If you’re planning to replace your windows, you need to consider a few factors. For instance, you’ll need to choose the type of window for your replacement, which can depend on where it will be installed and how it will be used. Some types are more expensive than others as well, which can be difficult to choose unless you consult with trusted window and gutter installers. And with ExteriorPros, there’s no price too steep when it comes to windows, as we also offer good financing options for your project!
There are other considerations in planning a window installation, such as:
Type of Installation
One of the first things you’ll discuss with your hired contractor is what type of window installation you want for your home. Depending on how much you can afford, you’ll either go with a retrofit or a full-frame installation.
- Retrofit Installation – This is just a cosmetic fix for your windows, so it’s not as beneficial as a full-frame installation. This is also known as an insert installation because the process is essentially inserting new windows into your existing frames. That means the jambs won’t be replaced and some aluminum capping is used on your home’s exteriors to cover the brickmould.
- Full-Frame Installation – This is recommended by most professional window and gutter companies because it completely removes your old windows including the frames and studs surrounding them. You’ll also have a brand-new window with new interior trim, exterior brick molds, and jambs. It’s also during this process that the contractor addresses drafts and other damage such as rotten wood.
How Many You’ll Replace
When you plan out a window replacement, you won’t just be replacing a single defective window in your home. Knowing how many you need to replace will also help determine how much you’re going to spend on the project. It’s also recommended that you should replace them all at once instead of a few since it’s more cost-effective in the long run. The cost is higher since your contractor will have to go to your home more than once. But by having them all replaced at once, they’ll only need to visit your home once or twice depending on how many windows need to be replaced!
Make sure to call ExteriorPros for your next window installation. We’re also a locally trusted name among storm damage repair companies! Reach us at (301) 632-5111 or you can fill out our convenient online request form to get started.