When replacing windows, it’s important to choose a window that fits the existing frame. This will ensure a more stable installation.
Replacement windows are often a more cost-effective and energy-efficient solution than new construction, because they don’t require major alterations to walls, trims, or siding. They also are less disruptive.
Full-frame windows replace the sashes, frames and trim of an existing window. This is the most extensive method of replacement and is ideal for maximizing glass space and overall opening energy efficiency.
A full frame replacement typically requires removing the previous window, sashes and exterior trim, exposing the rough opening. The rough opening is then insulated, sealed and the new window positioned within it.
In some cases, full frame is the only option for window replacement because of rot or other structural issues. In others, it can improve a situation where the original installation was poorly done.
The process is a bit more involved than with insert windows, but the benefits are well worth it. You can custom size and insulate your replacement windows, as well as get the water management you need at the sill.
Warren WindowInsert windows are another option for homeowners who prefer a less involved window replacement. This method, also called pocket installation, enables you to get energy-efficient windows with the latest features without disrupting your home's existing trim and siding.
A professional installer will take out the sash, interior and exterior stops and any other interfering hardware and trim. Then the rough opening is prepared, the frame surface is readied and the window is inserted into place.
The insert window is slightly smaller than the window jamb opening, and shims are used to adjust the window until it's level and plumb. The window is then fastened into place with partially driven screws through the upper left and lower right screw holes in the frame. Apply caulk to the joints on both sides of the frame as directed by the manufacturer's instructions.
When your window sash starts to rot and allow water or air into your home, it’s time to consider replacement. In some cases, you can replace just the sash; in others, you’ll need to replace the entire window.
A sash is an important part of any window frame. It consists of a vertical and horizontal frame that holds the glass. It can also include a stop, a thin piece of wood that prevents the window sash from opening or closing.
Generally, a sash can last for many years with regular maintenance. However, sash replacement may be necessary if the wooden sash becomes swollen or distorted due to moisture.
Before replacing your sash, you’ll need to take precise measurements of the window frame. These are essential to ensure you purchase the correct replacement sash kit.
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If you are looking to improve the look and function of your home, one of the best ways to do it is with new windows. They help lower your energy bills, add to the safety and security of your home, and make your house a more attractive place to live.
The most important part of the replacement window puzzle is getting it done right. We have all the skills necessary to ensure your windows are installed correctly. That’s why you should call us today for a free estimate. Whether you are looking for a new pocket or a full frame replacement, we are here to help. The best part is you can have us take care of the heavy lifting so you can enjoy the rest of your weekend. We also have the newest and most exciting window technologies that are sure to impress. The best windows are made from ENERGY STAR® compliant glass and vinyl frames that stand up to the test of time.