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Windows As Emergency Fire Exits

You and your family should all understand the role of windows in escaping a fire or other emergencies, especially if you have children. Doors are not always accessible, especially if an object blocks its way.

Windows As Emergency Fire Exits

When you’re drawing up a basic home escape plan, this blog post by Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta should come in useful.

Planning Ahead

First, determine your family’s emergency escape plan and include two avenues of escape in every room. Let’s say the sliding patio doors or French doors won’t open for some reason. You and your children may have to rely on a window to escape a fire. Help your children to learn to use a window under these circumstances.

Time is critical when escaping a fire. Never paint or nail windows shut. You must be able to open them to escape in an emergency.

Always be sure that you have at least one window in each sleeping and living area that meets escape and rescue requirements. Also, ensure nothing will block or impede escape through windows, like an air conditioning unit.

Quality and Efficient Windows

To serve these emergency purposes easily, you need high-quality windows that will stand the test of thousands of operating hours. You can turn to Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta for professional, expert installation. Our factory-trained and -certified technicians can install windows in virtually any shape and size, each custom-designed and manufactured to your exact specifications and needs.

To learn more about our window replacement options and French doors, call us at (888) 908-3332 to set up your free in-home consultation. We serve discerning homeowners in Atlanta and in Marietta, GA.


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Josh & Lauren, Grayson GA
May 25, 2016

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