Protecting Your Family and Ours
As the blistering summer heat gives way to more moderate dog days of summer, many of our Renewal by Andersen of Long Island friends and neighbors are looking forward to fall. With most schools in Nassau and Suffolk school districts starting classes immediately after Labor Day, parents are gearing up for new schedules and back-to-school activities.
By now you have probably stocked up on paper, pencils, backpacks and new duds for the kids. If you haven’t checked the new immunization requirements that took effect this year – time is quickly running out. Back to school activities naturally lead to discussions about safety for many parents. This is a perfect time to talk to children about Internet safety and both bus and pedestrian safety rules for children tasked with getting to and from school without a parent in attendance.
Improve Home Safety With Window Wisdom
Focusing on safety in your home is just as important as teaching your children to follow safe practices away from home. Andersen Corporation launched a windows safety program called Look Out For Kids® in 1992. The company continues to look for innovative ways to add safety features and redesign production processes that improve safety for our customers
The local Renewal by Andersen of Long Island team wants to do our part to improve home safety for your family. Along with our parent company, Andersen Corporation, we actively strive to reduce window-related accidents by keeping our customers informed and educated on best practices.
6 Safety Tips Everyone Can Use to Reduce Risks in the Home
- Remember that windows save lives, but only if people act responsibly and make wise decisions.
- Window treatments should be age-appropriate. Dangling cords pose strangulation risks for inquisitive toddlers and young children. Retractable cords eliminate or significantly reduce these risks when installed properly.
- Window guards, recessed locks and optional patio door foot locks deter would-be intruders from entering your home. Keep doors and windows locked when not opened for ventilation and when everyone is out of the home.
- Never leave young children unsupervised in a room with an unlocked window.
- Position furniture so it does not block egress or access during an emergency.
- Standard window screens and TruScene insect screens are designed to keep pesky critters outdoors, but will not prevent a person from falling through an open window.
The Andersen Corporation is a member in good standing with the National Safety Council (NSC). NSC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing unintentional injuries and saving lives. The agency estimates that almost 250 people die daily in the United States from avoidable injuries. Visit nsc.org for more information about window safety and your home environment.
Safety in Transit
While every parent should spend time talking to their children about safety, modeling safe behavior is perhaps the best way to engage and educate your children. Psychologists tell us that people naturally follow examples subconsciously – it’s ingrained in our nature.
Parents can model safe car habits by always wearing a seat belt and by making sure car seats and safety devices are properly installed and working correctly. SafeKids.org has several car seat safety events scheduled for our area this fall – one in Nassau County on September 20th. Visit SafeKids.org for a safety checklist and more information about events for Long Island residents.
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Replacement Windows: Designed for Long-lasting Beauty, Superior Performance and Enhanced Safety in Your Home
This article focused heavily on children and parents; however we understand all of our customer benefit from enhanced safety features. Regardless of the age of your family members, where locks and operational hardware are positioned affects how functional your windows are and how safe the design is for your family.
While our parent company continues looking for ways to lower emissions and improve safety in our factories, we promise to keep you informed about new products designed to improve home security, prevent avoidable injuries and make your home more comfortable.
Our mission is to help you create a safe, comfortable atmosphere where your family will thrive. If you have questions about safety and replacement windows not answered here, give us a call at 877-313-9052. Not convenient to call? Just fill in the form on this page and include your contact information so we can call you back at a more convenient time. Thanks for stopping by.