Thousands of people are rushed to the hospital every year after falling out of windows, with children the most common victims. However, windows, when used properly, can also save your life during a fire.
Old windows can be hard to open and close. This is usually due to tracks that have warped and bent over time. When this happens, the only recourse is to replace the window. Metal tracks are the most prone to this problem, but wood and vinyl are not invulnerable either.