Full-Frame vs. Insert Window Replacement: What’s the Difference?

Full-Frame vs. Insert Window Replacement: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to window replacement, you have a lot of choices available to you, from framing material to the window style and customization options. These can make your new windows truly yours. Another choice you might have to make has to do with the method of installation for your replacement units.

Here’s what you need to know:

Full-Frame Window Replacement

As its name suggests, full-frame window replacement calls for the replacement of an entire window. This means all the parts of an existing window are removed, down to the studs. There’s a lot more work involved with this type of installation method so you can expect overall costs to be higher compared to insert window replacement. 

However, full-frame window replacement is best if you want to make sure that any window damage is thoroughly addressed by a window pro. It also makes it possible for you to get a window of a different size or style.

Insert Window Replacement

On the other hand, insert window replacement only removes the old sash, covers and hardware. The existing frame is retained, housing the new windows to be installed. This installation method is less extensive than full-frame window replacement and will also preserve existing trim, resulting in lower costs overall. 

Insert window replacement is best when you are sure your window frames are still sound.

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