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susanjjones
2nd story window safety
susanjjones

My daughter will be renting an 1880s house for the summer with beautiful, long double-hung windows. I'm concerned about the safety of her very active 21-month-old son playing (and jumping on the bed, etc...) near the upstairs windows. I'm thinking we could place a grid- or bar-type "thing" on the lower 1/3 of the window and attach it to the wall on either side of the moulding, rather than damaging the beautiful old wood. Does anyone know of something like this? I searched Renovator's Supply and found nothing. There is a prominent brand called Guardian Angel (?), but it screws right into the wood and is not very attractive (white painted tubular steel I think). I'm thinking wrought iron...

Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

SJJ

A. Spruce
Re: 2nd story window safety
A. Spruce

Adjustable baby gates use pressure to hold themselves in door jambs, they would work well for a non-destructive, removable, safety screens in the windows as well.

Fencepost
Re: 2nd story window safety
Fencepost

I'm not sure where you would find it, but there is a plastic film that can be applied to windows which prevents them from breaking out. You might talk to some security companies about that, as it's applied for burglary resistance.

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