A window replacement is one of the best projects you can tackle if you want to instantly give your home a makeover. However, for your replacement window units to perform at their best, you must see to it that they are flawlessly and correctly installed by the pros.
Before the pros proceed with the installation, they have to first inspect your existing windows. This way, they can determine which installation method to employ: full-frame or insert.
Full-Frame Window Replacement
With this method, the existing windows are removed completely before installing the replacement windows. While this requires the removal of the interior and exterior trim and, at times, part of the siding, this method allows the window installer to check for and repair moisture damage.
The process is rather extensive and usually carries a higher price point. Even so, a full-frame window replacement offers flexibility, especially if you want to install new windows of a different size or style.
Insert Window Replacement
This method involves installing new windows within the existing frames. The pros choose this method if the frames are still structurally sound, only removing and replacing the old sash, hardware and covers.
Also known as a frame-in-frame replacement, it’s an excellent choice if you are happy with the size, shape and style of your existing window. It’s not as extensive as the full-frame window replacement because the interior and exterior trim are still preserved. This makes the method a low-cost replacement solution.
BSR is the leading roof repair and window replacement contractor in the local area. Our experienced pros are ready to guide you with your upcoming home improvement projects. Call us today at (607) 722-7221, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. Our New York service areas include communities surrounding Binghamton and Vestal.