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PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR THE COLD SEASON

Before you get into the entire merry-making vibe, it pays to first give your home a once-over. Preparing your home for the winter by tending to necessary repairs and replacements can help your nest remain cozy during the colder months.

Prepare Your Home For The Cold Season

In this post, the leading source of energy-efficient windows and entry doors in St. Louis, MO, Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis, shares what parts of your home should be inspected before the year’s first frost.

Windows

Inspect your window frames for signs of wear, rot, or rust. Repairing or replacing worn window frames can help maintain your unit’s structural integrity.

It also helps to inspect your home for areas that are colder than the others, especially those around windows. An uneven or unstable indoor temperature doesn’t always mean that something’s wrong with your heating and cooling system. Sometimes it indicates that your windows are not working as well as they used to.

In some instances, some caulk can solve drafty windows. However, if the draft is caused by cracks, broken glass, or gaps, ordering a replacement window from Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis can be your smartest move. Our windows are energy-efficient to help keep your nest cozy all year long. We carry many beautiful window styles to help spruce up your home, just in time for the holidays.

Doors

Make sure your doors are draft-free by examining the weatherstripping around doorframes for signs of wear. Replacing worn weatherstripping with more efficient ones can slow heat loss.

You can also create your own door draft stopper, also called a draft snake. Your draft snake can be as simple as a roll of blanket or towel placed along the bottom crack of your doors, or you can get crafty by adding buttons, sequins, and other embellishments.

A draft snake, however, may not work as well with older doors. If this is the case, now might be the time to replace your old, drafty unit with one of our attractive St. Louis French doors.

Renewal by Andersen offers an entire range of attractive, energy-efficient windows and doors especially designed to keep the chills away. Ask us how we can help you prepare your home for the winter. Call us today at (314) 332-2364 for a free estimate!

Reviews

"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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