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Tips and Reminders for Kid-Friendly Windows

Windows are some of the most vital components of a home. They let light in, provide additional ventilation and help maintain the indoor temperature. But apart from being aesthetically pleasing and fully functional, windows should also be safe to use, especially if you have kids at home.

Here are some tips on making your windows safe even for your little ones.

Do: Keep Drapes, Curtains and Other Window Accessories Out of Reach.

Children are curious about their surroundings. They like to touch and explore everything around them so when you toddler-proof your home, make sure to include your windows. Keeping window cords out of your kids’ reach prevents curtains and drapes from being yanked from the curtain rods.

Do: Keep Windows and Nearby Doors Locked.

Kids will try to tinker with anything that can be tinkered with so you can expect that they will also try to open anything that can be opened, such as sliding patio doors and windows.

Don’t: Leave Your kids Unsupervised.

This goes without saying, but is nevertheless worth repeating. Kids can be so creative when it comes to trying to learn about their environment that they can find ways to wander off into places where they shouldn’t be wandering off.

Don’t: Rely Only on Insect Screens to Prevent Falls.

Once children discover that they can move, they will try to exercise their mobility as often as they can and in any way they can. They might climb up on windows and push them open unintentionally. This is why it’s not enough to just have insect screens on your windows. However, you also need to be mindful about exit and escape plans.

You can count on Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis for windows that are safe, beautiful and durable. We also specialize in French and patio doors installation. Call us today at (314) 983-9977 to schedule a free consultation. We serve customers in St. Louis, MO.

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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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