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How Much Do Burglar Security Bars for Windows Cost?

To protect your home, your family and your belongings, installing one or more safety measures may be a good idea. Security bars, which prevent intruders from entering into any of the windows or doors, can be installed by professionals to keep your property safer. Find out how much burglar security bars for windows will cost as well as what to look for when making the investment.

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National Install Security Bars Costs
Average reported cost $856
Number of Cost Profiles 187 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $95
Maximum reported cost $2,000
Most homeowners spent between: $659 to $965

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Average Cost of Burglar Security Bars and Professional Installation

While security bars can certainly reduce the amount of theft and crime on your property, it is important to take the cost of installation into consideration before choosing this means of protection. Since every home is a different size and has a different number of windows, it can be tough to know exactly how much the installation will cost. However, you can expect the average price of security bar installation to be somewhere between $922 and $1,302, which is the median range for this professional service in the United States.

Types of Security Bars Available

If you decide that this method of securing your home is the best option, it helps to better understand the types of security bars that can be used. The most affordable security bars are made either from aluminum or steel, and they are the traditional variety you may be most familiar with. A slightly more expensive version is made from wrought iron, which is exceptionally heavy. A third option on the market is the transparent bar, which is made from a clear synthetic material that is durable, but it can improve the aesthetics of your home.

Choosing Placement For Your Security Bars

Selecting the right location for your security bars can be difficult, but many individuals start with basement windows. This lower level may be less secure and a bigger target for burglars. Some parents also choose security bars for children's rooms, which can prevent falls from the second story.

Additional Factors That Play a Role in the Total Cost

There are a few factors that can increase the price of security bar installation. For example, larger, customized or unusually-shaped windows and new materials like the transparent bar will all increase the total cost of the project.

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016

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