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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

"We had a large picture window and two side windows replaced. Everyone from the person who took our order to the installers were top notch. We got exactly what we wanted. Granted, we had to wait a few months, just like you do for everything these days, but we were told that up front. The windows were well worth the wait. We've replaced windows before by going to home maintenance stores. Don't waste your money on those. Our Renewal by Andersen windows look great, they operate like a dream, and are worth every penny. Quality through and through."

C. Roberts Owens | RbA of St. Louis, MO - Maryland Heights

"My new windows look great!! I can feel the difference in my house and my furnace is no longer staying on constantly. My installation crew was polite, tidy and speedy. It couldn't have went better"

D. Holland Schneider | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

"The workmen were very professional and did a great job. Cleaned up everything. I am very pleased with the new windows. Beautiful!"

B. Young | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

"From start to finish everyone we dealt with were total professionals.. The project process was well communicated, the installers did an excellent job and the windows - I’m so excited about our new windows! They look great. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I am looking forward to cleaning them. And it was obvious immediately that the insulation is vastly better than the old windows. Also, I am just a customer who gets nothing for this endorsement. I just appreciate good service and an excellent product. This company knows how to do it right."

B Stewart | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

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