When tackling a window replacement project, don’t just consider the quality of the windows you’ll be getting. Remember that they are only as good as the pros behind their installation. In other words, improper installation could result in the early failure of your high-quality window units.
There are two types of window replacement methods available to you: insert and full-frame.
Insert Window Installation
We may recommend this method if we see that the frames of your existing windows are still structurally sound and don’t have any signs of damage. In this technique, we first remove the old sash from the window frame and then set the new one, making sure we preserve the casing and trim throughout the process.
Insert window installation is a quick, low-cost replacement method. It is a great option if you are still satisfied with the size, shape and operating style of your existing windows. Take note, however, that this is not a great choice when replacing vinyl windows.
Full-Frame Window Installation
We often recommend this method if all parts of the existing windows are beyond repair. Mirroring new construction installations, it involves removing the entire window frame and sash, and installing a new one.
With this window replacement solution, you’ll get an airtight seal against the elements. You’ll also be able to customize your units for, for example, more glass area, better insulation or enhanced ventilation. During the process, our pros can to inspect for and repair water damage to the openings.
Stittsville Windows and Doors delivers custom window and entry door installation services in our local area. Call us today at (613) 271-5434 to discuss to us your home improvement plans. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Stittsville and Kanata, ON.