ideas on securing / insulating basement wondows

andrelaplume2September 18, 2007

I have the typical basement window set in concrete. Maybe a foot high and two+ foot wide. They are typical cheapie type windows, they do slide open and have a screen. I was wondering what might be a good way to better insulate them for the winter? I also was wondering what I might do to better secure them against Joe Burglar coming along, kicking them in and gaining access through the basement?

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Hinged security bars are the best you can do. But even then, a battery-powered Sawzall will make quick work of them.

Bright lights at night and no covering shrubbery are as important as any toughening-up measures.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2007 at 12:38PM
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