Okay, we know, some of you reading this are probably thinking that you wish we would have posted this sooner, because your holiday tree or trees are already up and have been for weeks, but here we are. With Thanksgiving this week, we thought it would be a great time to take a look at some of the best places to place your holiday tree to protect your windows this holiday season. We also know, that your windows may be the last thing you are thinking about, but being the Pittsburgh window specialists we are, it is at the top of our minds. Every year we have homeowners call us for emergency window repairs because something with their holiday decorations caused damage to their windows.
The Best Places to Place Your Holiday Tree to Protect Your Windows this Holiday Season
It doesn’t matter if you have one tree or multiple, if you put them up the day after Halloween or are waiting until the day before the holiday you are celebrating, or have a real or artificial tree; the fact is, where you place your holiday trees can make a difference for your celebrations, and yes, your windows. Let’s face it, most people want their holiday tree displayed front and center in front of their windows, but is that the best option?
As we have reviewed before, one of the most common causes of a broken window is accidents, and how you decorate for the holidays can make a difference. Accidents happen. The last thing anyone likely wants to deal with over the holidays is a damaged or broken Pittsburgh window, so we have provided some tips for the best places to place your holiday tree to protect your windows this holiday season.
– Avoid Small Rooms and Spaces: When it comes to protecting your windows this holiday season, the first step is not placing a grand holiday tree in a space that is too small for it. If you have a small room, placing a large tree in the space can obstruct the walking path and lead to damage to your home, tree, and family members. If you have a small space that you would like a tree in, use a small tree and always make sure there is amble space around it for people to move about.
– Never Place a Tree Close to an Exit: When it comes to the best places to place your holiday tree this holiday season, something that doesn’t fall on that list is placing one next to or blocking an exit. If people have to constantly maneuver around the tree to leave a room or exit your home, they are bound to run into it at some point and either knock it over or cause decorations to fall off. Wherever you place your tree, the space should still be functional and have a nice flow to it.
– Don’t Block Windows You Utilize: We live in Pittsburgh and know that there may be some days, even in November and December, where our weather is nice enough to allow us to open our windows. If you have a window that you use to allow a breeze in, don’t block it with your tree. If you open your window and the tree is there, not only could you accidentally knock it over, the air from the open window could cause damage to it.
– Keep the Tree from Touching the Window: We know, displaying your holiday tree in front of your window is at the top of most people’s minds, so if you are going to put it there, be sure that there is space between the tree and the window glass. If your tree or decorations are touching the glass, it could cause damage to your window glass, sills, etc. Try to leave at least a few inches between your tree and your windows. If you need to make extra space to have room to place your tree in front of a window, rearrange the room to do so.
When it comes to the best places to place your holiday tree or trees this season, the choice is really up to you, but you should do so while keeping the integrity of your windows and safety in mind.
Broken window? Shattered glass? Residential Glass can help. We’re your local glass repair team. Our experts repair glass windows and doors for homes throughout the Pittsburgh area. We’re known for our fast service, quality work, and—most importantly—our great glass. We are here for you throughout the holiday season and beyond.