Hi! This is Jon on behalf of Expert Village.
In this video clip I will showing you how to secure windows. This particular house has
some basement windows that are located right above ground level. The way that these windows
open is that they slide to one side. If someone were to try and get into your house, this
would be an easy entry point. The way to secure these type of windows, first of all you want
to measure the opening. I’ve got about 29 inches. I am going to take my measurement
and cut a scrap piece of wood to my 29 inch mark. Next I am going to place that board in the
opening where that window would slide. This time when I try and open my window, it is
going to get caught on that board. It only opens a little way until that board catches.
This will really help prevent someone from opening it from the outside. You may also
want to do this with a window located off of a deck.