Planning on replacing your current windows? Shopping for replacement windows can be fun but having all these choices can also be overwhelming. For starters, there are several materials available in the market today. Should you get a vinyl window? How about a fiberglass window?
You also have to ensure your new windows will fit your home perfectly, plus you have to choose between insert and full-frame replacement. What exactly does insert and full-frame window replacement entail? Let Skyline Windows help clear things up for you.
Insert Window Replacement
Most of the time, a window replacement job involves removing an old window frame with its sash and placing a new window in its place. Simply put, new windows are placed within an existing window frame. That is why this process is also called “frame-in-frame replacement” or “pocket window.” Insert windows are the most popular choice because they are easy to install. Moreover, it preserves the interior and exterior trim. The benefit you’ll get from this option is that the installation work can finish quicker. This also costs less. If you’re already satisfied with the current size, shape and operating style of your previous window, then this is the option for you. Remember that this only works if you have aluminum or wood window frames that are still in good condition.
Full-Frame Window Replacement
In this process, everything is completely removed, from the exterior trim and window sills to the interior and exterior trims as well. In some cases, the siding of a property may also be affected. This works best for properties with old and deteriorating window frames. Clearly, this is a complex project but it comes with an advantage.
A full-frame window replacement is an opportunity to have your property checked for possible water damage and rotting. With the amount of additional work and materials that will be used in this procedure, the downside is that this project can cost 20% to 25% more than insert window replacement. However, opting for this window replacement allows you to apply a new style into your home. A full-time replacement is commonly the choice for owners who have vinyl frames or those who have plans of fully remodeling their homes.
No matter what kind of window replacement service you need, Skyline Windows is here to help. We have provided window replacement services for more than three decades now. Whether it’s a composite window or vinyl window you like for your home, you can rest assured that our team will do the job correctly and professionally.
Call us at (212) 491-3000 today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our team can set up a schedule with you right away to discuss your window replacement needs