This month draws attention to an important issue for many households. National Window Coverings Safety Month takes place each October to help raise awareness for the necessity of having safe and secure windows and blinds that reduce the threat of injuries including strangulation. Many models of window coverings today still use long cords that are a direct threat to the safety of your children.

To help families across the country reduce the threat of the hazards associated with window coverings, here are some tips:

  1. Do not allow pull cords to hang loose where a child can access them. Cord free blinds are always a better option.

  2. Watch out for bottom chains on vertical blinds which pose many of the same risks as pull cords for small children crawling or playing on the floor.

  3. Keep your child’s bed or crib away from the windows and especially do not let any cords hang near the bed.

  4. Try to instill safety first with your children when they are playing near windows and glass doors. By establishing strict safety rules at a young age they will better understand the risks involved as they grow up.

  5. Be sure that you are installing only window treatments with high safety standards including safety devices such as cord free hardware and control wands.

Many families are already taking advantage of safe windows from Window Nation. These fiberglass composite window replacements are durable to stand up to your family and the elements. And even better, they offer optimal blinds with no cords which means no risk of strangulation.

If you are living in our large service area including Ohio, the DC metro, the Delaware Valley, Northern Virginia, or Pittsburgh, be sure to check out the many safe and energy efficient window replacement options from Window Nation. To learn more about window replacements including safe window coverings, please contact us today!

When it comes to choosing the right replacement windows for your home or business, there are a multitude of options to choose from. Typically, the most sought after windows are made from either vinyl or fiberglass, so while there may be many styles, colors and energy efficient options to choose from, your first decision should be choosing between vinyl windows and fiberglass windows. There are pros to choosing each type of window, but we’d like to break it down for you to help you make the decision process a little easier! Here is what you need to know about these windows:

Vinyl Windows

Windows made with vinyl are durable and reliable. When it comes to keeping them clean and working correctly, they also very require very little maintenance. Vinyl windows are easy to operate and are natural insulators, helping to keep your home comfortable all year round. They can be customized to fit your home perfectly in both style and design and are easy to install. Vinyl windows are also very energy efficient, keeping heated or cooled air in your home, while keeping the exterior weather out, which can help you to save money on your energy bills throughout the year. Vinyl windows are also an excellent investment; new windows can increase the value of your home and they will last you for many years to come.

Fiberglass Windows

Fiberglass windows offer the perfect combination of durability, beauty and performance for your home or your business. These windows have added strength and are designed to withstand major weather events. Fiberglass windows stand up to the sun’s damaging UV rays and during storms, they can withstand impacts and scratches. If you live near the sea, fiberglass windows are a great choice because they can withstand the salty sea air! These windows are also energy efficient, saving you money on your heating and cooling bills. Fiberglass windows require very little maintenance and some types of these windows resemble high quality painted wood windows and don’t have the shiny look of vinyl.

 

Still confused as to which types of window to choose? The professionals at Window Nation can help you decide exactly what window type would be better for your home and your particular needs. Give us a call today to learn more about our company, our windows and our services and to decide what type of replacement windows you need for your home.

This month draws attention to an important issue for many households. National Window Coverings Safety Month takes place each October to help raise awareness for the necessity of having safe and secure windows and blinds that reduce the threat of injuries including strangulation. Many models of window coverings today still use long cords that are a direct threat to the safety of your children.

To help families across the country reduce the threat of the hazards associated with window coverings, here are some tips:

  1. Do not allow pull cords to hang loose where a child can access them. Cord free blinds are always a better option.

  2. Watch out for bottom chains on vertical blinds which pose many of the same risks as pull cords for small children crawling or playing on the floor.

  3. Keep your child’s bed or crib away from the windows and especially do not let any cords hang near the bed.

  4. Try to instill safety first with your children when they are playing near windows and glass doors. By establishing strict safety rules at a young age they will better understand the risks involved as they grow up.

  5. Be sure that you are installing only window treatments with high safety standards including safety devices such as cord free hardware and control wands.

Many families are already taking advantage of safe windows and blinds from Pella Windows. These fiberglass composite window replacements are durable to stand up to your family and the elements. And even better, they offer optimal blinds with no cords which means no risk of strangulation.

Window Nation is a certified contractor of Pella’s patented fiberglass composite window replacements. If you are living in our large service area including the DC metro, Charlotte, Northern Virginia, or the Carolinas, be sure to check out the many safe and energy efficient window replacement options from Window Nation. To learn more about window replacements including safe window coverings, please contact us today!