1) THE LOCKS – at Finesse we believe that the most important aspect you need to consider is the effectiveness of the windows & doors’ locking hardware at keeping intruders out of your new home.
A home with poor windows & doors is not a safe place to be. Don’t be afraid to open the windows & doors first of all to judge the locking system for yourself. It’s easy to do, turn the handle, open the window or door and count the number of locking points that you can see on the frame once the window is open.
As a rough guide, one or two locking points is very poor, three or four is better but ideally you want to see five or more locking points and ideally they should be spread around the entire perimeter of the frame – not just one edge of the window or door frame.