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What to Ask During a Quick Safety Window Check

Did you know that your windows play a crucial role in home safety and security? That’s one of the reasons there are local codes in place requiring some windows to be of a specific height and size. This way, in case of emergencies, you and your family can use them to exit your home quickly and safely. And if you’re planning to perform a quick window safety check–a must if you have active children–Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri, the premier home window replacement company, suggests you ask these questions first.

What to Ask During a Quick Safety Window Check

1. Should you keep your windows open when children are around? It’s a better idea to keep them closed and locked instead. If you need to open some windows for ventilation, choose those that are harder to reach. You should also enforce ground rules about keeping the children’s play area away from windows and patio doors.

2. Do your windows operate properly? Safety is the utmost priority during emergencies. You should never nail or paint your windows shut so you can use them for egress. And if some units in your home are exactly that, it might be time to invest in professional window replacement service from Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri. Our range of high-quality windows are designed for smooth and worry-free operation, and come with durable locking systems to keep them secure when closed.

3. Are there furniture pushed against the windows? You’ll want to keep large items, such as furniture, away from windows so small children can’t use them as a climbing aid.

4. Do you have window unit air conditioners in bedrooms? Avoid installing air conditioners in window openings because they can impede a quick exit via the window. In fact, every sleeping area should have at least one functional in sleeping and living areas.

When in need of high-quality replacement windows that meets every safety and rescue requirement, look no further than Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri. With our options, keeping your home safe and secure is easy. We serve the areas in and around Ozark and Springfield, MO. Call us today at (417) 268-9301 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.


"When we purchased the windows at the end of February we had been informed the lead time would be middle of August for installation. I was okay with this as they had been straight forward about the time frame. As the process moved forward I was kept informed via email at the various stages. I had received an email at the email of May stating the windows have finished being built and we can schedule installation. I was thrilled to have them be installed by the end of June. The installers showed up on time had been very courteous while performing the installation. They had scheduled 4 days for the installation and had completed it within 3 days. There was an issue with our front door as it was on back order and they brought out the wrong door by mistake, however they installed a temporary door until our door arrived and then came back out and installed the new door. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing replacement doors and or windows."

Kevin Mitchell
Sep 26, 2023

"A phenomenal removal and replacement of our front door. The installers were very detail oriented and very meticulous. This was the second time we've had doors replace with Renewal by Andersen of SW Missouri and both time our expectations were exceeded."

Steve Short
Sep 15, 2023

"The replacement windows are great quality and look great! The windows we are slowly replacing are original to the house, and are Andersen windows that are 40± years old! Our installers are the best! They went above and beyond what was expected of them. I highly recommend!! A+"

Julie Julien
Sep 18, 2023

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