Replacing a window can affect a lot of different things in your home. At first glance, installation can easily affect your siding either during the construction process or, in many cases, by simply clashing or complementing its looks. Windows also play a big role in the energy efficiency of your home, cutting down your bills and saving you some money.
When you replace a window, you’ll be faced with a lot of decisions to make. What style should you choose? Should you change your interior and exterior trim? Which colors work well with the rest of your home? One of the first things you’ll have to decide is whether you want an “insert window replacement” or a “full-frame window replacement”.
Insert Window Replacements
If you want to preserve how your exterior trims match your siding well, then insert window replacements are right for you. During this process, the frame is not removed. Instead, the old sash, hardware and covers are the only ones replaced. This is also known as “frame-in-frame replacements” or “pocket windows” mainly because you get to keep your original window frames.
Full-Frame Window Replacement
This type of window replacement is perhaps the most common type of replacement there is. During a full-frame window replacement, the entire window structure is removed from your walls, and a new system is installed in its place. This process can be costlier than insert replacements, but it is the best option for homeowners who want a completely new window for their home.
Hire Only the Professionals
Window installation takes a lot of skills to finish. That’s why it’s important to only hire licensed contractors to do the job for you. Taking a DIY route may sound tempting, but you may not be maximizing the value of your replacement windows this way.
At Krech Exteriors, we are your leading provider of full-frame and insert window replacement services. Give us a call at (651) 688-6368, or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Minneapolis and other nearby areas.