In window replacement, there are two kinds of installation: the full-frame and the insert methods. Let Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix shed light on both so you can learn which one is right for you:
What Is the Full-Frame Window Installation Method?
The full-frame window replacement method involves the removal of the entire existing unit and installing a new one. It makes sense when the old frame is weak and deteriorated beyond repair. If the old window frame is leaky, you should replace it to ensure maximum energy efficiency for your home. But even if it’s in good condition, you may need to replace it when the latest fire egress code demands a larger opening.
Since it includes the manufacturing of the entirely new frame, the full-frame installation method can cost you more money. It requires more materials and takes longer to complete.
What Is the Insert Window Installation Method?
On the other hand, the insert window replacement method leaves the existing frame opening untouched. This kind of installation makes sense when the old window frame and sill are still solid and square. If the current construction, including the casing and trim, allows the use of the insert in a structurally sound manner, then this method can save you time and money.
Which One Is Better?
No window installation is better than the other. The right one is the one that suits your unique situation. Experienced professionals can evaluate each of your current units to determine the most sensible way to replace them.
At Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix, we have the best people in the industry. Our design consultant will perform the initial assessment of your existing windows and take measurements for your new ones. Our project technician will re-assess and re-measure your units for accuracy before sending in your window replacement order.
Schedule our initial visit to your home at your convenience. Call us at (602) 562-1176 for your free, in-home, no-obligation consultation in Phoenix, AZ.