Should I leave the upstairs windows open?

How risky is it to leave an upstairs bedroom open when no one is home during the day time? Do burglars try and enter upstairs windows very often or is this an unlikely occurrence? The bedrooms can get very warm during the day especially in the summer months unless a window is kept open.

Asked by Joyce on 18th Sep 2020
Expert Trade Answers
"Take no chances I lock all my windows and doors before I leave home"
Answered on 18th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
"Hi Joyce,

I think it’s more your choice to make that decision.

We would never advise to leave windows open, especially if you have a flat roof.

But again, it’s up-to you."
Answered on 18th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
"If you are going to leave the window open you might as well leave the door open.
Every open avenue is an entrance for a burglar.
Your very nice neighbours might even help him with giving him a ladder."
Answered on 18th Sep 2020 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
"Every customer has their own ideas in respect of secuirty. It is vital to consider the weak points in your own home, there are key areas that are commonly targeted by lawbreakers.

Front door
This is the most obvious route for criminals to gain access into your home, and the biggest proportion of break-ins occur via this entrance.

Back and side doors
Any entrance into your property is viewed as a potential channel for a criminal to gain access.

Patio and French doors are especially defenseless against break-ins.

Off-street windows
Windows that are not facing onto a busy street or road may also be attractive to crooks as there are no prying eyes from the public. never neglect your windows and keep them closed and locked whenever you go out.

Some people may not think to monitor their garage, but this is often a common access route for burglars. Therefore, whether your garage contains valuable equipment or not, it’s important to keep it safeguarded.

Rear Of Property
Often our gardens house many expensive items that make them inviting to crooks."
Answered on 18th Sep 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
Find Tradespeople, compare up to 3 quotes!
It's FREE and there are no obligations
Ask a Trade
Got a question that only a tradesperson can answer? We have thousands of trades ready to answer any question you may have.
Ask your question
Ask a Trade

Are you looking for advice on a DIY project or have a question for our tradespeople?

We'll email your question to tradespeople who are skilled in your chosen category.

Your question will be made public - please do not include any personal details.

{{ first(ask.errors)[0] }}

By continuing you agree to the Community Guidelines.

Report Content

{{ first(reportForm.errors) }}

Thank you

Your report has been created and will be investigated shortly.

Ready to get a price for your home improvement project?
Get started

Over 1 million homeowners and over 50,000 tradespeople
use MyJobQuote nationwide each year