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National Window Safety Week

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What is National Window Safety Week?

National Window Safety Week is recognized during the first week in April. The purpose of this event is to educate families on the dangers, advantages, and how to prevent falls from windows. According to the National Safety Council, "a report by SafeKids Worldwide, an average of eight children age 5 and younger die and more than 3,300 are injured each year from falling out of windows."* As a result, bringing awareness to this issue is meant to help families understand the role of windows especially with young children. 

What Can We Do For You?

Here at ABC Restoration, we pride ourselves on providing more than just windows; we offer peace of mind. As storm season looms over Houston, our commitment to durability and safety becomes paramount. We understand the devastation that events like Hurricane Harvey in 2017 can bring, and we're determined to help our customers stay prepared and protected. 

Our impact-resistant windows are engineered to endure the harshest weather conditions. Reinforced frames and specially treated glass ensure that your home remains a fortress against hurricanes, high winds, and flying debris. No longer will you need to fear for your safety or the integrity of your property when the next storm strikes.

But the benefits of our windows extend beyond mere protection. Many insurance companies recognize the value of investing in resilient, energy-efficient home features. As such, they often offer enticing discounts to homeowners who opt for upgrades like impact-resistant windows. Not only do these upgrades enhance your safety, but they also contribute to long-term savings on your monthly bills.

Moreover, the government incentivizes energy-efficient home improvements through initiatives like the "Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit." By installing our windows, you not only enhance your property but also become eligible for tax credits, allowing you to recoup a portion of your investment over time. Tax incentives for home upgrades, may seem too good to be true, but it also increases the values the value of your property.

At ABC Restoration Inc, we believe that safeguarding your home shouldn't be a burden—it should be a smart investment in your family's well-being. With our impact-resistant windows, as Houston storm season approaches you can weather any storm with confidence, knowing that your home is built to withstand the test of time.

What Can Parents Do for Young Children?

  1. Never leave a child alone with a window open unsupervised.
  2. Consider installing windows with locks, window stops, or limiting devices that restrict how far windows can open.
  3. Consider switching over to cordless blinds, due to accidental strangulation of children.
  4. Regularly inspect windows for any signs of damage or malfunction, such as loose hinges, broken latches, or cracked glass, and promptly repair or replace them as needed.
  5. Keep furniture, including cribs, beds, and chairs, away from windows to prevent children from climbing up and accessing windows. 

Emergency Escape during Evacuation

During an evacuation, especially in multi-story buildings, window safety becomes even more critical. Here are additional steps parents can take to ensure the safety of their children during such situations:

  1. Instruct children to never attempt to jump out of windows during an evacuation and to wait for assistance from adults or emergency personnel.

  2. Develop and practice a family evacuation plan that includes safe routes to exit the building, including windows if necessary.
  3. Install escape ladders or other emergency evacuation equipment for upper floors, ensuring they are easily accessible and everyone knows how to use them.
  4. Consider installing window guards or safety netting, especially on upper floors, to prevent falls without impeding emergency egress.

If you consider taking these precautions to protect your home, this can help minimize the risk of unfortunate event. ABC Restoration specializes in comprehensive services that can effectively address damage from fire and smokestorms and weather, and water. Our expertise does not end there. We also take on reconstruction and tenant improvement projects to add value to properties and safeguard them for years to come. If you have any questions, please contact us at (281)999-1696 or contact us on our website, https://www.abcrestoration.com/

Window Safety Week - National Safety Council (nsc.org)

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