Burglars often scout a house first before they rob it. Their favorite method is to scope out windows. They also happen to be the second most vulnerable entry points, next to front doors. Ground-floor windows are more vulnerable than windows on the second floor. Keep in mind that thieves will seek the quickest way in and out to prevent anyone from busting their stint.
A lot of burglaries are planned by observing the household’s habits from a distance. As they can’t rob what they can’t see, making your interior too visible from the outside can be their ticket in. Window treatments such as drapes and blinds can make a difference in deterring would-be thieves, but this could mean denying natural light from illuminating the house at daytime. Continue reading
Home burglary is a genuine concern. When thieves do manage to break into a home, they can steal a lot of valuables in a short amount of time: about $2,185 worth of goods on average, says the FBI. Fortunately, some nifty precautionary measures can help prevent that.
Hide your Goods – If your pricey, 50-inch flat screen TV can be seen plainly from the sidewalk, it can easily draw thieves like a clothes shop sale draws young ladies. If you can see a number of valuables easily from the outside as you open your curtains, blinds, or shades, do something. You can choose to install window tint, buy thicker window treatments, or rearrange your valuables to hide them from sight. Continue reading
In a disaster like an earthquake, or in an accident, one of the biggest dangers can come from broken glass that can come hurtling to you in high velocity. Broken glass can cause serious injuries, and should thus be prevented as much as possible. Installing security window film on glass panes can significantly reduce the risk of injury from broken glass. Made of thin yet strong plastic adhesive material, protective window film can bind a pane so that it remains in position even if the glass breaks. This can be extremely useful during an earthquake, or similar conditions. The protection you get will allow you to move around more freely and proceed to a safer area, with less fear of shattered glass flying to your direction. Continue reading
The Beatles once sang in praise of the sun’s jovial rays, and it’s likely you sang along with them. However, too much sun would no longer be welcome, with its abundance of ultra-violet rays. Your skin isn’t the only thing affected by UV rays—your wooden furniture are in the crossfire as well, as too much UV can cause them to fade. Here’s how to prevent that.
Window film – Window film is a sheet of special protective film you put on your window panes to provide shade, as well as to block the sun’s harmful rays. Designed for simple use, window film is meant to reject solar heat and reduce furniture fading in the process. It can block 99% of all UV rays and 97% of infrared light. Continue reading
A recent earthquake in Napa Valley that measured 6.0 left residents sweeping glass off floors and streets in the aftermath. Fortunately, there were no casualties, and hospitals reported only routine injuries and illnesses. Nevertheless, the event proves how vulnerable glass structures and materials can be when subjected to the right amount of impact or pressure. Fortunately, there is a way for you to protect yourself.
Installing security window film on glass panes can significantly reduce the risk of injury from broken glass. Made of thin yet strong plastic adhesive material, protective window film can bind a pane so that it remains in position even if the glass breaks.
The sun emits both ultraviolet A and B rays. Typical home windows block most ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, however some UVA rays can still penetrate. Since both UV types have the capacity to damage skin and cause skin cancers, you need to protect your indoor environment from both. Fortunately, there is a solution: installing protective residential window tinting can help prevent harmful UVA rays from getting into your house and in your skin.
To understand the amount of sun damage an un-tinted glass lets in, take a look at the items in your home hit directly by sunlight. Do they appear faded or brittle? If the sun can do that much damage to your home furnishings, it can just as easily inflict the same amount of damage on your skin.