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What Method Of Replacing Windows Is Best For Me?

Published on March 29th, 2016

When installing your new windows the goal is for the installation to run smoothly and safely. Some people think that they will save a lot of money by installing windows themselves. When considering this option, please remember the replacement process is as equally important as choosing the window itself. If the windows are installed incorrectly you may lose the value on your purchase.  A team of professionals can install 10-20 windows in just one day. Usually DIY projects, especially if you’re doing something for the first time, will take much longer, so the amount of money that you may save will depend on how you value your time and how complicated the project is.

A few things to think about, before making this decision:

  • What do I need to know before removing old windows?
  • What type of insulation should I use to insulate around my new windows?
  • What type of installation is best for my window replacement project?
  • Should I use capping or exterior trim?

Every home is different, so when it comes to window installation, there is no one-size fits all process. Going with the right window installation company is essential to a successful replacement process. Here’s few basic information about window installation types:

Standard Pocket Installation Or Insert Installation

75% of window installation can be done from the exterior with a standard pocket or insert installation. This will minimize the amount of debris that gets inside your home. One of the major benefits of this installation is that it is possible to keep your interior aesthetics.

Standard Installation Adding Stops

This type of window installation is typically necessary only when you are changing the complete style of your windows.

New Construction Installation Or Flange Removal Installation

Homes built in 1990 to now will require a new construction installation. The benefit of this type of installation is the existing nailing flange will no longer be connected to the window. This allows the house to settle down altering the functionality of the window.

Buck Frame Installation Or Full Frame Removal Installation

This installation is necessary for older homes that are experiencing water and sun damage that has rotted the frame. This type of window installation will require removal of the entire existing window. The benefit is that we are able to maximize the amount of glass and allow you to better insulate around the window.

Have questions about what method of window replacement may be best for your home? Call Supreme Windows today at (708) 251-0900. We offer free estimates and free in-home demonstrations so you know exactly what you are getting when you do business with us!

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