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TOP 3 DOOR AND WINDOW REPLACEMENT MISTAKES TO AVOID – PART 3: FAILING TO CHECK DOOR AND WINDOW SECURITY

With the range of customization options available for doors and windows today, a growing number of homeowners tend to focus on aesthetics alone when purchasing new units. What most people forget is that these components also play a big role in boosting their home’s security since they serve as the main entry points to the property.

Top 3 Door And Window Replacement Mistakes To Avoid Part 3 Failing To Check Door And Window Security

Along with the advancements in styles and designs, many manufacturers develop top-notch security features to help boost the performance of these replacement units. When installing new doors or windows, check to make sure the following features are in place.

  • Advanced glazing – Special tints offer privacy because they make it difficult to see inside the home, while coatings can improve door and window glass durability, making them difficult to break. Multi-pane glass construction also helps in creating a sound barrier between indoor and outdoor spaces, further improving privacy in the home .
  • Sturdy hardware – Today, various innovative security locks and h andles are available on the market to promote a safe and secured household. These hardware items, such as deadbolt locks, are specifically designed to provide a reinforced locking system, making it virtually impossible to open your new doors and windows from the outside.

Quick Tip

Fixed-sash construction means inoperable glass, meaning a thief can’t gain unauthorized entry into the home by opening the window. If you are after great views, superb energy efficiency and tight security, fixed units like picture windows will make great replacements.

Door and window replacement is an investment you’ll want to make the most of. This means taking the time to do your research, getting to know product features to help you zero in on the best choice for you and your home, as well as working only with a

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"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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