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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.

Window Replacement

  1. 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.

  2. Request that a silicone-based caulk be usedRather 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. 

  3. 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.

Reviews

"Scheduled for December, Installed in October, High quality windows and Excellent install team. I haven't seen people work together like that in years. I am definitely impressed."

Raymond Mills
Oct 13, 2022

"The service provided by Renewal by Anderson is great, both on the sales and the installation side. Our sales representative was very accommodating and helpful. The installation crew was efficient and they all were professional. These are really nice windows and a great upgrade especially from builder-grade windows."

Brad Allen
Nov 17, 2022

"It is great to do business with a company that still cares about what they do and respects the end goals. We appreciate your craftsmanship professionalism, and cannot say enough about the wonderful experience. It was clear from the onset of the installation we got the A Team and we certainly appreciate that."

1speedwagon
Nov 17, 2022

"Everyone I worked with from setting up the initial appointment to the salesman to the installers to everyone who checked on us and kept us updated on the progress of the windows was courteous, professional, and responsive. There’s always someone who is willing to answer your question without jumping through hoops which is rare these days! The installers were on time, did a beautiful job, cleaned up the space better than I expected, and even helped me with some blinds I couldn’t remove and fixed my squeaky front door! I’ve already recommended Renewal by Anderson to friends!"

Karen Mortillaro
Nov 19, 2022

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