Many people worry about how criminals use the simple act of looking through windows to check out whether a property is worth targeting or not. As many in the field of law enforcement know, windows are a typical access point for burglars because they are often the least secure part of a residential building. It doesn't help when you leave them open, of course, but many window frames can be forced open fairly easily by a determined intruder anyway.
There are all sorts of options available to homeowners these days when it comes to window treatments that sit on the outside of a house rather than the inside. Although conventional window treatments, such as Venetian blinds, curtains and Roman blinds, remain extremely popular all over Australia, outdoor window treatments are becoming more and more fashionable. In many cases, outdoor window treatments are installed at the back of a home and are there to prevent excessive sunlight from flooding into a house.
Do you live in an area that's susceptible to bushfires? Have there been multiple cases of domestic fires in your neighbourhood or town? If so, it is a good idea to equip your home with fire attenuation screens. These are screens that have been manufactured to meet the Building Code of Australia. They offer protection against fire outbreaks and also prevent fires from spreading from one home to another. If you haven't yet installed these protection screens in your home, read on to learn a few reasons why you need them and how much they can do for your home.
Choosing bi-fold doors isn't just about deciding which design and style of door to use; you also have to decide what kind of glass to use in your doors. You have a fair few choices here, one of which—self-cleaning glass—may seem like a really good idea. After all, your doors could have a lot of glass in them and anything that reduces the time you must spend cleaning them will sound good.