever and can always find ways to break in without smashing the window glass.
Old windows framed in aluminum offer a simple entry point because they can be lifted right out of the channel and set aside without ever breaking the glass. This is easily prevented by carefully drilling a couple of holes in the window part of the frame. A couple of screws in those holes removes the possibility of someone lifting the window out.
Even when old aluminum windows are protected from being lifted out, those old locks common on these windows can easily be forced open with a small screwdriver. You can still make these old windows more secure by purchasing various locks at any hardware store.
You want to look for three things in a window lock.
Effectiveness is the most important. New window locks aren’t worth much if there not effective at stopping a burglar. Secondly, they should look nice and fit in with window style and decoration style of the room. Finally, they need to be affordable. Good effective locks shouldn’t break the budget.
The locks on old windows are not as effective as you might want, when it comes to your homes security. If you have more recently installed windows, they still might need some better locking systems. There are different kinds of locks for every style of window in use today. And any window style that is common in your community should have good locks available at your local hardware store.
Matching locks with your interior decorating might be more of a challenge, and may require visiting some on-line retailers. For some window styles, you can find locks that are practically invisible to anything less than close scrutiny. If all else fails, there’s always paint.
Matching the budget with a set of locks takes some consideration.
It’s hardly affordable to have someone intrude into your home. Not to mention the loss in sense of security and privacy. It’s best to consider how many windows you need new locks for, and spend as much as you can reasonably afford.
For sliding windows, there are some very effective locks that cost pennies. You can find wood dowel sticks at any hardware store. Cut to length and dropped into the window channel prevents it from being opened. You can even cut it an inch or two short to provide fresh air during the evening hours.
One of the best ways of locking your large patio doors is a dead-bolt.
They are very secure, and affordable. The can be installed at the top or bottom of the window and you can find ones with a key or simple lever actuation.
Window style is largest determination of what lock style you can use. But the hardware store in your area should carry locks for window styles common in your locality. Just remember the three criteria – effective, blending with the decor, and affordability.