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November 2023

Secure Your Home Against Unwanted Guests This Winter

As the days grow shorter and the nights become colder, many of us turn our attention to making our homes cosy and inviting. However, it's also crucial to remember that winter brings an unwelcome rise in burglary rates, as opportunistic thieves take advantage of the darkness and colder weather. One of the most effective ways to safeguard your home against these intruders is by ensuring that your windows and doors are functioning properly and provide high levels of security.

At Richmond Home Improvement, we understand the importance of secure windows and doors, especially during the winter months. We offer a comprehensive range of window and door installation services, as well as repair services for faulty and broken windows and doors. Whether you're looking to upgrade your existing windows and doors with the latest security features or simply need to repair a damaged lock or hinge, we're here to help you keep your home safe and secure.

Why Are Secure Windows and Doors Essential?

With an average of 525 homes burgled per day across England and Wales in 2022/2023, it is one of the most common crimes committed in the UK. Windows and doors are often the weakest points of entry for burglars, making them prime targets. By investing in secure windows and doors, you can significantly reduce your risk of falling victim to a burglary.

Signs That Your Windows and Doors Need Attention

There are a few telltale signs that your windows and doors may need to be replaced or repaired:

Draughty windows: If you feel a draft coming from your windows, it's a sign that the seals are no longer effective and need to be replaced.
Sticking doors: Difficulty opening or closing doors can indicate warped frames or damaged hinges, making them more vulnerable to forced entry.
Broken locks or handles: Defective locks and handles are a major security risk, as they provide easy access for burglars.

Richmond Home Improvement: Your Partner in Home Security

At Richmond Home Improvement, we're dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality window and door installation and repair services. Our experienced team can assess your individual needs and recommend the most suitable security solutions for your home. We offer a wide range of products, including:

● High-performance double glazed windows with secure locking mechanisms
● Durable doors with high security locking systems
● Security grilles and safety glazing for added protection
In addition to our installation and repair services, we also provide expert advice on maintaining your windows and doors to ensure they remain secure and function properly.

Tips on Securing Your Property

As well as having high quality windows and doors to prevent unwelcome visitors gaining access to your home, there are other things you can do to help deter burglars and opportunists from targeting your property.

Lock Doors at Night - It may seem obvious, but it is also something many people can forget. Make sure all of your doors are locked during the night, making sure they can also be easily unlocked and accessed in the case of an emergency.
Close Garden Gates - The act of opening a garden gate, which may cause noise and disturb the homeowners, is often enough to encourage opportunist thieves to move on instead.
Install Outdoor Lighting - A well-lit garden is an effective way to deter unwelcome guests. Security lights with motion sensors allow you to ensure anybody attempting to sneak into your garden cannot do so in the dark.
Secure Garage and Sheds - Not only do many garages and sheds contain valuables which can be stolen, they are often home to a number of tools and equipment which burglars can use to break into your home.
Consider a Gravel Driveway - A gravel driveway may not be your style of choice, but the noise created when walked on is often enough to deter anybody who may be looking for a quick and easy robbery opportunity.
Trim Overgrown Foliage - Overgrown shrubs and trees provide potential hiding spots for intruders. Trim back any overgrown foliage, especially around windows and entry points, to eliminate potential hiding places.
Keep Valuables Out of Sight - Ensure that valuable items are not visible from outside your property. Close curtains or blinds to prevent potential burglars from scoping out what's inside.
Create the Illusion of Occupancy - Whether you're away for an extended period or just for the evening, create the illusion that your property is occupied. Using timers to turn lights on and off at certain times is one way to make your home look inhabited.

Protect Your Home and Your Peace of Mind

Don't let winter bring the added worry of home security. Contact Richmond Home Improvement today to schedule a consultation and discuss your window and door security needs. We'll help you make informed decisions to safeguard your home and provide you with the peace of mind you deserve.

Secure Your Home Against Unwanted Guests This Winter

Richmond Home Improvement & Co

Richmond has been run by Allan Tofield since January 1999 and is now a well established and respected company, taking the safety of both staff and clients very seriously by ensuring a comprehensive Health & Safety policy is in place. They are licensed by the Environment Agency and all waste is disposed of responsibly.

They hold comprehensive insurance, providing essential peace of mind in addition to being a member of Certass, Constructionline, CHAS and Safecontractor accredited so are fully building regulations compliant. They are also members of the Bournemouth Property Association.

Their fitting teams are fully employed and can expertly install the locally sourced products to further support the local economy and its environment. Richmond pride themselves on the prompt, polite and professional attention of their staff at all times who are respectful to clients and their property.

All work is fully guaranteed, and their website contains many client testimonials.

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Phone: 0800 614102

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