Are your home's windows in need of replacement due to their old age? Chances are that you'll be amazed by some of the features of new windows since it has been so long since you last shopped around. Here are some interesting features to keep an eye out for.
Are you the type of person that enjoys having a large window that is open and without any window coverings? If so, you can use privacy glass to give the window the look you want with the privacy you would otherwise lose.
Privacy glass is made with an electrostatic film that is activated digitally. There is a transponder that receives a signal from a remote or smartphone and can change the opacity of glass instantly. The class can either be completely transparent or prevent others from looking in by being completely opaque.
Digital Lock Controls
Many homeowners focus on their deadbolts when it comes to improving home security, but the chances are high that a burglar will try to break in through an open window rather than your front door.
You can purchase windows these days that have digital lock controls. They will help alert you to open windows, even when you are not home, thanks to sensors that transmit the information wirelessly to your smartphone. You can even get sensors that tell you if a window is locked or unlocked. It makes it easy to ensure that your windows are secure when you are out of the home or on vacation, giving you some peace of mind
Child Safety Features
You may be concerned about your children opening windows more than you are comfortable with, but still, want to get a cool breeze in your home. Modern windows now have child safety features, which are as simple as a stopper that pops out of the window frame and prevents the window from opening past a specific point. It will ensure that the window is not big enough for a child to fit through, which will keep them safe even if you have the windows open.
These are just a few new features to look for in brand new windows. If you want to know what else you can get to add to your new windows, reach out to a local window replacement contractor. They can provide you with a consultation, helping you with selection and pricing.