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Important Tips About Window Security

One of the most important considerations when choosing home window replacement products is security. While many modern window designs put security and defense on high priority, some shady individuals can still find new and clever ways to get around the usual measures.

Here’s some advice on how to improve window security and protect your home from would-be trespassers.

Visual Inspections

Take a walk around your house, and give every single one of your replacement windows a closer look. Check for cracking and breakage in the frames and glazing. Wiggle the handles and hinges a little bit to see if they’re still pretty firm. Inspect the locks, and make sure that they’re still holding the window safely and securely. Pay special attention to the windows that are at an accessible height like the windows on your first floor. If you suspect any vulnerability in your windows, call your local window company for some repairs or a replacement right away.

Locks and Pins

Renewal by Andersen® windows come fully customizable with many different window accessories, including locks. Give your windows some security locks to keep your home secure even if you’re away. Additionally, installing window sensors adds another layer of defense against potential intruders as well. For windows like double-hung windows, there are security pins that allow the sash to open up slightly, allowing fresh air to still come in without sacrificing your home’s safety.

Grilles

Finally, our window replacement services also offer grille options to fully upgrade your security. Grilles are a great way to help a window maintain its operability and secure it. As an added bonus, these grilles can also be decorative, contributing to your home’s curb appeal.

At Renewal by Andersen of Southwest Missouri, we are your leading provider of safe and secure replacement windows and doors. Give us a call at (417) 351-2801, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.

Reviews

"Renewal by Anderson is definitely the way to go for replacement windows. A representative will come out to your house to discuss window replacements, their Fibrex windows, and cost. You do not have to do all the windows at the same time. We chose only to do 10 windows at this time. The price quoted is good for a full year. A few days later another Representative will come out to expertly measure all windows you are choosing to replace. These measurements are sent to the Renewal by Anderson Factory, where your replacement windows are made. Soon after your order has been processed an installation crew shows up with your replacement windows. Renewal by Andersen is excellent in keeping the customer informed from the start of the process to the final installation. We had a crew of 5 that took 2 days for 10 windows. They were definitely top-notch and you could immediately tell they had been installing windows for quite some time. They were definitely prepared for any situation that came up during your window replacement. One window had evidence of past termite infestation. The wood had to be replaced before the installation of our new window. I generally keep an infrared space heater in that room because of all the 5 bay windows. After our new windows were installed, WOW no heat loss. The room no longer felt cooler than the rest of the house. The windows look fantastic. The outside screens are virtually invisible. We love our new windows. You won't be disappointed!!"

Loren Connelly
Nov 17, 2023

"Just had my windows installed. Love them! Wonderful and easy people to work with! Well worth the money! My installers were great! They cleaned up everything and were amazing!"

Sue Waterman
Nov 16, 2023

"Every employee I have met in this company has been very kind and nice to speak with (even when I'm out of town and have to tell them I'm waay out of their zone for promotions lol!) Customizing the front door was fun, and I'm very happy with the end result of a brand new door frame that is sealed well and closes so quietly and smoothly! The frosted glass window panels top to bottom really let in an awesome amount of natural light. The manufacturing process went well with lots of updates along the way, and the salesperson was able to answer every question I had about financing. Can't wait to start upgrading the windows next! As a first time homebuyer I feel very secure in knowing I can call the company and they will make sure their product stays up to their quality standards. They are going to help this 105 year old house stand strong for another 100!"

Kelsey Phelps
Nov 2, 2023

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