Is your family expecting a new addition? If so, you’re probably already planning for “baby-proofing” your home to ensure your new bundle of joy is as safe as possible. You’ve probably already thought about things like cabinet doors, appliances, stairways and the like, but have you thought about your home’s windows? Sadly, windows can create a hazard for a curious baby as they get older and more inquisitive about the world around them.
Replacement windows can help you get your home ready for the new baby, but timing is everything when you’re planning to install new windows – especially if you’ve got a new baby on the way. If you’re planning to replace your home’s windows, it’s important to get your window replacement before the arrival of your little one.
Getting your replacement windows first can make your life easier in many ways after the baby is born. Below are some of the reasons that it’s important to get replacement windows before you’ve got a baby in the house.
While your newborn won’t be moving about the house for quite some time, that time will be upon you sooner than you think. You may think you have plenty of time to worry about that before your infant is a toddler, but the next few months and years are going to be a whirlwind. It’s best to take care of these issues now when you don’t have the distractions of a new baby and toddler to distract you from the things you said you were going to do before the baby was born. Not only do you want windows that close and lock securely to keep curious fingers from opening or closing them, but you might also want to consider your window treatments. Now’s the time to get rid of or tie up any window treatments that have hanging cords that can become a safety risk for your little one.
It’s important for your house to be comfortable when the new baby arrives. In summer, you’ll be grateful for that blast of cool air from the air conditioning that keeps your house cool into the day and night. In winter, you’re going to want the air indoors to stay warm, so your little one will fall asleep in a cozy, warm home.
New windows can help improve your home’s energy efficiency (and therefore keep your home more comfortable), by keeping the climate controlled air indoors and by preventing the transfer of energy between your home’s interior and exterior. Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, NY windows are some of the most energy efficient windows on the market.
Renewal by Andersen windows are made from high performance, low-E glass, which is designed to reflect heat away from the windows while allowing visible light to pass through. This means that no matter what the temperature is inside your home – or outside – you won’t have to worry about energy transfer that could make your home uncomfortable.
Older windows can start to fail with time, and that includes their locking mechanism. Once you’ve installed new windows, you’ll know that the locking mechanisms on your windows are all modern and new – and your house is that much more secure. That leaves you with one less thing to worry about when you’re putting your baby to bed at night.
Window replacement is a noisy, disruptive process. Your window installer should do their best to help you prepare for this process, by giving you a timeline, scope of work and by answering your questions thoroughly before the day of the window installation. That said, once the baby comes, replacing windows gets harder – no matter how well you prepare for the installation.
Your baby will probably need naps and a quiet space throughout the day, but finding the time for a nap can be challenging when window installers are at home. If your baby is a toddler when the window installation occurs, keeping your baby out of the installer’s way can become its own kind of challenge.
It’s better to get the work done before the baby is born!
If you’re expecting a new baby, contact a window installer today. New windows will help get your home ready for the new arrival. Call Renewal by Andersen of Long Island at the toll-free number (866) 609-5033 or fill in the short form on this page to get started with the window installation process today.