Children see the world’s wonder before they may see its dangers. By following these basic safety tips from Andersen Windows, you can help prevent injuries related to windows and doors.
-Close and lock windows.
-Position beds and other furniture away from windows.
–Keep blinds, cords, drapes, etc. out of children’s reach.
Consider installing window opening control devices or window guards.
-Keep patio doors, storm doors and entrance doors locked.
-Consider window placement when landscaping your home. Plant shrubs under windows.
-Develop a family escape plan.
-Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are in working condition.
-Don’t leave young children unsupervised.
-Don’t depend on insect screens to keep children from falling out of windows.
-Don’t apply energy-efficient films and coverings to windows designated in your family emergency plan as escape or rescue windows.
-Don’t paint, nail or weatherstrip windows shut.
-Don’t forget about window and door safety when making repairs to the interior or exterior of your home.