Most homeowners automatically think that it is time for a major window replacement when they see their windows rotting, peeling or blistering. But what many don’t realize is that getting new units isn’t always as straightforward as it seems.
To help you get started, Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey-New York Metro shares a closer look at window replacement options.
Full-Frame vs. Insert Window Replacement
When you opt for a full-frame window replacement, you are given a chance to pick, for instance, new picture windows to replace your sliding ones. We are talking about removing the entire window and sash. This process is more costly because it requires more work, uprooting the whole window and replacing the exterior seal, outside brick molding and inside trim.
Insert window replacement, on the other hand, does not involve any demolition. The inside casing and trim, stools, apron and outside brick mold and siding are all replaced within the existing frame. With no demo, there will be less mess after.
Making the Right Choice
Does your casement window have rotting brick mold? If it is not extensive, you can still save it. Again, insert window replacement is the right choice only when your existing window frames are still structurally sound and in need of only minor repairs.
If you notice that the side jams of your window are deteriorating or your window is already out of square, then it is right to go for a full-frame replacement. This way, you can replace your old window with a more efficient one.
Can’t decide? No worries! Let the experts at Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey-New York Metro help you out. With our experience, we are sure to help you find the right windows for your home. To get started, simply give us a call today at (908) 497-1020. We serve residents of Staten Island, NJ, and the surrounding communities.