When your window is severely damaged by the elements, experts recommend that you have it replaced immediately. However, not a lot of homeowners know that when they’re replacing their windows, they can actually choose between two different kinds: full-frame and insert window replacements.
In this article, window and storm damage repair expert Allstar Construction discusses the differences between full-frame and insert window replacements.
Full-Frame Window Replacements
Full-frame window replacements is the window replacement method when the existing windows are completely removed down to the studs before installing the new window in its opening. This replacement method allows professionals to inspect the window opening and repair it for water damage while providing homeowners with flexibility to replace it with a new style or size. However, you need to keep in mind that this replacement method is more extensive, requiring the removal of the interior and exterior trim and the occasional removal of the siding. With that in mind, the overall labor cost of your replacement will increase.
To conduct a full-frame window replacement, don’t hesitate to turn to Allstar Construction, one of the best home exterior renovation companies in the country.
Insert Window Replacements
On the other hand, insert window replacements are done when the new windows are installed within the existing frame. When you have this method conducted, only the old sash, hardware, and covers are removed and replaced. Compared to full-frame replacements, this is a less extensive installation, preserving the interior and exterior trim, resulting in a lower labor cost as a result. To get this done, however, you need to ensure that the frames of the window are structurally sound and the glass space may be reduced.
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