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How to make sure your aluminium windows are burglar-proof

A local neighborhood watch has warned Cape Town residents of a rise in house burglars targeting homes with aluminium windows.

It's reported that criminals remove the window pane by clipping away the rubber beading, which is often poorly installed or of low-grade quality.

Metal Windows CEO Larry Forman says that many manufacturers often take shortcuts by using substandard equipment in the window parts.

He cautions homeowners to look out for the following signs:

  • Check that the aluminum window supplier is a credible company.
  • Ask for verifiable references from those installing the windows.
  • Confirm with previous customers that they were satisfied with the standard of work.
  • Physically asses the windows and ensure that three key components are durable; the glass pane, clipped in beading and a wedge-shaped neoprene gasket which locks the beading in place.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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