Renewal by Andersen® windows are not “one size fits all.” That’s why we offer two different methods of installing replacement windows in the Lehigh Valley. Read on to find out which replacement method could be the right fit for you.
The Insert Window Installation Method
An insert window is a new window that is inserted into an existing frame. This method is a good option if the old frame and sill are still in good condition, or if you don’t want the casing and trim around the window to be removed during installation.
Here’s how it works: During an insert window installation, one of our professionals will take out the sash, inside and exterior stops, and any interfering trim or hardware. Next, they will remove any weights and pulleys and insulate gaps and weight pockets left behind. The frame surface is then readied, and the insert is placed in the prepared opening, leaving the casing and frame intact throughout the entire process.
The Result: An energy-efficient window made with High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass and strong, sleek Fibrex® material that gives you a thinner frame and more visible glass area.
The Full Frame Window Installation Method
If your old window frame leaks or is warped or rotted, you will want to go with full frame Lehigh Valley home window replacement. You may also choose this method if your window opening needs to be larger due to fire egress codes, or the size and style of your new window.
- With a full frame replacement, the entire window – sash, frame and trim – is removed, leaving a rough opening. The installer then inspects the structural framing, repairing or replacing materials as needed. The drip cap and flashing are both thoroughly checked to ensure that no moisture will make its way into the walls surrounding the new window. Then any gaps are filled with insulation, and the opening is prepped for the new window.
- Next, the replacement window is placed in the prepared opening and brought to square, insulated and cased with trim.
The Result: An extremely strong Fibrex window with highly energy-efficient High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass of new construction quality.
If you are unsure which window replacement method works best for your situation, contact Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA today at (610) 849-2800. Our representatives will help you schedule a FREE consultation to determine the right method for your home.