It’s important to choose the best window installation method for your home. This will depend on the condition of your old windows and choice of style.
In this post, your local windows expert, Renewal by Andersen® of Northwest Ohio, discusses the difference between full frame and insert window installation.
Full Frame Window Installation
A full frame window installation is ideal if your old window frame is damaged beyond repair or a larger opening is required in your area’s fire egress codes. It’s also a good option if you want to improve your home’s energy efficiency because the old window frame has air leaks. Changing the size or shape or your window will often require a full frame installation.
This window replacement method is similar to new construction. The window frame and sash are completely removed, leaving you with extremely weathertight windows and at times, bigger glass area.
Insert Window Installation
Consider insert window installation if the old window seal and frame are square, solid and in pristine condition. Your new windows will be installed within the existing frames if you choose this method. The sash, operating hardware and covers are detached, and the new window is placed into the old frame.
The process is faster than full frame window replacement because the existing trim and siding aren’t affected. You can choose this method if you don’t want to change the size and style of your existing windows.
When it’s time to replace your old, damaged windows, you can rely on Renewal by Andersen of Northwest Ohio. We are your leading provider of some of the most energy-efficient replacement windows in the industry. Our experienced design consultants will help you choose the best windows for your home and personal style. Call us at (419) 931-6087, or fill in our online form for a free in-home consultation. We work with homeowners in Findlay, OH.