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Making Window Replacement Work When You Can’t Wait for Summer
Most home improvement upgrades like window replacement projects are often done during fall or springtime when the weather is much more favorable and calm. However, harsh weather conditions are inevitable, requiring you to make do with the current conditions and do your best regardless of the situation. Here’s how you can make these work.
Ask the installation team to pay a visit on the warmest, sunniest day possible. The weather is generally colder during winter, but there will be days when the sun will be shining its brightest. These are the days you want to have your window contractor come in and do the work. You are highly urged to be mindful of rain forecasts because sealants require curing before they can be exposed to water.
Request that a silicone-based caulk be used. Rather than opting for contemporary latex or acrylic caulking, this is a smart choice to consider. Silicone-based caulk adheres better to windows compared to acrylic and latex products when temperatures are colder. It is also generally better at weatherization and waterproofing compared to the two, helping ensure your replacement windows are insulating as they should.
Make certain that your window contractor is using a sealant. It will be better if it’s with high joint movement capability, which is expressed as a rating of plus or minus 25% movement on the caulk tube. Caulk with high joint movement capability performs better overall compared to a product with plus or minus 12% movement when installed in cold weather.
To learn more about our wide selection of windows and doors, call Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form. We serve multiple areas in Missouri, including Chesterfield and St. Charles.
"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."
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."
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!!"