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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

"Excellent service and product! They checked in with me every few weeks while we were waiting for the order. I was impressed with Sam, who measured my windows and headed the installation crew. He was respectful and patient with his team. They cleaned up after themselves. Before the new windows I had huge windows that didn’t open. Now I feel much safer and get better temperatures in those rooms."

Kimberly Kester
Jul 18, 2022

"My experience with Anderson Renewal was amazing! From the first meeting with Miranda to choose my windows and doors to the installation provided by Tim and his crew was a pleasure! I just bought a home built in the 1960's that needed new windows and a new double front door with sidelights. As everyone knows Anderson Windows are great, but it was the people I interacted with from Anderson that made it such a great experience. It took three days for the windows and door to be installed and they "worked" every minute they were here. My huge front door took most of the day to install because they had to put in a new header and other improvements to make it fit! They even put up new drywall on the inside. Many people in the neighborhood have stopped by to comment on my beautiful front door! I think the crew left my house cleaner than it was before they started! Constantly cleaning up after themselves. I am thrilled with my windows and feel lucky to have met the team at Anderson."

Kimberly Wilson
Jul 17, 2022

"Very professional staff . No pressure sales. The job they do is neat and clean, no cleanup left for the owner. Communication is great. Always informed on the status of of your product, AND the tin of cookies you receive afterwards is a pleasant plus."

Peggy Spivy Morse
Jul 13, 2022

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