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.

Enhancing Home Protection: Strengthening Security with Double Glazing Solutions

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.

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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.

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. 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.

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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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Brilliant company from all we’ve dealt with, right through to the fitters, to the follow-up emails making sure everything was ok. Having used you before and after having work done to my property, I thought you the only obvious choice to return. Was a little worried as I’d had insulated render fitted and was concerned about the removal and refitting into the same size opening, and the damage it would cause. No worries, it seems. Each to their own trade as they say, and I’m glad they managed it and left me in no doubt, another great job done. Many thanks to you all. And see you in 15 years again?

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After a fair few months of looking for a good window provider we can say we are one hundred percent happy with Global. They exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Michael with the quote, the lovely ladies from the office and Andy and Josh who fitted our seven windows and front door. Very professional, good quality, quick and efficient work. A pleasure to work with such a team. Our next step is the conservatory with Global. Thank you and well done to all.

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My mum wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic service Global windows have given her following her burglary. From start to finish they reassured her the replacement patio doors would be robust and fitted as quickly as possible to ensure the property was secured. On the day of fitting the fitters arrived promptly and installed the doors with no mess. The gentleman who organised this from Global (sorry she couldn’t remember his name) came out to check the doors and to see mum was happy with them brought her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Mum was over the moon. Thank you so much.

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We decided to re-use this Company despite moving house and County. Global were helpful and very professional at all stages of the installation. We found all their staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dates given, returning phone calls etc. were all met. The price was very competitive, the quality of their products was excellent with a good range of colours and styles. The fitters were very hardworking, managed to get the work done in one day rather than the expected 2, mainly due to the fact they worked as a team, didn’t take breaks and clearly knew their job. Great company.

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Fantastic work from start to finish. Great suggestions made to my own thoughts. The date agreed happened and I was kept fully informed of progress before installation. The fitters were courteous and efficient and worked hard completing on time. I am happy to recommend Global windows to anyone.”

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Excellent communication and attention to details. Windows were fine quality. Workmanship of highest quality and very considerate and careful. Would recommend to anyone.”

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Windows & Doors

Brilliant company from all we’ve dealt with, right through to the fitters, to the follow-up emails making sure everything was ok. Having used you before and after having work done to my property, I thought you the only obvious choice to return. Was a little worried as I’d had insulated render fitted and was concerned about the removal and refitting into the same size opening, and the damage it would cause. No worries, it seems. Each to their own trade as they say, and I’m glad they managed it and left me in no doubt, another great job done. Many thanks to you all. And see you in 15 years again?

Checkatrade

Windows And Door

After a fair few months of looking for a good window provider we can say we are one hundred percent happy with Global. They exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Michael with the quote, the lovely ladies from the office and Andy and Josh who fitted our seven windows and front door. Very professional, good quality, quick and efficient work. A pleasure to work with such a team. Our next step is the conservatory with Global. Thank you and well done to all.

Florentina

Which?

Excellent Service

My mum wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic service Global windows have given her following her burglary. From start to finish they reassured her the replacement patio doors would be robust and fitted as quickly as possible to ensure the property was secured. On the day of fitting the fitters arrived promptly and installed the doors with no mess. The gentleman who organised this from Global (sorry she couldn’t remember his name) came out to check the doors and to see mum was happy with them brought her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Mum was over the moon. Thank you so much.

Margaret

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Doors And Windows

We decided to re-use this Company despite moving house and County. Global were helpful and very professional at all stages of the installation. We found all their staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dates given, returning phone calls etc. were all met. The price was very competitive, the quality of their products was excellent with a good range of colours and styles. The fitters were very hardworking, managed to get the work done in one day rather than the expected 2, mainly due to the fact they worked as a team, didn’t take breaks and clearly knew their job. Great company.

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Replace All Windows And Doors

Fantastic work from start to finish. Great suggestions made to my own thoughts. The date agreed happened and I was kept fully informed of progress before installation. The fitters were courteous and efficient and worked hard completing on time. I am happy to recommend Global windows to anyone.”

Checkatrade

Replace Lots Of Windows In 4 Bays Along With Others Throughout House. New Door Fitted Also.

Excellent communication and attention to details. Windows were fine quality. Workmanship of highest quality and very considerate and careful. Would recommend to anyone.”

Checkatrade
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