As your windows approach the end of their life span, it’s time to call up your local window and door replacement contractors and ask for estimates. Replacing a window involves many decisions. You’ll have to choose the right style, color, glass, and a dozen other different things. One of the choices you’ll face is whether you want a full-frame replacement or an insert window replacement.
Full-frame and insert may sound like window installation jargon to the layperson but they’re actually very easy to understand. Doing so may also save you some money the next time you’re due for new replacement windows. Let our experts at Polk Contracting Inc explain the difference between these two types of window replacements and help you decide which one is right for you.
Insert Window Replacement
If the damage is contained within the glass, hardware, or sash of your windows, you can ask your window and door contractor for an insert window replacement. In this type of replacement, the frames are left intact and the new window is “inserted” into them, hence the name. The main benefit here, of course, is the cost. Insert window replacements are cheaper and also faster than full-frame replacements but they can only be done if the existing frame is still structurally sound.
As its name suggests, full-frame replacements involve removing the whole window, including the frame, and installing a brand-new one. They usually come at a higher price but they’re the only option if the damage on your windows is extensive and has reached the frame itself.
Which One Should You Choose?
Whether you ask your window and siding contractors for an insert or full-frame window replacement all depends on the situation. Before the project begins, have your professional inspect the affected windows so they can recommend the best course of action.
At Polk Contracting Inc, we can help you with all your window replacement needs, insert or full-frame. Give us a call at (410) 994-2801 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection visit and get a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Bel Air, Abingdon, and other surrounding MD areas.