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8. SecurityIf you want optimum security, go for double-glazed laminated doors and windows because the glass is very difficult to break.Only premium-quality steel that does not rust or corrode should be used for hardware such as handles, hinges, friction stays and screws.Good uPVC products come with an espagnolette locking system – it comprises a flat metal strip that runs up the locking side of a window. It locks and unlocks at the turn of a handle.For additional security, ask the manufacturer to fix shootbolt locks. This is also known as a multi-point locking system which locks at multiple points at the turn of a key. Note that you will have to pay an additional cost for this kind of advanced locking system.Last but not least – do not forget to compare costs and the list of deliverables between different uPVC door and window manufacturers. Read more:Why uPVC Windows Are All the RageAluminium or uPVC Windows: Which One Is Right for Your Home?Tell us: Have you installed uPVC doors and windows in your home? What is your experience? Share in the Comments section below.