One of the main reasons for homeowners upgrading their windows is that they are looking to improve their current security situation and make their home as safe as possible. There are plenty of options when it comes to windows from Global to ensure your home will stand out and look its best, whilst also offering maximum security and peace of mind.
If you’re wondering about the ways uPVC windows can better protect your home, check out our handy guide below to know more.
Internal Vs External beading for uPVC window security
Externally beaded windows have their beading strips situated on the outside of the window frame. The beading refers to the part of the frame holding the glass in place, and it is usually a plastic strip at the edge of the glass which snaps into the recess. External beading is common in older units and means that glazing can be removed from outside the building without breaking the glass first, posing a serious security threat and allowing potential intruders easy entry.
When a window frame is described as internally beaded it means that the beading itself is located on the inside of the frame, facing into the room. Internally beaded windows are naturally more secure as the beading strip cannot be prised away unless it’s done from inside the home. This means your glazed units cannot be removed by intruders from the outside. Here at Global, all of our uPVC window styles come internally beaded as standard.
Multi-point locking for secure uPVC windows
Your windows are only as strong as their locks, which is why we use the highest quality multi-point locking systems that have passed the prestigious PAS 24 security tests and are certified by the police approved Secured by Design scheme.
Multi-point locks bolt the window into the frame, locking it at multiple points. The biggest benefit of a multipoint locking system is the additional security it gives to windows beyond that of a standard locking system. With a multi-point locking system, windows can be secured in at least three separate points, the top, centre, and bottom, making it very difficult for any intruders to break and enter.
Not only does this help our customers feel equally confident that their family and possessions are well protected 24/7, but they also benefit from saving money on reduced insurance premiums too.
Secure glazing options for uPVC window security
Home security is perhaps the most important factor when you want to improve your home. At Global Windows, we share your concerns which is why we never compromise on the safety and security of our products. Choose from a range of glazing to meet your requirements. We install obscure, stained, diamond, and square leaded, Georgian bars, and bevelled glass. We also install windows with toughened safety glass.
When you need to secure your home, upgrading to double glazing makes complete sense as it literally doubles your defences against the most determined intruders. Triple glazing deters uninvited guests even further, making it almost impossible to break through without being caught. As part of the Planitherm Installer Network, the majority of our windows are strengthened with Planitherm glass for the perfect balance of light, warmth, and security.
The glass that we use is engineered to maximise comfort and security throughout homes right across Yorkshire. For extra protection, we offer the option of laminated glass which is even harder to break. Laminated glass meets the official police security endorsed standard ‘Secured by Design.’ Fully putting your mind at ease, a good night’s sleep is guaranteed with secure double or triple glazing from Global Windows.
Hardware for secure uPVC windows
The hardware used also plays an integral part in securing your windows, so you’ll be pleased to know that we offer a wide selection of the highest quality hardware, including key lockable handles, security brackets, egress hinges, opening restrictors, and night vents for your convenience and peace of mind. The night vent position describes when a window can be left partially open but still locked via the handle. This allows ventilation in the room without jeopardising your security.
Improve the security of your home with uPVC windows from Global
As primary entry points, it’s essential to secure your windows to protect your whole family against the very real threat of home invasion. Considering burglaries take place every 40 seconds in the UK, coupled with the fact that 28% of UK adults take no security precautions at home at all, secure window hardware is worth its weight in gold. So, if you’re thinking about upgrading your windows, you’re in the right place!
As one of the most trusted home improvement companies in the whole of Yorkshire, the Global Windows team have worked in the local area for over 20 years now. Placing great emphasis on home security, it’s no surprise that much of our business is generated by recommendations and positive customer testimonials. So, when you want ultimate security coupled with energy efficient glazing for your home, Global Windows are definitely the company to call.
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