Replacing double glazing after a break-in

Replacing double glazing after a break-in

For many of us, home feels like the safest place in the world. It’s where you’re surrounded by your loved ones, where you relax at the end of a hard week at work and where you can truly be yourself.

So, if your home is broken into, it feels like the ultimate violation. On an emotional level, it’s hugely distressing – but there’s the practical level to deal with too. Once it’s happened, what are you supposed to do to secure your home again? Should the worst happen to you, here’s our advice.


If you’ve had a break-in, you might be thinking about upgrading your windows or tightening up on your pre-existing security. Window shootbolts are high-strength locking mechanisms that lock your window at the top and bottom. They can be retrofitted following a break-in, meaning you don’t need to splash out on new windows.
Glazing beading is worth considering if your windows have been damaged and you need new frames. The beading essentially holds your glass in place – opt for internal beading for a more security-minded choice.

You might also consider having shatterproof glass installed. The glazing of shatterproof glass is filled with an interlayer. This means that, when a pane is broken, the shards remain attached to the film, forming a barrier to intruders.


When it comes to the security of your doors, it might be time to invest in something new. Choose doors that are made out of strong materials, such as composite ones. Composite doors are aesthetically attractive and insulating, as well as hard-wearing and strong. It’s also essential that you ensure they are installed with robust locks for maximum security.

For your windows and doors, ensure that you choose a reputable installation team and manufacturer – not only will this guarantee that the work completed is up to scratch, but it will make you and your family feel much safer moving forward.

Of course, if your windows and doors have been damaged during the break-in, then Hamilton Windows will also be able to help with any repair work that may need undertaking. It’s important that this work is completed as quickly as possible, and our responsive team will be happy to help.

If you’re thinking about upping your home’s security, then your windows and doors are good places to start. To learn more about what Hamilton Windows has to offer in Chelsea, Cobham and beyond, get in touch to chat with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members about how we can help protect your property.