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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.


"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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