When people think of the best place to secure your home, they don’t often think of windows, beyond, perhaps, adding an extra lock. Danger from UV rays is rarely considered, and cleaning can be a nightmare.
Here’s the truth: there are more pressing security issues than adding a lock to your window. Big Easy Iron Works, as a premier provider of New Orleans security windows, we work to make sure our clients’ windows guard against many types of threats, including but not limited to split screens and shattered windows.
Many of these options are invisible or aesthetically attractive as well as secure, and some even block harmful UV rays (that can heat your home and cause skin damage).
We even have security-minded designs that can be tilted inward for easier cleaning, which is especially helpful for second and third-story windows. And if you have young children, your windows may benefit from window guards: metal devices that fit into your window and keep children from dangerously falling out.
Your home is your castle, let us help keep it protected.
Read on to learn about the types of security windows we offer or give us a call today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have or give you a free quote on new window installation for your home.
“Security windows” is a term that encompasses a wide variety of window improvements that can increase your home safety, including but not limited to:
A few of the most popular include window bars, tinting, window guards, security screens, and wrought iron windows. Below, you’ll find some details on these services
If you want increased privacy without obstructing your view, consider tinting your home windows. Window tinting doesn’t necessarily obstruct light significantly, with modern window tinting films come in a variety of grades, including darker and lighter shades.
Not only will these films increase your privacy, but they’ll increase your safety against harmful UV rays (and boost your home’s energy efficiency). UV rays can be responsible for a variety of skin problems, including skin cancer. By installing window tinting, you can protect yourself and your family from UV rays, keep intruders from watching your family life, and cool down your home.
Cars are a common place to be exposed to UV radiation. To protect you from radiation even while driving, we also install mobile tinting for car windows. Call us to learn more about how we can protect you both on the road and at home with our tinting services!
If you have young children, they’re probably curious. They may enjoy opening windows to look outside. They likely don’t realize the danger of leaning out of the window too far. Likewise, these windows can present the perfect opportunity for would-be robbers to break in.
To provide peace of mind for parents and grandparents alike, we offer window guards to prevent children from falling from windows.
Window guards are screens or metal devices added to the lower portion of a window to keep children from falling out. Even a first-floor fall can seriously injure or kill a child, so if you have a young child in your family, window guards are a must.
Hearing a window shatter (often the first sound of a burglary) is every family’s nightmare. There are a variety of options for preventing a window from shattering, including security films, but a favorite option of our clients is security screens. Security screens provide security window features for New Orleans windows while allowing for ventilation.
It’s hot here in Louisiana. Many of us like to sleep with our windows open, so having a shatterproof film over your window glass might not be an effective measure of protection against burglary.
However, a security screen can protect you even if your window is open at night.
Security screens’ mesh material is made of a powerful metal alloy (the specific alloy used differs from screen to screen) and holds up to knives, crowbars, bats, mallets, and sometimes even gunshots.
We all hope we will never need a screen to protect ourselves against intruders who would carry those types of weapons, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. A security screen can give you the freedom of airflow in your home while providing protection against intruders.
As an iron works company in the area, we’re proud of the beautiful wrought iron security windows that we create for our clients. All our custom wrought ironwork is created for you, in-house, right here using only quality materials.
These residential security windows can be infused with beautiful designs to match your home’s aesthetic, from floral patterns, to ornate designs, to traditional crosshatch bars.
Even if an intruder smashes your glass, they wouldn’t be able to break through your wrought iron window bars easily. These windows provide a strong deterrent and safety feature that can give you and your loved one’s peace of mind.
We don’t just offer security features for windows; we also provide homeowners with windows in many different styles.
For example, our double-hung windows allow easy cleaning of both the inside and outside of the window. The pane of these windows tilts in, allowing you to simply wipe down the outside surface before returning the window to its original position. You won’t need to climb a ladder to clean your windows anymore!
Give us a call to find out more about the different types of windows we offer, and how we can help you upgrade your home’s windows and security features.
Our company is unique: not only are we an experienced ironworks company, but we’re locally owned and operated right here in the city.
With over 30 years of experience, we take pride in providing great service and products to our community.
When you call us, you’re calling more than an iron works company; you’re calling a community-oriented company dedicated to providing you with solutions to your home security and improvement needs.
After installing window films or security windows in your New Orleans home, you may decide to invest in securing other areas of your home: your front door, your yard, or even your driveway.
Our company provides a variety of security-oriented services for your home needs, including:
New Orleans is full of character, history, and personality. Whether you’re new to the city or you’ve been here 30 years (like us), there’s always something new to discover.
These are some of our favorite things to see and do in the NOLA area:
Big Easy Iron Works is located at Magazine St., 28 minutes away from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Report and 18 minutes away from City Park.
Get on I-10 E in Metairie from Jerome S. Glazer Airport Access Rd: Head northeast on Jerome S. Glazer Airport Access Rd. Slight right to stay on Jerome S. Glazer Airport Access Rd. Turn left to stay on Jerome S. Glazer Airport Access Rd. Use the left lane to take the Interstate 10 E ramp to New Orleans.
Follow I-10 E to S Claiborne Ave in New Orleans. Take exit 13B – A from US-90 BUS W: Merge onto I-10 E. Keep right at the fork to stay on I-10 E, follow signs for New Orleans Business District/Interstate 10 E. Use the 2nd from the right lane to keep left at the fork and continue on US-90 BUS W. Take exit 13B – A to merge onto S Claiborne Ave.
Follow S Claiborne Ave and Louisiana Ave to Magazine St: Merge onto S Claiborne Ave and turn left onto Toledano St. Continue onto Louisiana Ave. Turn right onto Magazine St.
From City Park (8.8 miles): Get on I-610 W from Navarre Ave and Canal Blvd: Head west toward Palm Dr and turn right onto Palm Dr. At Beau Bassich Cir, take the 1st exit onto Roosevelt Mall.
Turn left onto Orleans Ave then turn right onto Navarre Ave. Turn right onto Canal Blvd. Turn left onto Kenilworth St. Use the left lane to take the ramp onto I-610.
Take I-10 E and US-90 BUS W to Calliope St. Take the Carondelet St exit from US-90 BUS W: Merge onto I-610 W. Take exit 1B to merge onto I-10 E toward New Orleans/Business District. Keep left at the fork to continue on US-90 BUS W. Take the Carondelet St exit toward St Charles Ave
Take St Charles Ave to Magazine St: Slight left onto Calliope St and turn right onto St. Charles Ave. Turn left onto Toledano St. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Prytania St. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Louisiana Ave and turn right onto Magazine St
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Big Easy Iron Works
3436 Magazine St., Suite #120-B
New Orleans, LA 70115
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